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Phiew.... guitar intonation - hard work!
I had my daily share of frustration today when fine tuning the string
length intonation on my fretted drop-B guitar. With the thicker
strings it seems the stings need to be just a little bit longer. Five
strings are good now, but for the G string (or D as this instrument is
tuned) the mounting of the stratocaster style bridge/tailpiece/whammy
does not allow the sting length needed for correct intonation. What a
disaster! I need to look for a smaller string slider block (or
whatever you call them...) to get the extra need millimeter string
length. Boy, do I enjoy the sweet relief of plugging in my fretless
for while after two hours of desperate intonation work!
Is this "a known fact" that thicker strings need to be longer? The
action and string pull is the same as before - but the intonation is
just a different universe compare to the previous normal tuning.
Greetings from Sweden