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The stupidest way to tune a guitar

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by bendingtens, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. magicguitar

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    You guys said it so I'm speechless...LOL
     
  2. surfoverb

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    i could see this for total beginners but other than that, no.

    "tunes 10 times faster!"

    this is true, it tunes in about 10 seconds, so you will save 90 seconds. (if it takes 100 seconds to tune with a tuner which sounds about right.
     
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    Guitar tech changes strings - stretches them a little - tunes with this thing. Guitar goes out of tune with first bend - maybe before that.
    It would keep tightening until the string stops stretching. But...

    While I am on the topic - with new strings I stretch them by tuning a couple steps sharp - then go to pitch. Is this bad for the strings? I only ask because no one else mentions it as a short cut.
     
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    Dunno, it takes maybe 10 seconds to check and tweak the tuning of a guitar that is already pretty much in tune. If that long.

    Re-stringing is a different question. There most of the time is spent cutting to length and winding the string on neatly so it won't break, and that is something this machine cannot do.

    Btw - maybe missing the point, the machine is not available, they are still looking for backing, premises and manufacturing sub-contractors. It is a Kickstarter prototype.
     
  6. surfoverb

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    im not a fan of stretching strings, more than whats needed. Most over stretch which just puts undue stress on them.

    I tune to pitch, then bend each string a few times, tune to pitch, then take each string at about the 12th fret and pull it up gently and snap it back down and let it ring. Tune to pitch and Im done.
     
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    That's hilarious !
     
  8. Bill

    Bill Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    I wonder about that...

    How long does it take to tune with a clip-on tuner or pedal board tuner versus unstrapping your guitar, walking over to the tuner at the side of the stage, clamping the device to the neck of your guitar, attaching the tuning drivers to the tuning pegs, firing it up--then doing the 10-second tuning--then turning it off, unattaching the tuning drivers from the tuning pegs, unclamping the device from the neck of your guitar, walking back to the microphone, strapping your guitar back on, and turning to the audience and saying,

    "Sorry folks...turns out it was in tune after all."
     
  9. MrTwang

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    I think the idea is more like hand guitar to roadie at side of stage, he hands you spare guitar (previously tuned by the robo-tuner as you don't really trust him to do it manually). He changes string if necessary and puts that guitar in the robo-tuner in case you need to swap back again.

    I really can't imagine anyone suggesting you use this instead of a regular tuner while you are in the middle of a live show. It's a guitar tech/roadie's tool rather than a musician's one.
     
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    These guys are a bit late to the game xD

     
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    Ummm...wow.
     
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    I could see this but any tech worth his salt should be able to tune a guitar in the time it takes to play one song unless it's Some Kinda Earthquake by Duane Eddy
     
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    Stupid ridiculous device, if someone really needs it to tune a guitar in the modern world of snark type tuners, maybe they should find another choice of instrument..
     
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    But this isn't the same thing at all - you have to install a special set of tuners on each guitar you want to tune - the one we are discussing here clips on to an un-modified guitar
     
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    Right, its TOTALLY different... :rolleyes:

    Same thing really; just one is portable, the other is not. Both are stupid ideas to me, but to each their own.
     
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    The face on Mr. OMG-tuning-is-so-arduous is priceless.
     
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    You'll need to call in these guys to make it un-seen. :cool:

    that won't be cheap.
     

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    Looks like a typical government job.
     
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    What about a Steinberger?
     
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    Might be good for guitar stores. Now they can finally tune all the guitars people tune to drop tuning back into standard, instead of me.
     
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