Do you check tuning with your tuner everytime before playing?

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  1. still.ill

    still.ill Member

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    Or hit a few chords, and if everything sounds ok, just play?

    For me as long as the strings seem in tune to each other, and not playing with anybody else, I'm too lazy to check
     
  2. simonf

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    If im just playing at home I dont check it unless it sounds off. If Im playing at in front of people I always check the tuning.
     
  3. SPROING!

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    I generally use the tuner. Some left ear hearing damage diminished some of my ability to hear subtle things. It's annoying.
     
  4. dohmar

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    I check it while my tubes warm up. Just a simple planet waves strobe tuner. The minute or so it takes me to tune up is more than enough for the tubes to warm to operating temp.

    -D
     
  5. Jan

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    Seems to me that checking is a part of learning.
     
  6. snow and steel

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    check tuning before each set with tuner. its silent so there is no harm/no foul.
     
  7. navin johnson

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    i find that if i leave mine sit a while, (like a day or 2) it's equally flat on all strings. so i would be in tune with myself but not the other players in my band.
    it takes 30 seconds to properly tune.
     
  8. Jason_77

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    At home, if I'm just noodling, I make sure it's in tune with itself.

    Playing with others, I go with the tuner.
     
  9. monty

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    Same here.
     
  10. Dale

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    As I have snarks everywhere I just stick it on and check.
     
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    The key phrase being "not playing with others". Otherwise you must check, sometimes guitars are in tune with itself but off to being in tune overall.
     
  12. fjblair

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    Me too. As a side not I have several guitars that can set for weeks and weeks and not go out of tune.
     
  13. bkatx

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    On my Floyd Rose guitars I don't check as long as they have been played within a few days. Everything else I quickly check while warming up.
     
  14. Dana Olsen

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    At gigs, I tune every time at the start of every set, and between songs if I hear a problem.

    At home, I tune often but not always. Mostly when I hear that it's way off. Some of my guitars hold tune great when they sit out on stands all day, and some not so good. Weather is a factor.

    Thanks, Dana O.
     
  15. Pietro

    Pietro 2-Voice Guitar Junkie and All-Around Awesome Guy

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    I find playing a guitar that isn't in tune most unsatisfying. Even if it's just me.

    When it's with the band... no question. I'm gonna be in tune. I'm a pro.
     
  16. jlb32

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    I usually always check mine, especially when the weather is constantly up and down like it is now. Only takes a few seconds and I hate playing a guitar that's out of tune.
     
  17. Structo

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    Tune to 443 and be happy. :D
     
  18. mesa/kramer

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    With Band yes
    At home alone, no
     
  19. crunchman

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    Bang an E, this new MIM I got just rarely goes out of tune.
     
  20. Flyin' Brian

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    Of course.........strange question.
     

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