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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
    Olympia, 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

    +1...you'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. Rumzini


    Feb 14, 2004
    Jackson, MI
    Nor I.
  11. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Click on the link in my sig, if you want a very versatile tuner.
  12. +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 Feinten....so there. Get the Boss...you will not be disapointed.
  13. vkgphil


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