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Jesse
post Sep 3 2008, 05:10 PM
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I've got my guitar perfectly tuned with my tuner.. then I go play along with a song on gmc or youtube and it sounds like ... can I say crap mr smells? Like its a wrong tuning but IM 100 % sure its in the same tuning.. idk what to dooo!


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post Sep 3 2008, 05:13 PM
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QUOTE (Jesse @ Sep 3 2008, 06:10 PM) *
I've got my guitar perfectly tuned with my tuner.. then I go play along with a song on gmc or youtube and it sounds like ... can I say crap mr smells? Like its a wrong tuning but IM 100 % sure its in the same tuning.. idk what to dooo!


Why aren't you posting a soundfile?

Post one with a chord of all the open strings, and one with a openstring Emaj and one with an Gmaj chord.

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post Sep 3 2008, 05:13 PM
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Seems like your guitar is not set up right. I don't know how to say it in english but you guitar needs to be adjusted because the notes are off even if youre fretting the right note. A luthier can adjust this problem (propably a bridge or nech issue)


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post Sep 3 2008, 05:16 PM
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It could be that your tuner is, by accident, set at a wrong pitch. A has to be @ 440Hz, but could probably be set to anywhere between 435 and 445, which it shouldn't.

Besides that, it may be because your guitar is intonating badly - open string may sound fine, but when pressing down on a specific fret, it sounds off.

A sound clip would be nice though. smile.gif


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post Sep 3 2008, 05:17 PM
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Or your tuner may be mis-calibrated. Have you tried a different tuner? and make sure it's set at 440hz for standard tuning.


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post Sep 3 2008, 05:21 PM
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Intonation was the word I was searching for... but try a diffrent tuner before you take it to a pro to fix it


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post Sep 3 2008, 05:21 PM
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I've had the experience with the songs. It often meant I was playing the right chords, but not the same way as in the song. E.g I played an open G, while in the song they play the G with a bar on the third fret with an E shape!

Also what they said about the tuner to a wrong hz is prety possible smile.gif


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post Sep 3 2008, 05:26 PM
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Talking about tuners, I've been using http://www.howtotuneaguitar.org/ since the dawn of time, and I'm pretty statisfied with it =)


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post Sep 3 2008, 05:33 PM
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Pitch was 449:| Ill go try tune at normal pitch and post again!


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post Sep 3 2008, 05:34 PM
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some months ago i was really close to sending my guitar in for intonation. But i somehow realized that the tuner in my pod xt had the hertz turned down to 432. After adjusting it to 440 and retuning, it sounded better then ever =)


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post Sep 3 2008, 05:37 PM
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Yep its good now:D thanks!


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post Sep 3 2008, 05:41 PM
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Glad it worked out for you. I think i spent a whole week trying to fix the problem when i had it. You solved it in 1 day. This is why GMC is great smile.gif


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post Sep 3 2008, 05:57 PM
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QUOTE (Harris Sopovic @ Sep 3 2008, 12:41 PM) *
This is why GMC is great smile.gif


I'll second that. smile.gif Got me wanting to go check my tuner in gearbox laugh.gif


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post Sep 3 2008, 06:02 PM
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The same thing happened to me on several gigs, calibrating my tuner is not locked, so it is fairly easy to change the calibration, by simply pressing the buttons by mistake. The worse thing is when you tune to 438 or 436. You can hear that something is wrong, by don't know what. smile.gif
Well, just saying have to be careful next time, I check now calibration every time I tune.


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post Sep 3 2008, 08:28 PM
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QUOTE (Harris Sopovic @ Sep 3 2008, 12:34 PM) *
some months ago i was really close to sending my guitar in for intonation. But i somehow realized that the tuner in my pod xt had the hertz turned down to 432. After adjusting it to 440 and retuning, it sounded better then ever =)


It's weird how that happened.

My tuner (a Korg CA-30) sometimes ends up getting changed to a different fewquency for A. Too easy to bump the calibrate buttons I guess.


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QUOTE (Harris Sopovic @ Sep 3 2008, 06:41 PM) *
Glad it worked out for you. I think i spent a whole week trying to fix the problem when i had it. You solved it in 1 day. This is why GMC is great smile.gif


It happened to me also..Didn't notice it for weeks , it was 1-2 hz off..This is especially bad if you play in a band smile.gif
Now I check my calibration regularly because my tuner is in my pedal board so its easy to mess with without noticing it..


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post Sep 3 2008, 09:49 PM
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QUOTE (Jesse @ Sep 3 2008, 06:10 PM) *
can I say crap mr smells?


Or you could just say "bad" - that would be an effective way of making more friends at GMC.


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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Sep 3 2008, 10:49 PM) *
Or you could just say "bad" - that would be an effective way of making more friends at GMC.


It's just not as...effective in it's description wink.gif


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post Sep 3 2008, 10:04 PM
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Just so that I get my point through - using an occasional "unallowed" word can result in a warning.

But disrespectful behaviour towards our moderators is quite a bit more serious - and definitely not an effective way of describing a guitar sound.


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post Sep 3 2008, 10:04 PM
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or swap round the letters- and you get- "carp".

Now we can have a fishing thread biggrin.gif <Kris and Matt soon enter the discussion....>

Thats a way to make friends round here- there's a secret underground fishing community about to arise from GMC.. mellow.gif
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