Evtim Djerekarov Posted April 24, 2006 Report Share Posted April 24, 2006 For a long time, I have tried to make the first few frets of many electric guitars sound in tune, but, in practice there are always strings that sound a little higher in pitch, and compromises must be done when choosing the distance between the first fret and the nut. I don't know why, on most guitars, the distance between fret1 and the nut is a little longer than it should be. This leads to higher pitched notes on the first frets, accurate 12-th fret(when we do the intonation correctly), and lower pitched notes after the 12th fret. This led me to the idea, that movable saddles can be made at the nut, just as there are saddles on the bridge. This would make the guitar play almost perfectly in tune, as each string will have its ideal distance between fret1 and its corresponding nut saddle. Furthermore, this "device" may be made in such a way, that the height of the saddles(or the height of their base), may be adjustable too, so that one can tweak the string height at the nut. What do you think? Will it affect the tone of the guitar much? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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