.10 strings in a .09 nut messes with intonation?

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by bigballs, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. mechtech

    mechtech TDPRI Member

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    A high nut is horrid for staying in tune/intonation at the lower frets.
    Press between 2 and 3, and note clearance over the 1.
    .005"is good, and leaves room for wear.
    Always use lubricant.
     
  2. Birdmankustomz

    Birdmankustomz Friend of Leo's

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    Just wanted to chime in with my experience on nuts and intonation. My tele came with 9s, after those I went up to 10-52s but have gone as high as 12-56s without altering the nut at all. I would try the saddles first (usually all I have to move them back a touch to get the intonation back), maybe adjust the trussrod (I had to give it a slight tweak when I went up to 12s).
     
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