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rahul_sky
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can I use chromatic for tuning my acoustic guitar


   
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hbriem
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Yes.

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mattstats09
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Is chromatic standard tuning 440? EADGBE?


   
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hbriem
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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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notes_norton
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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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