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Helix strobe tuner accuracy in cents


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Hello, 

 

I’ve used the search function and googled a bunch but have not been able to locate the information on strobe tuner accuracy. My main interest is to be able to use it for setting my intonation. I previously used a turbo tuner st200 rated at .02 cents accuracy. 
 

I’m hoping the accuracy is similar with the helix so I can just use one device for everything.
 

Thanks. 

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I think the actual tuner is accurate to +/- .01 cent, but the display is closer to +/- 0.1 cent. That's the thing with tuners. There are physical limitations that limit the accuracy beyond what the actual electronics can do. I don't believe there's a guitar string out there that will really maintain a pitch for any period of time within a few tenths of a cent.

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1 hour ago, phil_m said:

I don't believe there's a guitar string out there that will really maintain a pitch for any period of time with a few tenths of a cent.

 

^^^ This, plus the fact that not all that many bridges are intonated well enough for fractions of a cent to be a rational concern during tuning :-)

 

Just my .2 cents... :-)

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2 hours ago, BBD_123 said:

 

^^^ This, plus the fact that not all that many bridges are intonated well enough for fractions of a cent to be a rational concern during tuning :-)

 

Just my .2 cents... :-)

 

Indeed, lol...Obsessing over tuner specs is a waste of time, as they're little more than advertising fodder. Anyone claiming to be able to hear the difference between a few tenths, or hundredths of a cent (which is even more ridiculous) is one of two things:

 

1) A terminator sent to destroy us all.

2) Delusional.

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well I’ll still be getting a helix in the future but for now I went with a Unitune clip (strobe is listed at +-.02 cents accuracy) 

 

you’re all probably right about the audible range and accuracy able to be displayed with current consumer based tech. 
 

I look forward to checking out the accuracy of the tuner myself soon!

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On 10/12/2019 at 12:34 PM, cruisinon2 said:

 

Indeed, lol...Obsessing over tuner specs is a waste of time, as they're little more than advertising fodder. Anyone claiming to be able to hear the difference between a few tenths, or hundredths of a cent (which is even more ridiculous) is one of two things:

 

1) A terminator sent to destroy us all.

2) Delusional.

 

3) Yngwie

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