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Need Help with Repair issue

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by dploughman, May 18, 2005.


  1. dploughman

    dploughman

    May 18, 2005
    I have a Fender P-Plus early 80's american made model. I believe my neck needs adjustment, not sure, and not sure how to correct the problem, which is...as I go up the neck notes get gradually sharper. It is worst on the G string on the highest fret, where it is as much as 1/4 step out of tune (high E to my low E string). Can this be corrected, and if so, how?
     
  2. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    turn the screw for the bridge saddle clockwise to mover the saddle back go about 3 turns re-tune and see if it gets better.t
     
  3. ArtisFallen

    ArtisFallen

    Jul 21, 2004
    yeah it's your intonation almost for certain.

    baisically the way you set it is the way tjclem almost finnished saying.

    tune the string, and then play on the twelth (or 24th if you have that kind of board).

    if the tuner says it's sharp, you turn the screws on the back of the bridge so that the saddle moves away from the fretboard, and the opposite if it's flat.

    retune and repeat as nessicary