Since there are a couple of active threads on tuning and tuners right now, I got to thinking about my own tuner issues. I recently debated allowing some extra space for a rack tuner when buying a new rack, but decided I had no need for it. My bass stays in tune pretty remarkably well. I can put new strings on it, run through a sound check and retune, then be fine for the rest of the night. I'll plug into my little pocket tuner between sets just to be anal, but I seldom need to make more than the slightest tweak. I hardly ever change tunings, and if I somehow get conned into doing something in drop D (I hate it when that happens!), I can tune that by ear quicker than I could by stomping on or turning around to look at a tuner. I don't consider myself to be a soft touch player, either. I've had other instruments not quite as stable as my current main bass (MIJ Jazz), but never felt that an inline tuner was a neccesity. So, how does this differ from or match everyone else's experience?