Gotcha.To be clear, (and god knows I've had problems with clarity lately), I don't mean to fret the string at the 12th fret, I mean to pluck the open string at the 12th fret, with the tone rolled off.
Yeah, Hi Laristotle, Have a 'C' and 'D' around here somewhere, used to use them, and/or tune off records, pianos, keys..Not to dis electronics, but,
have you tried a tunning fork?.........
I use a simple Kork GA tuner and it works great. The problem with trying to tune using another note on another fret (including the 12th) is that the intonation of the bass must be spot on. Usually it's not, so your bottom E will be slightly off. So really there are two things to look for, one being a tuner that recognizes the bottom E (rack, pedal, or whatever), and second, the intonation of your bass.Thanks... I'll try tuning at the 12th fret... right now, I'm tuning at the 5th or 7th fret and I can tell that my low E isn't quite in tune.