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My sx prob is with intonation, I set it up with the tuner on the 12th fret etc, but when I think I'm done I play a few chords and D or A is out. Also my G string is almost way back into the bridge with next to no adjustment left ??? I need help. Thank you.

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G would normally be further forward than the others. You probably adjusted that one the wrong way. If using a floating tremolo, also adjust the spring tension to match tuning.

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If you have a floating bridge such as a flloyd rose you will have this problem unless you followed the instructions for changing strings. The instructions are on the net for various manufacturers. Ibanez, BC Rich and flloyd rose all have good instructions. There are other good sites to explain bridge and intonation adjustments. You have to remember that new strings have to stretch in before they can be tuned accurately. My son has a Jemm that he does one string at a time and lets them sit. You also have to take string guage into account. Different guages tune differently especially if you are mixing the guages. http://www.fretnotguitarrepair.com/Electric_Guitar_Intonation.htm is a good place to start. Hope this helps.

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