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How do I tune this damn thing?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by David_Swan, Jul 17, 2001.

  1. David_Swan


    Jul 15, 2001
    PR MN
    Im having a little trouble tuning this bass, I have no electric tuner or any of that stuff, I got a piano, will that work?
  2. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    try using harmonics.. Do you know how? if you do i'm not gonna spend time typing it out... its a simple procedure
  3. Harmonics won't work if the bass is completely out of tune. Gotta establish a reference first.

    Using a piano will work just fine. Hit a E, tune to E from the beat freq. No prob. Then you can use 7th fret on the A string to get you close to tuned. Best bet? Get $20. Go to musician's friend and buy a Korg tuner.
  4. I find tuning the A with a piano is easier. Then once thats in tune, tune all the rest.

  5. lump


    Jan 17, 2000
    St. Neots, UK
    A piano will work, but only if it's in tune too.

    Got speakers on your computer? This'll work until you buy that tuner:


    You might want to just save the files and create shortcuts on your desktop. :)
  6. My bass never ever goes out of tune.
  7. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    if you play by yourself you don't really need to tune up a string to any "a" or a piano. You just need to have the bass tuned to itself. But everyone has an electric tuner and that's what people usually tune to in a musical group.
  8. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    I have a $40 tuner but I never use it. I use my electric keyboard to tune my bass, I get better results. I find that my ear is just better than my tuner.
  9. Built in tuner in my fx-pedal :) Korg AX1B rules :)