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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by 3-Chord-Genius, Nov 21, 2020 at 12:59 AM.
Yeah, no tuners on the headstock looks better:
Ha! It's like the opposite of Buckle Rash!
Yeah, headstocks look stupid and unprofessional.
Korg makes one that reverses the visual for us lefty players .
Headstock tuners look stupid and unprofessional? Listen, if tying my Peterson VS-1 to my guitar's headstock with bungee cords is wrong, then I don't want to be right!
From my observations, the better and more famous one is, the more "unprofessional" stuff they can get away with. If EVH started using clip-on tuners, everyone would and he would have had them licensed with the cool red, white, and black stripes. He had his straps attached with hooks from the hardware store. If I did this, people would donate food and clothing to me.
since very early on i took a leaf out of lennons book...went on with a pink tutu on and a bogseat round my neck...dressed in black leather...i know where you are coming from..."Got yer attention...now listen to the bloody band...1and a 2 and a 1 2 3 4"....
dress like a twit...act like you couldnt care less...then play it like you mean it and no one will give a monkeys whats on the headstock of your guitar..its entertainment not an exhibition of guitar snobbery..they should be up dancing and enjoying the show...not nit picking about your gear.
Do you really think SumpOil Sid and his mates care about your gear?...no...they just want to have a good time..listen to some good driving rock sup some ale and chat the birds up
What are you even talking about? Isn't everybody using Robo-Tuners by now?
But, being serious, nobody whose opinion matters is judging your headstock tuner for its lack of professionalism.
That being, said, I hate the damned things, myself. They're cheesy, ugly, and not as positive/precise to read as a high quality "outboard" tuner, IME. I can see my Korg Pitchblack just fine wherever I use it.
It can be nice to have a few clip ons around for acoustic jam sessions, though. Just pass 'em around as needed, no plugging in required. You'll be thankful you had 'em for the mandolin player, if nothing else.
unless you are basically showcasing in a room exclusively full of musicians...no one in an audience could care less
I have no problem seeing or using them. Ask a non musician what they think. Most don’t know what it is, even more don’t care.
Or, just get over yourself. Nobody cares. Presumably, they're listening to what you play--in tune, no less!--and not doing a judgmental inventory of your gear.
yup...they aint there to sniff a cork now...are they
maybe pull one or 2 from a bottle then chuck them at each other
My only problem with these tuners are the amount of hazardous waste they produce with the MILLIONS of button batteries being thrown away by the bucketful.
THEY NEED to be RECHARGABLE
People are saying, "well, it's not as unprofessional as playing out of tune." I play out of tune anyway. I don't want to look unprofessional while I'm sounding unprofessional.
So many times I've walked out of a concert because the guitar player has a headstock tuner! My wife is all like "but why are we leaving! They sound great!" And I shake my head sadly and say "headstock tuner. Unprofessional. We're leaving."
If you don't take a stand against small conveniences now, pretty soon life will be easier, and we wouldn't want that.
I like a clip-on, but once I've tuned up, I remove it until break time, then re-tune (and then remove it again) right before the beginning of the next set. Bottom line is, it's not attached during the performance.
I have one of these for each of my guitars, except my PRS S2 Vela; the headstock is just slightly too thick for the clip’s adjustment range
If you're seeing headstock tuners at a concert, most likely you're at a small local event anyway and not an actual professional concert...