I'm a complete and utter twit with very little mechanical sense so please bear with me. I play 25.5” scale 6-string guitars and I've become a devotee to floating trems over the past year. I'm also a big fan of lighter gauges on my thinner strings, specifically my 1st and 2nd strings for loosie-goosie bendage. My band plays in D-standard and I've been using D'addario “Super Light Top/Reg Bottom” strings clocking in at 9-46. I'm not an amazing tech but I do most of my own work and I try my best to set up my own guitars, but I always end up with relatively high action on my instruments. I've talked to a few techs and done some research and it sounds like my tuning/string choices are basically locking me in here. Now—higher action doesn't bug me all overmuch. I try to use a wide vibrato and lots of stupid bends so the higher action feel nice. However, I do find my intonation to be a little iffy and I feel like my playing is more tense compared to when I play my perfectly-set up fixed bridge guitar, especially on rhythm playing. I wouldn't mind getting my action a hair lower. Maybe like 1.5mm? So, I'm thinking of trying a mixed set of string gauges. Now I know I'm not the first person to think of this, but I want to get some impressions from the more tech-minded and experienced folks here. What I want to do is keep my 1st and 2nd strings at 009+011 while slightly beefing up the rest of the set. My question is this: How will this affect my guitar in term of stability? I hear about string sets being “balanced” which I assume has to do with all the strings gauges in a pack playing nice with one another. Would something like this lead to neck issues down the road? Would I be in danger of putting too much tension on one side of the neck, leading to warping over time? Off the top of my head I had something like this in mind: D: 0.009 A: 0.011 F: 0.017 C: 0.028 G: 0.038 D: 0.048 Thoughts?