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Tuner for 5 String Bass

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by lowline, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. lowline


    Dec 22, 2006
    New Jersey
    I have had trouble finding a tuner, preferably a rack unit, the will quickly track my low "B" string on my trusty five string. I have tried altering my plucking technique to improve my results, to no avail. Does anyone have any experience with a tuner that will go that low without having to think about it first? What is your favorite tuner for quickly and accurately tracking a low "B" on a five string?
  2. I've heard nothing but good reviews from Korg rackmount tuners.

    I have no personal experience as I dont have a rackcase
  3. wrong forum
    but try a capo on the 12th fret
  4. lowline


    Dec 22, 2006
    New Jersey
    What forum would you have used, unclejam- Effects? Basses?
  5. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I have had good results with the Sabine 7100 model.

    The 7000 model is not as versatile IMO. The 7100 has
    a floor mute and A/B channel switch, and will tune acoustic
    instruments as well when inputs are unplugged.

    The 'intelliswitch' can switch A/B inputs - 2 basses - to
    one or two outputs. Very hand for a multibass guy and/or
    a multi rig setup.

    And it finds the B well IMO.

    I think its a real pro tuner for the money, I got mine used and I love it.
  6. Dragonlord

    Dragonlord Rocks Around The Glocks Supporting Member

    Aug 30, 2000
    Greece, Europe
    Tune with the harmonic over the 12th fret.
  7. lazyone2


    Jul 27, 2006
    new jersey shore
    +1 on the Korg Rack tuner. I have one and it works fine. It replaced my small sabine that just could not seem to grab the open B. Using the harmonic on the B sting does work.
  8. this goes in MISC. but dont repost the mods will move it.
  9. remo


    Jan 15, 2005
    no rack but the Boss TU-15 tracks my low B pefectly. It's a great tuner I love it.

  10. I use the Korg DTR1000

    Quick tracking, no problems
  11. Both of the cheap Korg hand held tuners I have, have never had any problems tracking anything on my 5 or 6 string basses.
  12. DJJazzV

    DJJazzV Gambling is illegal at Bushwood sir... Supporting Member

    May 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    I actually sold my rackmount tuner to free up the space and I got the Fender ST-1 Stage Tuner. Very inexpensive. It displays a huge bright letter and it doesn't have to be in a loop. I just send a 20 foot cable out of the "tuner out" of the head, and the tuner is always nearby. Toss it somewhere on stage like a "Ghostbusters" trap. Track the low B great.


    Good luck!
  13. +1 on the Sabine.

    I've got the 7000 model and it works wonders. Super accurate (+/- 1 cent IIRC) and does what it should. I've tuned my 4 string from EADG to BEAD and didn't have a problem.
  14. eots


    Dec 18, 2004
    Morris, IL.
  15. BbbyBld


    Oct 13, 2005
    Meridian, MS
    I've got one of these, and it works great.

    The only thing that could make it better would be a backlight.
  16. FrigginChris


    Feb 6, 2006
    +! on the Sabine stuff, i'm using the 7000 model and it does what i need it to
  17. dcr

    dcr Supporting Member

    The Korg DT-1 Pro for me.


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