Nut and Saddle Compensation

  

Nut and saddle compensation make my guitars play much more in tune to the equally tempered scale than most other guitars.  This makes them sound more musical with more clarity as a consequence of congruent harmonics across strings.  Sure, nut compensation goes back a while, but the techniques used are often fairly primitive or fall into the “one size fits all” category.  The amount of compensation required is different for every set-up and every player.  It depends on the string type, active string length, the height of each string above each fret and how much pressure the player uses to fret a note.  Change any of these and you need a different solution.  My computerised techniques allow nut and saddle compensation to be computed quickly (for standard string sets) for both classical and steel string guitars and for standard and non-standard tunings.  I have invested a considerable amount of time measuring string properties, so I can get most results quickly.  If I need to measure string properties (usually only for non-standard strings) it takes me a little longer.  

  

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