#1
I've been tuning my guitar from a piano since i started playing but recently it's dawned on me that if i don't have access to a piano I'm not going to be able to tune. I have a tuning fork that my dad gave me, but no clue as to how to use it.

Anyone else have any idea how to use it?


It's got the letter "A" and the numbers "440" engraved on it if that helps..
#2
i have no idea how to use one either, but im assuming you can tune your A string with that tuning fork?
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#3
that fork is pitched to the a string and than when that is in tune you can tune your guitar based on your a string.
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#4
As far as i know you basically listin to it and tune your A string to that same note.
Then you do the rest by ear.

Or you can get a $15-20 tunner and save your self some time.
#6
I guess that seems logical, lol
Don't know why i didn't think of that myself..

Thanks for all your help!!
#7
You bang it on a table or something, and match the pitch it produces to your guitar's A string. Then tune all the other strings using the A string. (which would be via natural harmonics, or 5th fret relative tuning, whatever)
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#8
what u do is, u take the tuning fork and smack ur guitar with it until the finish chips off, then u should be in tune
#9
It's probably too late now, but don't hit the tuning fork on a table or anything hard. It might chip it (despite it being metal), which can throw off its accuracy/tone.

Use the bottom of your sneaker or the underside of your wrist, something firm but not hard.
#11
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It's probably too late now, but don't hit the tuning fork on a table or anything hard. It might chip it (despite it being metal), which can throw off its accuracy/tone.

Use the bottom of your sneaker or the underside of your wrist, something firm but not hard.

this is true, but the using it to tune your a string part is right
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#12
Hit the fork, wait for it to stablise, tune your A string to it.

Next time read the tuning thread stickied at the top of this forum.
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