As you may know, ET Guitars is in the middle of cutting me an RG7 body to match my 28" conversion neck. A thought came to me regarding the position of the bridge. I plan to downtune three half-steps to (low to high) G#, C#... C#
I'm not particularly fond of heavy-ass strings, but I thought that it may be worthwhile moving the bridge back a hair to accomodate the additional intonation range that may be required. I know that the Caparison HGS series has the bridge moved back 3mm for this very purpose. I'm not sure if the fact that the scale length of 28" (nearly the length of an Intrepid) has any effect.
I'm going to use a Hipshot flat-mount bridge in a similar style to those of the Agile Intrepid. Does anyone know if the Intrepid bridges are moved back slightly to accomodate the extra intonation range required for the low F#?
Does anyone have any advice? Obviously, this is something that I want to get right.
EDIT: I found a pic that demonstrates the maximum and minimum positions of the Hipshot saddles. I don't know if this helps with anything...
I don't know anything about moving the bridge back, but what I can say is that tuning is the same tuning my friends in Interlock used, and they had 25.5" scale guitars for most of the bands life. One used a 68 and the other a 70 for the G#, and having played the guitar with the 68 I can say it was fine tension wise for my tastes. And I use a 60 for my low B. So, you'll probably find the bridge will work fine for you in the "standard" location for a bridge at that scale.