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Intonation problem on Epi Dot


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Hi all!

 

I recently got an Epi Dot as I wanted an instrument for alternate tunings. When I got the Dot I immediately put .11 - .54 Ernie Ball strings on, tuned to standard C and did all the adjustments I usually do with any new guitar. However, it appears my low C (so E in standard tuning) and D# (G in standard) strings are impossible to intonate properly. All other strings were very easy to adjust, but no matter how far back I move the saddles on the problematic strings, the intonation just won't budge. Both stay sharp no matter what I do.

 

Everything else is set up properly and I have never run into such a problem with any of my other guitars. This is getting rather annoying, as playing even open chords is unbearable!

 

Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do next?

 

Thanks1

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Hi all!

 

Thanks a lot for all the replies so far!

 

I looked at the nut and while it may be the culprit in the case of the low E string, the G string seems to be sitting in there properly and that string sounds a lot worse than the E string...

 

As for changing the nut, I looked into the Earvana ones and they seem like a good investment if all else fails, so I will bear that in mind.

 

I will try a spacer first, what would you recommend using for this? Otherwise, I'll try flipping the saddles.

 

Thanks again!

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