So, I swapped out the strings on my LTD D6 for Ernie Ball Slinkys, 135-45 if you must know. Can't tune up to standard tuning or the 45 will snap (no way that things hitting a open C), so i'm leaving it down a step (A/D Standard, which i usually play in anyway). I was setting the intonation yesterday and got it nearly spot-on on the G-Bb strings, but I worry about backing the saddle out on the low A and D because I feel like the string may snap. Im using my 6er for a recital in a few weeks (composer, wrote a classical-style piece for 6-string bass) so tuning is important. However, It seems I won't get exact intonation all the way across the instrument. I remember reading a while ago about how some guitarists (also common with pianos) will purposely have the intonation set slightly off to a certain ratio that gives chords a sort of 'shimmer' rather than the sound of a wave drilling into your ear because the instrument is out of tune. Has anybody attempted this with a 6-string bass, or can anybody shed some light on this subject? I'd appreciate it, thanks!