Jump to content

Do You Use The Tuner In The Pod Hd?


Talenless
 Share

Recommended Posts

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.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

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.

 

http://www.mathsisfun.com/accuracy-precision.html

  • Upvote 5
Link to comment
Share on other sites

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?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

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.

  • Upvote 2
  • Downvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

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


 


 


thanks


Link to comment
Share on other sites

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

  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

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.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...

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.

Did you check your Luthier's work with the Line 6 tuner? Did it match up?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Did you check your Luthier's work with the Line 6 tuner? Did it match up?

I have done that. It matches up very well. I have since used the HD500 tuner to make minor adjustments to intonation, with good results. Probably not exact if you put a strobe on it, but close enough for me not to notice anything badly out of tune up and down the neck.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have done that. It matches up very well. I have since used the HD500 tuner to make minor adjustments to intonation, with good results. Probably not exact if you put a strobe on it, but close enough for me not to notice anything badly out of tune up and down the neck.

Haven't taken any of my guitars to a Luthier and I make all the necessary adjustments myself. I just make sure that all of the notes ("all") are as close as possible using the HD500, X3Pro, and Spider Jam tuners. People around me say it sounds awesome and it sounds great to me. That's all I need to know.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 months later...

I use the HD500 tuner all the time. And I have used it for intonation setting.  It seems good enough.

 

Recently though, I have had an issue where it confuses the A and the D string.  I strike the open A and it flashes up D.   I use it with a JTV59 and VDI.  It doesn't do this all the time - but when it does it is very frustrating.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Have had issues with the tuner only working with input one.  I've stood on stage stamping on the HD500 not understanding why the tuner bar won't appear!   When it's worked it seems fine for normal use.  I use a stand alone cheap unit that shows individual cents on a numbered scale for setting intonation. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Have had issues with the tuner only working with input one.  I've stood on stage stamping on the HD500 not understanding why the tuner bar won't appear!   When it's worked it seems fine for normal use.  I use a stand alone cheap unit that shows individual cents on a numbered scale for setting intonation. 

 

Hmmm...I have one patch on the 500x from which I cannot engage the tuner. Annoying as *&$%, as it's a rhythm tone I use a lot. Hold down the "tap" button, and the tuner screen appears, but registers nothing.  Switch to another patch, and it works fine...wondering if there's something about the input settings that's gumming up the works. Gotta try that later.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hmmm...I have one patch on the 500x from which I cannot engage the tuner. Annoying as *&$%, as it's a rhythm tone I use a lot. Hold down the "tap" button, and the tuner screen appears, but registers nothing.  Switch to another patch, and it works fine...wondering if there's something about the input settings that's gumming up the works. Gotta try that later.

Same problem I had.  Check out the input allocation on that patch.  Tuner only works on input 1 - so if you have, say, a Variax connected but "inputs" are specified as Input 1= Guitar, Input 2=Variax, then - even if only the Variax is actually connected it won't show up or register in the tuner.  It's totally frustrating if you regularly use both a guitar and a Variax with the HD500. Crazy arrangement!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I use the tuner in my tc helicon harmony gxt since I need the guitar in tune with that for our shows. It's very accurate and precise enough.

 

I have compared the two, actually, to see how close they were. They are almost exactly the same. I think I've seen the Pod read slightly flat on a couple occasions compared to the tc helicon pedal, but it's negligible.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...