Quick Start

Here are the EXTREMELY Quick Start Instructions in 5 Easy steps. Should be done for EACH string:

STEP 1 (required): Activate Each EverTune saddle. Before even looking at a tuner. Loosen the tuning peg at the headstock until the string is slack. Then tighten the tuning peg WHILE plucking the note. Keep tightening the tuning peg and plucking the note until the pitch of the note stays constant. Then tighten the tuning peg 2 more half turns.

STEP 2 (required): Tune the string. Now plug in a tuner and pluck the note and check the tune. To tune the string, insert the EverTune hex key into the tuning hole RIGHT behind the saddle. The hole is VERY close to where the string comes out the saddle and it’s almost invisible. The hex Key should enter at an angle. Turn the hex key clockwise to increase the pitch and counter-clockwise to decrease the pitch. Remove the hex key and check the tune again. Repeat until the string is in tune. If the hex key becomes hard to turn suddenly, stop turning it to avoid damaging the saddle.

STEP 3 (required): Set the bend sensitivity. Pluck the string and tighten the tuning peg until the note goes sharp and then loosen the tuning peg until the note is EXACTLY back in tune. Leave it here for fastest bends and vibratos. For fast bends and maximum intonation, loosen the tuning peg another 1/8 turn. To turn bending off and always maintain perfect tune, loosen the tuning peg 2 more half turns.

STEP 4 (optional): Adjust String Length (Intonation). Make sure the string is in tune and setup to bend (steps 1-3). Now plug in a tuner, fret the 12th fret, and pluck the note. If the 12th fret note is sharp, loosen the tuning peg at the head stock a half turn, tighten the intonation screw 3 half turns (the intonation screw is the one on the very rear of the bridge), then reset the desired bend sensitivity (step 3). Now recheck the open note and 12th fret note and repeat until the open note and 12th fret note are both in tune. If the 12th fret note is flat, loosen the intonation screw 3 half turns then reset the desired bend sensitivity (step 3). Now recheck the open note and 12th fret note and repeat until both notes are in tune.

STEP 5 (optional): Adjust String Height (Action). To adjust string height, insert the EverTune hex key into the hex screw hole on the very top of the bridge. To raise the string height, turn the hex key counter-clockwise. To lower the string height, turn the hex key clockwise. Now reset the desired bend sensitivity (step 3).

More In Depth

UserManual-ET001

A Video Overview of What’s Going On Inside EverTune

Overview

Finding the Sweet Spot aka The Active Zone

Step 1: Am I In Zone2

Once in the Sweet Spot: It’s Time to Tune the Bridge with the Hex Key

Step 2: Tuning

Now It’s Time to set the Bend Sensitivity of Each Saddle with the Tuning Pegs

Step 3: Bending

Here’s how to set the intonation

Step 4: Intonating

Changing String Gauges and Tunings

What String Gauges and Tunings Will Work With EverTune

Adjusting the Action

Easy Action Adjustment