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how important is having accurate tuning, to you?
do you jam with others or by yourself?
what tuner do you normally use, & why?
 

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I am a big fan of these



easy to read, and discreet.

I think those Snark etc things look like werid sex toys hanging off the headstock. I'm sure Zappa would approve though
 

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how important is having accurate tuning, to you?
do you jam with others or by yourself?
what tuner do you normally use, & why?
1. Pretty damn important.
2. Play in a band, jam when I can.
3. Boss TU-3 - got a discount at an old job and they are tanks.
 
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When jamming, I ask someone for an 'A'.
By myself, I still use one of these.

 

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1 If I'm just playing alone and not playing along to anything then as long as I am in tune with myself it doesn't matter to me if I'm tuned to 440.
2 Both
3 Variety. Band days Boss TU-2, acoustic built in tuner on my Martin, trusty old Seiko tuner, snark or app on phone in a pinch.

PS I painfully remember the days when around the campfire when no one had a tuner. 2-4 guitarists trying to tune to each other and themselves. Usually a complete mess.
 

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Of course tuning is important..plugged into the pc I use either the tuner in my Pod or the free APTuner .
If you have a keyboard it is required ..(and easy)
I also have a couple of different independent tuners as well as a fork like Larry.
Nothing like A44o resonating through your skull to get you back home again.
 

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I have an app on my phone called Guitar Tuna. It's perfect. Takes two seconds to use. I can pass it around to those who don't have that app as well. It comes in very handy. You can also do alternative tunings on it. I highly recommend this app. The best part of this is that it's free at the App store. I really love the convenience of this.
 

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I tune up whether alone or with others.

A TCE Polytune on the board at home and a Turbo tuner on the smaller board.
 

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how important is having accurate tuning, to you?
do you jam with others or by yourself?
what tuner do you normally use, & why?
1) Accurate tuning - Very important
2) Jamming - Mostly with myself
3) Tuner - Apex Clip-on because it is easy to use and always at hand.
 

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I have 5 snarks
 

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A tuner is a must for jamming or gigging. Playing at home, it's only me I'm torturing.

I don't like clip-on's in loud, electric environments. I've had trouble with that. So each board has a tuner:
- Korg PitchBlack on the A board, because it's the easiest to see on bright, outdoor stages
- M9 built-in tuner on the B board
- TC PolyTune on the C board. This may be becoming my favorite tuner, I will try it next time I play outside. I like the poly thing more and more as I use it. And it remembers the strobe setting, the PB has to be reset every time I fire it up.

I use a Snark for the acoustics.

I think ultimately accuracy down to the cent or whatever isn't that critical. But, hey, I play Bigsby's a lot. LOL
 

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Tuning is importent to me. I am just learning guitar and trying to train my ears. If the guitar is out of tune, I will train them wrong.
I use any electronic tuner I can get my hands on so long as it works.
 

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Definitely important.

Currently, due to a disheveled basement, I'm using my son's voice to tune my low E and then I go from there. I form a D chord and tune the 4th, 3rd, and 2nd strings and then switch to a G chord and tweak the 3rd, 2nd, and 1st strings. It seems a little much, but it works well.

When the basement isn't a disaster, I use a TC one that clips to my headstock.
 

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I have a tuner within an arms reach, anywhere that I have guitars in the house.
4 or 5 clip on units, 3 tuners that came with used guitar purchases, the tuning fork that I discovered in the seventies, the first good Boss Tuner (TU12H), others built into a couple of my acoustics, the Guitar Tuna Ap, and a Peterson Stomp Classic Strobe.

My discovery of the tuning fork, changed my life. Everyone in the jam space used to argue that they were in tune. I was the asshole who proved that they (we), weren't. We progressed musically due to proper tuning. I personally began to catch up with my skills as a player, and figuring out the music at hand, the basic chords, bass line, etc., without the aid of others.

I have been promoting the use of tuners with people that I meet, that still don't have one. I have handed out several tuners to new friends. I want them to experience the growth that comes from being in tune.
 

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I can forgive tuning inaccuracies in some classic recordings and live shows because what makes them classic is a spirited and inspired performance. It's not like it's something I could change anyway.

In my own sphere of existence I'm the pain in the ass who reminds others to tune, tunes compulsively, and insists on good tuning all the time. No apologies.

I use a tuning fork assisted by my ears when I'm alone and away from home, in the back yard, camping etc. At home I use a variety of tuners from a Snark to a Korg rack mount, assisted by my ears.
 

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I use a tuning fork assisted by my ears when I'm alone and away from home, in the back yard, camping etc. At home I use a variety of tuners from a Snark to a Korg rack mount, assisted by my ears.
That's a good point. Once I'm done tuning, I don't take the tuner for granted and things can shift. I also listen last to see if I am in fact in tune - and tweek accordingly. The box can say I'm in tune, but it I don't sound in tune, I don't care what it said.
 
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