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Tale of 5 tuners

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by DiegoMcgee, Oct 26, 2001.


  1. DiegoMcgee

    DiegoMcgee

    Oct 20, 2001
    Providence RI
    Which is the real 440.
    I had a problem when my guitarist
    switched from a sabine to a dod stage tuna.
    The 440 is slightly different, So we tried using
    the tuner built into the RP 2000 guitar processor
    and that was off.Now, I also had 2 Korg tuners
    at home (different models) and they differed
    slightly from each other.One of the Korg models
    matched perfect with the RP 2000.
    Our main goal was for our guitarist to be able
    to tune in a mute inline mode.
    Has anyone else ha a problem with a difference
    in 440.
    _____________________________________
    jim obrien
    http://www.illustriousday.com
     
  2. DiegoMcgee

    DiegoMcgee

    Oct 20, 2001
    Providence RI
    The typical reply would be that there is
    no difference,but there is.
    I originally noticed the difference between
    the tuners in the studio.
    I find it hard to beleive that nobody else
    has come across this.
    For me there is nothing more aggravating
    to me then seeing a band who's bass and
    guitarist are slightly out from each other.
    ________________________________
    jim obrien
    http://www.illustriousday.com
     
  3. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    Ah, now I get it (sleep helps? :p): you're saying that different models of electronic tuners give different indications on what is 440 Hz and not, correct? That is certainly strange and should not be, but I do not question your observations. I have not come across this because when I tune my bass for a band setting, everyone in the band always tunes using the same device (it's not that we think it's practical, but oftentimes only one person actually owned one ;)).
     
  4. That certainly does happen. A good tuner/instrument/tape deck/whatever will allow you to fine tune the reference pitch.

    As long as everyone is tuning to the same reference, it doesn't really matter which one it is.