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Chris P.

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New bass tuners
« on: January 18, 2018, 04:47:47 AM »
Interesting or bull shit?
Check the PDF, linked in the article.

https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2018/exhibitor-news/bass-ratio-are-coming

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Re: New bass tuners
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2018, 05:07:02 AM »
Interesting bull shit.

I don't play with the tuners.
I tune my bass and then play the strings.

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Re: New bass tuners
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2018, 05:11:12 AM »
Yeah I don't get what the problem is that this solved.

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Re: New bass tuners
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2018, 09:07:17 AM »
Of course we need this. With this people still don't hear the bass, but now they don't hear it perfectly tuned.

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Re: New bass tuners
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2018, 10:15:21 AM »
Yeah I don't get what the problem is that this solved.

You are blind then for the underlying ingenuity of it.  :mrgreen:
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Re: New bass tuners
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2018, 12:25:16 PM »
Well, chefs also like to tweak recipes just a little.

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Re: New bass tuners
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2018, 01:42:28 PM »
It's a solution in in search of a problem.

Of course we need this. With this people still don't hear the bass, but now they don't hear it perfectly tuned.

 :mrgreen:

The tuning won't be any more accurate, but the people who don't hear the bass can console them selves in knowing that the bassist saved 2 seconds tuning up.


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Re: New bass tuners
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2018, 02:02:42 PM »
A solution looking for a problem. I've never re-strung a bass and wished desperately that each tuner had a subtly different gear ratio... I use a peg winder anyway, and usually I'm way more interested in making sure that the string feeds onto the post correctly.

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Re: New bass tuners
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2018, 04:03:36 PM »
I would be interested to try them, but I'm not likely to switch from Hipshot any time soon.

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Re: New bass tuners
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2018, 09:06:26 AM »
Point is every half turn is a half note I believe. Or something like that.

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Re: New bass tuners
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2018, 03:32:22 PM »
The one thing -that I think- does make sense is the accuracy coupled to the number of teeth on the gear wheel.
It's one of the reasons why I like large open gear tuners better than small closed ones.
But I can't see why you'd not want that level of accuracy on all strings?

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Re: New bass tuners
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2018, 10:24:59 AM »
Well, they are all exactly as accurate as the other.

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Re: New bass tuners
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2018, 01:23:12 PM »
Accurate tuning then for inaccurate ears?
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Re: New bass tuners
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2018, 01:32:53 PM »
If you buy these, you'll still look at your tuner pedal while turning the key. Maybe you'll save a millisecond or two. If that's important to you, go for it. Just think of all the things you can do with all that extra time.

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Re: New bass tuners
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2018, 01:56:43 PM »
I think it's stupid and I won't get new tuners while the old ones just work. But still nice. I can imagine top brands will use those in future.