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shredmandan
post Jul 18 2007, 07:53 PM
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Hi Everyone
I replaced my bridge with a new one and ever since it's all whacked out.It was set up sp sweet before.What i have read about ajusting the intonation is to hold down the 12 fret and listen then strike the harmonic on 12 fret and try to match the sound.Is this right or do you have some better advice?I was also thinking of trying it with a chromatic tuner to make sure the notes match up.If you have any experiance give me your opnion.

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post Jul 18 2007, 08:22 PM
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QUOTE (shredmandan @ Jul 18 2007, 07:53 PM) *
Hi Everyone
I replaced my bridge with a new one and ever since it's all whacked out.It was set up sp sweet before.What i have read about ajusting the intonation is to hold down the 12 fret and listen then strike the harmonic on 12 fret and try to match the sound.Is this right or do you have some better advice?I was also thinking of trying it with a chromatic tuner to make sure the notes match up.If you have any experiance give me your opnion.

Thanks


What I read was tune each string on a tuner and then strike the harmonic on the 12th fret one string at a time. If it's high (need to loosen screw) or low (need to tighten screw) turn the screw in the bridge for that string just a little bit. Re-tune the string like normal and test the 12th fret harmonic again. When the harmonic is in tune with the open string your intonation is correct. This is what I did recently for my son's guitar and it worked out fine. You should definitely use a tuner with this to get it done a lot faster.


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post Jul 18 2007, 08:24 PM
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QUOTE (SDMF75 @ Jul 18 2007, 03:22 PM) *
What I read was tune each string on a tuner and then strike the harmonic on the 12th fret one string at a time. If it's high (need to loosen screw) or low (need to tighten screw) turn the screw in the bridge for that string just a little bit. Re-tune the string like normal and test the 12th fret harmonic again. When the harmonic is in tune with the open string your intonation is correct. This is what I did recently for my son's guitar and it worked out fine. You should definitely use a tuner with this to get it done a lot faster.



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