#1
I just bought a new tuner today, just one of those sparkley Fender ones, and whenever I try to tune a string the needle jumps all over the place, it'll go close to the middle, then way to the left, then just back and forth. I know my guitar's not super out of tune because I tuned it at my friends house this morning with his tuner, and all I've done with it since then is put it in it's case. How do I fix this?
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#2
change batteries?
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#4
what model is that?
Ibanez RG321MH (Air Classic/Tone Zone)
Fernandes Telecaster (Twang King/stock bridge pickup)
Blackstar HT-20 (Scumback 55 speaker/ Tung Sol tubes)
TC Electronic Nova Repeater
Lava Cables Clear Connect, Soar and Mini ELC
#6
are the pickups good in the guitar? my friend had a crappy guitar with crappy pickups and it wouldnt pick up on te guitar tuner he had like that
#7
It's always worked before, and I just tried using my dad's tuner, which is the same model and it worked. It's either the battery or the tuner.
RIP RICHARD DUNN
#8
I just tried switching the batteries and whatnot, and it's definitely the tuner. ****ing piece of ****.
RIP RICHARD DUNN
#9
Yeah, take it back and chuck it at the guys face who sold it to you >_>
#10
Thats why you shouldn't buy accessories that are Fender. Get a PlanetWaves CTM
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#14
tuning by ear is only better if you have perfect pitch or very good relative pitch. Those that don't have it though think they may be tuning by ear to standard but in actuality the root string may be off by a half step and then they're really tuned to like D# standard.
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#15
has anyone tried to have sexual relations with your tuner latley?
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#16
Quote by skywayavenue
why doesnt anyone tune by ear??? its more accurate anyways
Because not everyone's ears are developed enough to be able to tune accurately.
#17
i tune by ear, but i like to have my korg on my desk in case. my hearing is iffy so the tuner helps to make sure its not flat or sharp at all.
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#18
Turn the tone knob ALMOST all the way down, see if that helps. It's always worked for me. It cuts out a lot of the overtones you dont want while tuning.
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#22
Take it back and get a Korg CA-30. Cheap and accurate. You'll never need another tuner.

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#23
Quote by skywayavenue
why doesnt anyone tune by ear??? its more accurate anyways


no. unless you're mozart.

going with the assumption it's not a mechanical fault - try turning your tone knob(s) all the way down.

cutting the highs can give you a more accurate reading on a chromatic tuner.
Last edited by haz_uk at Jun 15, 2008,
#24
Quote by leephan
Because not everyone's ears are developed enough to be able to tune accurately.

I just tune the high E and then tune everything else to that; it makes it quicker for me!
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