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    I got a new cell phone about a month ago and one of the ''apps'' I wanted to transfer over was my DIY guitar tuner. I made a series of guitar tones in Anvil Studio, a MIDI editor, exported the result as a .wav file, and then converted that to an .mp3 in Audacity. Now I can just play the audio back and tune to it. Handy when I don't have another tuner available.
    Last edited by DeepEnd; 08-17-2017, 02:40 PM.
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    I still have a couple of tuning forks to use when the power goes

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      Yeah, it's definitely handy. I have an E tuning fork somewhere, I think in the case with my 12-string I never play any more. 329.63 Hz or thereabouts. FWIW, if the power went out I'd probably have other things on my mind besides tuning my guitar.
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        Originally posted by DeepEnd View Post
        Yeah, it's definitely handy. I have an E tuning fork somewhere, I think in the case with my 12-string I never play any more. 329.63 Hz or thereabouts. FWIW, if the power went out I'd probably have other things on my mind besides tuning my guitar.
        civilization would need rebuilding, a guitar might be a way to keep the better Angels of our nature alive?
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        • #5
          If you have a cell phone, why don't you just download a free instrument tuner application? There's a ton of them out there.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by WRGKMC View Post
            If you have a cell phone, why don't you just download a free instrument tuner application? There's a ton of them out there.
            My old phone was a flip phone, therefore no ''apps.'' Plus, apps take up space. The Fender tuner app, for example, is over 12 megs just to download and more than that installed, and I can't install apps on my SD card, whereas I can put my little less-than-one-meg high quality (256kbps, 59 seconds running time) .mp3 anywhere. In fact, after I converted the file to .aac format, it was about half a meg. In addition, I tried a tuner app that does what my DIY tuner does (produce a series of tuning tones) and it was so quiet I couldn't hear it. My DIY tuner is more than loud enough and it's fine for tuning by ear. Not going for ''off the shelf'' is kinda the reason for DIY anyway.
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