How do i use it on my guitar???
What pitch is it?
I'm going to assume you have a fork corresponding to one of the guitar's open strings. The most common by far is an A-440 fork, even though a correctly tuned guitar's open A actually vibrates at 110 CPS, a two-octave difference. Here's how I do it:How do i use it on my guitar???
- Strike the fork against a solid part of your body. I find the knee works best. NEVER EVER strike a tuning fork against a wooden or metal surface such as a table top or mic boom.
- Immediately press the handle firmly against the body or bridge of your guitar. The guitar will amplify the fork and you should be able to hear it clearly.
- While the fork is still sounding, tune the guitar's open A to the fork. Do not try to match the pitch - the object, and the only correct technique, is to eliminate the beating between the two tones.
- Once the A is tuned, tune the remaining strings to the A in whatever way you normally do.
That's about it. If you take care of a fork it will last a lifetime. They're small, light, and don't require a power adapter. I never go to a gig without mine.
All the best,
Last edited by gpb0216 at Feb 26, 2009,