guitar tuner what do you use?

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Re: guitar tuner what do you use?

Post by franks59 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:39 pm

Thomas wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:47 am
rinneby wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:42 am
PolyTune on iPhone + my ears.
/J
You can't use PolyTune in live performance , noisy places . This is only good for your home
PolyTune also makes a clip-on.

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Thomas
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Re: guitar tuner what do you use?

Post by Thomas » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:43 pm

Already wasted my money on petterson clip on guitar tunner. They are all the same. Snark is good enough :)
For a guitar player all those 50 other instrument sweeteners are useless you have only one left and not sure if that
sweetner will work in live performance with other instruments on the other hand it is more confusing in live performance you can't
and have not time to concentrate on those moving objects , A snark shows red color when you are out of tune and that is it

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Re: guitar tuner what do you use?

Post by rwe » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:31 pm

Thomas wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:43 pm
Already wasted my money on petterson clip on guitar tunner. They are all the same. Snark is good enough :)
Oh, fine. What do you want for your Peterson? I can help to reduce your loss...

I have an old and a new Peterson AND a Snark. The Snark is ok for quick tuning at a campfire. It is not so good for acoustic bass guitars and the "digital" red/green display is not so exact as the strobe of the Petersons. I don't need the "sweetened tunings", but I prefer the Peterson for its exactness.

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Re: guitar tuner what do you use?

Post by Thomas » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:30 pm

rwe wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:31 pm
Thomas wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:43 pm
Already wasted my money on petterson clip on guitar tunner. They are all the same. Snark is good enough :)
Oh, fine. What do you want for your Peterson? I can help to reduce your loss...

I have an old and a new Peterson AND a Snark. The Snark is ok for quick tuning at a campfire. It is not so good for acoustic bass guitars and the "digital" red/green display is not so exact as the strobe of the Petersons. I don't need the "sweetened tunings", but I prefer the Peterson for its exactness.
OK I downloaded the flamenco sweetner ( but it was exactly like EQU )
The classical guitar sweetner CLA had the A and E a little Flat

My question is that
Can I play live performance with CLA sweetner along with other instruments? Does it make sense?

Also I am not sure if I am going to record music I can trust the CLA sweetner !
How can I say? Is it normal ? Is it widely accepted to have two notes flat ?

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Re: guitar tuner what do you use?

Post by rinneby » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:16 pm

Thomas wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:47 am
rinneby wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:42 am
PolyTune on iPhone + my ears.
/J
You can't use PolyTune in live performance , noisy places . This is only good for your home
Yes? :)

/J
1964 - Masaru Kohno No.7
2007 - Curt Claus Voigt
2016 - Pete Beer

Feel free to ask me anything about Japanese classical guitars.

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Re: guitar tuner what do you use?

Post by bacsidoan » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:21 pm

Thomas wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:43 pm
Already wasted my money on petterson clip on guitar tunner. They are all the same. Snark is good enough :)
For a guitar player all those 50 other instrument sweeteners are useless you have only one left and not sure if that
sweetner will work in live performance with other instruments on the other hand it is more confusing in live performance you can't
and have not time to concentrate on those moving objects , A snark shows red color when you are out of tune and that is it
The precision is the same for all tuners but the accuracy is not.

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Re: guitar tuner what do you use?

Post by rwe » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:53 pm

Thomas wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:30 pm
My question is that
Can I play live performance with CLA sweetner along with other instruments? Does it make sense?

Also I am not sure if I am going to record music I can trust the CLA sweetner !
How can I say? Is it normal ? Is it widely accepted to have two notes flat ?
It depends... What is the tuning of the other instruments? If you play with "keyboard instruments" (acoustic pianos as well as organs, e-pianos as well as accordions...) they will define the tuning. If you play with unfretted string instruments it will not make any relevance [cannot insert an ironic Smiley :-)] (a violin player is accustomed not to play well-temperatured) ...

If you want to record your music as only player of course you can use the sweetened tunings if you like them.

P.S.: PLaying in a classical guitar orchestra and a world music band I tune equally temperatured.

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Re: guitar tuner what do you use?

Post by Thomas » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:45 pm

rwe wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:53 pm
Thomas wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:30 pm
My question is that
Can I play live performance with CLA sweetner along with other instruments? Does it make sense?

Also I am not sure if I am going to record music I can trust the CLA sweetner !
How can I say? Is it normal ? Is it widely accepted to have two notes flat ?
It depends... What is the tuning of the other instruments? If you play with "keyboard instruments" (acoustic pianos as well as organs, e-pianos as well as accordions...) they will define the tuning. If you play with unfretted string instruments it will not make any relevance [cannot insert an ironic Smiley :-)] (a violin player is accustomed not to play well-temperatured) ...

If you want to record your music as only player of course you can use the sweetened tunings if you like them.

P.S.: PLaying in a classical guitar orchestra and a world music band I tune equally temperatured.
One guy plays acoustic and I suppose With a snark tuner
The other will play keyboard
and me classical guitar so I suppose I need to keep it on EQU ?

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Re: guitar tuner what do you use?

Post by rwe » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:32 pm

Yes, I would do so.

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Re: guitar tuner what do you use?

Post by Thomas » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:42 pm

Hey Slowly I seem to like this tuner . Not bad I should not have rushed into conclusion so soon. It does do good

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Re: guitar tuner what do you use?

Post by rwe » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:15 pm

Peterson should offer a cliptuner model "no b-s": Only on/off and cent adjustation. :-)

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Re: guitar tuner what do you use?

Post by Steve Kutzer » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:41 pm

I use the app cleartune on my iPhone
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