Hi all, I was hoping someone here might be willing to share your general process for final adjustment of the intonation with a compensated bridge.
I'm waiting for the varnish to cure on my first F5, and am having to physically restrain myself from stringing it back up and getting it set up.
I have a cumberland bridge, and the compensation is roughed in to the saddle. When I strung it up in the white, everything sounded reasonably close, but I imagine some fine tuning will result in a vast improvement in intonation. I did some searching around, but don't have a good sense for the best order of operation in terms of fine tuning the intonation and compensation at the bridge. Is it pretty much just a trial and error process? Which string course do you try to keep closest to the "correct/intended" scale length? How narrow (generally) do you try to get the "ledges" where the strings break across the saddle (they are ~1/8 or so now).
Thanks as always.