I’ve just changed strings on my bass and am having an issue. No matter how far I put the saddles forward, the intonation is still flat. To the point that I can’t put them forward anymore.
They are a different string manufacturer. The new ones are Dunlop Superbrights. After doing some research, others have had the same issues with these strings. The issue is consistent across all four strings.
I’m fairly confident that it is not anything else on the bass. I’ve checked the truss rod, etc. Intonation was not an issue with the previous strings.
Also, the strings that were on it (Sadowsky Blue Label [I think]), I don’t think they make anymore. The threads I saw about this issue recommended D’Addario strings instead.
I’m trying to understand this though as it is not something I’d expect to happen. Anyone have anything to say about this? Is this a tension thing?