#1
Hey all

I wondering if there is a guitar tuner that will tune ones guitar to whatever they wanted for example, tune down 1/2 step or one whole step down.

I was also looking to upgrade the pickups on my guitar, I have a Squier Stratocaster with 2 single-coil pickups and 1 humbucking pickup. I'm not sure what kind of pickups to get so can someone please suggest to me some good pickups to buy. I play more of the heavy metal stuff. Thanks.
#2
umm a chromatic tuner will tune to any note ya want. What sort of wood is your guitar made out of, if its **** wood theres little you can do to it soundwise..
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#3
You can get chromatic tuners, which will do the job. you can also buy automatic retunes i think, where you say which note you want to tune to and it'll turn the knob itsself to that note.

not sure though. ill have a look around.
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#4
i'd still say keep the tuner as a backup, try and get a chromatic with a metronome built in, kills to birds with one stone... well i play mainly drums these days so i guess i'm a bit biased. With guitar though its always good to be able to get the tuning close by ear and use the tuner to check after.
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#5
Quote by Logz
You can get chromatic tuners, which will do the job. you can also buy automatic retunes i think, where you say which note you want to tune to and it'll turn the knob itsself to that note.

not sure though. ill have a look around.


Yeah, I saw a site advertising one of those once.

It was ±0.2% accurate

and cost £1000+

EDIT: this isn't what I saw before, but it looks interesting:

http://www.engadget.com/2005/11/17/string-master-automatic-guitar-tuner-keeps-your-strings-tight/
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#6
yea lol that was what i was talkin bout, i only saw it for like 30 seconds so i dont know if it does what i said it did.
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#7
hey
you can get standard tuners to tune half step down etc
you put a capo on first fret then tune as normal, take the capo off and your tuned half a step down

to get a whole step down, just put the capo on the 2nd fret

hope this helps
#8
i have a BOSS TU-15 which will function as a chromatic tuner , but will also do flat tunings and open tunings that are programed into the tuner. i play in standard tuning 99% of the time , but it's cool to have those options if you're doing a show and need to change tunings quickly.

i would change out your humbucker and see if you really like the sound of your guitar before i put alot of money into it. it might be better to have another guitar and use the Squire as a backup. like everything , just depends on your money situation.