#1
im looking for a decent guitar tuner, sold all my stuff so looking to buy again. it needs to not turn itself off after say 10 mins and also be able to be clicked on and let the sound through and not mute the sound, i like to use the tuner to see how close my bends are as im rubbish at bends, only play at home anyway.

was thinking about upgrading the pickups in my epi lp as they are not great not sure what to get though? amp is a marshal sl5, music i play is normaly rock with a wee bit of pantera

thanks
Last edited by scottish nutter at Oct 2, 2015,
#2
Tuner: i'd get a korg pitchblack for sure, i used to have one and it was a great bit of kit. Sadly i needed cash more than i needed the pedal at the time and sold it, i now have a korg pitchclip tuner and thats also great!

As for pickups i dont really know, but someone that is willing to help will probably also want to know your budget. If it's tight, try axesrus.co.uk pickups, i bought a set of their blues tubes for a strat i was doing up ages ago and they sounded beautiful.
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#3
The snark digital tuner is the one that works the best and can clip on the top of your guitar and will always be there when you need it.

http://www.amazon.com/Snark-SN1-Guitar-Tuner/dp/B00IFHCOUO


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im looking for a decent guitar tuner, sold all my stuff so looking to buy again. it needs to not turn itself off after say 10 mins and also be able to be clicked on and let the sound through and not mute the sound, i like to use the tuner to see how close my bends are as im rubbish at bends, only play at home anyway.

was thinking about upgrading the pickups in my epi lp as they are not great not sure what to get though? amp is a marshal sl5, music i play is normaly rock with a wee bit of pantera

thanks
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Quote by Dempsey68
Tuner: i'd get a korg pitchblack for sure, i used to have one and it was a great bit of kit. Sadly i needed cash more than i needed the pedal at the time and sold it, i now have a korg pitchclip tuner and thats also great!

As for pickups i dont really know, but someone that is willing to help will probably also want to know your budget. If it's tight, try axesrus.co.uk pickups, i bought a set of their blues tubes for a strat i was doing up ages ago and they sounded beautiful.
Axesrus humbucker link: http://www.axesrus.co.uk/Pickups-s/1848.htm

Also worth looking at are IronGear. I've got a set of... I forget what, on my Epi LP. At the time, I was looking for something hotter. Think they might be Hot Slags or something. And I put a set of Alchemist 90's on a kit build, and I'm really liking them, too.

Neither the Axesrus or the IronGear break the bank - IIRC they both sit around the £50/pair mark.
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#5
Boss TU-3. Accurate, tracks fast, tracks low notes well, durable & rugged.

Pickups, I'd get a DiMarzio Super Distortion / PAF Pro combo.
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#6
The Pitchblack, while being very good, will always mute the sound. Apart from rack tuners, the only one I know of that won't is the Fender one. Well, apart from clip ons, of course.
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#7
I saw some guy in a video explaining his pedalboard, he had a Polytune pedal that was working without blocking the sound because the guy used a Y-cable: one was going to the Polytune (so nothing was plugged into the output of the tuner) and the other to the rest of his pedals.
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#8
Anything but a clip on tuner. Useless piece of crap no matter made by who or technology. Nothing beats direct signal from pickups.
#9
Guitar Fetish tuners are awesome, it has lasted me years, is pretty darn accurate, and has all the features a kord etc does at less price. i will admit, its lower quality, but again, it does it job very well and has lasted me years so i dont find the need to pay teh difference. the GFS also has a bigger and brighter screen than most on the market.

it can mute / tune silently or allow you to tune with sound either way. does drop tuning, adjusts for pitch and flats, etc. good box!
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#10
As far as pickups, I would recommend the Seymour Duncan Jazz in the neck for an open, clear sound that sounds good clean or distorted. For the bridge, the Dimebucker! It is heavy, cutting, and nails Dimebag's tone.
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#11
^ maybe, but he only wants pantera a fraction of the time.
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#12
If you want less Pantera in your bridge pickup, and more chunk, then I recommend the Custom. They sound great in an LP for everything to basic rock to Pantera and beyond.
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