#1
I need some major help on this one guys! My A string the problem. I put on new strings yesterday and when my A string is tuned and everything, the first fret is reading as a B on my tuner. Now, that isn't right, it should an A# should it not? I could tell something was wrong when I was playing plush by stone temple pilots on my bass. Does anyone have any idea on how to fix it? I'm in dire need of help! I would be grateful for any suggestions.
#3
Are you sure it isn't reading Bb?
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#4
I'm sure, trust me, it even sounds off when I'm playing something. In reality, on the tuner it is reading a little closer to B#.
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Are you sure it isn't reading Bb?

This or your A string is actually an A# string.
#6
You most probably have the tuner set incorrectly, so you are using it to tune too sharp.
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#7
The nut might be a little too high above the first fret. Or the string is stretching when you push down on the first fret.
#8
i played a B# once
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The nut might be a little too high above the first fret. Or the string is stretching when you push down on the first fret.


However, that would not put it out a semitone. It would take some massive, and I mean massive intonation problems to have it that much out.

Most likely, he is messing up.
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#11
You have probably messed around with the callibration, but it into Bb tuning or something equally daft. Make sure it is set to C tuning, with A at 440Hz.
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Are you sure the string isn't touching the second fret when you fret the first?


Yeah I'm sure but there is a possibility that my tuner is somehow tuning to sharp and I have no idea how to make it go back to normal. The 1st fret on the A string is showing up B#, the 2nd fret C#, and the 3rd fret C but the green # on the bottom row is lighting up when I hit the thrid fret. I don't really know what that means though.
#14
You're just tuned slightly sharp. The # light on the top is just when you're slightly sharp, and the # light on the bottom is when you're playing a # note like c#. So your A string is reading slightly sharp on all notes, but the right notes.
#15
If that is true, then how come there isn't a light for when you are completely flat?

MAJOR EDIT: AHA!!! I've found out why I was having problems!!! The bottom sharp light was when I was playing a completely sharp note (smb you were right, thanks for all the help!!) And the top lights were telling I was playing a little sharp or flat on the sharp note, so I had to tune all the way down until my A was not lighting up the completely sharp symbol! If that didn't make sense, it's okay because my problem is solved!
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#16
hey.. how about instead of using the tuner... tune your A string to the 5th fret of the E string.. simple ?
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