Re: Best tuner; best budget tuner - EARS! (more)


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Posted by Glen on July 18, 2000 at 21:39:57:

In Reply to: Best tuner; best budget tuner - suggestions (more)..... posted by '73 Rick 4001 on July 18, 2000 at 09:37:08:

Memorize the pitch of one string from one of your favorite recordings. Examples:

Bach's Organ Concerto in D minor - D string
Nugent's Cat Scratch Fever - A string
Miles Davis' So What - D string

Notice I'm choosing middle strings on the bass. You then tune the outer strings to these inner strings, check your octaves, and away you go!

I'd be tempted to get an electric tuner if I had a 5-string. That low B is hard to distinguish on stage. Even on a tuner, you'll notice the pitch is just too low to stay uniform.



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