Do some electric guitar string brands differ in tension while being the same gauge? I usually buy Super Slinkys 10 - 46 and today I put a set of Dunlop Billy Gibbons 10 - 46's. I don't know if that's due to them being new and smooth but I seem to need to apply more power to bend them and to avoid slipping. Maybe I just had kept the previous dull and rusty ones for too long, which probably provide more grip. I know in the classical guitar world it's common to have at least 3 different tension grades but couldn't find anything online about electrics. I kind of like the feel at the moment, Dunlop ones are just opposite of flabby, just have to adjust my left hand a bit. Again, I just might be surprised of a fresh set of strings feel after a longer period.