Knowing that lots of folks on TDPRI have been playing for decades, I'll bet there's also plenty who've devised "custom" string gauges based on their unique preferences. For example, Ted Greene experimented quite a bit over the years, Jerry Donahue uses "10's" on plain strings and "9's" on the wound strings, James Burton uses "spider webs" 9-38, etc. Personally, I've experimented dozens of times over my years, going from rather heavy to really light to various hybrid sets. Lately, the following sound and feel best on my tele-builds in standard tuning: 10, 12, 16, 29w, 40w, 50w. You'd think that having such heavy strings on the bass side would feel to uneven, but to my hands they have just the right amount of tension on every single string. For years I've loved the feel of 10-52 strings (swapping an 11 for the 10) on one of my Gibson guitars (24.75 scale) but could never find a set that had that same feel/tension on a tele. Then I discovered, on the internet, D'Addario string tension pro, and a minute later was able to identify exactly what strings would offer the closest feel. How about you, using any oddball string sets?