#1
Greetings people of UG.

I have your basic Doc Quicktune electronic tuner.

I am looking for opinions on a better tuner. I understand, that there are VERY good tuners (expensive as hell, Paterson is it?) but wht I am after is something more than I have, that tells you what note a string is playing, rather than how close the note is to the usual EADBGe. So I can more easily vary the tunings of strings and have more accurate tuning/intonation.

So what do we think? Korg are good so I here, but...model numbers etc?

I await your much respected opinions.
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Thanks guys. Two forthright and helpful posts there. I hope you don't m9ind if I seek further opinions though? Just to be on the safe side...

I understand that developing an ear is the best way...but one needs something from which to develop ones ear tuning ability...like a tuner or something.
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#5
I've had my Korg CA-30 I think it's called, since i started.
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I've had my Korg CA-30 I think it's called, since i started.


OK cool. And does that do what I was talking about?
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#7
It does, its a chromatic tuner.
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#8


seiko sat 100 guitar and bass tuner

it has a manual option where you pick a string and it tells you how sharp or flat you are for that string. It also has the auto mode where you just play the string and it tells you if you are sharp or flat of the note it thinks you are playing. Its quite accurate.

You can also change the settings to go 2 and a half steps down, or 3 and a half steps up.

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#9
Everyone hears tuning slightly differently, and Dan Erlewine for one gives people perfectly strobe-tuned guitars, but expects them to tweak the tuning themselves to how they like it.

You also need a good guitar that can achieve decent intonation.
#10
Quote by blue_strat
Everyone hears tuning slightly differently, and Dan Erlewine for one gives people perfectly strobe-tuned guitars, but expects them to tweak the tuning themselves to how they like it.

You also need a good guitar that can achieve decent intonation.


Cool. Guitar is decent enough (well, the electric one is at least).

All good stuff coming up. So a chromatic tuner, tells you the note you are playing, rather than just how far you are from a "standard EADGBe"?
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+1

And until a budget is mentioned Korg DTR-2000


I don't have a rack to put it in. Even my wife's rack isn't sufficient (thankfully!)

Thinking about this one.

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Id say blue_strat's got it.
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Id say blue_strat's got it.



So I should buy a set of tuning forks for the various conceivable notes that I may require and sit and learn the tone of each note, then proceed to replicate it on each string of my guitars?

Or should I get an electric tuner and learn through repetition, while still actually getting the thing in tune?
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So I should buy a set of tuning forks for the various conceivable notes that I may require and sit and learn the tone of each note, then proceed to replicate it on each string of my guitars?

Or should I get an electric tuner and learn through repetition, while still actually getting the thing in tune?


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