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5-String Bass Tuner

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by opium89, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. opium89


    Jan 27, 2004
    Can someone make some recommendations for a quality tuner? I used the TU-12 for over 20 years but it won't pick up the low B. I was using the harmonic note which worked fine, but now I've lost it and need to buy something new.
  2. casio


    Aug 1, 2007
    My korg DT-10 managed fine, even when I dropped my low B a whole step, so that should cover it for you
  3. ()smoke()


    Feb 25, 2006
    i hear a lot of positive comments on the d-10 mentioned above:)

    my peterson strobostomp tracks the low b really well for me
  4. I also had a Korg(CA-30?)that worked fine on the B; I also checked the hipshot-detuned-to-A low B w/no problems. Lost it, though...
  5. rratajski

    rratajski Commercial User

    Jul 1, 2008
    Mount Laurel, NJ
    Are you only interested in pedal tuners or are you game for rack tuners as well?
  6. Wally Malone

    Wally Malone

    Mar 9, 2001
    Boulder Creek, CA
    AFM International Representative Endorsing Artist: Accugroove Cabinets & MJC Ironworks Strings
    The TU-2 works with five strings.

  7. Nyarlathotep

    Nyarlathotep Banned

    Feb 5, 2006
    West Coast of Canada
    +1. Mine picks up the low B on my Jazz 5 really fast.
  8. Check out the Planet Waves pedal tuner - big metal thing whose model number I forget. Works real well on a B string providing the battery is fresh, and will withstand a nuclear attack as well!
  9. Nyarlathotep

    Nyarlathotep Banned

    Feb 5, 2006
    West Coast of Canada
    Planet Waves = PT-04 IIRC
  10. wazzel


    Dec 27, 2007
    Houma, LA
    I use the boss TU-2 on my 5er with no issues.
  11. TheMutt

    TheMutt Guest

    Apr 28, 2007
    I use a Peterson Strobostomp 2 with my 5'er with no problems whatsoever.
  12. NKUSigEp


    Jun 6, 2006
    Bright, IN
    Korg DTR-1000 works well
  13. 5stringwonder


    Sep 24, 2006
    I've had no problems with my Korg DT-10, Peterson Strobostomp 2 and Korg Pitchblack.
  14. already been mentioned..but I use it as well..cheap the Korg CA-30 picks up the low b no prob...tuned a fender Rhodes with it.
  15. EP15


    Oct 4, 2008
    England, Essex
    An older bass player once told me: "Don't tune open strings, fret them at the fifth fret and tune them there; it reduces intonation problems".
  16. Nikoubis


    May 3, 2007
    Athens, Greece
    I like my planetwaves too.
  17. ModuMan

    ModuMan How many is too many? Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Bristol, CT #19
    The TU-2 is a great pedal, no issues for me. For set-up and "bench" work I use the Peterson VSAM.
  18. Bongo5HH


    May 31, 2008
    That is what I use as well. It works great.
  19. bassman03


    May 19, 2008
    Sully, Iowa
    Same here

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