My guitar won't intonate.

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  1. mike mike

    mike mike Well-Known Member

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    I put thicker strings on my gibson explorer, and even with the saddle all the way down, the G and B strings are still sharp. help please!
     
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    Very common issue. Have you flipped the saddle the other way?
    As seen in this pic for the G saddle for this Explorer:

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    You get the crown of the saddle to be a bit farther back with it in backwards like that. It's worked for many with this issue of running out of saddle adjustment when intonating.
     
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    thetragichero New Member

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    buy a fender
     
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    Marshall Mann Well-Known Member

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    +1 On what BRP said Mike.
     
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    Strateuphoria New Member

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    could need a nut profiling
     
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    mike mike Well-Known Member

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    how on earth do you do that?
     
  7. mike mike

    mike mike Well-Known Member

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    i figured it out
     
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    Strateuphoria New Member

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    its a skill, a good guitar luthier would have the right files and the feel for it.
     
  9. mike mike

    mike mike Well-Known Member

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    That worked. thanks guys
     
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    NewReligion Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    LOL, cool. :applause:
     
  11. brp

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    I never doubted you would :)


    You're welcome.
    I had to do it on one of my LP's, although strangely not on my other one with same string gauge. Not sure why the difference...
     
  12. IbanezMark

    IbanezMark Senior Member

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    Yep, my old Les Paul was like that. Had the flip the g-saddle backwards.
     
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    LesPaulopolis New Member

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    Same here when I went up to .11s.
     
  14. Lespaulnmarshall

    Lespaulnmarshall Well-Known Member

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    That's why tone pros bridges are so much better IMO. no need to adjust the intonation very ofter (a lot less often than on regular gibson bridges) and no need to flip saddles. Also you can intonate the guitar very, very precisely if you have the right tuner. They seem to sound slightly better too.
     
  15. mike mike

    mike mike Well-Known Member

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    I may look into one of those in the future. It seems to be fine for now though. that sound's interesting though. I am using 12's now.
     
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    Bout time :D :headbanger::headbanger::headbanger:
     

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