Hello fellow forum members.
I've got a cheapo (250€ range) BC Rich guitar, good for black metal etc, but I've got one problem. Whatever I do, I cannot intonate the guitar on BEADF#B, or any other tuning than standard, for that matter. I figure it is a cheapness problem, and the intonators are, let's say..not optimal for the job.
Am I wrong about it? Am I missing something? I've tried these gauges for strings: 9,10
But no avail. The 12th harmonic is always off at least 2.5/4 of a semitone.
Do you think the problem is unsolvable? Do I need a guitar specific for the tuning?
Thanks for your support,
I think your string gauges are way too small to be playing in that tuning. If you are having problems in D standard with 10s then I point to the guitar, but 10s in B? Na, up the gauge.