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Old 01-28-2022, 08:35 AM
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When you play in a bluegrass band you DEFINITELY need to have your tuner clipped to your headstock during the set. It means that it remains available at all times, ready for you to unclip it from your guitar and clip it onto the banjo player's headstock!!!!
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Old 01-28-2022, 08:39 AM
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I'm thinking of switching to open gear tuners to save weight on the headstock.

This guy's A is impeccable.
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Old 01-28-2022, 08:44 AM
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Interesting comments Personally I do not like to see someone performing with a tuner on the head stock

So personal aesthetic's aside. As far as performing
While I would not, but understand if someone is constantly changing to alternate tunings they might do that
But the other thought was,,, I guess I am lucky because my guitars actually stay in tune such that when I was gigging I would only recheck tuning between sets.
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When you play in a bluegrass band you DEFINITELY need to have your tuner clipped to your headstock during the set. It means that it remains available at all times, ready for you to unclip it from your guitar and clip it onto the banjo player's headstock!!!!
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Old 01-28-2022, 09:03 AM
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When playing informally I do leave the tuner on the headstock, and no, I am in no way worried about marring anything or the possibility that it might eventually say Ma . . . in. When I'm playing a gig I don't use the headstock tuner, favoring instead the tuner function of my Zoom A1Xfour which I can mute while tuning.
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Old 01-28-2022, 09:04 AM
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I recently attended a show where a big name artist was playing a solo show. He came out and took his beautiful, custom guitar out of the Carlton case and proceeded to place a headstock tuner on and tune the guitar. Then he kicked into his first song AND LEFT THE FREAKING TUNER ON THE HEADSTOCK! I couldn't believe it. Surely, he must have just forgotten. So I calmed down and then he played a second song WITH THE TUNER STILL ON THE HEADSTOCK!

Needless to say, I walked out in disgust. I couldn't stand the look of that little plastic thing on the headstock of that gorgeous custom guitar. How unprofessional. I demanded my money back and then as soon as I got home I left a scathing review of the event online. Oh, no. Wait, none of that happened. Yes, the artist left the tuner on the headstock but for some odd reason it didn't bother me one bit and I enjoyed the show immensely. Go figure.

I'm currently using a 'Clingon' tuner system which attaches to the back of the headstock via a magnetic disk connection. Works great and I don't have to worry about offending anyone at our shows although I can say that even back when I was using/leaving on a headstock tuner that no one ever came up to me and said I shouldn't do that.
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As usual, I'm about 20 years behind everyone else....

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Old 01-28-2022, 11:26 AM
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however if you have one of them D'Addario tuners that hide inside your sound hole, you've achieved greatness!!!!
I remember when these came out that people were complaining about the logo on the clip, muttering nonsense about "free advertising for D'Addario"

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Old 01-28-2022, 11:31 AM
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A couple of months ago we saw Bela Fleck with Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Bryan Sutton and Stuart Duncan. Not only did several of them have tuners clipped on, but some had music stands or Ipads. What hacks!

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Old 01-28-2022, 11:39 AM
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Letís seeÖrandom thoughts:
  1. Tuner on headstock-only at home when Iím tuning and then take it off
  2. Tuning while playing out-floor tuner on board
  3. Capos stored on headstock-never, ever, ever. Hate seeing it
  4. Looped strings on headstock-guilty in the 70ís. I was a poor college kid and couldnít afford wire-cutters. Now? Never.
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Old 01-28-2022, 11:50 AM
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To each his own, I s'pose. I prefer to take mine off for the aforementioned reason....looks. I just recently began using a tuner. Getting lazy maybe.
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Old 01-28-2022, 12:20 PM
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I always take it off when I'm done. I just don't like the sight of it.
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Old 01-28-2022, 12:33 PM
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This guy's A is impeccable.
Only thing I see wrong here is. Not one of these tuners is a Peterson.

If you and I are going to do a gig together. I don't care weather you leave it on or take it off.

As long as you keep it in tune.

I can keep an eye on my strobe. And see it lock in.

If it drifts I must make an adjustment.

On a bigger stage though. I'll use my pedalboard.

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I don't know why but seeing tuners and capos attached to headstocks really bugs me! I have issues!
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When you play in a bluegrass band you DEFINITELY need to have your tuner clipped to your headstock during the set. It means that it remains available at all times, ready for you to unclip it from your guitar and clip it onto the banjo player's headstock!!!!
Iím sorry but I have yet to see any tuner from any brand that could help get a banjo in tune. Wishful thinking.
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