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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-26-2017, 05:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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How do you tune your guitar?

So, do you tune by ear? If not, which tuner do yo use?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-26-2017, 07:07 AM
 
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Re: How do you tune your guitar?

I use whatever I have in reach, some multi-effects, iPhone, other tuned guitar, or even song record if need to workout it.Sometime records are in between 440HZ. The most precise is off course guitar tuner. My favorite is old analogue Seiko tuner.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-26-2017, 10:34 AM
 
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Re: How do you tune your guitar?

Nowadays I have a tuner. For most of my teenage years, I used to tune to that looong B in For The Love of God. I think I can sing it within cents!
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Re: How do you tune your guitar?

I use a Korg DTR-2000
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Re: How do you tune your guitar?

TC polytune in band situations and at home I really like the Korg clip-on pitchhawk tuner - convenient, easy to use and accurate.
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Re: How do you tune your guitar?

I use an electric tuner to intonate the guitar when I first get it.
Then I use my ears from then on out until I change the strings again.
Every time I change the strings, I make sure the strings are well stretched.
Then, I tune by ear and double check it with an electric tuner one more time to make sure the whole thing is not sharp or flat a little.

I press down lightly at the fifth fret to tune each string except when tuning the high B string.
I put my first finger on the second fret on the G string and my pinky on the fifth fret on the B string.
I've done this for 20+ years now.

I noticed a long time ago that all of my guitars, (even though perfectly intonated) never sounded in tune to me as I got higher up on the neck.
It was always the high B and high E strings that let me down.
They always sounded a little off to me.
It was really noticeable if I was playing a chord high up on the neck.
I'd hear this wavering in the chord.
The chord was really out of tune to my ears.

I realized that tuning the B string the normal open way was not sounding good anywhere else on the neck.
So I thought why not tune fretted, avoiding the open strings.
This gives me way better results over the whole ranger of the neck when playing.

Just my $.02.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-27-2017, 09:05 AM
 
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Re: How do you tune your guitar?

An old Boss-TU-80. I think I'm going to get a clip on though.
I wonder what the consensus is on the best non-high end tuner. Without going to a strobe I mean.
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Re: How do you tune your guitar?

strobostomp app works great for $9.99 for home use. I prefer 0.1cent accuracy (not 1.0) with any tuner thus use Peterson.
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Re: How do you tune your guitar?

I use the Peterson app too - generally at home I use my real Peterson tuner since it's there, but for $10, having a really good guitar tuner in your pocket at all times is tough to beat.

Anyone tuning a guitar with a floating bridge entirely by ear, in this day and age, is crazy.
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Re: How do you tune your guitar?

I use a Boss TU-3.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-30-2017, 09:51 AM
 
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Re: How do you tune your guitar?

I bought a Peterson Turbostomp classic, and it has been a mixed blessing. On one hand, it's absolutely fantastic, 0.01 cent accuracy. The "downside" is that my ear has actually gotten better. I can now actually hear very small differences in tuning. I have a clip on tuner, and that tuner shows the string is in tune. The Peterson is more accurate and shows the small change +/-
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