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I have a BC rich bolt on body bass guitar..IT SUKS!! it has intonation problems like crazy. I had 250.00 dollars in electronic repairs..new potts new pickups..new bridge..new strings and a new body works. the bass just wont intonate. and still wont.. the saddles are all the way back on all strings and I still cant get the damn thing to intonate. Dammit!! The sound is flat non resonating. I am a active musician and this is about to be a useless piece of wall art very soon..I need help! What do I do with this expensive nightmare it is a BC Rich Warlock

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    Joe Patch Mar 06, 2013

    One more thing, I have NEVER seen any guitar have to have the saddles all the way back. Sounds like you may be going the wrong way or not sure of what you hear while trying to set it. My top 2 strings are at halfway, My D is about 2/3 forward, and my bottom G is about 3/4 forward. This should be a close approximation to yours.

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TAKE THE LOSS AND START OVER. YOU PUT TOO MUCH MONEY INTO IT ALREADY UNLESS IT'S AMERICAN MADE......SORRY

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Obviously, Mike Rodgers has misunderstood the question and has no idea what intonation is. I have the exact same guitar in flame red and mine works great, it comes with the badass 2 tailpiece. I am using ROTOSOUND swing bass strings. The guage of the strings makes a big difference. I do agree with Kreesha to a point but that a loose tuner would not stop intonation setting, it just wouldn't stay tight. Knowing how to set it properly is the key. Stabilize the tuning(if you have a bad machine head) or replace. The 12th fret harmonic should be the same as that fret pitch when checked with a tuner. IF you have changed the neck for any reason, it may be a different scale. Check thoroughly.

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Guitar manufacturers use generally one of two different knob types: (1) knob has a small set screw of some type holding it on or (2) press fit onto the shaft of the tuneing pot (volume knob in your case).
Now, the problem is if it is NOT a set screw type, it is press fit. You see press fit used most of the time on lower-end instruments (and a few high end). The BEST way to get a stuck volume know off is to get a shoe string, loop part of it under the knob, brace the guitar firmly and PULL SLOWLY WITH FORCE. Realize that it is possible to damage the guitar if you **** on the string too hard.
I have never seen where a stuck know did not come off (or hear of someone breaking their guitar doing it).
I have also resorted to using a small screwdriver: work it way under the know and gently twist it to loosen it so it can be pulled off with a string or your hands.
Be carefull not to scratch your guitar!
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Hi,

It sounds to me like you have a machine head that needs to be replaced. That is the only possible thing left, and it has certainly happened to me before. I have been playing and building guitars for about 25 years now as a serious hobbiest. So I'm not just shooting in the dark about this. The fix is inexpensive and an easy replacement. Your string gauge is not the problem.

Hope this helps.

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There are good videos of guitar setup on YouTube. Search for them.

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