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gmack  
2 Apr 2010 22:43 | Quote
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Hey Folks...This is a head scratcher

Don't know if this is the right spot to post but I need some advice...

Intonation is messed up on one of my guitars...

tuned it with an electric tuner...fret on the 12th and every string comes up sharp...I can adjust it a hair or crank on the screw either way and nothing changes...it stays sharp...

Any suggestions?
telecrater  
2 Apr 2010 23:17 | Quote
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It's going to change just a tiny bit. get a needle based tuner...every change you make you will have to re-tune and re-adjust.

gmack  
3 Apr 2010 11:12 | Quote
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I picked up a needle based tuner and I'll give it a good go...if not any other suggestions?

deadman2k666  
3 Apr 2010 18:09 | Quote
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take it to a tech.
JazzMaverick  
3 Apr 2010 19:01 | Quote
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Your neck sounds like it's bending, either your strings are wrong and it's bending the neck, or the humidity of your room has messed with your guitar.

You'd be better of changing your strings first, but then take it to a tech if the problem persists.
telecrater  
3 Apr 2010 19:34 | Quote
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Tell ya' what drive down to ol' san antone, I'll buy you a beer get you drunk over that that old Alamo and Intonation your guitar. Or find an good guitar tech. I think you doing it right. is it a Gibson style guitar or fender?

This cat has a little bit diffrent way of Intonation and it should work for ya'

JazzMaverick  
3 Apr 2010 19:37 | Quote
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It might not even be an electric though - he hasn't specified. :/
telecrater  
3 Apr 2010 21:03 | Quote
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gmack says:
tuned it with an electric tuner...fret on the 12th and every string comes up sharp...I can adjust it a hair or crank on the screw either way and nothing changes...it stays sharp...


Dang i assumed when he said that he was talking about an electric on the bridge. Well dood I hope you didn't snap the rod in you neck.
gmack  
3 Apr 2010 22:05 | Quote
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Sry folks...Electric...fender...

So no snapped rods...
gmack  
3 Apr 2010 23:01 | Quote
Joined: 30 Mar 2010
Canada
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Sorry Again...

Full story...friend of a friend doing spring clean up and I inherited an electric guitar...I'm not even sure what make and model...no markings...no labels...no serial numbers...I'm thinking a cheap fender clone...It came with 3 very rusty looking strings...body is made of...I think...fiberglass...I know it's not wood...

The hardware is remarkably clean on it and I was able to tune it with new strings...

I will not take it to a tech...not worth the $$...

Could the neck be warped? I've looked and can't tell...oh heck...none of pics on my wall are straight and I used a level...

I can tell you that the action is higher on it than my strat...any lower and it buzzes all over the place...

Anyway...it's a "how-to" guitar...so I'm ready willing and able to try anything...

And Oh...I was able to get the intonation with d g b...

Thanks again.


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