#1
im thinking of making a bridge, and ive pretty much got the idea down now, it seems quite obvious of the best way to do it - but the saddles (altho makeable) are quite a difficult thing to sort properly, so i was wondering, just how bad would the guitar sound if totally wrongly intonated
#3
The guitar may "sound" fine, but bad intonation is like nails on a chalk board for me.

You should at least compensate your design somewhat like PRS does with their non-adjustable tail-piece/bridges.
我会关闭我的耳朵,和我的心; 我会变成一个石头
"I will close my ears and my heart and I will be a stone"
#5
Intonate it at the nut? I believe you can get nuts that do that right?

That or make this bridge as your prototype and build upon it til you can intonate with it.
#6
Quote by CobenBlack
i'll have a look into that - is there an example that anyone knows of where a guitar that is intoned is compared with one that isn't?
I would just straighten out all of the saddles on one of your guitars. Even if you pick the average mid-point of your saddles as they are, the difference is going to be apparent instantly. Good intonation is very, VERY important.

Quote by Punk_Ninja
Intonate it at the nut? I believe you can get nuts that do that right?
There are compensated nuts (Earvana) but nothing I know of will allow intonation to be done at the nut.

I don't see why it wouldn't be possible, but I can only imagine it being WAY more trouble that its worth.
我会关闭我的耳朵,和我的心; 我会变成一个石头
"I will close my ears and my heart and I will be a stone"