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#1 Talenless

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 01:35 PM

is it accurate enough for intonation adjustment?

 

do you use a stand-alone tuner?


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#2 Mr_Arkadin

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 01:50 PM

For intonation I don't think it would be, neither would most stomp boxes. I use a Peterson StroboStomp2 for intonation checking.


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#3 joel_brown

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 06:07 PM

Same here.  It doesn't seem accurate enough for me but ok for quick on-the-fly tuning.


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Posted 16 October 2013 - 08:30 PM

For me it is not accurate enough. I use a Korg DTR-1 rack mount tuner


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Posted 17 October 2013 - 02:43 AM

Yes I do use it for everything...


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#6 Stratman82

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 03:23 AM

Yes its a great feature. Accurate enough for my purposes, but I'm not recording.


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#7 TheRealZap

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 06:05 AM

can't afford the petersen (accepting donations :)

i tend to use the tuner in the pod or the m13/m5

of course i was losing my mind there for a while... the reference pitch got changed on the m13 i started to think that it was crazy inaccurate.

easy enough fix though.


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#8 phil_m

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 06:12 AM

I always find that in discussions about tuners the terms accuracy and precision are often misused. The tuner on the PODs is accurate, it's just not as precise as some more expensive tuners. What I mean is that if you played a tone - a high E, for example, the HD500 would accurately identify that note. And if you were off a little, it would tell you that, too. What it won't be able to as well is tell you when you're off by just a cent or two. That's a matter of precision, not accuracy. Accuracy has to with how good a device is a giving you a correct measurement. Precision has to do with how small the units of measurements if can do that in is.

 

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 07:56 AM

I use the tuner and it works great. I see no real good reason to spend bookoo bucks on another tuner at the moment. It's always nice to strive for perfection, but many times less = more.


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Posted 17 October 2013 - 07:59 AM

Yes.  It suits my needs for on stage quick tune-up.  No problems.


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Posted 17 October 2013 - 06:40 PM

speaking of tuning, my guitar has been acting this way for a while now and i don't know how to fix it. when i tune to concert pitch. open chords and barre chords formed around the E string sound in tune but if i play chords formed around the A string, the B and hi E string are a half step sharp. new strings, intonation doesn't help. i have to tune in between to play, so it's close to sounding in tune. using a chorus helps a lot. answers? questions? warped neck? what the heck is going on?


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Posted 18 October 2013 - 12:28 AM

I use the tuner all the time, especially (and always) when I play live. I have it in "silent mode" when live (of course) and I can always rely on it when I hit those first few notes of a song in the middle of a set. :P

 

I also use it for intonation but I've been playing over 20 years and also know what I'm doing when setting a guitars intonation. And sure a "Peterson" or "Strobo-matic" strobe tuner offers more precision... if you can afford one of those. And don't forget they need to be calibrated every so often too. But I've found that the center varies a bit in itself and you have to ensure you're centered with no tension on the neck and while not touching the bridge.

 

To address "Guru"... yep it's possible that your neck needs adjustment via the truss rod. I'm sure there are YouTube videos on how to check your neck and adjust it if needed. The trick is to turn the truss rod a little at a time... that is an 1/8 to a 1/4 turn at a time... then let the guitar sit for a bit to let the neck catchup 100% to the torque just applied to it.

 

Another possibility is that your guitar needs a fret job (replacment of the frets). I have a guitar that is 1/2 unplayable cuz it needs one. Typically many of us learn the blues/rock stuff that heavily favors the key of "A" in the 5 the fret neck area and the key of "E" which favors the 12th fret area of the neck.

 

Bending strings and vibrato are the main culprits that wear down the frets. And fret jobs are not cheap... often costing $300 to $600 depending on the type of guitar. Take it to a registered luthier not some hack. A bound neck (ala Gibson Les Paul) is going to cost on the high end cuz the neck binding also needs to be redone.


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Posted 18 October 2013 - 01:07 AM

yes


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Posted 18 October 2013 - 02:39 AM

To address "Guru"... yep it's possible that your neck needs adjustment via the truss rod. I'm sure there are YouTube videos on how to check your neck and adjust it if needed. The trick is to turn the truss rod a little at a time... that is an 1/8 to a 1/4 turn at a time... then let the guitar sit for a bit to let the neck catchup 100% to the torque just applied to it.

 

Another possibility is that your guitar needs a fret job (replacment of the frets). I have a guitar that is 1/2 unplayable cuz it needs one. Typically many of us learn the blues/rock stuff that heavily favors the key of "A" in the 5 the fret neck area and the key of "E" which favors the 12th fret area of the neck.

 

Bending strings and vibrato are the main culprits that wear down the frets. And fret jobs are not cheap... often costing $300 to $600 depending on the type of guitar. Take it to a registered luthier not some hack. A bound neck (ala Gibson Les Paul) is going to cost on the high end cuz the neck binding also needs to be redone

 

 

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 09:05 AM

The tuner threads always give me a chuckle....Especially the posts where folks claim the HD tuner is not precise enough...If that was really the case, then the person claiming that really does not need a tuner anyway...just get a fork and be done with it already...

 

If you are tired of fighting the intonation imperfections that all electric guitars with conventional necks suffer from, get one of these crazy necks and put your tuning troubles to bed...

 

http://www.truetemperament.com


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#16 NinoScholz

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 09:08 AM

I use it on my HD Pro, works fine. I use the shortboard tuner for quick tuning checks, and when i want more precision i just go over to my rack and use the actual POD HD Pro unit, which is very accurate and easy to use.


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#17 Mr_Arkadin

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 09:27 AM

The tuner threads always give me a chuckle....Especially the posts where folks claim the HD tuner is not precise enough...If that was really the case, then the person claiming that really does not need a tuner anyway...just get a fork and be done with it already...

 

If you are tired of fighting the intonation imperfections that all electric guitars with conventional necks suffer from, get one of these crazy necks and put your tuning troubles to bed...

 

http://www.truetemperament.com

 

 

I have Earvana nuts fitted, I'm just a bit of a tuning perfectionist. However once intonation is set up I am more than happy to use the HD's tuner.


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#18 silverhead

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 10:36 AM

Me too - Earvana nut. I had my intonation set up professionally with the nut installation, and since then I use the HD500 tuner.


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Posted 18 October 2013 - 10:39 AM

I just have normal human being nuts... :D


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#20 mojah63

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 05:12 PM

I haven't had any issues with the tuner live. I just got my guitars back with new nuts and are intonated fine, but my luthier didn't use my HD to do it.


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