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  • Do you have a tuner on stage?

    I'm a bit paranoid about being in tune and while I tune by ear in between songs I'd like to have a tuner handy onstage in case the worst happens (anything from a couple of strings going out of tune simultaneously to having to whack some **************** in the head with your ax). Do you have tuners up there and if so, what do you use?
    It'd be nice to have one with a luminated screen so you could tune up in the dark as well.
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    • #3
      I have an acoustic with a built-in tuner. It's great!

      For the other acoustic instruments I play, I keep an Intellitouch tuner in my pocket during gigs, just in case.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Next to Nothing



        Damn...now I need to buy that.
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        • #5
          Definately figure out a way to silently tune onstage. It's much more professional.

          Unless, like our singer/guitarist, you can do it very quickly, and make a song out of tuning.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by squealie
            Definately figure out a way to silently tune onstage. It's much more professional.

            Unless, like our singer/guitarist, you can do it very quickly, and make a song out of tuning.


            the tuner above kills the signal if you choose to use it that way.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Next to Nothing


              the tuner above kills the signal if you choose to use it that way.


              I use that one too, I love it.

              I *hate* hearing someone tune up on stage.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Next to Nothing


                The TU-2 is an absolute must-have in my book. The footswitch mute button makes it well worth the investment. I use a One Spot 9v dc adaptor and the TU-2 tuner has a power out plug that enables me to daisy chain my whole effects board to the one adaptor. No problems. Dependable as all get out. Go ahead and get the right tuner the first time.

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                • #9
                  Another TU-2 user too. I don't think I'd be in a band with anyone who didn't use a tuner on stage. Being in tune is just part of being a serious musician. In a noisy club, it's impossible to tune by ear, and really annoying for the audience to listen to.

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                  • #10
                    I use a rack mount korg tuner for my bass that is constantly plugged in. But for guitar, you can't go wrong with a TU-2.

                    So, another vote.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Next to Nothing


                      Another dedicated Boss TU user. My only question is downtuning to "D". Since it displays each string, how do you accurately display a 6-string down tuned to another Key? I bought mine used and never had the manual.
                      so over this signature BS!!!

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                      • #12
                        You mean you DON'T have a tuner right now?

                        I've been a TU-2 user for as long as I can remember, couldn't live without it.

                        As for D-tuning, the "Chromatic" in the name means anything's possible (you just need to put it to Chromatic mode and remember what note is every string).

                        I tune Eb and sometimes do to "Drop-Db" and even "Drop-Cb" so anything's possible!
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                        • #13
                          I love the TU-2 tuner.

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                          • #14
                            TU-2 - get one. Now. The muting function is great if you are changing guitars or going on break (a quick one) if you dont have a standby switch on your amp.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by wheresgrant3


                              Another dedicated Boss TU user. My only question is downtuning to "D". Since it displays each string, how do you accurately display a 6-string down tuned to another Key? I bought mine used and never had the manual.


                              If you are talking one full step down:

                              D (low e)
                              G
                              C
                              F
                              A
                              d


                              I may not be understanding your question though
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