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Old 11-07-2013, 10:14 AM
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Floyd rose intonation


Hi fellas! I'm posting in this forum, cause until now the people here were really kind so I hope that I could have some help.
As you can see it is about the intonation of the floyd rose style trem. First of all it is not about an Ibanez trem, my 25 old edge is perfectly intonated and stable. The problem is with the trem of my workhorse guitar which is a Jackson, a japanese one. So i replaced its original trem with another one, which is ok, but recently my D string goes a little flat. I mean the string is tuned but on 7th + frets goes a little lower and playing power chords with the A string on those positions 7 and above, u can hear like if the strings are a little untuned. So i basically tune the D string a liile sharp, and lower the A string just a tad and it does the job. The real problem is that moving tha saddle of the D string does nothing either directions. I know that i have to increase the string's lenght but it doesn't work. So any ideas?
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:19 AM
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Re: Floyd rose intonation


How much are you moving the saddle? I tHAS to do somthing if you move it around. Are you maybe running out of room to move it in the slot on the saddle? Try the other holes in the baseplate? Just trying to envision what's going on there. Maybe take a nice close pic of the bridge from the top and post it
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:00 PM
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No, no i have plenty of room, but I'm not moving it a lot or just a tiny bit. About 1 mm, or 1,5 mm. Then I moved it even closer to the neck so it can align with the saddle of the B string. I read that they had to be aligned. And that was supposed to make the string even flatter but its basically the same. Maybe I had to move the saddle a lot more but I got bored and decided to leave it that way. Maybe with the next set of strings will try again.
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:10 PM
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No, no i have plenty of room, but I'm not moving it a lot or just a tiny bit. About 1 mm, or 1,5 mm. Then I moved it even closer to the neck so it can align with the saddle of the B string. I read that they had to be aligned. And that was supposed to make the string even flatter but its basically the same. Maybe I had to move the saddle a lot more but I got bored and decided to leave it that way. Maybe with the next set of strings will try again.
Yeah sometimes you have to move them quite a bit. On some guitars when it it intonated the saddles look like they are all over the place, it's weird sometimes my Les Paul is kinda weird and so is my one Jackson but all my others look pretty much normal as you would expect. Try it again you will probably be fine
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