I keep all 3 teles with the same string gauge (9’s). I have arthritis in my shoulders which has led to other issues and I’ve been thinking of getting a short scale guitar to play once in a while when my hands get tired or on a day when I’m able to really practice a lot. I can’t seem to find the right short scale guitar that retains the feel of what I like and am used to. This has led me down the path of thinking about dropping one guitar to 8’s. I know I could go with a conversion neck but between the wait to get it built, getting it finished, having it leveled locally, etc,,,I might as well go custom. I haven’t found any production short scale teles besides Anderson, and that’s a bit past my budget. For those of you with multiples, are they all set up the same?