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Headstock tuners look stupid and unprofessional

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by 3-Chord-Genius, Nov 21, 2020 at 12:59 AM.

  1. 3-Chord-Genius

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    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.
     
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    I can see it clearly.
     
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    Especially now the rain is gone...
     
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    Clip it on the amp and tune like a boss
     
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    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:
     
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    You know, that never crossed my mind and it might actually work on a combo amp.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.;)

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    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.
     
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    Yup. Works perfectly. Downside is that you can’t tune silently, though.
     
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    How did you do that??
     
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    It really shouldn’t bother me but headstock tuners are really a pet peeve of mine grrrrrrr
     
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    Except automatic transmissions :p
     
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    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.
     
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    Yes except for those.
     
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    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.
     
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    So everyone can listen and follow along.
     
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