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(@davec)
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Well recently I got a new guitar and although I'm not expecting to have perfect intonation across the whole neck, i don't feel 25-40 cent sharp at the 24th fret to be acceptable, lol.
It did have set of 9's on to start with but i changed those to 10 to 52's. So i've already tried adjusting the truss rod, intonation screws, saddle height. Currently i can't think of anything else i could try to get it more playable.. and would prefer not to pay £50-60 to have it sorted, anyone have any ideas?

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(@ricochet)
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Just play slide on it above the 12th fret. :D

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(@davec)
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Slide doesn't really fit in with my style of playing :p

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(@ricochet)
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Have you tried it with the 9s that came on it, to see if it intonates better?

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(@davec)
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Nope, bit late to do that now too, lol

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(@trguitar)
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Hmmm ... I have a couple of 24 fret guitars and I have never checked the intonation at the 24th fret. I don't think I care to now. :lol: For each given string guage, there will be one action or string height at which the intonation will be on at both the 12th and 24th fret .... no? I suppose you have to find that action and be happy with it, or be happy with the upper frets being out a bit.

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(@ricochet)
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Play everything up there a fret lower and bend up to it. :mrgreen:

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(@trguitar)
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Truth be told, I think I bend most notes I play up there anyhow ........ all while making my Sgt. Fury guitar face. :lol:

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