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    In case you missed this in Tape Op:

    http://www.endino.com/archive/tuningnightmares.html
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    Thank you! What a great article.. I tried out the headphone idea.. worked great! Who whoulda thunk it
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    • #3
      Man.... I've dealt with those problems for years and never knew why I couldn't get perfectly in tune. Great article, Thanks for posting.

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      • #4
        whew!

        cool article. very clearifying!

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        • #5
          All my tuning problems are due to my insanse need to own a Les Paul.

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          • #6
            Jack Endino is a very smart man...he's been around Seattle for a very long time.
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            • #7
              I haven't read all of it yet, but I'll say that I've always hated digital tuners. I prefer using a reference tone and listening for the interference beats from that tone mixing w/ my guitar's tone.

              Typically, I tune to a piano. For one thing, if I'm playing w/ a piano - i't s heck of a lot easier for me to change my tuning than it is for him to change his. The other thing, too, is that w/ a piano sample on my computer, I know that the pitch has never changed.

              -Dan.
              <div class="signaturecontainer"><i>Well, I've been to one world fair, a picnic, and a rodeo, and that's the stupidest thing I ever heard come over a set of earphones.</i></div>

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              • #8
                the "string tug" is some good advise... hadn't occured to me yet. The rest is a neat feeling of recognition... good article!
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                • #9
                  haha...I feel so sad after reading that

                  When I bought my first fender (a telecaster after having only owned an epiphone) I couldn't for the life of me get the high E and B strings to stay in tune. I tried everything I could think of but finally went to a guitar shop to purchase some incredibly expensive tuners thinking the problem existed in the stock tuners (it's a mexi afterall...) but the salesman talked me out of it (yes, you are reading this correctly ). He said that this was a common problem for guitarists who failed to recognize the string tension thing on the headstock for the first two strings. He said that you should never go from "sharp" to "in tune" because slack will exist behind the string tension device. He said to always go from "flat" to "in tune" because there will be no slack. He told me to go try that for a few days and if the problem persisted then I should bring the guitar in.

                  I went home and have not had a problem with it since. I called the man and thanked him for talking me out of a sale. I promised to make up for it next time I needed to buy something...
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                  • #10
                    I am working on a VST tuner to plug into your sequencer. For now, in my tests, it is more precise than my hardware tuner, I am pretty happy about this.

                    I will post the URL next week, once my tests are finished, and it's ready to release.

                    see you
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                    • #11
                      bump
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                      &quot;Being the rich millionaire in the mansion and then dressing up as Batman. I have to admit I did enjoy it to a certain extent. But I began to realize it was very unhealthy.&quot; <br />
                      - Phil Spector to the L.A. Times, 1977</div>

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                      • #12
                        Great read, thank you.

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                        • #13
                          haha..i was lucky enough to record a demo with Jack last monday..

                          it was my personal goal to not have him make any comments about my tuning...lol..

                          he only mentioned it once...i can live with that



                          oh..and yes..his article rules, has a part 2 as well
                          i can't stress INTONATION! enough

                          cheers

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                          • #14
                            Bump. This article is too awesome.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Somebody
                              Bump. This article is too awesome.
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