Excellent tutorial Ivan - this topic was needed in our archive!
Absolutely Needed for every beginner, I remember my self struggling back in day, with tuning, there was no GMC to HELP
I love your imitation of a horrible sounding guitar/guitarist like in your pentatonic workshop !! It's always hilliarious. And I like your ideas of these lessons namely to get to know the non-musical function of your instrument like your restringing lesson too. Thank you a lot
Great lesson and most wanted lesson is now in GMC Archive
Great idea Ivan,well done!
Nice one Ivan! They say the simplest topics are usually the hardest to explain but you nailed it!
great one Ivan
Great tutorial Ivan!
excellent tutorial mate
Useful and well made
Excelent tutorial. You are doing a great job Ivan!
Very useful lesson Ivan I loved your restrining guide alot too Very nice
btw when intonating you shouldn't move the saddle more than about 1mm each time you adjust. on a 24 fret guitar you should also check at the 24th fret as this can be off even if the open string and 12th fret are in tune. on a 22 fret guitar it is a good idea to check between the 10th and 22nd and on a 21 fret guitar the 9th and 21st. doing this makes a noticeable difference in high chords.
sorry, just thought id add.
Very useful!! Nice!!
Thanks guys, I'm glad you like it
@at lights end
thanks for adding more tips!
very nice job and excellent lesson Ivan!!!
Very useful stuff Ivan!
nice tutorial Ivan .useful
nice job ivan
Very important topic
Thanks again guys
Great job there, well done Ivan
Thank a lot for the tutorial.
Now one question: when I tune a string on air, and then I go to 12th fret sounds sharp, so I tune on the bridge moving more into the bridge, then I tune again on air because sounds sharp now, and when I pick on 12th fret sounds sharp again with no variation. Am I missing something or maybe is about the guitar quality?
By the way thanks a lot for tutorial, didn't got idea what was the use of that bridge adjust.
I'm glad you found it useful man
Regarding your problem, what guitar do you have and how much did you move the bridge saddle? Did you move it a lot?
Also can you post a close-up picture of the bridge? It would mean a lot to see what's going on there.
I tried moving bit to bit, and tried moving more, but the variation is minimal.
Here are some pics, but not very close, my camera has not macro feature and closer pics are very bad.
I hope you can see something :S
Hmm, not sure man, but I think whole bridge needs intonation. Bridge saddles should never stand lined up like that. Did you check other strings as well?
I tried with E and A strings and because I didn't noticed any variation I stoped and asked you to see if I'm doing something wrong. And you saw those aren't lined up. I started on the E string with the bridge saddle on the top position and started to tune screwing bit to bit and no variation noticed, so I didn't tried with other strings. Maybe my next guitar could be tuned properly
Only hi end guitars enable big flexibility and adaptation to user, low end models will mostly have low flexibility, some not having any.
Try moving it in bigger increments, and see what happens, if the problem still persist perhaps the guitar build is not the biggest of quality.
I had several guitars that couldn't not tune up and adjust properly as well, but it's was no big deal, they served me well besides that.
Well, finally I did. I got to screw a lot but it worked, not with a lot of precision but now it's sharp for 6 to 10 cents (better than 25 to 35 cents like before). So I feel like mission is acomplished
Thanks for patience.
No problem man, I'm glad you got your problem solved a bit. Cheers
I changed my strings today, and was having some tuning issues and I've never messed with my intonation before and was a bit intimidated. I was going to start a topic on GMC for some advice when I remembered you had done this lesson. You really helped me out Ivan and my Les Paul sounds better then ever (I also followed your restringing lesson ) Thanks for this series Ivan it is really useful.
THanks for feedback mate, I'm glad the tutorial could help you in any way. Cheers
Thanks mate for your help!
when I heared that tuning is a skill I touched the sky, haha, because trying my best I broke 3 strings so far
Now I hope to be a better tuning machine, haha
I'm glad I could help man, thanks!
Very good and usefull!
Great stuff! Excellent explanation of tuning with harmonics and intonation setting.
Thanks a lot mate
Exactly the type of help in tuning that I was looking for. You talk simply without talking down to us, a great lesson!