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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-23-2004, 02:53 AM Thread Starter
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Tuning Problem


I have a problem that's just driving me nuts lately.
1) I tune open strings properly, sounds okay.
2) I do a six string chord (say G, or C) and it sounds a little off
3) I do a 5-string "bar chord" (say, D, or E) and it sounds more than a little off
4) Any chord after the 12th fret sounds waaayyyy off

I've checked intonation myself, and it appears okay.

What could be wrong? Maybe my ears are bad.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-23-2004, 03:18 AM
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Sounds like it can only be an intonation problem. Did you check the intonation with an accurate tuner or by ear?

An excessively high action could also cause this type of probelm.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-23-2004, 06:41 AM Thread Starter
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Ok OK, I use a VAMP2 for "tuning". I also have another tuner. Both checked out okay.

My action isn't too high I think.

But thanks Algiman, if that's all it is then I will try it out again and again and again.
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