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leave clip-on tuner on while performing?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Killed_by_Death, Jan 9, 2021.


  1. never

  2. sometimes

  3. always

  4. I don't carrot all!

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  1. WillyWonka

    WillyWonka I "heart" pointy headstocks Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2019
    I have seen album covers with them on instruments, kinda low class.

    I have a pedal tuner for live
     
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  2. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    Especially if you're on televi-zee-own:

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  3. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music.

    So what you're saying is once you learn how to tune your bass,you should never ever have to tune up again?
     
  4. I play seated (Hey - I'm old!) and use a BOSS TU3 tuner on the floor on my Pedaltrain Nano, which is probably their smallest board, so I'm the only one who can see it. My bass stays in tune very well. I can very easily adjust the pitch during songs. What I have happen more often is my battery goes out on the last song but I just pull the Vol knob up and I'm passive. Love all this technology!
     
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  5. WillyWonka

    WillyWonka I "heart" pointy headstocks Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2019
    I have the luthier at Guitar Center tune mine up when I have them change the strings.
     
  6. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music.

    "Luthier"and "Guitar Center" are mutually exclusive terms.
    You can have one,or the other.
    But not both together!
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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2021
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  7. WillyWonka

    WillyWonka I "heart" pointy headstocks Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2019
    there, fixed it..
     
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  8. Giffro

    Giffro

    Apr 29, 2017
    South Australia
    The only Snarky thing in my house is the missus when she's hungry and she never turns off.
     
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  9. stigbeve

    stigbeve

    Sep 24, 2014
    I'm with you. If I was performing on the televi-zee-own I would not want that on my instrument.
     
  10. Gordon Mills

    Gordon Mills

    Apr 26, 2020
    I leave mine on whenever my bass is out of the case. I never have to look for it later. If someone doesn't like it... shag 'em!
     
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  11. ccfalkner

    ccfalkner

    Sep 19, 2016
    Dallas, TX
    Why so many pictures of Khruangbin? Are we really needing more facts, or just more views of Laura Lee?
     
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  12. pocket_groover

    pocket_groover Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2004
    Northern California
    And then there's the Conn strobe tuner. I worked in a music store when I was in high school and they had one of these. I think you might have to hang it on the headstock :roflmao:
     
  13. Space Ghost

    Space Ghost Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2011
    At practice I leave it on all the time. No reason not to. On stage I turn it around backwards so the display is behind the head where no one can see it but me. That way if I forget to take it off between sets it still won't show. Mine's pretty stable so I don't have to tune much. Besides, who gets to play these days? I'm sick of CoVid!!
     
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  14. therumour

    therumour

    Jan 5, 2014
    While I don't perform live anymore, I would guess that in a live setting there would be way too much ambient noise to really be effective. Certainly not as effective as a pedal or rack tuner using cabled input only...
     
  15. danbones

    danbones

    Sep 24, 2017
    Los Angeles
    i still think they look totally amateur.
     
  16. giacomini

    giacomini

    Dec 14, 2008
    Florianopolis - Brazil
    Endorsing: Copetti Guitars
    To all you insecure about leaving it on or not, audience won't even know what is that thing, they might think it's some sort of camera if it's one of those big things.. if it's that planet waves tiny one, they won't even notice so no worries... Better looking amateur than actually sounding amateur because your instrument went out of tune.
     
  17. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    FFS, if the look of one bothers you, cover it with flowers...
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    (but I wouldn’t stand so close to Phil Spector)
     
  18. Me too.
     
  19. Winslow

    Winslow

    Sep 25, 2011
    Group "W" Bench
    What's funny is that when I did a search on "Khruangbin," 95% of the results that came back were pictures of Laura Lee. :roflmao:
     
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  20. robassable

    robassable Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2014
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    I think they look really cool on stage so I clip 'em all on.
     
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