#1
Does a low e string have a longer scale than a hi e because of compensation? WHat is the scale length of a low e string alone on a 25.5 scale?
#2
Unless you are playing a guitar with fanned frets the scale length is equal on all strings.
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#3
Well, the saddles obvious have slight compensation, but it's hardly much, it varies by string gauge, action, string height, truss rod and so on. If you look at a guitar with fan frets, each string is drastically different, the nut and the bridge are both angled for perfect intonation. Otherwise, it's very minute differences.
#4
I just googled fan frets. Those look really difficult to play. Do they actually offer perfect intonatioin?
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#5
Quote by tas38
I just googled fan frets. Those look really difficult to play. Do they actually offer perfect intonatioin?

They are actually pretty easy to play. And yes they will intonate better than a standard guitar. But there is a special compensated nut that will help a regular 6/7 string reach "perfect" (or as close as a guitar will alow). They are made buy www.earvana.com and they make different ones for different scale lengths
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#6
$40 is pretty reasonable if it works.
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#7
Quote by tas38
$40 is pretty reasonable if it works.

They work. My brother-n-law has one on his strat and his SG.
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#8
Well, it won't be as good as fanned frets, but it can help, especially with acoustics, g strings seem to be hell on nylon and steel strings.
#9
Quote by Velcro Man
Well, it won't be as good as fanned frets, but it can help, especially with acoustics, g strings seem to be hell on nylon and steel strings.

correct, but it is better than a standard nut
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#10
The Earvana on my EC-1000 really doesn't provide me with any notably different tuning/intonation experiences than any of my other guitars. Just my experience, I don't see what the big deal is supposed to be at all about it.
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