I have been playing the acoustic guitar for a couple of years now. I started off with guitar because of metal but I went into other genres along the way. I can play considerably good leads on the acoustic and some classical finger style but I find it very difficult to switch over to an electric guitar. I am unable to gain any sort of control over the notes I play and I want to know if there is something I am doing wrong. The electric guitar I use now has 8 gauge strings on now so would switching over to thicker strings do the trick or do I just need more practice?
Edit: It's been one year since I'd asked this question. It seems that the real factor that prevented me from achieving the level of comfort I had with the acoustic on an electric was practice and clean technique. I worked extremely hard with a metronome, and worked through a lot of etudes and worked on my sense of rhythm and I find myself shifting between the two instruments comfortably.