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Slide Guitar - Open Tuning pt.2

Richard Lundmark 307 lessons

In this part we discuss how the intonation of your guitar is affected by raising the string height. As I mentioned in my setup tutorial about string height vs. intonation, the pitch of a string raised it the string height is too high, or if the truss rod has too much of a bow. The position of the fret to create the accurate pitch corresponding to our equal temperament system is to a large extent dependent on a correct string height. If you plan only to play slided notes this is not a problem. However, if you wish to be able to go between regular fretted playing and slide playing, you should opt to find the minimum string height possible without getting into problem with fret noise when using the slide. And, of course, also intonate your instrument every time you raise the height; adjust truss rod or such things. Please see my setup tutorial if you are unfamiliar with this topic.

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