So, I got this ES-175, and I slapped a ABR-1 on there, for some intonation. I like things bright, with punchy attack, so I don't do flats, or half rounds. On my other guitars I use D'Addario EXL110 (10-46) or EXL115 (11-49), regular rounds, with plain 3rds. I even use the 11s on my Gretsch 6120 (trestle bracing), and they sound great, AND I can still bend. I'm currently playing D'Addario EJ21s on the 175. 12-52 rounds, wound 3rd. I realize I want some girth on these strings, for a guitar like this. But remind me why I need a wound 3rd again? Is it just because a plain 20 or 22 won't intonate in the expected travel of a normal saddle? Or even worse, a fixed compensated saddle? In other words, if I do have enough travel on the third saddle for a plain 20 or 22, to intonate in standard tuning, is there any reason why I shouldn't go that route? But... when I review the available 12s and 13s for "rockers", not "jazzers", they say "optimized for drop tuning". Yeah, I don't care about that. Or do I? Will these typically intonate OK in standard? Will it be too much tension for the big box? Thanks!