How to adjust the intonation on your PRS Guitar with a Tremolo Bridge
- Intonation should be one of the last adjustments done to your PRS - after adjusting the neck relief, setting the action, properly stretching the strings, and tuning to pitch.
- Start by setting the pickup selector to the neck pickup and rolling the tone knob back to about 7 or 8. This will help remove the overtones of the string to allow for more accurate tuning measurement.
- After all the strings are properly stretched and tuned to pitch, play the 12th fret note of a string with a regular playing grip.
- If the 12th fret note is sharp, adjust the saddle of that string further from the headstock with clockwise rotations on the intonation screw. If the 12th fret note is flat, adjust the saddle closer to the headstock with counterclockwise rotations of the intonation screw.
- Be sure to use the correct sized screwdriver to avoid damaging the brass intonation screws.
- Retune each string and double-check the 12th fret notes until each string plays in tune.