"Like his 6-string counterpart, rhythm guitarist Alex Gaskarth is loyal to one type of axe, and in his case, it’s a Fender Classic Series ’72 Telecaster Deluxe that comes stock with Wide Range humbuckers. Just like Barakat, he plays Ernie Ball Beefy Slinkys .011–.054." premier guitar articlemore
So I guess i'm the only guy who uses these tuned to E standard on my Les Pauls. I love heavy gauge strings, can't stnd thin strings. I very really tune to drop D for the odd song. They are alright but don't last as long as Daddario strings in my opinion they go dead very quick and don't hold tune anywhere near as well even with locking tuners and being stretched correctly which is just confusing to me. Other than that they feel alright and don't sound too bad either for about 1 and a half - two months
These strings are great for tuning down to C# Standard on my Gibson for heavy playing. These strings have never broken on me, and I'm one helluva heavy-handed player!
Crunchy sound as always, Ernie Ball always delivers. Slinky strings have a nice bite to them that works in any amp settings. This particularly gauge is great for drop tunings. I usually keep them in C# on my Ibanez.