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


    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, Builder
    Use your harmonic

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


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


    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


    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


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

  10. 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


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

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