Weird Problem

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by walldaja, May 6, 2012.

  1. walldaja


    Apr 27, 2011
    I use the tuner in my Zoom B2.1U effects before I play. When I started playing my A string was noticeable sharp by a half step. The tuner said it was in tune. I also have a tuner on my headstock that also showed the A string in tune. I tuned the A to the pitch of my E, fifth fret. Both tuners said was flat but ear said it was right. During a break I rechecked intonation and A was sharp at 12th fret. Once I got that adjusted the bass was in tune and both tuners agreed with my ear.

    Why did I get a false reading from both tuners initially?

    Why did it suddenly go so far out of tune without any action on my part? The other three strings were fine.
  2. Jay2U

    Jay2U Not as bad as he lóòks

    Dec 7, 2010
    23 ft below sea level
    I noticed tuners aren't very sensitive to low frequencies. I always use the second harmonic to tune the bass.

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