Stew Posted July 5, 2005 Report Share Posted July 5, 2005 (edited) A friend gave me his Hamer XT series DuoTone (semi-hollow electric/acoustic). It's a short scale set neck guitar. It's got some problems. First, the intonation is horrible. Action is not too bad, a little hard to chord above 4th fret and major string buzz when playing C note on the 5th string. I'm thinking the fret must be a little high at the 5th fret since it's slight at C# on the same string, and no buzz on D. Problem is how do you do an intonation setup on this guitar? The bridge is one straight bone bar with no compansation. Do you intonate by manipulating the truss rod? Tightening will make the buzz worse, in fact fret out completely, and loosening will raise the action possibly eliminating the fret buzz. What's the compromise? Also I just installed new strings (.010 - .046 Elixer Polyweb lite). What do I do? Edited July 5, 2005 by Stew Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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