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Thread #61359 Message #1013290
Posted By: GUEST,Strollin Johnny
05-Sep-03 - 09:06 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Good tuner
Subject: RE: Tech: Good tuner
C-Flat, your problem would be solved by using Tempered Tuning. I've rattled on about this before so I'm sorry if I'm a bore, but it's a method of getting the 'best average' tuning so that moving around the fretboard causes the least disturbance to overall tuning (sorry if that sounds Greek, I know what I mean!). It's been on Mudcat before and there was a link to a good site. Needs a good ear though - not easy in a noisy pub or if the disco's blasting out!
I also use an Intellitouch and I have the same problem with the low 'E' as Mark has on the high 'E'. It happens on both my Martin and my Lowden and moving the tuner around doesn't help. But if I get five in tune with the tuner I reckon I can manage one by ear OK!
But I reckon the Intellitouch is a good as they get - it's pretty accurate and, being chromatic and programmable, you can do anything with it. I had a little semi-circular stick-on tuner - pretty accurate but it kept un-sticking and putting dents in me top as it fell. It's in Tuner Heaven now.