#1
Hello there everyone!

I just had a quick question about my Seiko SAT100 digital tuner. When I look at the tuner, I understand everything except probably one of the most important parts. How do the number signs (#) and little "b" like symbols that are in the bottom left corner affect the tuning? I would like to get my guitar into Drop C, but I can't figure it out on the tuner. Does anybody have any advice?

Thanks in advance.
#2
# is sharp
b is flat

just go lower on the Low E, down to C on the meter.

from tuning thread...


Drop C (Drop D down a whole step): C G C F A D
Play the 3rd fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 3rd fret Low E string.
Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
Play the 5th fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.
Play the 12th fret Low E string and the D string open. Retune the 12th fret Low E to match the D string open.
Jenneh

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#3
Thank you for the reply. But how many "#"s or "b"s for each note? For example, you said to put it on C on the meter. How can I tell its on C?
#4
oh ok, i get you.

every tuner is different.

usually i tune manually on an electric tuner. for example, starting at low E then tuning down to D then down until C is in the box.

But on that tuner, it probably has a "b" or flat key. so you could punch it like 4 times to get to C on the low E. something like that.

but u'd have to look at ur manual to see how ur tuner's button functions.
i dont think i've got any tuners with a flat button.

button or not, you'll want to start at low E and gradually loosen the string watching for the notes on the digital display.
Jenneh

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#6
haha ok then explain it to me.

just kidding good luck
Jenneh

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#7
OK, I don't get it.

My tuner has the "b"s and the "#"s. How many of either does it take to go into Drop C? I tried tuning by ear, but the strings are not matching. The A string is always higher and does not match the low E string. I'm stuck.

Also the tuner does not have a "b" or a flat key. It has a Power button, a select button and an up and down button. Thats it. It shows what note I'm playing and if it's in tune or not, and I can choose how many "b"s and "#"s I want.

Here's a pic:

http://cachepe.samedaymusic.com/media/quality,85/brand,sameday/SAT100B-85016e6076ef5bcc90fb4fa81a138454.jpg
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