#1
I have a problem with my telecasters intonation. My high E string is flat from around the 10th fret and up when fretted, but a harmonic at the 12th fret is fine. Ive read guides on the internet, but they only cover 6 saddle style tele bridges, where as mine only has 3 saddles. What should I do to get my intonation right?
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#2
three saddle tele bridges will never intonate properly, since individual string adjustment is impossible. try to find a balence between each of the two strings on that saddle so each is only marginally wrong
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Do what AngusJimiKeith said ,or buy a six saddle bridge (if you're willing to do that).
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The strings wont balance. The E is flat, and whenever I change it, it goes barely sharper, and the b string just says the same.

Is there something im doing wrong? Could the action be doing anything?
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#6
Yes, if the action is too high then it can change the string length to the fret... causing intonation problems.
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So, since its flat, should I raise the action or lower it?
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Seems if it was too high, the string would be too long... making the note flat. Lowering the action should shorten the pull of the string and sharpen it slightly.

How high is your action, though? If its already within spec then you shouldn't be messing with it.
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#9
I have no idea how high the action is, but its a stock setup. Although its a fender lite ash telecaster, and ive read reviews saying that the stock setup is sometimes complete bollocks...
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^any guitar's stock setup can be terrible...but it can also be good. its complete luck of the draw
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#11
I just tried lower the action, no difference. So i tried raising the action, no difference again.

The E strings inotation is just refusing to change. Is there anything else I could try?
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#12
truss rod (provided you know what you're doing).
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#13
if you go to fender website support they have set up guides that should help you when i set up mine it helped
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