Electric Guitar Bridge Adjustment
Note that the bridge hardware may differ a bit on various guitars but the concepts and process are the same.
Electric guitar bridge adjustment. Electric guitar bridges tune o matic tom bridges. Remember when adjusting the electric guitar bridge tremolo springs to constantly tune your guitar while doing so. The saddles on a tune o matic style bridge are raised and lowered as a unit. Laying the guitar across your lap will work in a pinch but can be cumbersome.
If your bridge is an older style six screw tremolo strat or a fixed bridge telecaster your only adjustment is the string saddles. Plug your guitar into the tuner and perform these steps on each string. The action is how a guitar plays specifically the distance of the strings to the fingerboard. If the strings sit too high theyre hard to fret.
Use an electric tuner and set it up for the tuning youre going to use. You want the bridge to float perfectly parallel to the guitar body. Adjusting the action on a guitar is key to making sure that it sounds as good as it did the day you got it. The exercises in this video lesson show you how to adjust for sharp or flat frets the tips ensure your.
Adjusting the action and intonation on your electric guitar affects your instruments sound. You can get your instrument to tune pretty easily by doing something called adjusting guitar intonation or like others like to call it guitar bridge tuning. Setting guitar intonation adjust electric guitar intonation this video refers to strat all instruments ranging from 75 fretboard radius up to 95 but even more and will also work on the 6. For example a spanish guitar could be tuned this way while still having good major bar chord tuning.
Tune your guitar normally. Follow these steps to get your guitar to tune in every position.