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« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2020, 12:02:00 AM »

they were cheap crap tuners when they hit the market, why would they be any different?

My aging ears are better than those things... and proven many times....
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Like over 50?

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 Too few brain cells to be bothered with...
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« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2020, 12:18:09 AM »

they were cheap crap tuners when they hit the market, why would they be any different?

My aging ears are better than those things... and proven many times....


I first saw clip on head stock tuners at the Winnipeg Folk Festival about 15 years ago. Everyone seem to have them on their guitars. I thought, "Great idea!" The worst part of tuning isn't when you're sitting at home alone. It's when you're in a room or on a stage with five or ten other guitar players all trying to tune while the drummer keeps hitting that damned cymbal and the singer keeps chirping TEST   ONE-TWO   ONE-TWO. The clip on tuner obviated all that. Oddly, however, a lot of people still don't know how to use one correctly. I watch them hitting the string over and over, wondering why the darn tuner won't cooperate. 
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« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2020, 02:13:17 AM »

The clip on tuner obviated all that. Oddly, however, a lot of people still don't know how to use one correctly. I watch them hitting the string over and over, wondering why the darn tuner won't cooperate. 
Soon enoight they'll be built knto the next release of 62:1 machine heads 

Ye olde 13v Bell dial tone was A440 - back when I was tuning five to ten guitars a day that tone would resonate in my considerably more responsive brain and even without a fork I'd be within a few cents of gold every time.

Now I don't use a land line much, and the digital phone systems present any number of alternatives to A440. In the fall I bought a kmise guitalele which came with a tiny clip on tuner; for the office it works a treat. I suspect it's only a matter of time before it's cheaper to go the the "dollar store" and buy a new tuner than it is to replace the batteries in the old one.
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