Re: Problem with intonation


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Posted by Bob 'Skippy' Blechinger on November 21, 2000 at 00:30:17:

In Reply to: Problem with intonation posted by Vivek P on November 19, 2000 at 02:32:08:


: Hi all,
: I've been trying to intonate my bass using a tuner. (The bass is brand new)
: My bass has screws at the bridge which have to be tightened/loosened to move the bridge pegs for each of the 4 strings.
: The problem is that the bridge pegs move in a 2.5-3 cm groove, and for the E and the D strings, they are presently about as far away from the fretboard as is possible (ie, at the end of the groove), but the intonation is still not correct for these two strings. What should I do?
: Thanks in advance,
: Vivek

Vivek,
Since the bass is brand new, I agree with rumblethump; take it back to your dealer. If the bass is defective, they should give you a new one; if it's not set up right (and this *does* happen with guitars right out of the factory, a *lot* more often that people realize), the dealer should set it up for you, since that's part of buying a bew instrument.

It's possible that: 1) the bridge was installed incorrectly; 2) the neck is bowed or warped; 3) the nut isn't cut right; 4) there's any of numerous other little problems.

But *definitely* take it back to the dealer and get one that's right!

-Bob



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