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my intonation is flat on my guitar but the saddle is maxed out. Its a gibson tun o matic bridge. how do i fix it? Answered

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jimsreynolds (author)2010-02-23

If the strings are old, rusty or at all manky: replace them.  Makes a real big difference when setting the intonation.  Old strings can be impossible to bring into tune - and naturally the intonation would be out when you replaced them anyhow.

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norsehorse (author)2009-04-19

If that doesn't work look down the neck to see if its straight. You might have to adjust the truss rod.

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gmoon (author)2009-02-06

If it's flat, you need to shorten the string. Move the saddle in toward the nut, not farther away. 12th Fret Plays Sharp: move the saddle away from the nut 12th Fret Plays Flat: move the saddle closer to the nut (Don't try to do it by ear. Use a tuner, if you have one.)

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