#1
It's screwed. Seriously.

When I play the 12th fret it's sharper than the 12th harmonic. When I move the saddles it seems like nothing is happening. I adjusted them as far as possible either way and it's not working. Pics of the guitar and bridge:
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t193/CM_X5/DSC08088.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t193/CM_X5/DSC08089.jpg
You can see how far I've been moving them on the second pic. Any ideas?
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#2
I say raise the bridge itself

and then

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#4
Any way to fix it myself though? I don't want to take it to the shop because they over charge. Almost $25 for 2 packs of string and even then one was half off I can't imagine what amount they would want for fixing this.
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#6
Your neck looks way too close to the bridge. What kind of guitar is it?
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#8
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Jesus. That's extortion, man. What kind of strings are you buying?? You should just order online...

Alright, well, how's the relief on your neck? Is your neck straight?

Regular Ernie Ball Slinky 9's. They're like 12.95 per pack here.

The neck is straight but has a few unlevel parts. Nothing major though. Just buzzes on a few frets with low action but I like the action a bit higher anyway. Oh yeah and that is the wire coming out of the jack, just did that to get them out of the way temporarily.

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Your neck looks way too close to the bridge. What kind of guitar is it?

G. Burton. Random ass guitar from eBay. I was thinking of filling the holes in the neck and re-drilling so I can move it away. I'll probably put a shim in between the heel and neck cavity. Maybe not the brightest idea but I wanna figure this out, it's been bothering me for awhile now.
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#9
Will you do something for us UG'ers? Would you measure from the nut to the saddle on the E string and tell us the length?
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#10
This was taken a couple days ago. Just now I tried re-drilling new holes and moved the neck up farther away from the bridge. Still sounds the same. I'll probably move it back to the old holes in a bit.
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#11
The measurements are 24 3/4 in the center of the high e post and 24 and 1 line above 7/8 at the center of the low e post. I also uploaded a video showing the intonation with the neck moved up and in the original position here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYBcbVY6YTc
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Gear:
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Peavey Rotor EXP
Squier Bullet (heavily modified)
Mesa Roadster Head & 2x12 cab
#12
1 - Your saddles are WAY too close on 1~4 in that second pic.
Too close to the neck = sharp when fretted.
You might just be going the wrong way.

2 - Measure from nut to 12th fret. If you measure 12 3/8", fine. If you measure 12 3/4" you have a 25 1/2" scale neck, NOT fine.
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#13
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2 - Measure from nut to 12th fret. If you measure 12 3/8", fine. If you measure 12 3/4" you have a 25 1/2" scale neck, NOT fine.


I measured to the edge of the 12th fret and it was 12 3/4. Not the center of the fret, on the edge facing the bridge.
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#14
Would it work if I just moved the bridge back to measure 25 1/2 inches to match the neck? I know it would look ugly but I don't care much about looks. Just as long as it works.
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Peavey Rotor EXP
Squier Bullet (heavily modified)
Mesa Roadster Head & 2x12 cab
#15
Thanks SomeoneYouKnew! I just relocated the bridge to compensate and now it's good. I kinda screwed up on the holes but like I said as long as it worked. Now I just gotta put the final touches on it. I can't believe they put a 25.5 scale neck on a 24.75 body though. oh well.
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Gear:
Ibanez SZ520QM
Peavey Rotor EXP
Squier Bullet (heavily modified)
Mesa Roadster Head & 2x12 cab
#16
Sorry I wasn't around to confirm your plan, but it sounds like you did just fine. I'm glad you were able to sort it out. There was a YouTube member who was a bit puzzled as to why you put that video up. I explained it in your comments and sent him a message.

Good work.
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