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 Post subject: Tuners
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:38 pm 
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Not having one of those fancy I phones, I was wondering what might be an afforable tuner for setting intonation. By affordable I mean $100.00 and under(preferably under). I was looking at the peterson clip on model that stew mac sells for about $70.00. Ya think that might be acceptable? what do you other amateur builders use with success?

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 Post subject: Re: Tuners
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:21 pm 
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Korg has some decent inexpensive tuners...

http://www.guitarcenter.com/New-Gear.gc?internal=1&src=guitar+tuner&o=1

I have an older version of the Korg GA-40 (its the GA-30) as well as the GT-3. Both work well for 10-20 bucks.

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 Post subject: Re: Tuners
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:24 pm 
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I like the snarks. I have a conn strobe tuner and the snark hangs with it . With digital electronics today's tuners are pretty accurate. The weak link in all the tuners were picking up the 6th string .
The Snarks pick them up easy and quickly . Also the apps on today's phones are remarkable.

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 Post subject: Re: Tuners
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:27 pm 
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I have a Korg...$15. Of course you still have to tune the guitar to itself when you are done with the tuner.

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 Post subject: Re: Tuners
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:36 pm 
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I bought $100+ worth of those things and wasn't happy until I bought my what, $12 Snark. The best for less as far as I'm concerned.

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 Post subject: Re: Tuners
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:06 am 
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I like the snark so much I have them on the site. There are 2 of the ,red and blue the blue one is for guitars, and the red one can do all stringed instruments . I can't tell you have many intellitouches and other "Hi end" tuners , not work as well as the snarks

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 Post subject: Re: Tuners
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:41 am 
Big +1 on the red Snarks.

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 Post subject: Re: Tuners
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:02 pm 
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Thanks to all. I currently use a Korg GA 1. Works fairly well to tune but I wasn't sure how accurate it might be for setting intonation. It would probably work fine but I think I may try a snark when the oppurtunity arises.

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