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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by boneyguy, Apr 24, 2019.
Am I seeing some of those machine heads stopping in a downward direction?
There's something wrong with my tuner (shake tuner here)....it worked this morning...
alright I believe you.........
No, I didn't notice the screw....but I'll bet that helps with creating a stronger vibrational contact....
I don't find it much of an issue.
I never felt the need for a tuner-pedal, I use clip-tuners instead - Korg and some no-names - nothing fancy, but they work. They have to work with chromatic settings as I frequently use some open-G/open-D tunings.
But mostly it's about adjusting D, g and b-string and it's not really time-consuming, usually it's done, while our singer announces the next song.
12 strings on stage...
I once was able to do it with the help of pitch pipes.
Back in the days some people were even using the pulse dialing telephone tone signal, as it was said to be the concert pitch 440 Hz - it wasn't, it was slightly off (between 425 - 450 Hz, due to the year).
But when I got my first cliptuner I sort of stopped trying.....I'd say, I'm out of training a bit.
The guy in the shop said it was in tune when I bought it...
I remember reading that in Vienna there was an accurate tuning tone available on the phone system.
Kind of like the old "talking clock" service.
I have fond memories of the little Seiko tuner I bought in 1983...
I can see the point of people disliking the looks of a clip-on since I'm a little obsessed with headstocks myself. But when It comes to actual playing its sound over looks so leave your fetish at home and tune those darn wires with whatever does the job right and fast.
My favourite is the t.c. polytone clip. Fast tracking, accurate unobtrusive looks, polyphonic for the occasional quick check (which is useless for me since this only works for standard-tuning) and an accelerometer to keep the display legible according to its rotation. And since its price is down to 30€ theres one in every guitarcase.
Never gig without a backup.
Dial tone in the US is a combination of two frequencies: 350 Hz and 440 Hz. So if you can still find a phone with a dial tone you *can* use it to tune if you can focus on the 440 Hz tone and not the 350 Hz tone.
I play a half step out of tune.
I love them. have you seen the latest version that fits inside the soundhole of an acoustic guitar? Very cool.
Way back in the 60's (I think) I had a little mechanical tuner. I am trying to remember details but they aren't coming to me. I think it might have been included in my build-it-yourself Heathkit Harmony guitar package. It was a little box with a window, inside of which was a litlle spring thing with a red line on it. It was set for one particular note, maybe an open D-string or such. When you tuned to just the right frequency, the spring thing would oscillate and the red line would become a blurry red blob. That meant you were in tune, and you could use that string as a reference for all the others. It didn't work very well, I don't think I ever really used it after the first attempt.
I have seen those as well as a version that has a ' wing' with a screw hole AND long screw so it can be mounted on rear of headstock through existing tuning gear mounting hole- stays secure...
ooh! I have to look for that one!
Sometimes it's just the alcohol.
I've used one at home for years....they are great.....but I still won't use it onstage....