B string intonation issues...

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by jebo, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. jebo


    Apr 25, 2009
    I just put a new set of DR low riders on my lakland skyline darryl jones 5 string and I'm having issues trying to set the intonation on the B sting. the 12th fret seems to get closer to being in tune when I bring the saddle forward instead of backwards which is weird. It seems that no matter where the saddle is, the 12th fret is too sharp.

    any suggestions?
  2. Bobster


    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX

    Try to set a "witness point" on the B string. This basically means bending it over the saddle fairly hard. That should help.

  3. jebo


    Apr 25, 2009
    sorry, could you elaborate a little more? I don't understand...

    should I push down on the string just before the saddle? is that what you mean?


    Jun 16, 2010
    He means to bend the string where it meets the saddle.

    It's a problem on bigger strings because they're are more resistant to bending... so you gotta help 'em out a bit :D
  5. jebo


    Apr 25, 2009
    should I take the string off to bend it? It's already been on the bass for about a week, so its probably bent a bit already.
  6. BassBerg


    Jan 10, 2010
    I've had to do this in the past and it worked like a charm. Push down on the B string on both sides of the saddle. This will help more of the string contact the saddle and solve your problem.

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