#1
Hey, i bought a Qwik Tune Guitar Professor tuner for my bass guitar, and it won't read a C note on my E-string, so I can't do drop C tuning, does anyone else have this problem?
#2
Is your tuner a chromatic tuner? Or is it one of those that has a "Guitar" and "Bass" mode to it?
#5
Well, i think its more geared to a guitar than it is to a bass, because it has a chord finder , i just tried picking up a C note on my electric guitar, it just went from E to D, and than to B, so it skips C apparently
#7
Nope it just shows the notes such as E and it has a meter running both right and left sides with a + or - 80 on the other side
#9
Yeah, pretty much I can only do standard bass tuning (EADG) or Drop D (DADG) without any troubles but I can't seem to pull off Drop C Tuning unless i use an online tuner which is a pain
#10
I'd get yourself a decent tuner that will cater for chromatic bass measurements. You could pick up a Boss TU-2 for a reasonable price these days. You can't use the +/-80 to measure either, since there are 100 cents (what those numbers are measuring) between each half tone. So, if you were able to accurately tune D down by 80 cents, you still wouldn't be reaching Db, let alone C.
#16
Quote by Deliriumbassist
Thing is with that, your intonation needs to be spot on to get an accurate tuning. Fretting can stretch the string slightly, pulling it flat, giving you a less than accurate reading.


yeah, but it seems to work perfectly fine for me anyways. That's the easiest option, and if somehow it doesn't work then try some other options.
#17
Quote by Deliriumbassist
Thing is with that, your intonation needs to be spot on to get an accurate tuning. Fretting can stretch the string slightly, pulling it flat, giving you a less than accurate reading.


Late night here, I shoulda mentioned that myself
#19
Quote by Deliriumbassist
Thing is with that, your intonation needs to be spot on to get an accurate tuning. Fretting can stretch the string slightly, pulling it flat, giving you a less than accurate reading.

Yes, I forgot about that. And most people don't have their basses perfectly intonated (is that even a word?) when changing string brand and gauge let alone to handle changes in droptunings.
#20
I just got one of those myself,worst desicion ever,there are more than 8 others notes that that thing doesn't even wanna know about.
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Originally posted by Gunpowder:
Everyone just jumps on the bandwagon and gives the same advice in these situations. You know what? I'm going to be different. Call the firemen.