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Tuning Question

Post by rahul_sky » February 22nd, 2014, 10:12 pm

can I use chromatic for tuning my acoustic guitar

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Re: Tuning Question

Post by hbriem » February 25th, 2014, 12:49 am

Yes.
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Re: Tuning Question

Post by mattstats09 » June 15th, 2014, 4:56 am

Is chromatic standard tuning 440? EADGBE?

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Re: Tuning Question

Post by hbriem » June 18th, 2014, 1:32 am

Most "chromatic" tuners have a setting where you can change the frequency of A, but yes, the default is 440.

The difference between a "chromatic" tuner and one that is not is that the chromatic tuner can tune to any note, the others only to EADGBE. I have both kinds.

With a chromatic tuner you have to know that you want to tune to EADGBE but otherwise it's simple.

With an EADGBE-only tuner, it's a little trickier to tune to something non-standard like say, Eb tuning. Then you have to tune to the 1st fret of each string. So if you like non-standard tunings, a chromatic tuner is probably a better buy. They cost about the same.
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Re: Tuning Question

Post by notes_norton » June 18th, 2014, 6:28 am

I had a chromatic tuner that had an adjustable frequency, it defaulted at A=442 but was simple to change to A=440 - so that might be something to watch for when you purchase one.
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