What Hz to set tuner to

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by my name is mud, Oct 5, 2004.

  1. my name is mud

    my name is mud

    Jul 2, 2004
    Well I got a electric tuner its a korg cromatic tuner CA-30. Well my question is what Hz should it be set to?
  2. my name is mud

    my name is mud

    Jul 2, 2004
    why 440Hz? Sorry but I like to know what im doing and why heh.
  3. Dincrest


    Sep 27, 2004
    New Jersey
    Yeah, A440 is standard concert pitch. However, I tend to tune my bass a tad sharp since fingerstyle playing stretches out the strings, thus making them go a bit flat after a while. But that's just me.
  4. knuckle_head

    knuckle_head Commercial User

    Jul 30, 2002
    Owner; Knuckle Guitar Works & Circle K Strings
    440 is a perfect A by most standards.....
  5. Many Philharmonic Orchestras actually tune a little sharp (441 or 442). The idea is that the sound is just a little brighter. This is probably true.

    I used to play in a band that tuned to 442. I don't know if WE sounded any brighter, however... :D

    It really doesn't matter so much as that everyone is playing in tune with each other.
  6. Anti_Wish


    May 14, 2004
    Boston, Ma
    i do know that the xylophones my school had were 440 and the piano was 445. yeesh!.... talk about irritating. its not super wavy but it gets ya. what i dont understand is that my tuner goes to like 400-480Hz... why? who would tune so high or so low?
  7. fastplant


    Sep 26, 2002
    I set mine to 430, we tune lower.
  8. Anti_Wish


    May 14, 2004
    Boston, Ma
  9. Most well.... nearly all professional orchestras tune to the oboe, if the oboes is sharp then so is the rest of the orchestra. But it wouldnt be noticable because they will all be intune with one another
  10. Diowulf

    Diowulf Guest

    Aug 4, 2004
    San Rafael CA