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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

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    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. MNAirHead

    MNAirHead

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    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
     
  3. MNAirHead

    MNAirHead

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    Oh yes


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

    Jon Moody Supporting Member

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    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.
     
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  6. Lady Kayri

    Lady Kayri

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    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

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    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

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    Tune the low B with the 12th fret harmonic.
     
  9. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Supporting Member

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    And if you don't have the intonation set on the B string, that doesn't work as accurately.
     
  10. MostlyBass

    MostlyBass Supporting Member

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    I've got one on my Carvin 3+2 headstock - love it!!!
     
  11. brianrost

    brianrost Supporting Member

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    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

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    Why not? Are you saying the harmonic will be out of tune with the open string?
     

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