Re: Correct Intonation with a locking nut
thx all for the answers,
Rich's guide, useful as it is (VERY), doesn't refer to the issue i'm describing.
Correct me if I'm wrong here,
Fact being, a nut SHOULD be fret 0, but you intonate to a certain pitch between your tuner heads ("lock point A") and your string's saddle ("lock point B", call them as you like) (ofcourse, compared to your string's height, angle of your headstock and whatever)
that's why (usually) the order of your string's saddles would be "similar" to your tuner heads order
(sorry for my BAD english, or bad explanation 0_0)
and regarding a locking nut being just a tool to prevent string slippage - that SHOULD also be true, in theory, but you lock the nut alot stronger then you "lock" your stings in their tuner heads, and therefore eliminating "lock point A", so your entire intonation goes to ****...
Again, i'm a rookie wonna-be guitar tech n00b with too much free time and a wild imagination so i invent crazy theories like the one i wrote here,
would be nice to get a pro's (Rich's) opinion on this matter...
Last edited by asolid; 01-18-2010 at 01:44 AM.