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...I’m putting 11’s back on my Taylor. Easier bending isn’t worth sounding this weak.
You're bending on a Taylor? I'm assuming it's an acoustic, although Taylor did make some electrics. I've been playing acoustic since I was a young teen, and in the 40+ years since, I don't think I've really bent much if at all on an acoustic. Mostly use hammerons, pulloffs and slides if I want to get a slur sound on acoustic.Bending is what Teles are for.
Maybe check out Santa Cruz's Parabolics. I know folks who swear by them and supposedly they're easier on the hands with no cut in tone/volume. Been meaning to try them, but I like my strings a bit "stiff" feeling.