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My New Roland Boss TU-3 : a stylized factual account of the absurdity

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by ping-ping-clicka, Apr 18, 2021.

  1. ping-ping-clicka

    ping-ping-clicka Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    It's getting hard to be a global consumer in this age of options anxiety..

    I purchased a Roland Boss Tuner, and never having had an electrically powered tuner before, I decided for a change, this time , I would read the instructions before using the device. That is what I intended to do
    The manual was a very clever bit of paper folding printed on both sides of the paper in many languages

    French, Slovak, Spanish, Japanese, Hmong, Norwegian, Igbo, Tajik, Khmer, Czech and maybe a dozen more languages. Finally I found the operating instructions in English. The type point my have been 5 or possibly 4 points (see image below) I suspect that the instruction were originally in , oh lets say Khmer which a translator who had a passing knowledge of Khmer translated the original Khmer in to English The translator may or may not have had a working knowledge of English. This probability is represented by the instructions printed in English
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  2. DougM

    DougM Poster Extraordinaire

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    There's a remarkable new resource called the internet. It took me 30 seconds to find and download the manual for your tuner.
     

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  3. ping-ping-clicka

    ping-ping-clicka Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    now that I have picked up the tab of your snarky snarky joke.
    I will say ,yes I know about the internet and netiquette
    Tip # 8
    Make sure you don’t create a negative environment in an online world or game through name-calling
     
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  4. Jupiter

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    since this is clearly not a problem in search of a solution, I'll go lateral and say that I reckon it's harder to NOT be a global consumer these days. ;-)
     
  5. Festofish

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    Hahahaha!!!! That’s hilarious! I actually ended up downloading the exact same manual for the exact same reasons!
     
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    Junkyard Dog Friend of Leo's

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    Congratulations on getting a tuner that runs on electricity! Try not to be too intimidated by the manual font and language. I think you eventually get the hang of it!!! Worse case scenario you can probably find a YouTube video demonstrating its usage.
     
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    Just tube to the bass player! Save space on your board.
     
  8. SRHmusic

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    I'm curious what tuner is not powered by electricity? Perhaps a tuning fork or pitch pipe for reference, or a friend with perfect pitch?
     
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    Meanwhile, on the Tajikistan Discussion Page Re-Issued:

     
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    My non-electric tuner weighs 400 lbs and has 88 different tuning options on an extremely intuitive interface. And it came with a bench.
     
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    When I kick the bass player in the nuts he screams at a perfect A; I just go from there.
     
  12. SRHmusic

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    Yeah, we've got one of those, too. Hard to use during a gig, though. Takes up too much room on the stage, and requires an extra trip to the car.
     
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    " you unnerstan'! you Lil' Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis, McCoy Tyner and Liberace.
    anyway the Tuner works great at tuning the third string B of an open E tuning -24 cent flat
     
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    Buy a Helix. The onboard tuner is awesome and very intuitive.
     
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    I just attach my Peterson VS-1 to the back of my guitar's headstock with bungee cables, get a long extension cord for the AC adapter, and I'm good to go.
     
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    I've purchased several appliances and electronic devices in the last few years and have found that most manufacturers no longer include an actual manual. If I really need to know how to use it I usually have to go online.
     
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    Guitars need to be tuned?!?!?
     
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    Have you tried vibrating an appropriate tuning fork, holding it over your pickup, and then tuning harmonically to that?
    Cheap and reliable.
     
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    When it comes to using a tuner, I guess I'm screwed.


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