a few years ago i've watched (no idea where, though) a kind of a prank
consisting of a kid approaching random people on the street and saying
"please don't stab me! please don't stab me!"
it could be from a movie or a candid camera show, i really don't know...
'backstage' doesn't necessarily mean 'serious backstage'.
i was just having some fun with ms paint.
i could easily have replaced the reverb thing for a pack of 9-42 left on top of the amp,
and replaced the question with 'can you trust someone who uses 9-42 strings?'
you'll be more than fine with a set of 10's tuned to standard pitch on a 27" scale.
edit - by the way, if you have a 25.5" scale with 10's near you at the moment, try this:
tune half-step up to F (F-C-G#-D#-A#-F) and it'll be just like a 27" scale tuned to E
but with a capo "stealing" the very...
colchar, keep in mind we're talking about less than an inch of scale difference.
a strat with 9's would have to have a scale of nearly 30 inches to match
the total tension of a set of 10's on a les paul.
either that or the les paul would have to have its scale reduced to 21 inches
to match the...
since d'addario knows more about strings than you and i together,
i'll use their measurements as reference. http://daddario.com/upload/tension_chart_13934.pdf
for a strat scale (25.5) a set of 10's tuned to concert pitch has the following tension, in pounds: