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Author Topic:   Tuning guide for a Sho-Bud LDG

Posts: 16
From: Thetford, UK.

posted 07 March 2000 02:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steelace     
Has anyone got the temper tuning guide figures for tuning this guitar. I use a Boss TU12H Tuner but I am getting a TubeFex this week and understand it has an inbuilt tuner. Is this accurate? Does anyone have guides using this as well...?? I know it should be the same but you never know with electronic gear!! Thanking you all...Regards from David Hartey UK


Bobby Bowman

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From: Cypress, Texas, USA
Registered: DEC 1999

posted 08 March 2000 10:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bobby Bowman     
Tune with your Boss first (you're probably used to it). Get everything tuned the way you like and want it to be. Then hook up your new rig and take a reading for each string and change and write these values down on a tuning chart (make one if you don't have one) and you'll have it as a reference untill you get it memorized.
If you search for them, there are tuning charts all over the forum and links. I like a combination of the Newman system and my own ear, but there are others from which to chose, including your own ear.

If you play 'em, play 'em good!
If you build 'em, build 'em good!

[This message was edited by Bobby Bowman on 08 March 2000 at 11:00 AM.]

Bobby Lee

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From: Cloverdale, North California, USA

posted 09 March 2000 03:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bobby Lee     
You know, I don't think a few cents one way or the other makes all that much difference. JMHO.

Al Marcus

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From: Cedar Springs,MI USA
Registered: MAY 99

posted 10 March 2000 01:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Al Marcus     
bob, my sentiments too. How in the world did we all play the last 40 years without tuners and cents meters.We must have been playing out of tune and didn't even know

Lee Baucum

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From: McAllen, Texas (Extreme South) - The Final Frontier
Registered: APR 99

posted 11 March 2000 09:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lee Baucum     
Yeah, but now that I know, it drives me crazy!!!!

Lee, from South Texas

Bill cole

Posts: 694
From: Cheektowaga, New York, USA
Registered: JAN 99

posted 12 March 2000 08:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill cole     
I see all this stuff about tuners and tuning and it makes me wonder if when we get out to play how long will it take you to tune. And before every body gets all fired up there aint no finger pointing here. But there must be a basic way of tuning. Now we aint building no rocket ship here tuning is one of them nesseary evils we must do and as Bobby Lee said a few cents on way or the other anit gonna make or break you play and have fun let the tunong take care of it's self or buy one of them Bobby Bowmen guitars that don't ever need tuning he tune's it when he ships it and it never needs it again call him

Bill Crook

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From: Goodlettsville, TN , Spending my kid's inheritance

posted 16 March 2000 06:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Crook     
Bobby Lee....

I politely disagree with your statement...

"A few cents doesen't make any difference."

case in point is the G# (3rd) string on the E7/9 setup. In order for the PSG to sound in tune with itself, It MUST be lowered 10- 15 cents.

Now, I know that this might start another Tuner war, (Which I hope it don't) I find that a lot of players,(includeing me) find this works best. I think that it is a natural hearing thing..... (read this as meaning= "pleasing to the ear" kind of a thing. Again this may vary as to the different types of PSG's and players ideas of what is heard by the ear.

Case in point....
For a long time It sounded like a cat fight when playing with the lead guitar, After a good session with the playback of a recording scession, I dropped the 3rd and 6th strings back to 15-cents, results.... a completely new sound !!!

Carl Dvorcek

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From: Jacksonville, Fl, US

posted 16 March 2000 05:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Carl Dvorcek     
If you check out my tunings on b0b's page you'll see I posted a sort of Newman temper with maybe a touch of my own..It sounded good at home. First time I went into the studio with that tuning they run me off. I recall a post by "E" stating something about using straight 440. I went there and have been using it ever since, with maybe a slight temper to blend with the lead guitar.

Maybe my old ShoBud's got a temper of it's own... 'cause it works for me and the band.



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