#1
I have a guitar (I'm not good and don't know the proper name of things, I just like playing a bit) and decided to change the strings, but now that the old ones are off I noticed that the screws, which, for lack of knowledge, I have to call "horizontal screws" since they are parallel to the body of the guitar, are not straight. They hold these little things that I guess hold the strings high enough (that's the part that's not straight, horizontally, not vertically). Should I take a screwdriver and make them lineup? It doesn't seem hard, but I don't want to mess anything I can't fix later.
Thanks
#3
sounds like you're talking about the saddles

http://www.fender.com/products//search.php?partno=0990840000

the tention from the new strings should straighten them out. just make sure you dont turn the screws of you'll mess up ur intonation
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#5
i changed the intonation on my guitar once, i dont tihnk it did anything?(i also didnt know what i was doing i was experimenting, but it was only on the 6th string and it sounds fine to me)
#6
Yeah, it's extacly those, it's just they they aren't completely straight, there's a slight difference to them, but the guitar sounds fine, as far as my untrained ears can tell, so no straightening them out then?
#7
If your guitar sounds fine, don't mess with them.
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#8
You mean they are all different distances from where the screws attach? like they kindof are on an angle, not straight?

Thats the way they are supposed to be.
#9
Ok, thanks to all, for the quick replies.
I had never tried out the forums here, but I guess I'll start hanging around to see if I pick up some tips.
#10
Yeah, each screw is screwed a different ammount, but very little, I'll leave them then, thanks.