#1
My guitar is in standard tuning according to the tuner but when i pluck my low E string it says E2 when it should say E1. Does this mean I should tune it a bit lower?
#2
It should say E3... but... I don't know.
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#3
The 1 or 2 isn't a string number, if that's what you're thinking. It's telling you which octave the note is in, so E2 is one octave above E1, and one octave below E3.

I'm pretty sure E2 is the correct octave for the low E string of a guitar, so E4 will be the correct tuning for the high E string.
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#4
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My guitar is in standard tuning according to the tuner but when i pluck my low E string it says E2 when it should say E1. Does this mean I should tune it a bit lower?


what kind of tuner? if it's a boss TU-80 than it doesn't matter. As long as you're tuned it to the correct note, the number below isn't important.
#5
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what kind of tuner? if it's a boss TU-80 than it doesn't matter. As long as you're tuned it to the correct note, the number below isn't important.


I've got a TU-80. It's sometimes inaccurate. When I tuned my G string it sounded too high but my tuner claimed it was the correct pitch.
#6
it really doesn't matter. As long as it's the right note, you're good to go. The reason it may read a different octave is because the harmonic overtones can confuse the tuner sometimes. Low E is composed of many natural harmonics, including the octave harmonics which are very strong and present in it.
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