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Dan L
post Dec 12 2008, 10:00 AM
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hey guys not been playing guitar long and im deciding on getting a tuner, anychance u could name me one, not too expensive but dont want a cheap one either. want to get some sweet nice intensive sounds from my guitar... anyone have a site to look at i could order one from or advice.. ****Thanks Dan****
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post Dec 12 2008, 10:07 AM
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Thomann is a great site to order from. Never had any problems with them. Here you can find all their tuners.


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post Dec 12 2008, 10:09 AM
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Hi, I can recommend the Thomann shop aswell it's very good.
I can also recommend you two tuners that I like alot.
The Boss TU-2 and the Korg DT-10 are among the best stage tuners today and they don't cost that much actually.
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post Dec 12 2008, 10:10 AM
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sorry didnt mean tuner i mean effects peddle

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post Dec 12 2008, 10:10 AM
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QUOTE (Dan L @ Dec 12 2008, 09:00 AM) *
hey guys not been playing guitar long and im deciding on getting a tuner, anychance u could name me one, not too expensive but dont want a cheap one either. want to get some sweet nice intensive sounds from my guitar... anyone have a site to look at i could order one from or advice.. ****Thanks Dan****

oh my i kinda got the name rong i meant to say a *Effects peddle!* sorry guys any good named tuners i should get?

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post Dec 12 2008, 10:29 AM
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I'm all confused now tongue.gif. Do you mean a tuner in the form of a pedal, like this:


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post Dec 12 2008, 01:57 PM
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I am confused as well, tuners are device for tuning, not effects smile.gif

When it's about effect pedals, you have many many different for different purposes.
First you have to tell us what sound you wish to get and how much money you are willing to spend smile.gif


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post Dec 12 2008, 02:46 PM
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Be careful to ad to much effect pedals to your rig, the first thing you should spend your money on is a good guitar and a good amp. You can visit U Tube they have a lot of demonstrations of all kinds of effect pedals. http://se.youtube.com/results?search_query..._type=&aq=f

You can also check out this site:

http://www.bosscorp.co.jp/en/

http://www.jimdunlop.com/

And there are a lot more, T-Rex, Ibanez, etc.

Like the others say Thomann is a great online store.

http://www.thomann.de/gb/index.html

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post Dec 12 2008, 03:45 PM
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thanks for all the information guys, i have johnson guitar for my first one and a kustom 10 watt amp for starters. but thank you all for great help biggrin.gif
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post Dec 12 2008, 03:48 PM
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QUOTE (Dan L @ Dec 12 2008, 03:45 PM) *
thanks for all the information guys, i have johnson guitar for my first one and a kustom 10 watt amp for starters. but thank you all for great help biggrin.gif

Hey I got Kustom aswell, a 16 watt arrow!


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post Dec 12 2008, 04:00 PM
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If you play guitar at home in front of pc I recommend checking out this

http://www.mymusictools.com/download/tuner-software/


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post Dec 12 2008, 07:09 PM
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What kind of effects would you like to use mate? Usually the distortion/overdrive, wah wah pedal and delay pedals are among the first people buy when starting to build their effects board.

There are many distortion/overdrive effects out there and I can recommend Boss pedals for starters, here are some famous Boss distortion and overdrive pedals:

DS1


SD1


MT2


You can find my gear tutorials on DS1 and SD1 here.

Bare in mind that distortion and overdrive pedals should be used as booster pedals for tube amps, and these pedals are great for that (except MT2). Also guitar amps usually have better overdrive/distortion than pedals, so this is why when playing loud it is best to use the distortion/overdrive pedal only as a "booster" of OD channel on the amp.

Another awesome overdrive/booster pedal is Ibanes Tubescreamer, here's an early version of it:
TS808


Also Electro-Harmonics made some great pedals like:

Big Muff:


Metal Muff:



As far as wah wah pedals, they will give your playing a new dimension and expression, wetter it is for some funky riffing, or for searing lead tone.
you can choose between Dunlop, Morley, Ibanez, Vox and other models. I would say the most commonly used pedals are Dunlop Crybaby wah pedals, and you can check out my review on it here. Here's the picture of the original Crybaby pedal:


Delay pedals are also a good thing to have cause they add space to your sound, without sounding muffled as with reverb. Good for leads and some atmospheric playings. This pedal is very important if you don't have a reverb cause it can bring a whole new dimension to your sound.
Here's a review of my DD20 Boss pedal to get you familiar with the things delay pedal can do.
There is a whole array of good delay pedals that you can choose from, but again I recommend Boss for starters. Their DD3 pedal is a great choice for a first delay pedal:
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post Dec 12 2008, 07:30 PM
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Get a chromatic tuner. Any will do.
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post Dec 12 2008, 07:49 PM
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http://www.gieson.com/Library/projects/utilities/tuner/


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post Dec 12 2008, 09:39 PM
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QUOTE (opeth.db @ Dec 12 2008, 07:49 PM) *


There's one method that you should know if your going to tune by ear (which I would also recommend you start trying). I make this method myself, and it works great. As tone def as I am, I can actually tune a guitar by ear now.

1) Get the string relatively close (rough).

2) Listen to the note from the tuner, and try to hum it. Take your time with it, try to match it perfect.

3) Try to hum the guitar string note. Humming both notes one after another makes it 1000x easier to determine if your sharp or flat on the guitar.

4) Now that the string and tuner notes are fairly close, listen for difference in frequency itself. This sounds really weird, but almost ignore what the notes' sound, and listen for the difference between them.

What does the difference sound like?
You'll almost hear a "wow-wow-wow-wow" if they are almost the same. As the strings become more in tune with each other, this 'wow-ing' will slow down, and eventually you won't hear it anymore. But... if the strings are too far off, you will not be able to hear it.

This is due to the physics equation |Fdiff| = F1 - F2
This means: say you guitar string is at 80 hz, and the low E note is 83 Hz, then you'll hear a 'wow-ing' of 3Hz.

But... if the strings are too far off, you will not be able to hear it. say 60-83 = 23 hz, and that's too fast to hear each cycle.


The best way to learn to hear this wow, is have the strings in tune, and use the 5th fret of the string above it to get two equal pitches. Make very small changes in the pitch of 1 sting, and you'll hear it....very small changes haha.

Like said above, just any cheap chrono tuner will do. Buy one, and start working on this method. It will help develop your ear.



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