Even a Stratocaster wielding rock star would
be hard pressed to make an out-of-tune guitar
sound good. And since most people canít tune
well by ear (and even those who can are rarely
able to match the accuracy of a tuner), owning
a good tuner is a necessity.|
There are a few different types of tuners,
depending on the type of guitar you own and
your price range. Be sure to pick the right
one or else the tuner may be useless for
you. Below are some suggestions to help you
choose the right one for you.
Tuners for 6 String Electrics and Acoustic
- Pitch pipes: the most affordable way to tune
your guitar. They work by producing set notes
that you can then tune your guitar to match.
Inexpensive, but they fall short of the accuracy
and ease of a digital tuner.
- Digital guitar tuners: Work by measuring
the sound of one of your strings when you
pick it, telling you whether the sound is
higher or lower than it should be. Digital
guitar tuners come in a wide range of prices,
with the more expensive models having greater
range and accuracy and more features.
Tuners for Base and 12 String Guitars
These guitar tuners work similarly to tuners
for 6 string guitars, but operate at different