#1
my low e strings saddle is all the way back, but the note at the twelfth fret is still a little sharper than the twelfth harmonic. do i have to do something with the truss rod? ive never messed with it before.
#3
what bridge do you have.
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#5
This is my first post here. I approach you fine folks with all humility and appreciation.

I have an AL-2000 Goldtop that I bought just before Christmas and just now getting around to setting it up to play. I am far from being an expert but I'm thinking I may need to level the frets. I started out measuring the string heights and made some minor bridge height adjustments before attempting to set the intonation. The string height at the nut seemed ok. Then I began to check and adjust the intonation. I checked each string; open, fretted at the 12th and a 12th fret harmonic and got all but the low E dead on. I too have run out of room to lengthen the low E string. I was told to turn the saddle around to get a little more adjustment room (which I haven't done yet). I kind of got frustrated with the low E after dialing in the others so well. Now here's another facet of my problem. When I make a chord on the lower frets it sounds like the guitar hasn't even been tuned, even though the intonation seems to check dead on as I described above. I also have some fret buzz. Any suggestions will be most appreciated. I may wind up taking it to someone but I'm not ready to give up quite yet.

On a "happy note", I bought a Gibson SG Special (not an Epi) Faded Cherry today for $400 smackolas. It's not quite a year old and in great shape. I had been wanting to get one of these because they are about as close as I can get (financially-stylistic) to my first Gibson that my Dad bought me when I was just starting to learn to play. I had a plastic guitar (a little better than most toys), that you could actually get in almost tune and make decent chords with, and he told me if I showed him that I was serious he would buy me a good guitar. I did and he did. I'm not sure if it was a 1967 or a 1968 but it had to be one or the other as it was the only 2 years that they made the SG in "Sparkling Burgundy" which was actually a red metal flake. Sadly, I sold that guitar to help finance a trip to Haight-Ashbury back in my hippy days. (That's another really long story that includes Patty Hurst!) Anyway, I was glad to get this SG and may wind up customizing it to mimic my old one. The original finish "Sparkling Burgundy" did not age well I am told. They turned a sort of copper color over the years but with todays paints and finishes I don't think I will have that problem.

Wish I could hang out a while tonight but the wife has plans that include me.

As Red used to say, "Good night and God bless." Dave in NC
#6
dont hijack threads dude. make a new one in the introduction section or something.

any solutions to my problem?
#7
try getting new strings (if the ones you have are old)

I had this problem once and new strings helped a lot
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#8
brand new strings. could the problem be the trem? its bending up a tad, i know some people like it like that, but i dont even use a whammy bar...
#9
^ probably not
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#10
i think it could be. when the bridge comes up like that, its shortening the string length, accomplishing exactly what the saddles do. right?
#11
yeah, tighten the trem screws in the back cavity. level the bridge and then try again.

and for the new fella. just make a thread and write a few less paragraphs and ill help you out.
Jenneh

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#12
Vol=11, let me know if that worked, learning to do that myself these days. Thanks.

*considers newbie did approach with humility*
*types*
New guy - lose the wife and you will have more time for guitar.
#13
i tightened the trem screws a little bit and i got it intonated perfectly now. thanks a lot jj. im learning lots these days.
#15
thanks. glad it worked out.
Jenneh

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