#1
I've been trying to play around with the intonation on my bass but I can't do it
My bass is a (ESP) LTD B-405SM.

I tried screwing the ones I have red arrows pointing at but I don't notice any different no matter how much I turn them...
The blue ones I marked cause I'm just wondering if I should do anything with them... I don't know..

Is it only the ones with red arrows that I should screw?
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#2
yes unless you have a problem with the hight of your strings
turn the red ones untill the open and the 12th are exactly same
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#3
That's the thing, no matter how much I turn the red ones nothing happens... I've tried turning them both ways and I notice no difference

EDIT: 12th harmonic and 12th fretted should be the same right? While the open string is tuned correctly...
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#4
Red ones, turn til the open note and the 12th fret are spot on.
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Already checked there, I knew before that also what to do, but the thing is that no matter how much I turn the red ones, I notice no difference, the 12th fret is still too sharp
So how am I supposed to take anything you say seriously,
when you've swapped free will for faith, hope and pre-destiny?
#7
Well obviously you're not turning it far enough. and don't touch the blue ones... They're holding the bridge to the body!!
#8
I've tightened the screw as much as possible, I've loosened it as much as possible, no difference... the tuner stays at the same spot all the time
So how am I supposed to take anything you say seriously,
when you've swapped free will for faith, hope and pre-destiny?
#9
When I turn the intonation screws, nothing really happens unless I tighten them
I have to move the entire saddle if I loosen them

try like actually moving the piece when you turn them
(if you think about it, there is a lot of pressure on them, not letting the piece move properly)

or something
maybe my bass is weird
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#10
My screws are really tight already, can't tighten them much more... and how would I go on moving the saddle? loosen the screw, move saddle, then tighten?
So how am I supposed to take anything you say seriously,
when you've swapped free will for faith, hope and pre-destiny?
#11
Oh, I'm not sure which direction you need to go in
I'm just saying that when I loosen the screw on mine, I need to physically lift the string a bit
and pull the saddle
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#12
Are you loosening the strings before adjusting the saddle, also some bridges have a locking screw to stop the saddles moving once the setup is complete, the bridge on my G&L is like this.
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#13
did you remember to tune the bass again after you have changed the intonation?

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did you remember to tune the bass again after you have changed the intonation?

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If he hadn't and the saddles moved it would have altered the tuning; he said that the tuning and intonation stayed the same.
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#15
I didn't read through the thread because I have to leave in a few
but

It will help you to know that you can not set the intonation on a fretted insrument perfectly You can get it really close but it wont be exact. Most people and players generally can't tell the difference.

Fretless instruments do not have this problem though (ie:Fretted Bass, guitar, mandolin banjo)

EDIT: woops, I def. messed up the examples in my rush. I meant to put (ie:violin, viola, cello, double bass.)


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#16
I have to untune the strings and then tighten/loosen the screws. the saddle should move when you turn the screw. The pressure from your strings may be holding the saddle in place. That's what happens on my bass.

EX. find out which way you want the screw to go by tuning the open string. Then detune the string and turn the screw. retune the string to open and try again. repeat until open and 12th fret are both in tune.
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#17
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Is it only the ones with red arrows that I should screw?


The shot is rather poor but it looks to me as if the blue screws are individual locking screws for the saddles.
It looks like you will have to slacken each blue screw in turn when adjusting the red screws.
Move the saddle towards the neck to sharpen at the 12th fret or away to flatten it.
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