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post Aug 7 2009, 04:24 PM
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Hey GMC, I have a Strat that is tuned properly but it seems that beyond the 12th fret, there is a tuning problem.

When I play this lick...


...the 6th fret is supposed to be in tune with the 5th on the string below. However, when I transpose that to...

--------------------------- is out of tune and it is driving me **** mad.gif

Any thoughts?

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Muris Varajic
post Aug 7 2009, 04:29 PM
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Old strings or maybe bad intonation setup.
How old are your strings?

And btw, you haven't transposed it correctly,
it should be 18b20 on B string and then 17 on high E if you are
playing the same thing one octave higher.
However transposing into another key is ok
but then you should play 14 on high E, not 12. smile.gif


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post Aug 7 2009, 04:30 PM
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Hello Raph,

in order for "frets" to be in tune all over the neck you need to "intonate" your instrument.

You are in luck, there is a video tutorial here at GMC on exactly how to do it:

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