Tuning a Bass with an electronic tuner

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by riprorin, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. riprorin


    Jun 5, 2008
    Hi, I have a Korg CA-30 tuner.

    The default calibration setting is 440 Hz.

    Should I use this setting to tune a bass and a guitar, or are the calibration settings different?

  2. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Same. Alternate calibrations are for certain historical or orchestral applications, nothing to do with standard modern tunings for "normal" music.
  3. riprorin


    Jun 5, 2008
    Thanks, Is 440 Hz the right frequency?
  4. DocBop


    Feb 22, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    You can use the calibration when you play with an acoustic piano that is off and you got to play with it. Check the piano with the tuner and see how FAR it is off, then you know how far off to tune the bass, guitar and etc.
  5. Razorjack


    Dec 8, 2006
    Stockport, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Basses, Picato Strings
    The simple answer is yes, 440Hz is the correct setting.