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Thread #109276   Message #2283169
Posted By: Don Firth
08-Mar-08 - 04:39 PM
Thread Name: Help me! I need the perfect tuner
Subject: RE: Help me! I need the perfect tuner
I've got a couple of tuners. One is an Intellitouch clamp-on. Works just fine, never had a problem with it, nobody bitches at me about being out of tune, and often they ask it they can borrow it to get themselves in tune.

I also have a sort of "cheapy," a Qwik-Tune" chromatic tuner (they also make an even cheaper one—only five notes—specifically for the guitar, standard tuning, of course).

I have checked the Qwik-Tune with a computerized tone-generator, and it's right on. The needle dead-centers when I turn the tone on. I can't clamp the Intellitouch to the tone generator, but I've cross-checked. I tuned the guitar to the Intellitouch, then played the individual strings at the Qwik-Tune, and the needle also dead-centers.   So I'd say either tuner is fine.

Texas Guest, I have a sneaking suspicion that there may be something involved here other than tuning. A little "one-upmanship" perhaps?

Don Firth