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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-24-2005, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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Question about setting up intonation with Edge tool...

Hi guys, I had posted a month or so back about how I aquired a late 80's RG550 and how I was going to fix it up. Well I installed all new pickups, set up the floyd yadda yadda.

The guitar sounds great, but after tuning, certain chords are out of tune in different places. Is it safe to say that the intonation needs to be adjusted, as well as the neck relief??

If so, I'm ready to do the intonation, but ran into a problem. I aquired an Edge intonation tool from Rich to use on the guitar. I'm a bit confused though, here's why: When I install the tool, it presses down on the allen bolt under the fine tuners (bolt that opens and closes saddles), making the note sharp. Is it intentionally done like this?? I ask, because I'm not sure if the intonation will be accurate if the note is a bit sharp from this. I am tuned to standard D if that matters at all.

Lastly, is it better to do the intonation before the neck relief?? Or vice versa??


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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-24-2005, 03:22 PM
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Re: Question about setting up intonation with Edge tool...

Intonation is done last with everything else already set up, and then tweak the trem angle afterwards as it will change when the intonation is adjusted if there's much adjustment required.

Tune the string after the tool is on, then adjust.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-28-2005, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Question about setting up intonation with Edge tool...

Anybody else have any tips?? I'm just not quite getting this tool. If i install it, it pushes down on the allen bolt, making the string sharp. If I install it and tune the string, won't it still be sharp.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-31-2005, 09:04 AM
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Re: Question about setting up intonation with Edge tool...

No. When it makes the string go sharp, just tune it back down to pitch. Intonate. When you take the tool off, retune the string to pitch.
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