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Epiphone Goth - bridge / saddle question

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Hi!

 

Ok, so I got myself a "chromatic tuner" from Korg, and as I was going to tune the guitar I noticed one thing:

The 6E,5A & 4D saddles are 'facing' one direction, and the 3G,2B & 1E is 'facing' another direction.

 

Is this normal?? Shouldn't they all be facing the same "direction"? The E,A & D (6,5,4) are perfectly tuned. But I seem to have problems with the rest.

 

I do not own a digital camera, so just now I can not take a picture to show what I mean. I'll try and see if a friend can take a picture with his phone or something. This has been keeping me awake - I can easily turn the saddles around, but I don't know if this is from factory or previous owner..

 

Thankful for any replies given.

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They come from the factory 3-forward/3-backward. It's to give the (weaker) unwound strings a smoother break angle.

 

If by 'problems' you mean that the open string tunes right, but fretted notes are sharp/flat, it's time for a setup. [thumbup]

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yup some come from the Factory like that, i always thought it was because they needed to reverse some of the saddles in the process of setting the intonation because when you reverse them you get an extra millimeter or 2 of extra length on the string due to the angle on the seddle.

 

If you are having trouble with the intonation it may need some of the saddles adjusted slightly.

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Hi!

This has been keeping me awake

MrSaint,

 

+1 on Sjael's and Bigneil's replies. The extra travel can make a difference when trying to intonate.

 

Sleep well and be happy you don't have to adjust this one:

 

42stringpikassoguitar_small.jpg

 

Willy

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Hey..

Thanks all, thought it was something wrong at first.

 

Another question, height? I have 2 screws to adjust it, one on treble side and one on bas side (right?). I do not press the strings so hard, but sometimes get that fret noise - and I still hear a flat sound beyond 12:th fret sometimes..

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Hey..

Thanks all, thought it was something wrong at first.

 

Another question, height? I have 2 screws to adjust it, one on treble side and one on bas side (right?). I do not press the strings so hard, but sometimes get that fret noise - and I still hear a flat sound beyond 12:th fret sometimes..

 

you might need to raise the string height a little if you are getting fret buzz this should also help with the "flat sound" above the 12th. Just give it say half a turn on either side to raise the bridge slightly, then tune it back to pitch and see how it sounds and plays, you may have to do this a few times. A quick word of warning though! if the bridge has to be raised until the string feel uncomfortably high to play then it may need some more technical work on the neck.

 

I hope this advice is helpful to you

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