Problems with tuning

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by ambush, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    I have a givson blue diamond guitar
    The problem i have is that the lower frets are not in tune with the higher frets
    like the open string and 12 fret are not in tune
    its seems to be a bit lower in pitch

    the problem is with only the first 2 strings

    can anybody help me with this?
    pls help
     
  2. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Intonation problem.

    Does your guitar have fixed bridge, tremolo bridge or floyd rose?
    For fixed bridge, I think only a luthioer can help.

    For tremolo and floyd rose, you have small screws on the saddle that can change the length of free string (bridge to nut length).
    You need to adjust those screws.
     
  3. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    thanks
    I checked out this page about saddle adjustment
    http://www.fretnotguitarrepair.com/Electric_Guitar_Intonation.htm
    my problem is that i have run uot of saddle adjustment and the one of the string is still flat
    could it be better if i change the string or is it a goner
    i didnt have the problem last week
    what could have caused this
     
  4. sridhar11_2

    sridhar11_2 Instrumental guitarist

    If there are screws just behind the saddle then you can fix intonation problem with a screw driver. Just adjust the screw and keep checking the tuning of the open fret and the 12th fret harmonic. If its still not possible take your guitar to someone who can fix it.
     
  5. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    It is possible that you are using string gauges lower/higher than recommended.

    Can be recitifed by a luthier as Sridhar said, if nothing works.
     
  6. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    Does anyone know what is the recommended guage for givson bluediamond
    what are the diff guages
     
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  7. sridhar11_2

    sridhar11_2 Instrumental guitarist

    Stick to 9 gauge . I'm pretty sure even a 10 gauge will ruin the neck.
     
  8. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Uhh one more thing - tell me which brand you use + whcih strings are having intonation problem.

    On my Tulsi, initially some korean strings were there.
    When they broke, I put Karuna, and the D string of Karuna was really phuckall.
    It messed up the tension (tuning) and intonation.

    Needless to add that the gauge was same = 9
     
  9. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    i asked for diff guage strings at a music store
    they had only karuna brand extra light string

    any way thanks for your advice
    i think i need to go to a pro
     
  10. debankan

    debankan The bassist from hell

    What on earth is a luthier??
     
  11. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

  12. ronnieanand

    ronnieanand n00bier th@n th0u

    Need not... I have been always a 10 guage user almost right from my beginning days....
     
  13. sridhar11_2

    sridhar11_2 Instrumental guitarist

    Yes but my old givson actualy slightly cracked even while using 9s.
     
  14. ronnieanand

    ronnieanand n00bier th@n th0u

    That's the beauty of a Givson...
     
  15. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Wel say whatever Givson pwns.
    Best seller in India.
     
  16. dennis

    dennis The Bhangra King

    I bought my Blue Diamond 4 years ago, it still play nice. Neck is still OkOk, electronics are a little noise, ill get it done when i buy a new pup. Best thing, the guitar still stays in tune, and the tone is still nice. Pretty good for a 4000 rupee guitar.

    Have you tried setting the intonation. The 12th fret harmonic note and the open string note should be same, if not adjust the screw behind the bridge till you are satisfied. I remember doing this once.
     

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