I usually play on electric guitar with strings that are marked as '10 in gauge. I learned to play bends in tune (most of the time) and recently I bought a new (electric) guitar that's also set up to '10. I'm thinking about switching to '9 (only on that new guitar, I'd still practice on my '10 for part of the time) and giving the guitar a proper setup. I'm not sure how changing the tension of the strings will affect my ability to bend in tune.
The reason for this is to be able to play faster, facilitate the legato, play bends easier & not hurt my fingers when playing for a while. I learned to bend mostly by muscle memory (with tuner), but I also hear when I'm out of tune.
Does anybody have any experience in this matter? Is there anything else I should be aware of when I switch to lighter gauge? I'm worrying that this could require me to completely relearn the technique, so I hope you can share your observations. Thank you kindly.