Headstock tuners look stupid and unprofessional

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by 3-Chord-Genius, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. 3-Chord-Genius

    3-Chord-Genius Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    8,952
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2015
    Location:
    Winchester, VA
    But they aRe the type that seems to suit me best. I had floor pedal tuners but as I got Older it became more difficult to see them, especially in the bright sunlight. Headstock tuNers are right there where I can see them, are quite Accurate, and if I place them behind the headstock it minimizes their appearance. But there's still that little clip thing visible from the front that screams "novice!" The other problem is that I like to clamp my capo on the headstock when not using it, and it gets a little crowded there.

    What would be super-cool, would be a headstock tuner that instead of clipping onto the headstock, was able to be affixed directly to the back of it, completely out of sight. Perhaps have a piece that screws onto the back of the headstock permanently, then the tuner has a quick-release that allows you to attach and detach from it.
     
  2. backporchmusic

    backporchmusic Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    5,125
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Location:
    USA
    I can see it clearly.
     
  3. Torren61

    Torren61 Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Posts:
    7,267
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2013
    Location:
    Humboldt County, CA
    Especially now the rain is gone...
     
    stepvan, SamIV, Bassman8 and 33 others like this.
  4. homesick345

    homesick345 Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    6,928
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2012
    Location:
    Beirut, Lebanon
    Clip it on the amp and tune like a boss
     
    stepvan, Geo, rand z and 10 others like this.
  5. 3-Chord-Genius

    3-Chord-Genius Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    8,952
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2015
    Location:
    Winchester, VA
    I'm thinking something like those little pieces that stay on the bottom of a DSLR camera, where it can be quickly attached and released from the tripod. Something like that system, but smaller, for a headstock tuner. So you could take it off the guitar when storing it in a case, clip it back on for the gig, and nobody but you can see it. If this doesn't exist, I should invent it - hopefully before one of y'all steals my idea!! :lol:
     
  6. 3-Chord-Genius

    3-Chord-Genius Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    8,952
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2015
    Location:
    Winchester, VA
    You know, that never crossed my mind and it might actually work on a combo amp.
     
    NoTeleBob and Greggorios like this.
  7. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    6,628
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2014
    Location:
    Florida
    You could always just play out of tune...problem solved.

    (I use a headstock tuner too. i guess that makes me part of this wider association of obvious squares, misfits, neonates and losers...not to mention one of the chronically out of tune?).

    I am a giant among the intonationally challenged...but I use a really tiny tuner.
     
    Wulf, stinkey and 3-Chord-Genius like this.
  8. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    57,655
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2009
    Location:
    Kelowna, BC, Canuckistan
    [​IMG]
     
  9. RhinestoneStrat

    RhinestoneStrat Tele-Meister

    Age:
    44
    Posts:
    408
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2019
    Location:
    Ontario
    Why not let's say just make a nice wooden handle small enough to fit and hide on the back of the headstock being attached by two screws. Then you can use or grip the clip-on tuner right on the handle.;)

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2020
    stepvan and 3-Chord-Genius like this.
  10. Boil

    Boil Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    979
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2011
    Location:
    B.C.
    I don't see what the problem with a headstock tuner is, or a tablet for charts, reading glasses, automatic transmissions, and toothpaste, all are useful innovations that have made the world a better place.

    I think you can get a very small tuner that glues to the back of your headstock, still need the glasses though.
     
    stnmtthw, fakeocaster, Geo and 8 others like this.
  11. gregulator450

    gregulator450 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    2,387
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2014
    Location:
    The Dry Side
  12. Whatizitman

    Whatizitman Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    5,022
    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2018
    Location:
    WV
    Yup. Works perfectly. Downside is that you can’t tune silently, though.
     
  13. 3-Chord-Genius

    3-Chord-Genius Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    8,952
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2015
    Location:
    Winchester, VA
    How did you do that??
     
  14. 3-Chord-Genius

    3-Chord-Genius Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    8,952
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2015
    Location:
    Winchester, VA
  15. Fretting out

    Fretting out Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    29
    Posts:
    8,537
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2019
    Location:
    Land of Mary
    It really shouldn’t bother me but headstock tuners are really a pet peeve of mine grrrrrrr
     
    Bassman8, Fearnot, Cyberi4n and 3 others like this.
  16. Squawker

    Squawker Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    651
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2017
    Location:
    Lommedalen, Norway
    Except automatic transmissions :p
     
    Mad Kiwi, Flaneur, Fuelish and 4 others like this.
  17. 3-Chord-Genius

    3-Chord-Genius Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    8,952
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2015
    Location:
    Winchester, VA
    Me too. I love using them, but I hate seeing them on stages, and I really hate knowing that people are seeing mine on stage.
     
  18. Boil

    Boil Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    979
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2011
    Location:
    B.C.
    Yes except for those.
     
    noparadise and Fuelish like this.
  19. soundchaser59

    soundchaser59 Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,501
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2010
    Location:
    Up The Creek
    I don't understand why clipping on a headstock tuner "screams novice."

    I've always felt like taking up priceless pedal board space just so I can tune was stupid, so I was kinda tickled the day I discovered the clip on tuner.

    But I agree about music stands. If I don't know the music our band plays a thousand times well enough to get on stage without a music stand then I kinda feel like I don't deserve to be up there. It also sends a crappy message to the audience.
     
    stnmtthw, Cyberi4n, Toadtele and 4 others like this.
  20. soundchaser59

    soundchaser59 Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,501
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2010
    Location:
    Up The Creek
    So everyone can listen and follow along.
     
    CCK1, Blue Bill, Timmay and 2 others like this.
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.