Yesterday I attempted to tune it up to standard. Once I got past D... the going got rough.
*BOINK* high E breaks.
So I keep going... and then *KWANCK* there goes the D.
And the only set of replacement strings I have handy are .013!
How do you get strings that fat up to standard without them breaking?
I know SRV had .013s on his Strat, but he would tune them flat (half step down) so his fingers wouldn't get all jacked up.