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wilky compensated bridge intonation help

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by milkshape, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. milkshape

    milkshape Tele-Holic

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    In the middle of building an esquire/mustang hybrid
    allparts jgro 24" scale neck
    wilkinson compensated bridge

    E/A intonate fine
    D/G way out
    B/E intonate fine

    Harmonics for D/G resonate on frets 6/8/13
    Harmonics for E/A and B/E resonate on frets 5/7/12

    Double checked the bridge placement and it looks good, 12 and 12.

    Thought I might flip the saddle, but the saddle compensation is the same no matter the orientation. So flipping it 180 just gets you back to square one.

    Had the saddle up and back and it's still way off.

    I am stumped.

    Any ideas?


    :oops:
    D/G fretting out on first fret!
    Doh!
    never mind, move along nothing to see here.
     
  2. chauncy

    chauncy Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    I think you just take some needle nose and bend the screw..
    i have read that and think ive seen it done .
     
  3. Glen Smith

    Glen Smith RIP

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    I recently received a Wilkinson compensated and the saddles were wrong. Look at my pic and make sure your saddles are like this.
     

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  4. lionfeather

    lionfeather NEW MEMBER!

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    Glen, your picture clearly shows how it should be, it makes perfect sense. My question is regarding the center saddle. Did you have to replace that saddle? In other words are there two different types of saddles here? It looks to me that if it was flipped like the OP said he tried, it would indeed make no difference.
     
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