Which tuner should I buy for a Dean fretless 5-string?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bkucera, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. bkucera


    Oct 16, 2005
    A couple years ago when I bought my acoustic I bought a Sabine MT9000 tuner for I think $30. It works great with my acoustic, but with my Dean Edge fretless 5-string bass it takes forever to register a note, and sometimes displays the wrong note.

    Since this is my first bass (and also a fretless) I need a better tuner so I can work on my intonation. Do I really need to spend $100 on a Boss TU-2 or $190 on a Peterson? I just want something that will register the note quickly and accurately and work while I'm using my amp. If it matters my head has a tuner output and a tuner mute switch, so a pedal tuner isn't strictly necessary.
  2. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Search in the effects forum.
  3. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    The best guitar tuner I've ever used is my $14 Korg cheapie. It picks up the high C and low B on my 5 and 6 strings instantly.
  4. bkucera


    Oct 16, 2005
    Korg GA-30?

    Also if there's another thread that addresses this question point me to it...I searched and didn't find any that said how the $100+ tuners were superior to the cheaper tuners.
  5. bkucera


    Oct 16, 2005
  6. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    No, mine's the much older GA-10. Same difference. Under $20. Best tuner I've ever owned.
  7. Blackbird

    Blackbird Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000

    There have been extensive discussions on tuners in the past. The reason you're not getting a lot of replies is that most people have posted good and easily searchable answers already.

    I know you think your bass is the greatest, but you don't need a custom tuner built just for you. It's a mass produced instrument, for Pete's sake.
  8. pkr2


    Apr 28, 2000
    coastal N.C.
    I've just gotten a Korg CA30. By far the best tuner for the money That I've ran across. Even works great on my URB.n

    Chromatic, displays notes, audible reference tones that covers the full chromatic scale, easy calibration and displays notes instantly and accurately.

    The only negative that I've found is that the display has no back lighting. A small price to pay for a great little tuner.

    I recommend it highly. At $19.95, I don't think you can beat it.