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Author Topic: Fly Bass Intonation...  (Read 1731 times)

Offline shipjaguy

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Fly Bass Intonation...
« on: July 05, 2015, 08:35:18 AM »
Hello all! I hope that someone can help me out here. I have a '03 USA Fly Bass and there seems to be something wrong with the intonation. I just can't seem to be able to get it intoned correctly, no matter how much I fiddle with it. I had thought that the nut was cut too high but when I mentioned this to a friend of mine, he said that he had seen this before and that he corrected it by replacing the nut with a shelf nut. Any thoughts? Your input is greatly appreciated! Thanks!!

Re: Fly Bass Intonation...

Offline resettheconsole

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Re: Fly Bass Intonation...
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2015, 09:51:52 AM »
I assume you've checked the neck relief and action? Too high action and/or too much neck relief can certainly cause intonation issues.

I've had a couple of guitars that didn't want to intonate properly, but I never resorted to a shelf nut.

Usually for a stubborn guitar, I'd test intonation at the 3rd and 5th (maybe 7th) and 12th fret and find a happy medium between them all. Not perfect, but it gets my by without modding the instrument.