#1
hey guys, i'm in the middle of my first build and i don't have a template or anything to go off of, i've got a 25.5 scale neck and my question is, when placing the bridge, should i move all the saddles to the front, or the middle or the back or what to get that 25.5 inches from the nut. meaning, will the string have to be a little bit longer than 25.5 to compensate, or a little shorter. I'm thinking longer so i should place it with the saddles slid most of the way foreword right?

thanks a ton!

p.s. its a strat hardtail style bridge. not that it makes much of a difference
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#2
Drop all the saddles to dead middle position and measure from there. Getting your centerline is much more important however.
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Drop all the saddles to dead middle position and measure from there. Getting your centerline is much more important however.

thanks, and i've got the centerline, i just wasn't sure, the middle seems safest but i didn't want to do that then realize i couldn't get it or something.
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#4
I've read that intonation is pretty much always longer than the scale length not shorter, so I would place the saddles at 3/4 their travel on the scale length, so you have a little foward room just in case.


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#5
The stewmac site's bridge placement calculator will give you measurements to where the screws are for each bridge versus the saddles.