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Intonation Problem
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Hello. I have a modern Washburn banjo that am converting over to nylon strings. I installed a new tailpiece, Labella strings, and a Joel Hooks Converse bridge. The problem is that the 1st string is…Continue

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David Connelly replied to Ethan Schwartz's discussion LaBella 17 intonation issues
"This is very similar to a problem I posted recently. It was labella 17's and it went away when I replaced them. It just so happens that I replaced them with Nylguts. Gratefully Jodi and Joel helped me out in the forum. …"
Jul 21
David Connelly replied to David Connelly's discussion Intonation Problem
"Good advice Joel. I generally never stretch my strings, though I am not entirely certain that I did not in this case. Thanks again."
Jul 1
Joel Hooks replied to David Connelly's discussion Intonation Problem
"Right, get new strings.  It is rare, but you have a false string.   Don't use any of the stretching tricks that people post on youtube or banjo hangout.  Put the strings on, tune them up one full step above standard pitch…"
Jul 1
David Connelly replied to David Connelly's discussion Intonation Problem
"Joel you crazy S.O.B. it worked. I still had to cant it in the opposite direction. Albeit a bit less severely. But i was easily able to intonate the bridge. Hazzah! Thanks fellas!"
Jun 30
David Connelly replied to David Connelly's discussion Intonation Problem
"I'll give it a shot tonight. Thanks for the suggestion Mr. hooks. I agree that scale length should not matter."
Jun 30
Joel Hooks replied to David Connelly's discussion Intonation Problem
"Take the string off, and put it back on flipped, see what happens. I’m surprised by the scale, but that should not matter... it just does not conform to the Gibson scale that pretty much all import banjos use."
Jun 30
David Connelly replied to David Connelly's discussion Intonation Problem
"I agree. It is long. Honestly I was surprised. I hope you are right about the bum string. I think I'm going to up the gauge knowing now how long the scale length is."
Jun 30
Jody Stecher replied to David Connelly's discussion Intonation Problem
"Wow, that's a long scale! Sounds like a bum string to me. "
Jun 30
David Connelly replied to David Connelly's discussion Intonation Problem
"Well. The washburn website lists the scale length at 27.5. But when i measure from nut to 12th it comes in 13 and 5/8ths. So that would put scale length a little less than listed. If I intonate the 3rd string dead nuts, it falls a little under 27.5,…"
Jun 30
Jody Stecher replied to David Connelly's discussion Intonation Problem
"Without seeing the whole banjo I can only guess. Is the nut cut peculiarly?  What is the scale length/ the length of the vibrating string from nut to bridge when the bridge is placed so that there is an octave harmonic (overtone) at fret 12? To…"
Jun 30
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Intonation Problem

Hello. I have a modern Washburn banjo that am converting over to nylon strings. I installed a new tailpiece, Labella strings, and a Joel Hooks Converse bridge. The problem is that the 1st string is incredibly flat. Now Ive been playing bluegrass banjo for 30 years and Ive had to cant my bridges to get  the intonation right in the past. But this time I have to really getthe bridge crooked to get the D string even close. With the result being that the 2nd string is now way sharp. Is it a bad…See More
Jun 29
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