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How to tune to an F or F#?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Obsolex, Feb 2, 2003.


  1. Obsolex

    Obsolex Guest

    Nov 17, 2002
    sorry, i don't know where this would go, maybe strings? but on my tuner it doesnt say an F on it when i pick a note, how to i go about this?
     
  2. Darth_Linux

    Darth_Linux

    Oct 12, 2002
    Spokane, WA
    which string do you want to tune to F ? 4th? 1st?. . . .
     
  3. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    Use your harmonic

    tune to B and then use the Harmonic with the B string to tune and tune
     
  4. eVersi0n

    eVersi0n

    Dec 30, 2002
    Canada, Alberta
    My tuner has the same problem, So i just tuned to G- instead of F#.
     
  5. Darth_Linux

    Darth_Linux

    Oct 12, 2002
    Spokane, WA
    you can get an F# harmonic on a B string, but not an F natural . . . not sure which he's shooting for yet . .
     
  6. From a standard tuning, fret the F or F# on the A string, and tune the E string to it. Then tune harmonically from the E string up.
     
  7. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    There is an F harmonic on the G string, a bit behind the first fret. there is an F# harmonic 4th fret on the D string.
     
  8. monkfill

    monkfill

    Jan 1, 2003
    Kansas City
    What is the point of tuning 'up'?

    When you tune up to F#, you're just eliminating your ability to play an E and an F.
     
  9. DarkMazda

    DarkMazda

    Jun 3, 2000
    NJ
    sholdn't this be in setup?

    DM
     
  10. PICK

    PICK

    Jan 27, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    Yeah, But he wants to tune to F# not G which AFAIK are 2 completely different notes.
     
  11. The F harmonic on the G string is really flat. It wouldn't be very good for tuning.
     

  12. I think Misc. would be best.
     
  13. monkfill

    monkfill

    Jan 1, 2003
    Kansas City
    Do people actually browse all the separate forums?

    I find myself just browsing Basses, Amps, and For Sale.