I’ve settled on 9.5 sets of strings for my Tele playing. Those are 9.5, 11.5, 16, 24, 34 and 44 gauges. As a bit of a country player, there are several types of bends that I use frequently and my hands are not strong enough to play for longer periods of time with sets of 10s. I like both D’Addario and GHS, but am using D’Addarios now. I would also like to know what players think of 9.0s for bending and playing country styles with hybrid picking. I haven’t tried 9.0s yet.