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Mustang owners - Intonation for Alternate Tunings

 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:05 pm    Post subject: Mustang owners - Intonation for Alternate Tunings Reply with quote

Hi, if you have a mustang with a TRADITIONAL mustang bridge, not the tune-o-matic bridge on teh Kurdtz, etc, will you please do me a favor and report back.

I am drooling over the Squier CV mustangs. but before I buy one, I want to tell you, the reason I want to buy one, other than having another mustang around for dirt cheap, is, Is this going to work as my ALTERNATE TUNING axe.

Would someone do the following: Tune it in OPEN G and then intonate it for OPEN G. (DGDGBD) Try OPEN C (CGCGCE) Try DADGAD. Can this thing handle the INTONATION that comes with alternate tunings. Probably. But I'd like to be sure.

What I am getting at is, I put an electric 12-string in OPEN G the other day and now it sounds freaking amazing in open G, now that the intonation is correct.

My concern is, with the mustangs saddles having that spring on them, would some of the saddles move back far enough to properly intonate. When I did this to my 12-string, several of the saddles had to go all the way to the back of the bridge (that one is a tune-o-matic though and a longer scale)

Anyone feel like trying this out for shits and giggles? If so, praise you. Youre god-like.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny you bring this up, cause I was tweaking mine yesterday. I've been battling intonation on my bass E string and A string for 15 years on my JS. I use 52's, so I know to expect intonation issues. I replaced my stock bridge with Modern TOM, I drilled the body and slanted the bass side of the bridge to compensate. My E string is off, it's noticeable, the A string is off barely... everything else is completely dead on.

I'm gonna try tweaking the truss rod, shimming the neck, adjusting the pickups, new strings and adjusting the action. If none of that helps, I'm gonna grind the bridge down some more. I've heard guys using heavier strings and/or using it as a bariatone with no intonation issues..... so they say.
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