Hi, maybe one of you guys will be able to help:
as much as I love my new Schecter, I am still struggling to set it up to my liking (or set it up at all in fact).
On my old Dean I have a Floyd Rose bridge, which is currently locked for good. I had it set up for a long time at a guitar tech, and it’s been a long time since I made any changes to string gauge, so that one did not require too much attention from me, so I never learned how to take care of that on my own.
However with the Schecter things are not that smooth for me - it came with ridiculously high action, horribly unbalanced strings and poor intonation.
Once I changed strings to somewhat usable set (9-80 - still a little too floppy on the low end, I will try some heavier gauge next time) and lowered the action, it became playable - with the neck fortunately not needing any adjustment, at least not that I am aware of, but the curvature is similar to what I am experiencing on my Dean - near straitght with slight relief. So far so good.
But I am stuck trying to intonate it and seem to be unable to do so.
Strings from E to E are almost perfect, B and F# is where trouble begin, with both strings going flat at 12th fret, and no more room to compensate - saddles are as close to the neck as the screws will go, loosening them do not move the saddles forward anymore.
What gives? Are there any solutions?
I hate that I can’t really use powerchords on the low end, as everything goes out of the tune resulting in a sonic mess.
EDIT: Sorry, forgot to mention - it is a Hipshot fixed bridge.