#1
Hi,

I lowered the action on my gibson les paul and intonation went off.I read about it and I can fix it myself but I wanted to get some things clear.

1-When I tune the guitar and check on the 12th fret,it says on some sites that you have to check the harmonic.Can someone clear that up for me??

2-On others it says you just press the string as you would do if you where playing.

So my question would be:

wich one of those is correct and can someone explain the harmonic thing?

I know how to do harminics while playing but I dont know if its the same type

Thanks in advance

Gear:
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Schecter C1 Classic
Ovation CS257
Drive Stratocaster copy

Traynor YCV80 all Tube
Pignose G40V Tube Amp

Ibanez TS9
Digitech GNX2
Line6 POD
Fostex MR8HD multitrack recorder
#2
the note at the 12th fret harmonic should match the fretted not at the 12th fret. If its noticably out, then you need to adjust it. if its flat, move the saddle towards the fretboard a little
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#3
Quote by Blompcube
the note at the 12th fret harmonic should match the fretted not at the 12th fret. If its noticably out, then you need to adjust it. if its flat, move the saddle towards the fretboard a little



So when you say harmonic.You mean like a natural harmonic or something?

Please explain

Gear:
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Schecter C1 Classic
Ovation CS257
Drive Stratocaster copy

Traynor YCV80 all Tube
Pignose G40V Tube Amp

Ibanez TS9
Digitech GNX2
Line6 POD
Fostex MR8HD multitrack recorder
#4
yeah,,,lighlty touch the string...bla..bla....
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#6
Quote by TwoString
It's better to set intonation to the fretted note than the harmonic.



Thanks for the tip.I thought it could be because thats how its going to sound when you play?????

Thanks

Gear:
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Schecter C1 Classic
Ovation CS257
Drive Stratocaster copy

Traynor YCV80 all Tube
Pignose G40V Tube Amp

Ibanez TS9
Digitech GNX2
Line6 POD
Fostex MR8HD multitrack recorder
#7
oh no....i thought the open note and the 12th fretted were supposed to be the same
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#9
wich one is more accurate???

and do I need to know something else to do this??

Anything different in les pauls??

Gear:
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Schecter C1 Classic
Ovation CS257
Drive Stratocaster copy

Traynor YCV80 all Tube
Pignose G40V Tube Amp

Ibanez TS9
Digitech GNX2
Line6 POD
Fostex MR8HD multitrack recorder
#11
Quote by Hernan_lp
So when you say harmonic.You mean like a natural harmonic or something?

Please explain

yes. Compare the natural harmonic to the fretted note, and get the pitch of them as close as possible.
Rig Winter 2017:

Fender Jazzmaster/Yamaha SG1000
Boss TU-3, DS-2, CS-3, EHX small stone, Danelectro delay
Laney VC30-112 with G12H30 speaker, or Session Rockette 30 for smaller gigs
Elixir Nanoweb 11-49 strings, Dunlop Jazz III XL picks
Shure SM57 mic in front of the amp