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If you are at the end of adjustment and the saddle won't move any more, you can find longer screws (they might be metric) if you are trying to make the string shorter, or you can remove the spring-it's not really needed- if you need to make the string longer. I would not start adjusting the truss rod or anything else. Intonation is simply the length of the ...
For a given tension and thickness of string, making the string longer lowers the pitch. If your open string was in tune, but your 12th fret was flat, you would want to shorten the string or lengthen if the 12th fret was sharp.
I assume you're talking about adjusting a guitar's intonation. You need to compare the pitch of the fretted note on the 12th fret with the harmonic on the 12th fret. If the fretted note is higher than the harmonic, this means that the distance between the saddle and the 12th fret of that string is too short, i.e. you need to move the saddle back such that ...
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