...None of the rocknroll is played on thick strings.
It is all 8 and 9s.... Please show me a good thicked string song.
Free's "All Right Now" sold a bizzilion records and can be still heard all over the world. Paul Kossoff would be the most obvious exception. He regularly used 11's and some say he went to 12's at times. Joe Bonamassa uses 11's and seems to do OK these days.