THE FERRET: Occasionally, you’ll find that
you’ll run out of room to intonate a string on the Gibson Tune-o-Matic tailpiece. And
the string saddles are removable, and they can either angle this way or they can angle
that way. So if you run out of room, you can actually turn the saddle around to get more
room. That’s going to be the case with our G string here today. So I’m going to have
to remove the retainer that holds the string saddles in to take that individual piece out
and turn it around and then put it back in place, so I can intonate the guitar properly.
Usually, you can do this fairly easily with a flat-head screwdriver. The wire is very
delicate so you need to be kinda careful when you’re doing it, and you basically want to
lift that over the string screws and then you can take the saddle out. If you have a
problem doing it with the guitar strung, you don’t want to force it off. You want to take
all the strings off, take the saddle off and then gently work the string retainer or the
saddle retainer loose.