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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. radiocaster

    radiocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    Not sire how that situation would play out even for someone that sees well. Maybe putting a shade next to it. Some have brighter/different displays than others.
     
  2. telleutelleme

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    In my mind I see lots of guitars with that one short screw missing from the E tuner as they move the D'Addario tuner from guitar to guitar. I suppose you could put a GPS tracker on them with the added benefit of finding all the lost picks.
     
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    They don’t bother me in the least, I’m more interested in listening to the (in tune) music and maybe checking out the hardware and use thereof, like pickups, switch position, pedals if present....yeah, nerdy, but not as OCD as seeing a clip-on tuner as unprofessional...
     
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    I remember (with a smile) the old days where we didn't use tuners of any kind. Say 1970. We used two guitars and a bass in our band, and we'd get to the gigs plenty early, before it got too noisy, so that we could get tuned up-- we'd just stand there plunking away, looking back and forth at each other, nodding, shaking, adjusting, and adjusting some more, then test our efforts by playing a few chords together with the bass, until finally we'd all say, "We're good!" On any given occasion, I'm sure we were either slightly north or slightly south of "universal", but we were happy as larks and had a great time (didn't sound half bad, either, for a bunch of highschoolers)!
     
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  5. Wulf

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    lived that one...thats how we all used to do it...an agreement to be sort of in tune..always with a series of nods..everyone did it...most of the music we call great was done in that way
     
  6. CCK1

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    I'm with you Boil! I'm old enough to remember when there were no electronic tuners that bands could afford, so I'm happy to have 'em. Saw Marty Stuart, Kenny Vaughn, and Vince Gill in March just before this damned virus took over, and every one of them kept a tuner on the headstock, turned so it was only visible from the back. Much rather see a clip on than hear an out of tune guitar!
     
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  7. stratoman1

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    I'm with you on 1, 2, 4, 5

    Tuners don't bother me
     
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  8. CCK1

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    I was there, lived it too. The lucky bands had a piano or other keyboard as a reference, unfortunately that wasn't us:).
     
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    As long as you're in tune with each other the exact tuning isn't so crucial
     
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    There are a whole lot worse things that can happen than seeing a clip on tuner live
     
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    absolutely...a nod and a wink that we were happy with it....lets rock n roll...now i use my seiko...then pop it on top of amp for later
     
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    I dunno, Robert Fripp uses one all the time. If it's good enough for him, it's good enough for me.
     
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  13. Wulf

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    there are better things to fret about...like is that mic going to kill me....will there be a powercut just as i start to shine....why is that bloke over there giving me the evil eye...oops...i winked at his bird
     
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    I've always wondered what I'd do with all that spare time I'd have if I just left the "ick" out of the word "pickups".

     
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    Clip it, tune, un-clip it, toss into case or pocket. Now the burning ciggy thing always distracted me a bit, I mean, it's a perfectly good guitar!
     
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    Tuners are for pikers who don't have perfect pitch.
     
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    Agreed, I was probably in my early 20's before I saw a Stratocaster without a cigarette burn on the headstock.
     
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    There are actually some economies to be realized there, dropping the "ick".

    The problem is, nobody would understand much of what you say;

    "I need to go lay down for a bit. I was throwing a st' with the dogs, and now I feel s'."

    "What did you just say?"

    "I meant to say, I'm not feeling well. It's like that time I wolfed down a sub sandwich, and accidentally swallowed the toothp'."

    "I, uh..... What?"

    "You D'! I'm feeling ill after playing with the dogs! My heart is racing qu'ly, and I feel like I've been k'ed in the stomach!"

    "Okay. Enough of this. Pack your things. I'll drive you."

    "We're going to the hospital, just because I feel seas'?"

    "No. I'm taking you to the bus station. You can go anywhere you want. But you can't live here any more!!"

    "WELL. Isn't that a k' in the pants? Just let me pack my ice p', my yardst', and my Sch' razor, and I'll be ready to go!"

    "No problem, Sl'."

    "What did you just say?"

    "Nothing."

    :(


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    always thought that that was a mandatory thing on any guitar...shows its been a good workhorse and ciggy holder...if it goes out of tune your woodbine falls out.
    break a string and its gone in someones eye..boiiingg...owww
     
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    the old saying...is it in tune?....ssstttrrrruuummmm...aye.close enough for rock n roll...yer not the london bleedin philharbloodymonic...now go and get on wiv it...yer gettin paid to play...
    rings a chord(in tune?...maybe...ish)
    wheres that headstock carbuncle.?..oh ...havent got one
     
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