#1
I finally decided to take a look at my guitar today and why it sounds "off". It sounds like the intonation is not right, although when I check it, it seems to be intonated correctly.

Now here is where im not sure what to think:

I have noticed that the problem goes away when I have a new set of strings on. I also noticed that when my cable is resting on my tremolo arm it goes away (because of the pressure on the arm makes it a tad sharp).

So why would making all of the strings a tad sharp or having new strings on make a difference?
Gibson SG Standard
Ibanez S2170FB
Peavey JSX
Marshall 1960A
TEXAS A&M
#2
Well, having new strings definitely helps the intonation; old strings lose their ability to stay in tune properly.
You've read it, you can't un-read it!
#3
old stings become thinner in some places, so the gauge of the string is not even all the way along. That will make your intonation sound out.

peace

G
Cursed to one day crash and burn because we fly so god damn high.
#4
Only adjust ur intonation on new strings :-)
Quote by icpgettozone
are you legit?
No, I'm a


COMMUNIST

Quote by Daneeka
It feels a little good inside to be fair, i feel like i rocked to hard that i killed my amp.


...




#5
your bridge needs to be balanced first.

make sure you adjust the springs in the trem cavity if the bridge is lifted.

after it's balanced then use the intonation screws to fine tune each string.
Jenneh

Quote by TNfootballfan62
Jenny needs to sow her wild oats with random Gibsons and Taylors she picks up in bars before she settles down with a PRS.


Set up Questions? ...Q & A Thread

Recognised by the Official EG/GG&A/GB&C WTLT Lists 2011