#1
i saw a thing on a site about how to change the intonation of your guitar.
i then tried to do it. but on the B and the bottom E i cannot get the 12 fret in tune with out untuning the string itself.

does anyone know how to fix this or how to actually tune the intonation of your guitar. just incase im doing it wrong

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TORSION
#2
are u comparing the open tuning to the fretted 12th?
or
are u comparing the fretted 12th to the 12th fret harmonic?
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#3
Plug your guitar into the guitar tuner and tune the strings to correct pitch. Now check the tuning of each string individually at the 12th fret. If higher in pitch (sharp), lengthen the string by turning the screw at the back of the bridge behind the saddle of that particular string, moving it backwards. If lower than pitch (flat), shorten the string by turning the screw to make the string shorter, moving he saddle forwards. Once set up in this way the guitar should be perfectly in tune with itself all the way up the neck.

thats what it said.
i got it off the marshall web site
#4
u are comparing open tuning to the 12th fretted.
compare the 12th fretted to the 12th fret harmonic.

icepoint.com
SETTING INTONATION:
Most electric guitars provide individual string length adjustment for setting intonation. Fine tuning this length insures that your guitar plays in tune all the way up and down the neck.

Using an electronic tuner, tune your guitar to pitch.
One string at a time, play the harmonic at the 12th fret and then play the fretted 12th fret note.
If the fretted note is sharper than the harmonic, increase the string length slightly until both notes register the same on your tuner.
If the fretted note is flat compared to the harmonic shorten the string length slightly until both notes register the same on your tuner.
Repeat the procedure on all strings until the harmonic and the fretted notes are the same.


then maybe ur open tuning will be left alone.
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#5
Also, you have to retune the string after you adjust the postion of the saddle (and then check to see if it was adjusted enough)
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#6
My guitar always goes out of tune when I change the intonation. I just estimate the distance I have to move the saddle.
#7
so i do a 12th fret harmonic is that a touch harmonic?? does it matter what sort?
#8
Does your guitar have a floyd rose floating system?
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#9
no i dont think so

it kinda looks the same but not a floyd rose and its not a floating bridge

TORSION
#10
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so i do a 12th fret harmonic is that a touch harmonic?? does it matter what sort?


roughly touch the string exactly over the 12th fret with your left hand (don't fret it) and pick it normally
#12
ok the harmonic thing worked on the E, A, D, G strings, but on the B and E when the harmonic was intune the actual string was out and the fretted 12 and when i tuned the string up the harmonic went out of tune??!!

this is crazy
#13
nah, intonation takes practice and sometimes bridges are a little off, and this makes it harder (sometimes impossible) to adjust.

tune the string open. thats the most important.

then compare the harmonic and the fretted.
see if u can get them sort of close the retune the open.
work on the harmonic and fretted again,
then retune the open. (are u seeing a pattern)

get them as cloase as u can. hopefully it will work out if not, they sell earVana nuts, they are supposed to help with these types of intonation problems.
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#15
hey,
not trying to steal your thread or anything, but i've got another intonation question.

when i adjust my intonation on my E string it's fine, i get it down nearly perfect, but then when i adjust it on my A string i find it throws my E back out of tune...

is this normal/fixable?

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#16
trem bridge?
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#17
i still cant get it to work!! its annoying coz its really obvious that my E and B are out of tune after the 12th fret. ill keep trying though