Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by HappyMikey, Jun 15, 2003.

  1. HappyMikey

    HappyMikey Guest

    Jun 15, 2003
    *In advance I apologize,I realise I am very knew to the bass world and...well....I'm sorry for wasting your time*

    What do tuners exactly do? Do I absolutely should buy one with my bass? What are their price range?
  2. Thank god your new. If you weren't i'd have to track you down and give you a big o'l bitch slap :D.
    You know how standard tuning is EADG, or BEADG, or BEADG, or whatever amount of strings?
    All a tuner does is pickup the exact range/frequency of the note, so that it is exact.
    So like, if you wanted to tune from E to drop D,then you would pick the note on the tuner, and tune down, or up, or whatever, until you get to -3 to 3.
    Hope that helps...
  3. I use a Korg CA 20 chromatic tuner. It's a brilliant little thing that allows you to tune the strings smack on pitch. You can also check the bass' intonation and a whole host of other stuff (should you wish).

    There's only one (very slight) drawback with that particular model: there's no through linking to allow you to keep it in circuit all the time whilst you're playing. It's of no consiquence to me, though.

    They are around in UK for about £15 so I'd guess $15 for you.

    A tuner is probably the most useful thing you'll ever buy.

  4. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    You am absolutely should buying a tuner with your bass. A Boss TU-2 is exactly what you want ... about $50. Playing out of tune will make you suck sooner and harder than anything else.