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ABG Intonation

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Apt403, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. Apt403


    Aug 12, 2008
    Redding California
    I bought a Dean EABC recently just for jamming around because I travel a lot, and I got tired of playing my electric unamped constantly.

    It's a decent enough instrument for what I'm using it for, but the intonation on the A and E strings gets pretty bad starting at around the 12th fret. As much as 20 cents sharp.

    So, what should I do? I could adjust the truss rod, but that would screw with the intonation on the D and G strings.

    I know switching over to heavier strings would help a little, but I don't know how much since the intonation is so off. And if anything, I want to use lighter gauge strings (my electric is strung with .55-.110 D'Addarios, my fingers could use a break from slapping on those...).

    I guess if anything I could sand down the bridge a little, but that could end badly...

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