The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #99573 Message #1988102
Posted By: leeneia
06-Mar-07 - 09:21 AM
Thread Name: 5 String banjo tuner
Subject: RE: 5 String banjo tuner
One's ears and brain are sufficient if one is among the few who possess perfect pitch. Otherwise, some sort of reference is needed to get an instrument right.
By "right" I mean tuned to the frequencies that the builder had in mind, not merely tuned to itself.
I have a Korg CA-30. It cost $30 US. It can be used to tune anything. When the first one I bought developed trouble with its on/off button, Korg mailed me a replacement at no charge. This was five months after purchase, and the replacement looks to be working indefinitely.