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Mar 19, 2020 - 7:53:20 AM
87 posts since 12/12/2006

Hey y’all,

Well as stated all my other strings are in tune open and fretted as well as my intonation is on at the 12 feet on all strings. I can’t seem to figure out why it’s on my G string. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Cheers and stay safe!

Mar 19, 2020 - 8:01:17 AM
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236 posts since 4/11/2019

Try taking off your G-Sting and playing naked.

Is it still sharp??

Mar 19, 2020 - 8:58:09 AM

Emiel

Austria

9451 posts since 1/22/2003

The 3rd string is always a bit off…

Mar 19, 2020 - 9:56:30 AM

203 posts since 5/13/2009

There are a number of "compensated" bridges available to correct that problem.

https://www.elderly.com/collections/category_banjo-bridges?_=pf&pf_t_compensation=Compensation_compensated

Mar 19, 2020 - 10:12:40 AM

573 posts since 11/21/2018

youtube.com/watch?v=Q_xO_wHnAz8
If you really wanna go to town...
Yes, the G string is very often a tad sharp on banjos. Compensated bridge is a cheap easy try/fix. My old banjo required one. My "new one" (same pot) with a diffrent tailpiece and a new neck is fine with a straight bridge.

Mar 19, 2020 - 10:43:57 AM

rcc56

USA

2756 posts since 2/20/2016

A compensated bridge might or might not be necessary, but the first thing I would do is to change the string.

The next thing would be to move the bridge back 1 mm. and see if the instrument will temper out better. Mark your current bridge location before you move it.

If that doesn't take care of it, have a good repairman check for an inaccurately slotted nut and/or deeply grooved frets.

Mar 19, 2020 - 1:24:56 PM

71731 posts since 5/9/2007

A good compensated bridge improves the intonation on all banjos.

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