#1
Hi folks,

Apologies if this is the wrong subforum. I have a Schecter Damien 6 FR. I love the hell out of this guitar, but recently, especially during recording, I have started to notice that the intonation is off. I have had this guitar professionally intonated quite recently, so I don't know what is going on here. When I fret a note, the tone goes noticeably sharp. I have tried not fretting as hard too. My guitar is tuned to C standard, using 13-16-26-36-46-56 strings. My friend told me that perhaps my string tension is too high. I have noticed the exact same issue on my Hellraiser C-7 FR as well! Same tuning, same string gauge.

Any ideas? I would love to get these guitars sounding perfect, and willing to spend money as needed.

Thanks!!
#2
I don't know if this helps but I have heard that when you use a gauge over 52 the guitar needs adjustment to handle the tension. Good luck, I don't use higher than 10s or 11s usually.
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#3
If you like high action, your action could be to high. However, if it's low, then I have no idea why it would do that. Have you rechecked the intonation to make sure it is intonated properly?
#4
You should know how to do it yourself. Intonation will drift with string wear and some strings are less uniform than others so they won't intonate the same. I tweak my intonation all the time, it's part of the craft.
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#5
I have tried intonating the guitar myself, but with a floyd rose it can take quite some time. Working ~50 hours a week + five band practices a week leaves me little to no time to work on my guitars myself unfortunately.

I do prefer high action, perhaps that might be the issue. I prefer higher string gauge as well, but maybe I should try 12s?