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Thread #54650   Message #847696
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
15-Dec-02 - 06:42 AM
Thread Name: guitar tuners:good for beginners?
Subject: RE: guitar tuners:good for beginners?
I never used an electronic tuner until I started playing hammer dulcimer. Tuning that many strings by ear just seemed a little daunting. Now I use one religiously for all of my instruments.

I do believe that if new players are going to use an electronic tuner they should be aware that just tuning the open strings to the proper notes will not usually put a guitar in perfect tune. It does no good to have open E and B strings that are in perfect tune if the third fret G and D notes are sharp. Sometimes you have to strike a compromise, particularly on that nasty B string.

Bruce