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Planet Waves NS Tuner?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by TheEmptyCell, Dec 22, 2012.


  1. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Dingwall ABZ Player Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Syracuse, NY
    The ball-socket on my Snark broke, and I'm considering getting the Planet Waves NS Mini tuner, since it seems like I could leave it on the headstock most of the time.

    My main bass is a Dingwall ABZ5, which has a 2+3 headstock. I've only seen the NS tuner on 4-inline bass headstocks, and 3+3 and 6-inline guitar headstocks. The 3+3 photos show putting the tuner on the front face of the headstock, which I think looks stupid and amateur.

    Is anyone using the Planet Waves tuner on a non-4-inline headstock and can show a quick picture?
     
  2. I leave one on my Conklin -- it's fast an accurate


    The only issue is the on button and frequency button can become bummed - not a huge issue as I think it auto shuts off
     
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  4. Oh yes


    From the bass front the average person can't see it
     
  5. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
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    Social Media Manager & Product Development for GHS Strings
    I use the NS Tuner with a 3+3 headstock and it fits on the back just fine, so you won't look silly or amateurish. :)

    In terms of accuracy, it will depend on where you put the tuner on the headstock (which I understand, a lot of which comes down to where there's room). In some spots, it won't track my B string at all, and in others it's no problem. Hopefully you'll have a couple of options of where to put it.
     
  6. Have one on my ABII, no problems fitting. Sometimes has problems with the low B registering, but usually a few nudges will get it back into p,ace so it can pick it up, or I fret at fifth fret and it will pick up as 'E' without much problem.
     
  7. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Dingwall ABZ Player Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Syracuse, NY
    Thanks for the input, I jut didn't want to get one and then have it on the front of the headstock where it's hard to see.
     
  8. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Disclosures:
    Brubaker Guitars, Boom Bass Cabinets
    Tune the low B with the 12th fret harmonic.
     
  9. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Disclosures:
    Social Media Manager & Product Development for GHS Strings
    And if you don't have the intonation set on the B string, that doesn't work as accurately.
     
  10. MostlyBass

    MostlyBass Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Oak Park, IL
    I've got one on my Carvin 3+2 headstock - love it!!!
     
  11. brianrost

    brianrost Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    I bought 4 of them...3 are on my uprights (attached to the bridges where they work well) but the 4th is now RIP after it flew off the headstock of my 53 P-bass at a gig.

    The headstock needs enough flat open space to allow a good grip and Tele-style headstocks don't :(
     
  12. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Disclosures:
    Brubaker Guitars, Boom Bass Cabinets
    Why not? Are you saying the harmonic will be out of tune with the open string?
     



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