#1
i have a like 50 bucks guitar, and it simply cannot be intontated (believe me) ive tried and and like hav pulled the saddle all the way back and still its unintonated
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#3
Quote by Lil Macker
Yes. Look at a lot of wraparound bridges.


They usually still have saddles though, do they not?

#4
They do exist, but try loosening the string before pulling the saddle. Might need a refret.
#5
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They usually still have saddles though, do they not?


Hmm I am guessing you live close to me, but most acoustics can not be set up with intonation.
#6
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They usually still have saddles though, do they not?


Not really... Lots of them come without.
Like this:
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#7
Quote by darkcheef
Hmm I am guessing you live close to me, but most acoustics can not be set up with intonation.


But we're in electric guitar! What are these "acoustics" that you speak of?
#8
the bridges on the PRS SE that are wrap around cannot be adjusted for intonation. they're "designed" to be perfectly intonated, which isn't nearly true.

I can't say for the expensive models. my blood ain't that rich.
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#9
I have recently been given a 1940's acoustic guitar. It was bought buy a man in Japan during WWII, and there is no way this guitar can be inotated. There is no trust-rod or anything. You just slide the strings through the bridge and over the nut and that is it. The downside to this, is incredibly high-action. But they can sound OK. So therefore, yes they exist.
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#10
Quote by 2_Fast_2_Vader
the bridges on the PRS SE that are wrap around cannot be adjusted for intonation. they're "designed" to be perfectly intonated, which isn't nearly true.

I can't say for the expensive models. my blood ain't that rich.


Yeah the wrap around bridge on my SE was crap. All the strings would intonate apart from the D string. It was annoying the hell out of me so I replaced it with a tonepros bridge, and now I have perfect intonation!!
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#11
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But we're in electric guitar! What are these "acoustics" that you speak of?

I believe hes is talking of "grandpas guitars"
#12
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I believe hes is talking of "grandpas guitars"

That was my favorite episode ever
#13
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That was my favorite episode ever

which one? grandspa's guitars was used pretty much any time a non electric instrument had a cameo
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#14
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which one? grandspa's guitars was used pretty much any time a non electric instrument had a cameo

Oh the episode with the troll
#15
I think you're confusing a guitar that can't be intonated in any way with OP's problem which is that his guitar is simply so awful, adjusting the guitar's saddles doesn't help intonation at all.

Anyway, yes, it is possible for a guitar to be simply so terrible that it won't intonate right no matter how much you adjust it; frets can been drastically uneven, the bridge could be in the wrong place for the neck scale (or the neck scale could be wrong for the bridge), guitars with tradional style truss rods will eventually warp if not cared for properly and then never intonate and also suffer harsh fret buzz, etc etc.
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#16
Quote by hminh87
Not really... Lots of them come without.
Like this:

some don't even have the compensating ridge:

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#17
1. Get new bridge
2. Intonate
3. ??????
4. Profit!
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#18
Yeah. It sounds to me that the bridge is placed wrong.
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#19
is it worth investing on a new brigde? cuz right now im saving for an agile 7 string
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#20
did you try changing your strings?
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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.