All Guitarists, Please, I beg you...

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Tootone, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Tootone

    Tootone Member

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    Intonate your %$#@ing Guitar!!
    Tune your %$#@ing Guitar!!

    Make it THE first things you ever learn how to do on guitar.

    Do it always.

    ALWAYS!!! Especially if someone else is going to hear you play.... THAT'S YOU! You YouTube %$#@€rs.
     
  2. Rocco Crocco

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    Who are we talking about? You mentioned YouTube...
     
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  3. sitedrifter

    sitedrifter Gold Supporting Member

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    This reads more like a DEMAND! :p
     
  4. Tootone

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    Sooooo many!!!
     
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  5. Tootone

    Tootone Member

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    No. It's an angst ridden heartfelt plea!!

    My ears are in painful tatters.
     
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  6. Jabby92

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    Agree. A guitar that isn't intonated correct is just as bad as a guitar that it out of tune to my ears. It'll definitely make you sound better to tune and intonate than any pedal or amp will. Thats why I'll always keep my Boss TU-3 around.
     
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  7. Zado

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    and do NOT spend 2k on hyped amps and mojo pickups if you don't have a decent cabinet and speakers.
     
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    Oh thank goodness... I am not on YouTube! Whew
     
  9. Oinkus

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    I know a guy that has been playing for close to 50 years and will refuse to tune, in public live. He also says things like Hendrix didn't use a tuner but of course he is not Jimi either.
     
  10. Bluzeboy

    Bluzeboy Gold Supporting Member

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    You know how you fix that? Stay off YouTube.
     
  11. Doctor Morbius

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    YouBoob has definitely given a voice to the amateurs of the world. :messedup
     
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    Ever listen to recordings of live Hendrix shows? He tuned a lot between songs.
     
  13. Funky54

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    Yngwie.... is that you?
     
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  14. Hot In The Shade

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    All I ask of you is one thing that you never do
     
  15. Phil the Kill Bill V2 guy

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    Sometimes I wish that I wasn't as aware of out-of-tuneness as I am. There have been more than one occasion that I left a club where a local band was playing because of it. Out of tune singing is probably the worst thing, but guitars are pretty bad too.
    And having played lots of country gigs as well as classic rock, I've heard plenty of out of tune pedal steel too.
    Having recorded with click tracks and drum machines, I can tell when a band's tempo goes haywire, but that is less offensive.
     
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  16. Tootone

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    I know. It's futile. But where else can I vent my sorrow and pain?

    Jimi could tune by ear mid solo and barely skip a beat... so let's not denegrate him here.
     
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  17. singlecutarmy

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    I used to hate playing chords until I learned to intonate lol.
     
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  18. Flogger59

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    My frontman.

    Sigh....

    I'll sneak tune his guitar during breaks, it don't matter. He mashes so hard it'll be out of tune in a verse, with a broken string by song's end.

    "Hey! Toss me your backup."

    "No, it's in open G and I'll need it later."

    "But I have a broken string!"

    "Exactly. I don't want both of us to have broken strings."
     
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  19. COYS

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    Are we talking about tuning or intonation?
     
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  20. JamCave Studio

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    Lots of YouTube Channels have this issue. Buy a crap load of gear, go down the gear rabbit hole and don't even learn how to play guitar. Can't work on guitars, can't intonate and that's fine if you can't. Get your guitar setup by a proper tech. Don't go on YouTube and play out of tune. At the end of the day your fingers are more important than gear.
     
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