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Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by MrYeats, Dec 29, 2019.
Assuming the piano is in tune...
If the piano is being used in the same music, it does not matter. You still tune to the piano. Otherwise you are 100% correct.
Yep, it is all relative in the end.
I'm old enough to remember tuning to the keyboard player (an old piano in my circle), and more commonly to the trumpet player. I remember arguments about my tuning fork being incorrectly tuned, about the analog signal generator out of calibration (despite confirmation with an o'scope), and others.
For me, one of the boons of the electronic tuner era is the ease and accuracy at which we can tune.
+1 for Politune clip
TS, the metal clip is the one of the most importnant things in the tuner construction. I used to use a lot of cheap plastic tuners but they all died because of the broken plastic base and clip.
any love here for guitar tuna?
I use a Snark but I have a TC Electronic polytune. I use to have on my board but took it off, to make room for another pedal. But I use the TC when I am working on guitars and my basses.
Snark was till it blew through tbe first battery in a week, then another after that.. Thought i missed an auto off or something..
This one is and has been the road worthy work horse for a few years. Boss makes some rugged pedal boxes, no doubt about it.
Have the TC PolyTune on the pedal board mostly, gave my PolyTune clip on to my brother he was jazzed about it, gave a Snark to my son and he was jazzed as well. For me 9 out of 10 times I end up using the Snark sitting over there on the stereo speaker right next to the capo and a few picks, just because it's right there and oh so convenient.
Boss Tu-12 EX, It’s how I set intonation of every guitar I touch... my only complaint, is that he doesn’t have a mirror behind the needle.
Does a ton of stuff, even has a built in D.I.
The manual takes some time to get through.
A couple of pics from the net, same as mine.
For decades I used a 440 Hz tuning fork, much like this one:
My gimmick was to hold it in my teeth (hence the need for the ball-end handle) and flick it with my middle finger. This left both hands free to tune the instrument. Because the sound conducted so well from my jaw, I could hear it for much longer time than, say, touching it to the soundboard.
Now I use a Snark clip-on.
I did have to modify it though, by covering the outside of the clip with stamp-sized pieces of hockey tape (aka friction tape). Otherwise it was slippery and had a tendency to jump out of my fingers when I pinched it.
A few months back I picked up a used Polytune 3 for about $45. It is great, and has become my go-to tuner for my electrics. I still use the Snark clip on for my acoustic.
I like the Korg tuner that you can plug in or use without the plug. It works great for intonation plugged in. Also tells you if you are getting a signal from the pups.