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    IMHO & hands-on experience, string tension comparison of unwound fluoro low-G (~0.0358) vs. wound low-G (~0.030) will have MORE of an effect on intonation than saddle compensation.

    If you leave the existing saddle, the WOUND low-G will intonate better than an UN-wound low-G.

    Difference can be as much as +/- 10-12 cents intonation (usually '+' as in SHARP), but most folks lack the hearing perception for this and will only see it if they use an electronic tuner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Booli View Post
    IMHO & hands-on experience, string tension comparison of unwound fluoro low-G (~0.0358) vs. wound low-G (~0.030) will have MORE of an effect on intonation than saddle compensation.

    If you leave the existing saddle, the WOUND low-G will intonate better than an UN-wound low-G.

    Difference can be as much as +/- 10-12 cents intonation (usually '+' as in SHARP), but most folks lack the hearing perception for this and will only see it if they use an electronic tuner.
    That's been my experience too. I don't even bother with the unwound strings anymore.
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