thank for the help, I had a Savarez Allaince high tension on there, changed to a Hannabach Carbon, and the same thing. The 12th fret was just flat. Then changed to a Savarez Allaince reg tension, and the 12 frett sounded like a E... checked it with a chromatic tuner as well. And it checked fine.Pragueguy wrote:The first and easiest answer you will get from people who are experts - I am not - is the change the strings and see what happens. After having been doing my own very detailed string research on my guitar for about a year now I can tell you that something like 40% or maybe more of the treble strings - and not only the treble strings - are defective and come with intonation problems.
Including the situation of going flat as you go up the first (high E) string.
thanks Springwood, I will check it out... maybe I will have to change the nut as well.Springwood wrote:Here is a thought ,as it happened to me .In making the string tests as we all do,I found that with some of the synthetic thinner strings I was having intonation problems on the first string.To cut a long story short and after many evenings of cursing I eventually discovered that the thinner synthetic higher tension strings were pulling down excessively in to the nut groove.And in effect were jamming as I endeavoured to tension and tune them.After playing for a few minutes vibration I suppose allowed movement and the ?!?!! thing would be out of tune again.I eventually had a new nut cut and I have not had the problem ever again .At tension see if the string is pulling down excessively into the nut groove.Rarely do you ever hear of someone having this problem with any of the other 5 strings.
I go along with this too. I have been using Hannabach Goldin and experienced intonation and tuning problems and a sharp top E sound.pepe wrote:Yes, the mass is a very imporant factor in intonation, compensation, and quality of sound.