I haven't posted in the main section of the forum in a while; hope everyone is doing well. I've always used Fender nines on my teles and strats until recently I tried a set of d addario super lights. I don't know why but the strings seem slightly easier to bend. I was thinking maybe I should try Ernie Ball slinkys in the lighter gauge. Is there anything to this? I have been playing for a while and have been recently diagnosed with arthritis, so I do have to stay with a lighter gauge. Could I have gone all this time playing and not noticed it or is there something to this or is it just in my head? I'm just curious on what everybody else uses and what are the benefits you have noticed from using them?