#1
Hi.
So, I just repainted my bass (for fun. Just a cheap Squier lol) a few months ago, and I'm just now getting around to re-stringing it again. However, I've noticed that the strings are ****ing HIGH off of the neck. More so than any other bass I've played on before.
And this is making the intonation suffer as a result. I just did the intonation test on the twelfth fret, and it's 50 cents sharp. So, how would I go about fixing this? I know that I need to adjust the bridge with the allen wrench, and already did, but its still high.
So, how would I make this work? I figure it'd be the truss rod, because the neck looks a little bowed. BUt I've never adjusted one of these before.

Thanks for the help.
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#3
Quote by Halakar
Have you read the FAQ?


No, I didn't think about that for some reason.

But I just went through it, and did everything it said, and it's still hovering at around 20 cents too sharp for intonation. The only think I didn't completely adjust is the truss bar, because I'm a bit apprehensive to try that. It's just annoying that I really want to record into my computer with this thing, but it'll sound like **** when I play a G on the 3rd fret, E string, and it's 20 cents sharp in comparison to my in-tune guitars.
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#4
Halakar, perhaps you can point us in the rite direction i too am having a similar problem.
#6
Quote by anarkee
Along with the FAQ read this:

http://www.tunemybass.com/bass_setup/

Its a good explanation. If it doesn't make sense take the bass to a shop and ask them to sort it out for you.

i agree 100%. it's important to read the entire set-up guide before making adjustments as the truss rod and intonation adjustments, although somewhat related, address two completely different issues.