#1
I like having my EADG strings intonated perfectly and my B and high E a bit sharp for more expressive sound when playing a solo. What about you guys? Do you always go for a perfect tone or you do it my way?
#2
How a guitar set with bad intonation makes it more 'expressive' bewilders me. The more in tune a guitar is with itself, the better it sounds.
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How a guitar set with bad intonation makes it more 'expressive' bewilders me. The more in tune a guitar is with itself, the better it sounds.



I see where you're coming from but I find that having sharper high notes works wonders for me for playing rock-n-roll that is.
#4
I don't understand .. especially being sharp ..
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#5
I have my intonation set exactly, because I have a good ear and bad intonation irritates me immensely.
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There is a bit of wikiwisdom that says that having the pitch slightly sharp will make a solo instrument stand out from the accompaniment., so I can see where you are coming from with the intonation thing. I've never tried it myself.


seems better to just tune a hair higher if that was the case. intonation should be correct in my book
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seems better to just tune a hair higher if that was the case. intonation should be correct in my book

Agreed. My go-to intonation is as close as possible to perfect. If I ever had a guitar just for cowboy chords I might flatten the G and B to get the low frets in tune, but I don't so I don't.
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There is a bit of wikiwisdom that says that having the pitch slightly sharp will make a solo instrument stand out from the accompaniment., so I can see where you are coming from with the intonation thing. I've never tried it myself.


as long as you never plan on doing harmonies with another guitarist.
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#10
Yeah, maybe you stand out, but only because you'll be out of tune with the rest of the band. Intonation should be perfect. If you think you need to be out of tune to stand out, you're obviously doing something wrong with your playing.
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#11
Intriguing. You're taught that everything's gotta be perfect. So I actually like this idea. Not sure I would be able to tell the difference but still. After all, it's imperfections that often give things their character.

Elsewhere folks trying to tab COB's new song Morrigan were having a hard time getting notes right, they couldn't figure what was going on. Perhaps COB is now also intonating "improperly" on purpose.
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I like having my EADG strings intonated perfectly and my B and high E a bit sharp for more expressive sound when playing a solo. What about you guys? Do you always go for a perfect tone or you do it my way?


I set my intonation correctly.

I set my standard tuning on the money as well. This is especially true with the Variax guitars, since the actual tuning influences any of the alternate tunings the Variax produces from those.

The business about setting your top two strings a bit sharp is fairy dust, unicorn farts and internet hoohah.
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Whats Intonation? Is that a new game? You guys sure you're in the right sub?
#16
I use a Digitech Vocalist Harmonizer that is triggered by the chords I play on my guitar. If I am not in tune perfectly the vocal harmonies won't be either. If you are playing with other instruments like another guitar or keyboard I think that playing out of tune on purpose would be a problem. I spent so many years working in bands without a tuner (yes, there was a time)that I know very well what that mess sounds like. It's a sound I am not looking to go back to.
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#17
I use a Strobe tuner to set mine and it results in better sounding notes above the 12th fret.
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#18
Seems like an odd way to make a solo stand out. Seems like a slight volume or gain boost would be sufficient, and be in tune.
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#19
As long as the notes are within five cents at the twelfth fret I’m happy. Intonation is like fret buzz—life is a lot easier if you just learn to live with imperfection.
#20
I've also heard of being ever so slightly sharp to make a solo instrument stand out over the group. I've tried it, it definitely has the effect, but it's certainly not the best way to achieve it. Just use a volume boost.

Also, if you ARE going to try doing the slightly sharp thing, don't do it through your intonation. Intonation should always be as close to perfect as you can get it. Making your guitar out of tune with itself is never a good idea, even if you're trying to be slightly out of tune from the other players in the room. If you want to go that route, just use a tuner with a pitch calibration option and set your A to 441hz, rather than 440.
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#22
I like my guitars to be as perfectly tuned as possible. Bad intonation just sounds bad.
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