#1
its been about 6 months since i last played it due to masses of coursework, then my exams.

so about a month ago, i pick it up to play and the strings are rusty and smell of money, so i buy a pack of strings and decided to re-string my guitar.

i take all the strings off, and the bridge and the tail piece came off the body. because thats how its been held on... by the strings.

because ive got an ocd, i changed all the little bits on the bridge so they were all in-line (haha don't have a go at me). so i put the my first string back on, and it was flat against the neck, i thought WTF, and sort of messed around with the tuning, then it snapped, its all messed up.


what can i do/what should i do?
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#2
intonate. it's not hard. hang on i'll link something.


i think u mean the intonation screws. they lenghten and shorten the strings. u adjust them when u want to adjust ur tuning up and down the fretboard.

if ur guitar is out of tune at the 12th fret, it will make ur solos sound wrong.


SETTING INTONATION: from icepoint...
Most electric guitars provide individual string length adjustment for setting intonation. Fine tuning this length insures that your guitar plays in tune all the way up and down the neck.

Using an electronic tuner, tune your guitar to pitch.
One string at a time, play the harmonic at the 12th fret and then play the fretted 12th fret note.
If the fretted note is sharper than the harmonic, increase the string length slightly until both notes register the same on your tuner.
If the fretted note is flat compared to the harmonic shorten the string length slightly until both notes register the same on your tuner.
Repeat the procedure on all strings until the harmonic and the fretted notes are the same


if you cant find a harmonic then compare the opne note to the fretted 12th note.
and after every time you move the screws you retune the open note.

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Last edited by jj1565 at Jul 9, 2008,
#4
Save yourself some troubles, go find a 50 dollar bill and a luthier. Have one set your guitar back up for you.
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