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i cant tune my bass throughout the neck

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by dutchman, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. hey! just a little problem that has been bugging me for ages!

    I have a tanglewood curbow 4, plays perfect. But when i tune the strings E, A and G and move down to the other frets when pluged into the tuner, i notice the note goes a little bit sharp.(not much but a bit) infact the futher i go down the frets the more out it is! :mad:

    i've tryed moving things around a bit, and i changed strings but cant think of anything else that it could be?

    the funny thing is, the D string stays in perfect all the way down to 24

    any ideas anyone?
  2. SirPoonga


    Jan 18, 2005
    what about the 12th fret? Is you intonation setup?
  3. Sound like your intonation is a little off. There are some links regarding this in the sticky post, I think.
  4. xshawnxearthx


    Aug 23, 2004
    new jersey
    sounds like you need a set up and your intonation done cheif.
  5. Bob Rogers

    Bob Rogers Left is Right

    Feb 26, 2005
    Blacksburg, Virginia
    Your intonation is set incorrectly. Use a good digital tuner move the saddles of the E, A, and G away from the nut until the 12th fret plays in tune. More detailed information is in the stickies above.
  6. mwm70


    Oct 27, 2004
    I just posted in another section about what I found on sunday when I was checking my intonation. My guitar player was helping me and noticed that when I fret the A string at the 12th I was pulling the string down causing it to go slightly sharp. You might want to look at that also.