#1
I tried searching the forums but had trouble finding the answer. Anyways I have had my guitar now for about 2 weeks. It's an electric.

I bought Korg CA-30 a chromatic tuner with it, and find myself obsessing over tuning. I guess my question is, how far out does it have to be before you consider the guitar out of tune? Is there a margin within which you are ok, or does it have to be perfect 100% of the time. I guess I am asking what is normal and acceptable.
#3
Quote by HighPotency
Probably a few cents off.

+1

Seeing as most tuners are 1 or 2 cents off, i'd say maybe 4 would be about the limit. Also, having proper intonation is very important because that will be responsible for the guitar being "in tune" throughout the entire neck.
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#4
I check it every time I play. It doesn't take a lot of time, so why not be in tune?
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#5
Have you set your intonation?

Also, you could maybe try getting better tuners, if it's not holding. My guitar holds it's tune perfectly and I don't really have to touch it.
#8
i tune before i play and then every hour or so

or after some epic bending™

also i'm obsessed with being in tune, if both yellow arrow lights arent blinking on my pedal i HAVE to adjust it even if it's slightly out of tune
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#9
Quote by apec_solo_king
I check it every time I play. It doesn't take a lot of time, so why not be in tune?


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#10
as long as all my band are in tune together, We're in tune
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#11
Quote by Slackboy72
Being out of tune never hurt the Rolling Stones.


they were out of tune coz they were 'trying to be cool' but no it's not ****ing cool it's just stupid, i hate guitarists that do that to give them sort of an 'edge' but no it just makes u look like a lazy twat and sound shit
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#13
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they were out of tune coz they were 'trying to be cool' but no it's not ****ing cool it's just stupid, i hate guitarists that do that to give them sort of an 'edge' but no it just makes u look like a lazy twat and sound shit


I'm pretty sure that if both guitarists and the bassist are in tune with each other, you can't really tell.
#15
i obsessivly tune my guitar, it must be inperfect tune all the time
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#16
It really doesn't matter as long as the guitar is in tune with itself and the people you are playing with. My tuner usually says the whole guitar is a few cents flat, because I tune it by ear every time I pick it up. When I play with other musicians we generally tune to the piano or sax player.
#18
I can tell by ear when it's out of tune.
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