alright, so I just got a used guitar, Jackson Dominion. I use 9s - 46s (light tops, reg. bottoms) I own 3 other guitars and use the same gauge strings, but they have used that gauge for years. the previous owner used much thicker stings, 13s or something, but he tuned way down.
my other guitars have perfect intonation all over the fret board. On the jackson I had reset the truss rod, the action and it plays perfect, near 0 fret-buzz, but I just cant seem to hit perfect pitch for the bottom three strings. when you look at the bridge saddles on my tune-o-matic for those strings, 4th and 5th is pushed way back, and 6th its pushed way up and eventhough each string is intonated at 12th fret, when i go up the frets, the intonation totally goes out of whack.
so right now, I have the saddles set where they look right, hoping that the guitar somehow gets used to it or something, as you can see, I am losing my mind.
what should i do?
(i dont want ppl saying "what did you get a used guitar!" or "jacksons suck!")
i havnt tried blue steel. ive only tried Signature Series Dean Markley, they cost the same as Daddario XL and i like them much better, so i switched after using daddarios for years. i think daddarios have more of a piano type sound, whereas dead markley has more of a vintage guitarish tone, and feel. also, i would say that they last longer.
it sounds like you havnt been in bands. not to sound like a smartass but im in grade 12, have been playing in bands since grade 8 and there was not a single band that i was in where i didnt kick anyone out. if **** doesnt work out, you gotta do what you gotta do even if it may feel bad. In the end it will be worth, by not doing anything about it, you are wasting your time and theirs.
well, i know they save ears, but i thought it was intended to make sounds quieter so that it protects hearing, but i just thought that it doesnt cut out the sounds that you dont want to hear, i thought it just makes everything quiet in general...
and im talkin ****ty, free ear plugs made out of cheap sponge.. not fancy dandy musician ear plugs, also when i see live videos of death metal bands (our genre) i dont see them whearing them either.
so we were playing at a bar as usual and i couldnt hear my guitar because the amp was angled to the drums and i didnt have any PA speaker around me.
However, my bass player had one right beside him.
and afterwards i asked him how the sound was and he said it was great, and that he could hear everything.
then i told him that i couldnt hear jack ****, and he asks me if i was wearing ear-plugs, so i told him "of course not, why the hell would i wear one if i cant hear my self?" and this is what he said
"dude! you should have, you can hear everything so much better with ear-plugs on because it blocks out all the other noises!"
i was thinking, "is this guy on crack..??"
and so i told him that the only reason he heard everything perfectly was because he had a PA speaker right beside his ear with all the mixes, and he wont listen to me, he keeps telling me to wear ear-plugs next time. Funny cuz he actually messed up on a part of a song major and didnt even seem to notice when "he can hear everything perfectly", and hes not a bad musician....