Intonation

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by dadday07, Jan 20, 2014.


  1. dadday07

    dadday07

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    I am new to this forum so please excuse. I have a Schecter Omen 5 that I just bought a couple of months ago. I need to get my intonation and all of that set and I want to do it myself. I have a friend that can do it but I would really like to learn how and do it myself. Does anyone have any tips or pointers?
  2. tonym

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    Yes, and there's lots of bad guides and advice on the internet too. Which is why a guy would come to a bass specific site and ask for advice...

    dadday07, there's a great free pdf book by Jerzy Drozd that's very detailed and will walk you through it. It's what I used to learn, and it's frequently recommended on TB. You can find it here.

    It's not hard, just take your time and be patient.
  3. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player

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    :eek:

    And... there is lots of bad information on this site, as well.

    Tweak with caution.
  4. dadday07

    dadday07

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    Thanks to both. I looked on Goole and YouTube and found some helpful information, and some bad information. I've been playing for nearly 20 years now so I have a pretty good idea as to what needs to be done, but have never done it myself.
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  6. dadday07

    dadday07

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    I'm also looking to get another Bass Wah pedal, any suggestions? I had a Crybaby Bass Wah about 10 years ago but I'm looking at the Morley PBA-2 Dual Bass Wah, with 2 types of Wah modes. Traditional and Funk. Thoughts......
  7. dadday07

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    tonym, I downloaded the PDF version of that guide. I haven't read it yet but I plan on it in the next day or so. I will let you know what I think of it. Thanks again.
  8. GregBEL

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    Also, see the sticky thread in this sub, there's some good and helpfull links to found in there.

    such as:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te44eWXd9pc

    For some visual aid.

    Basically, John Carruthers and the Fender manual showed me how to properly set up my bass and I now have both a Fender & a Warwick (just to show it's not brand-specific) set up exactly to my needs....

    Take some time for it, you'll like it :)
  9. dadday07

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    Thanks, I'll check it out.

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