Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
String Tension - and Intonation
I have a couple of questions about my Squire Strat:
1) *I was told a while back that, because my guitar is a shorter scale length then a JEM, I am playing with less string tension (looser strings). *This is not the case. *I find my strings very tight and hard to bend, but when I picked up an RG-320, it felt smooth, easy, and just plain comfortable. *What could be causing the tension on my guitar and how can I fix this?
2) *The intonation on my 1st and 2nd strings are WAY off. *They went slightly off a long time ago, and I tried to fix them myself...long story short, I can't get them right. *How can I fix this, cuz it's really pissing me off! *The 12-fret note of my 1st string is not 1 octave higher than my open 1st string. *It never is. *My 2nd string has less of a problem, cuz I didn't try fixing it. *It's only a little off. *This get's really annoying for lead work. *Please :help:!
(Edited by Two hands31 at 12:57 pm on May 25, 2001)