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    Help adjusting the intonation on a Wolfgang

    I think I'm having intonation problems with my Wolfgang EXP. The further I play chords up the neck, the more discordant it sounds. For example, if I play an E power chord on the 12th and 14th frets of the E and A string, it sounds all nasty. Is this an intonation problem? And if so, how to I adjust it? Thanks

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    Looks like the website posted above tells you what you need to know.

    As a rule, it is a good idea to have your guitar set up with a full adjustment at least a couple of times a year; I generally tell my students "fall and spring, just after the weather has changed." Humidity alone will knock your guitar out of whack what with the wood and expanding and contracting. Yes, the larger problem with your guitar is most definitely intonation at the bridge, hence saddle adjustment will make a significant difference. But there are other important factors: nut, neck up/back bow, bridge height, and spring tension. If all that is put in check on a regular basis, you shouldn't again encounter intonation issues as serious as those you're having now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cam-5150 View Post
    I think I'm having intonation problems with my Wolfgang EXP. The further I play chords up the neck, the more discordant it sounds. For example, if I play an E power chord on the 12th and 14th frets of the E and A string, it sounds all nasty. Is this an intonation problem? And if so, how to I adjust it? Thanks
    Cam, you should look into the "KEY". It's a tool for intonating Floyd Style trems. It is more precise than the loosing/tightening method shown at Floyd's website. When used correctly, the headache is taken out. You can see them at www.allparts.com Part # LT_0868-000

    Let me know if you have questions on how to use.
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