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Setting Guitar Intonation Using Your Peterson Tuner

Before you attempt to tune any stringed instrument, the intonation should be checked and, if necessary, adjusted to the correct position. If you’ve never used a Peterson tuner before, then it is almost certain that your instrument is not yet correctly intonated and will not sound its best until you address it. Now that you…

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Tuning Stability on Vibrato or Tremolo Bridges

If your guitar includes a tremolo arm, commonly referred to as a whammy or wang bar, you’ll need to adjust the bridge from which it protrudes in order for the tuning stability to be unaffected when the tremolo arm is used. There are several types of vibrato or tremolo systems, ranging from those which produce subtle…

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How to Tune a Steel Guitar Using Newman Offsets (Sharp Es)

E9th Neck with Modern Newman Offsets – Tuning the Open Strings   Rotate the lower right dial until “Sweetener™”flashes on the screen. Press the dial once. Rotate the dial until “SE9” appears on the screen. Press the dial once to confirm.         Tune  the open strings as follows (from high to low):…

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Concert Pitch and How to Use It With Guitar

What is it? Most people are familiar with the term A=440Hz, but many don’t understand what it means, which leads to misunderstandings and much head scratching. The main purposes of Concert pitch are as follows: Keeping a group of musicians on the same page, tuning wise Providing a reference frequency for electronic tuners to calculate…