New guy needs Tuner recommendations?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Black 'n Tan, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. What's a good tuner for 5 string bass?

    Somebody I know has one that you can actually tune without being plugged into it, which is kinda cool.

    I'm not looking for the cheapest, I just want a good one thats gonna last.
  2. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    I am going on four years with my Korg CA-20. Credit card size, and is always accurate.

  3. Bard2dbone


    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    I dig my Intellitouch. It clamps on the headstock and senses vibrations in the body, so you don't have to plug it in.
  4. Razor


    Sep 22, 2002
    Boss TU-2

    All you'll need...and it'll cover the extended freq of a 5 string.
  5. AlembicPlayer

    AlembicPlayer Im not wearing shorts

    Aug 15, 2004
    Pacific Northwet, USA
    Peterson Strobe tuners...if it matters to you to be IN TUNE.
    I have a VSII and a StroboStomp.

    The VSII has a built in mic..
  6. Rumzini


    Feb 14, 2004
    Jackson, MI'll wonder what you've been doing in life without one. ;)
  7. Does this work well with low B?

    I read a review that said they might not be great with real low Bass frequencies.
  8. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    I don't actually know, but I'm going to chime in. Even if it doesn't work well with a low B, you really only need one string to be in tune, then tune the rest off of it. Personally, I haven't tuned any bass of mine in 3 years, and when I checked it against my guitarists' tuners, it was within 2 cents! Not to shabby I don't think! Back to discussion, just tune the G (or whatever one's easiest for you to hear easily) then use whatever tuning method to tune (I've always used 5/7 harmonic).

  9. Don W

    Don W

    Jan 30, 2004
    East Bay, CA.
    +2 I've had one for a little over a year and I've had no trouble when tuning my five strings.
  10. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Click on the link in my sig, if you want a very versatile tuner.
  11. +3 Best tuner around for a lot of reasons.....such as

    1. You can use it to power other pedals as it acts as a power supply
    2. You can mute your instrument to unplug without waiting for the sound guy
    3. Different types of tuning displays(streaming..etc)which are highly visible, even in the dark.

    I love this tuner, solid as a rock for the past 2 years. The Peterson Strobostomp may be a bit more accurate(but not much) but for $189 it's too freaking expensive. Actually, the MOST accurate tuning is Buzz there. Get the will not be disapointed.
  12. vkgphil


    Mar 25, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    $440?! yeouch!