#1
Hey, I recently bought an Ibanez RGA 8 (it's an 8 string btw). I wasn't too happy with the factory strings so I put an Ernie Ball 8string set (.10-.13-.17-.30-.42-.54-.64-.74) on it. I tuned it up to standard tuning (F#BEADGBE low to high) and I noticed that my low B string sounded out of tune although my tuner (which is the built-in tuner in POD Farm) marked it as "in tune".
When I tune the string correctly by ear I noticed that the arrow of the tuner was placed about two dots below the actual note (you know, those little dots you have on a tuner and the one in the middle should be the correct note).
Does anyone know what my problem is? I guess it has something to do with the intonation but I'm not quite sure. What can I do to fix it?

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#3
It may just be the tuner. Have you tried any others? Does it sound out of tune when playing? If it does then its probably intonation, and if not, it just the tuner acting funny.
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#4
I've tried it on my Boss tuner also, same problem... Anything I could fix myself?
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#5
is the tuner set to 440? becasuse if not then the strings will be out of tune
#6
My tuner on my Gt-10 does this with my low D string for some strange reason. I always have to do the lower D by ear
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#7
Yeah, I checked it.
@Kyle, well the problem isn't that bad but it's kinda frustrating especially during gigs when you need to tune up in just few seconds between songs... When you have a guitar, you kinda expect that it does it's job well...which is playing awesome and staying in tune.
Can I fix the intonation myself cause I don't like to go to guitarshops, I always get the feeling they're overpriced.
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#8
you know, on those lower frequency notes on 7's and 8's, i find a lot of tuners to be in accurate. sometimes you should just trust your ear. this also happens a lot to me when i just g ofrom standard to drop D on a 6 string. tuners dont really pick it up right, u should just tune that string by ear
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#9
On tuner inaccuracy: I use Korg tuners and a Px4, and I have noticed that when you tune your Low E below a certain threshold- about a D- they have a problem with accuracy...while set for guitars. Since my preferred tuning is CGDAEG, this comes up a bit. However, if I set them for bass, the inaccuracy disappears.

So check your tuners to see if hey have a "Bass" setting. (Mine do.)
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#10
Thanks for the advice guys, but since the Podfarm uses the same tuner for bass guitars I doubt it has anything to do with the tuner itself. When the factory strings were still on it I didn't have any tuning problems at all. So it guess the intonation is a bit messed up, but I always thought that when your guitar has an intonation problem it affects all of your strings... Not just one string in particular :s
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#11
I fyou changed guage you will need to adjust the intonation as well probably. tune it at open note and then fret the 12th frett harmonic and see if the note is still in tune. if the 12th frett harmonic is either sharp or flat you will need to adjust. if its a floyd you will need to retune all strings after every adjustment and just make small adjustments. I like to take 1/2 the error out and then retune / 1/2 the error / retune etc..
#13
sounds like an intonation problem. not too hard to fix. theres 100s of how-to guides online
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