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  • #46
    Thanks.
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    • #47
      They didn't make this a sticky? Damn... good thing I bookmarked it


      Jazz handles the FAQ. I think he is planning on adding this.
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      • #48
        I'm setting up one of my basses, dropped a full step on all strings with .110's.

        I was surprised how much I needed to loosen the truss rod. It was fine in the winter. How does the climate change the neck?

        Also, do your guidelines still serve a good starting point with large strings and dropped tuning?

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        • #49
          I think I'm having an intonation issue, but I'm not sure. Here it goes. After I tune my E, I'd fret the 5th, but the tuner would read A but slightly flat. I move to the 7th, and I get even flatter B. So, then I try your intonation test method. I fret the 12th, and let harmonics ring on the 12th. Well, they match up pretty well. So, I'm not sure where this problem starts. When I'm just playing, it rarely sounds off, but it does sound off sometimes.

          My guesses
          1. My current tuner is inept. (PodXT onboard)
          2. My fretting fingers are inept.
          3. My bass needs your TLC.

          I get my tuner back today, so I'll try again.
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          • #50
            Also, do your guidelines still serve a good starting point with large strings and dropped tuning?


            Good question. The short answer is yes. The longer explanation is, the heavier gauge the string, the more likely you need to jack the action up a bit. However, the difference between an E string and an A string might only be five to ten thousandths of an inch. However, the difference between what is an ideal height on the E string for me and the ideal height of the E string for someone like Catphish might be forty thousandths. What you want to do is get close with a measurement, adjust to taste, normalize the heights across the radius of the board and then do a final measurement so the next time you setup the bass you already know exactly what heights you want. That is the key, you will be able to repeat a consistent setup across instruments and over time if you know what measurements work for you.
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            • #51
              I think I'm having an intonation issue, but I'm not sure. Here it goes. After I tune my E, I'd fret the 5th, but the tuner would read A but slightly flat. I move to the 7th, and I get even flatter B. So, then I try your intonation test method. I fret the 12th, and let harmonics ring on the 12th. Well, they match up pretty well. So, I'm not sure where this problem starts. When I'm just playing, it rarely sounds off, but it does sound off sometimes.

              My guesses
              1. My current tuner is inept. (PodXT onboard)
              2. My fretting fingers are inept.
              3. My bass needs your TLC.

              I get my tuner back today, so I'll try again.


              My guess is your current tuner is not precise enough to make optimal adjustments. However, the amount of downward force applied to the string behind the fret and the distance the string has to travel towards the fretboard to contact the fret both create variances in intonation. How flat are these notes measuring and are you fretting them directly behind each fret with the same amount of force applied to each note?

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              • #52
                *Snipped help*


                Thanks a lot.

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                • #53
                  Word.
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                  • #54
                    You're right about how much pressure I apply. I wasn't getting a consistant reading because of that. Noob mistake. And, the tuner had something to do with it, too! I got my Peterson back, and it's in a much better shape now. I will bring it anyways next time.
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                    • #55
                      You're right about how much pressure I apply. I wasn't getting a consistant reading because of that. Noob mistake. And, the tuner had something to do with it, too! I got my Peterson back, and it's in a much better shape now. I will bring it anyways next time.


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                      • #56
                        I'm beginning to believe it's true.
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                        • #57
                          Rummy - your post brings up a systemic issue with setting up instruments. You witnessed first hand how your left hand pressure affects intonation. No matter how well you are able to set up the instrument, your playing style is going to impact things like intonation. Thus, the best setups factor in the players style. This is one reason it helps to know how to do your own setups, you know your style better than anyone else.
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                          • #58
                            *cough* er...why has the informative part of the thread been removed? and I can't find your pdf's anymore kindness...
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                            • #59
                              http://acapella.harmony-central.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1744009
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                              • #60


                                Jeez, feel like I'm on TB or something all of a sudden getting hit with all this "knowledge"...



                                Yeah, I agree !!

                                Makes you realise all the other *@~# you get hit with here

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