What tuner are you using

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  1. frankd

    frankd Well-Known Member

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    Ive used Demerol and diazapan
     
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    I bet it has a Buddy Holley carb in it!
     
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    That means you're feeling no pain.
     
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    I've never found one that is as good as what my ears tell me.
     
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    You can hear pitch to a fraction of a cent? Interesting.
     
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    Do these tuning forks and perfect hearing work at small, noisy, smoky and dark clubs/pubs/gigs after you've had a couple of beers? The TC polyphonic tuner does...
    :io:
     
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    frankd Well-Known Member

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    Are after I come home from running a machine for 10-14 hrs straight that cranks out more noise decibel wise than Townsend ever did
    And I have the TV on 65 and IM saying what huh evertime the ole ladys lips move?
     
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    I let Mitch answer that one.
     
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    I'm sure that I do not, but the accuracy of a tuner depends on a steady, not too hard or too soft, strike of the pick to be accurate. Tuning always seems to be off a little when I had tried them in the past.
    The big plus one offers when gigging, is that one can tune without vol. I no longer gig so there is no longer a need. Of the 3 that I owned, the Korg DTR 1000 was the best, but I would still end up doing a slight tuning adjustment after it said I was in tune. Inconsistency in picking, floating bridge, I'm not sure which, but I would always fall back on my ears after the tuner said I was good. They do seem to be more accurate with a fixed bridge over a floating one.

    I would roll back the vol and with a clean tone, hit the harmonics at the 12th fret one string at a time while standing in front of my amp. Developing a good ear allows one to adjust mid song as well. Drinking was not a problem as I don't, however vitamin M on the other hand......

    Jeff
     
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    The tuning genuinely does go off when you play softer or harder, or move the guitar, so you just need to get it as close as possible in the playing position. The note also changes pitch as it decays from the initial strike. Tuners give you a great deal more accuracy then you actually need. They are also a staggering amount more accurate then you can hear.
     
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    ^ Jeff, if you can do that mid gig then more power to you. Personally, it'd be the two hopes:

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    No hope.

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    Get a Boss TU-3, see them used for $50. Great tuning pedal :yesway:
     
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    Hi, I've been using a Planet Waves Tru Strobe WP_20160914_001.jpg
    Reasonably cheap ($69 here in Oz), accurate to+/- 0.1 cent. This shows quite well how the note goes sharp when first picked & more so the harder its picked. The tuner is quite sensitive so a very light pick is all that is needed, then allow the note to stabilize & tune. Can be calibrated from 400Hz to 499Hz, 6 programmable detune modes, Buzz Feiten mode & true bypass with through or muted output. The strobe screen is orange backlit. My only gripe is that the screen could be a little larger for my old eyes. Solid cast body. Cheers
     
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    When I used a fixed bridge, the quick reach and turn of a tuning peg of the string that needed it, took a fraction of a sec longer than the fine tune knob on one of my Floyds. I would always plan the moment when I tried doing this around what I was playing at the time in the song.(trying to play around or avoid the string that needs tuning until it could be tweaked). It all goes back to my point of developing a good ear. This did not happen overnight for me, nor do I have perfect pitch, but having an ear for knowing a string needs adjustment is nice to have. The adjustments made while playing were usually to sharpen a string that had gone slightly flat from bending them. Elderly Instruments in my home town sells t-shirts that say "Tune it or die" on them. lol I have one.
    Jeff
     
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    What' s for 528 Hz ?

    I use 440 Hz for A string .

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    I have a tuner app on my phone, a cordoba clip on tuner (courtesy of Sp8ctre), a built in tuner on my Mustang amp, and my Vox ToneLab also has a tuner. Recently the Cordoba has been getting the most use.
     
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    An ear for what needs tuning is vital, but the audience doesn't need to listen to you doing it, particularly mid song. which is why you mute and use a pedal.
     
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    The majority of members here are rather handy, including working on their own guitars. This thread leads me to wonder what everyone is using to intonate if you are being economical about your tuner selection. Do you feel that an economical tuner is sufficient for intonaring or do you use another method?
     

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