Hello, I finally just started playing an SG that I got brand new in 2007 (long story). Anyway , the action is ridiculously low and that is great. Also, I love the chunky neck ......it feels like they split a redwood tree in half . Love it.......I dont' even think my hands are particularly big and I still love the huge neck. I am assuming the stock strings are 10's ? Is that correct ? Also, because the action is so low it plays really fast . It is noticably faster than my Strat (which also plays and feels great ......in differnet ways though). One concern though.......the string tension is really , really tight. Are all SG's like that ? If I put 9's on there will the string tension ease up or should I keep 10's on there and learn to live with it ? Any input would be gratly appreciated....thanks.