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I'm over tuners taking up space on my board

musicman1

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I just got a pair of these D'addario clip ons and i have to say - they are tiny
Here's are some photos - one on a Fender headstock and the other on a Gibson for ref.

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No idea how they will perform in a live setting, but i'm building my next mini board w/ no tuner, and will see how it goes.
i bought the 2 for 20.00 pack of these a few years ago. They work ok and are decently accurate. Ive used them for rehearsal wo problem but dont know about a gig. They sometimes fall off the headstocks. I need to be able to mute in between songs when i tune on a gig so i dont think a headstock tuner is practical but ymmv.
 

middy

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i bought the 2 for 20.00 pack of these a few years ago. They work ok and are decently accurate. Ive used them for rehearsal wo problem but dont know about a gig. They sometimes fall off the headstocks. I need to be able to mute in between songs when i tune on a gig so i dont think a headstock tuner is practical but ymmv.
Why not just turn down the volume knob on your guitar?
 

musicman1

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Why not just turn down the volume knob on your guitar?
i dont think the headstock tuner would be effective or work at all with the volume off in a noisy gig environment. Or does it? Ive never tried it as i use the tuner built into my multi efx board on a gig.
 

middy

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Do you guys even know how headstock tuners work? I’ve seen a bunch of posts about needing silent tuning and ambient noise.
Headstock tuners detect the vibration of the strings through the neck and headstock. They don’t have microphones in them.
:bkw
 

Z Tone

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I use a headstock tuner when I’m restringing but playing live I'm use my Sonic Research st-300 mini pedal tuner. It doesn’t take up much room on my board. Headstock tuners seem flimsy to me plus battery life not that great.
 

HiddenAgenda

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Rowdy club^^ :dude looks like a pit is about to erupt.

Seriously tho @middy good point, but I think most people know that clip tuners work off vibrations through the guitar.
Which leaves me puzzled, can external noise if loud enough add or interfere with this?? Now I want to know why I'm always hearing worthless at the club!

Maybe some of the giging guitarist.. can do a quick compare and let us know.. um next year?
:hide
 

halcyon

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I have a Peterson clip-on strobe tuner that left a bunch of permanent indentations in the finish on the headstock of my $6.5k R9. So... there’s that. **** clip-on tuners.
 

Unchained81

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I'd never take the tuner off the board. Love the mute function and big display. Headstock tuners look terrible.
 

middy

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I have a Peterson clip-on strobe tuner that left a bunch of permanent indentations in the finish on the headstock of my $6.5k R9. So... there’s that. **** clip-on tuners.
You need to be careful with nitro finishes...
 

rhinocaster

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I've tried the headstock tuners and they simply don't work well enough for me.

I have a Turbo Tuner on my board and bought the iStroboSoft for my phone and they get me where I need to be.
 

Reyybarra

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I did that for a year
Until I got on a massively loud stage and couldn’t tune... jumped off stage to see if it helped and same thing, tuner couldn’t read cause of vibrations of subs
 




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