I'm setting the intonation one of of my RGs, and have run into a bit of a snag.
The low E string's intonation is all out of whack. If I play harmonics, it's perfect - the open string, 5th fret harmonic and 12th fret harmonic are all spot-on.
However, if I fret the 5th fret, or the 12th fret, it's WAY sharp. I assume that this means that the bridge is too close to the center of the string, and that I need to make the vibrating length of the string longer. The thing is, the saddle for this string is already all the way back, and WAY behind the rest of the saddles on the guitar. In fact, even the 5th fret fretted note is quite a bit sharp.
What could be the problem?
(Drew joke = instant Simmons btw)
I always thought adjusting saddle intonation was about moving the saddle to make the harmonics match the fretted notes, not just tuning the harmonics?