Techniques for Setting Intonation for G-400 SG? Are there 'Do's' and 'Don't's for Setting Into
Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:17 AM
I was hoping that people would share their knowledge about any specific techniques/'do's' and 'don'ts' for setting the intonation with my recently purchased Epiphone G-400 SG.
Unlike my Casino, on which the intonation screws in the saddle sit higher than the pickup, providing easy access with a screwdriver, the screws on the G-400 sit below the level of the bridge pickup, making direct access all but impossible.
I would be grateful to hear recommendations on how to set the intonation for the G-400.
Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:44 AM
Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:23 PM
First, Conrats on the guitar!
I don't have a G-400 so I don't know.
How much adjustment do you have in your bridge pickup height?
Have you tried lowering the bridge pickup, intonating the guitar and then resetting the pickup?
Posted 06 April 2012 - 02:28 PM
Not for me. That makes it much harder for me to adjust. There's a reason why they point the way they do.
Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:55 PM
To each their own, it functionally makes little to no difference to the operation of the bridge, personally I prefer the screws to face the stoptail, much easier access, the only reason they mount it facing the pickups is for cosmetic considerations IMHO.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:27 PM
I use a set of these kind of small screwdrivers on all my guitars. They are cheap and very handy.
They get in underneath the string easily and are easy to manipulate. But you may use them yourself, for all I know.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:08 AM
A good tip for setting intonation is to use a good quality tuner and don't set the intonation with old strings on.