Hi everyone. I'm pretty new to this with 6 builds now. I've been noticing in many pictures of builds that people are angling the bridge. It seems with the high g side angled back towards the neck…Continue
"Always happy to help.
This is an oversimplification:
Thin strings bend easy over the nut and bridge, thick strings have a little bit of stiff bit at the bend that doesn't vibrate. Think of it like trying to measure the curve of a…"
"Thanks everyone. I'm about to start my first multistring fretted guitar and this was very helpful. Until now I'd only built a fretless slide guitar and one string canjos and Diddley bows. I guess you wouldn't notice the angle so much…"
"intonation... this is VERY VERY important and positioning is CRITICAL. if it's off even by a little it will sound OFF !! The goal of saddle positioning is to get your 12 fret harmonic to line up EXACTLY over the 12th fret"
"Thanks Don for clearing that up for me. And for to the explanation to adjust the bridge. I moved the bridge around on my first build from a kit. I always thought it sounded off, but now it sounds considerably better."
"Hi Nick, yes you're right about it being for intonation. This is easiest to do with an electronic tuner. Using the tuner tune your open strings dead on. Now check the tuning by playing the high G at the 12th fret. If it's sharp move…"
Hi everyone. I'm pretty new to this with 6 builds now. I've been noticing in many pictures of builds that people are angling the bridge. It seems with the high g side angled back towards the neck more. What is the reasoning for this? I realise it must have something to do with setting the intonation. I had always just assumed it should be set straight.