My ears or just guitars in general??

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by sanders4617, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. 101Volts

    101Volts Member

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    It could be, I'm still learning how to make guitar nuts. Yeah, I make my own.
     
  2. kldonegan

    kldonegan Member

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    Stop fiddlin' with yer nuts!
     
  3. kldonegan

    kldonegan Member

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    I was responding to 101Volts and not the OP. OP's issue sounds like he's just hearing the guitar for what it is... out of friggen tune. Well, all but that low E thing. That's weird!
     
  4. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    could indeed be setup issues, but the thing is, that low E may well be out of tune with itself!

    a bad string, or one that's sitting on bad nut and saddle slots, can actually have its upper harmonics be a little sharp compared to its own fundamental. your tuner reads the fundamental, but your ear hears the upper harmonics more.

    this is especially true of bigger, lower-tuned strings and shorter-scale instruments.

    piano tuners live in a whole world of this phenomenon, where they have to decide which set of harmonics on a given string they want to be in tune with other sets of harmonics on other given strings!
     
  5. 3 Mile Stone

    3 Mile Stone Silver Supporting Member

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    This is correct.
     
  6. Scott Auld

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    Mechanicsn Member

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    I find that a nice loud drummer and bass player cover up the tuning issues quite nicely....
     
  8. rob2001

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    No kidding??? Thats insane!!


    You learn something every day....thanks for this one!!
     
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