Crazy tuning issue ???? - Please help

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by JayBass69, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. JayBass69


    May 5, 2013
    Ok, so I recently purchased an Ibanez SR 750 from Sweetwater. It arrived (after passing their 55 point inspection) with the G string "really low" to the fretboard. This one string was significantly lower than the others. I have adjusted and raised it and it appears to be in tune (according to the electronic Snark tuner with a brand new battery). I have also "ear" tuned it, and it matches every other G on the fretboard. Heres the kicker... when I play notes on the frets on that particular string its definitely out of tune. I have repeated this several times with the same results. What in the world is going on? Is there something else on the bridge I need to adjust? why would the other notes/frets be so far out of tune? Please help :(
  2. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Yes, intonation.
  3. JayBass69


    May 5, 2013
  4. ejmy


    Nov 30, 2008
    If you mean that the string is in tune when you play it open and out of tune where ever you fret it, yes the intonation is way off. You need to either make it shorter or longer.
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  6. ejmy


    Nov 30, 2008
    By turning the screw that makes the saddle move.
  7. Huge

    Huge Hell is full of musical amateurs. Like me.

    Dec 2, 2005
  8. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

    There is a stickied thread about setups, I highly recommend you take a look at Jerzy Drozd's setup guide, it will explain the whole process and the science behind a setup.
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    Feb 4, 2009
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  10. JayBass69


    May 5, 2013
    Ok, awesome... I sincerely appreciate all the advice guys! Total "rookie" mistakes. This was ultimately a good experience though, because after calming the hell down, I now know a heck of a lot more about bridge adjustment, tuning, intonation, etc. Again, thanks for all the help gents! - J