mk....on my ibanez w/ tune-o-matic bridge...in front of the tail piece, it has "saddles" for the strings and little bolts that move them forward and bakwards.....the manuel says it changes "Intonation" what does that mean? i cant tell much of a difference when its forward than backward...
It just slightly adjusts the length of the string, thus allowing you to shorten or lengthen the scale of the guitar if the upper frets are out of tune. To check your intonation the harmonic at the twelfth fret should be in tune with the open string.
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Correct intonation means to have your guitar be perfectly in tune all the way up the neck. If you play the 12th fret harmonic on a string, and it is in tune, then the fretted note should also be in tune. If not, you will have to move the saddle foreward or backwards.

If the fretted note is sharp, move the saddle backwards. If the fretted note is flat, move the saddle foreward.

You wont notice a huge difference if your are doing mostly single notes. But for chords high up on the neck, it makes a world of difference.

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i need this question answered aswell. So the harmonic on the 12th fret should be equal to the open string? or 12th fret normal note?

the 12th fret normal note
But it should be equal to the open string too, just an octave higher
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