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    Quote Originally Posted by xjbebop View Post
    the correct answer is:
    5/64 allen - intonation
    1.5mm - saddle height

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    Quote Originally Posted by xjbebop View Post
    the correct answer is:
    5/64 allen - intonation
    1.5mm - saddle height

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji Peterson View Post
    this!
    Yep, looks like it....
    Adjusting Intonation (Majesty)-wp_20140630_18_33_47_pro-jpg

    So, not ALL of my EBMMs....
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    Great picture. Thanks !!

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    FWIW, my long t-handle 2.0 mm worked well for the intonation, and seemed to fit without excess play. Seems strange that the saddles would be metric (1.5 mm) and the intonation would be 5/64.
    I'm a newb guitar player, but have set up a few guitars for my boy. Can I ask how to get the bridge cover off? I've been having a little trouble getting my action low, and feel better about tweaking the intonation while I can see the screws, rather than going by "feel" through the access holds.

    Does anyone have any instructions regarding lowering or raising the bridge via the posts? I realize that the individual saddles offer adjustment, but I am drawn to the bridge posts. I just don't want to damage anything. Any tips would be appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warg Master View Post
    Yep, looks like it....
    Adjusting Intonation (Majesty)-wp_20140630_18_33_47_pro-jpg

    So, not ALL of my EBMMs....

    How'd you remove the bridge cover? I'd like to do this for when I adjust intonation. It seems like it'd make things go faster.

    Quick question for anyone reading:

    When adjusting intonation on the Majesty, if I'm getting sharp tones I'd need to make the string longer by turning counter clockwise right? This should loosen the string, elongating it resulting in a lower pitch?

    I've been trying to get my G in tune. So far the octave is about 2 cents sharp and the harmonic is right on. Any advise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohdamnitsdevin View Post
    How'd you remove the bridge cover? I'd like to do this for when I adjust intonation. It seems like it'd make things go faster.

    Quick question for anyone reading:

    When adjusting intonation on the Majesty, if I'm getting sharp tones I'd need to make the string longer by turning counter clockwise right? This should loosen the string, elongating it resulting in a lower pitch?

    I've been trying to get my G in tune. So far the octave is about 2 cents sharp and the harmonic is right on. Any advise?
    Devin, see the last paragraph for intonation:

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    This thread is more interesting than I thought! That cover on the bridge surely makes things a tad bit difficult IMO.


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    Good Question and Good Answer !! Thank You

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohdamnitsdevin View Post
    How'd you remove the bridge cover? I'd like to do this for when I adjust intonation. It seems like it'd make things go faster.

    Quick question for anyone reading:

    When adjusting intonation on the Majesty, if I'm getting sharp tones I'd need to make the string longer by turning counter clockwise right? This should loosen the string, elongating it resulting in a lower pitch?

    I've been trying to get my G in tune. So far the octave is about 2 cents sharp and the harmonic is right on. Any advise?
    I remember it this way "too Low means too Long, so turn Left". Obviously, then "too sort is too sharp so turn right".

    Just take care when placing your finger for the fretted note. When fretting the note, placing your finger just a hair too much to one side or another will bend the note a few cents sharper than it might otherwise be. Remember there is 100 cents between the pitch of one fret and the next. Accidentally microbending a note one or two cents off is easy to do. (The low-E and G strings are most sensitive to this).

    And ALWAYS tune and test the intonation with the guitar in playing position and not lying on it's back (unless you play the guitar in that position). Gravity is not a myth, especially with floating trems. (Try it and see - check your tuning between the two positions).

    And just to clear any confusion, if the open string is in tune the harmonic is already in tune too (because the relationship between the harmonic and the open string is fixed by mother nature, unless the string is bad or the pickups are too high). The harmonic is convenient because being the same pitch as the fretted note people with super accurate ears can listen for a difference (though most of us can't consistently identify notes less than about 1 cent off).

    Also re: the EBMM FAQ that agt linked, I'm gonna email someone about that. It's poorly written and the 19th fret thing makes no sense at all (and that harmonic should not match any fretted note perfectly, for the same reason that tuning using the 5th and 7th fret harmonics is to be avoided).
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    Has something changed since 2014? 5/64th for intonation isnt working for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by or8ital View Post
    Has something changed since 2014? 5/64th for intonation isnt working for me.
    nevermind I figured it out. Some of the holes were lined up with the screws.

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    How to Remove the Bridge Cover

    Hi,

    There is a picture above (re-attached here) that shows the JP guitar bridge cover removed to allow clear access to the intonation screws.

    How does one remove that cover?
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    Quote Originally Posted by or8ital View Post
    Has something changed since 2014? 5/64th for intonation isnt working for me.
    Old post, but 5/64 is 1.984 mm. So, chances are it really a 2.0 mm allen wrench. This makes sense considering the saddle height screw is 1.5 mm.

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    Music Man specs include both 2 mm and 5/64", perhaps the only occasion when the closest imperial size is close enough.

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