I want to raise the action a tad of my Schecter Omen Extreme 6, because there is a bit of fret buzz on the 5th fret 1st string, and a bit around the higher frets as well (same string). But I know that if you raise the action, your intonation will go out of whack and I know that you have to raise it to sharpen it, so what do I do if I need to raise it but the saddles are already touching the bridge and can't go any further?
Unscrew a saddle so that the screw comes out completely. Turn the saddle through 180 degrees, and replace. It'll give another 2 or 3 mm of adjustment. The intonation looks a little out to me, as B strings are usually longer than the 1st and 3rd.To raise the action, use the two screws at either side of the bridge. Moving saddles tends to change the intonation rather than the string height.
Simple unstring, pull up the bridge (nothing holds it) and rotate 180 degree and put down. As I see current the nut in high E is wide enough to fit even the low E string. I risk the hypothesis that now the bridge is (accidentally) rotated compared to the factory at some past repair action.
- All your saddles will rotated.
- One extra millimeter for all strings
- your screws will be accessed from neck/pickup side which may (or may not) convenient than current opposite side