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  • Tuning while Gigging

    So waht do you guys do? Do you have a pedal tuner? or a rackmount? or a A/B switch to a handheld tuner? or do you unplug your cable from amp and stick it into tuner?

    Pros/Cons, Opinions please...

  • #2
    just don't tune out loud where the audience hears it - I hate that

    I unplug and plug cuz I like using only 1 cable
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    • tlbonehead
      tlbonehead commented
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      Pedal with mute, or a Snark.


    • joshmac
      joshmac commented
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      Pedal tuner w/ mute, or if it's an acoustic show I use the built in tuner. Muted tuning is crucial because i can do it while i talk and not have to focus too much on it. Using my eyes instead of my ears

  • #3
    I have a rack tuner, and run a cable from the Recording Out jack (on the back of my MKIV) to the input in the back of the tuner. That way, the tuner is out of my signal path, always on, and if I don't want the audience to hear me tuning, I pull out the Silent Recording function on the Output. You can do the same with a Slave Out, or Line Out, but you won't be able to tune silently.
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    • #4
      pedal w/ bypass
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      • #5
        only gigged once with my mates as a joke for charity. Was Guitar -> boss tuner with bypass -> Mashall DSL stack
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        • #6
          Boss pedal. It acts like a standby and cuts off the amp when engaged. No one hears you tuning. Also an easy way to put you in standby without having to go monkey with the amp.

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          • #7
            I use an A/B to my tuner.
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            • #8
              I use the tuner on the zen via the zBoard...quiet though between songs. Usually only needed if tuning down or the song was heavy on the wammy bar. Sometimes, I'll reach up and tweek the tuning if it is easily id'd and I can go to an open string without ruining the key of the song.

              Also have a Boss ??12 tuner for my acousitics and bass. but that is usually only used at home.
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              • #9
                Originally posted by Rabies
                Boss pedal. It acts like a standby and cuts off the amp when engaged. No one hears you tuning. Also an easy way to put you in standby without having to go monkey with the amp.


                That's the way to go.

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by Rabies
                  Boss pedal. It acts like a standby and cuts off the amp when engaged. No one hears you tuning. Also an easy way to put you in standby without having to go monkey with the amp.


                  For me I think it's the only way to go. I'm also plugged into a ZOOM 707II which in by-pass is also a tuner. I really like them on the floor in front of me.

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                  • Pine Apple Slim
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                    's mel gibson wrote:
                    Originally posted by Rabies
                    Boss pedal. It acts like a standby and cuts off the amp when engaged. No one hears you tuning. Also an easy way to put you in standby without having to go monkey with the amp.


                    For me I think it's the only way to go. I'm also plugged into a ZOOM 707II which in by-pass is also a tuner. I really like them on the floor in front of me.

                    Thats what I do if I bring a pedal board. If I'm going light and straight to amp, I use a clip on Snark and just turn down the guitar volume.

                     


                • #11
                  I was a big fan of the Boss pedal until I went to a rack setup. My motive was to keep everythign in one box for easy setup, and having to string cables and a pedal ruins the simplicity, so I just went to a rack tuner and use the volume pedal on my MIDI footswitch to mute the output.
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                    • #13
                      Originally posted by k4df4l
                      pedal w/ bypass


                      +1.

                      I try to keep tuning to a minimum, but if I do, I use a pedal with a silent tuning feature.

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                      • #14
                        I have a pedal tuner. And I tune a couple times during a set. Though I make minor adjustments here and there as I am playing.

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                        • #15
                          I unplug from my amp and plug into one of those hand-held Boss rectangular tuners.

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