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hawkeye2188
05-05-2011, 02:08 PM
So i got this tuner, it came free when I bought my ukulele.

http://www.music123.com/productDetail/productDetail.jsp?entSkuId=210107000000000&CJAID=10541923&CJPID=4044657

Anyone ever use it, and how do you use it. I read the little manual that came with it but my sound is horrendous and not bright(?) like a ukulele should be.:mad:

DAPuke
05-05-2011, 02:44 PM
Try finding an online tuner (uke string pitches are played thru your speakers) It's possible you are off by an octive on one or more strings. Use the online tuner to get close by ear. Your tuner will say G, but it may be the wrong octive. Although I'm not familiar with that particular tuner brand.
Don

mm stan
05-05-2011, 02:48 PM
Aloha Hawkeye2188,
Keep it in the mode in the picture...and adjust your tuners until the green light in the middle goes on....
make sure you are on the right string for each one...check this tuner I got, get one..it is a
clip on digital chromatic..http://www.metronomes.net/CherubChromaticMateWst-550C.htm good luck...
if you still have problems, just ask ...

hawkeye2188
05-06-2011, 05:40 AM
I got all my strings to be tuned correctly according to the tuner(they were in the middle and green light was on) but the strings were not saying GCEA.

savagehenry
05-06-2011, 05:48 AM
That is a chromatic tuner, it tells you what note you are playing. Just tune it to gcea. Or tune the a string so it is an "a" and tune the rest of the strings off of that string

hawkeye2188
05-06-2011, 05:57 AM
That is a chromatic tuner, it tells you what note you are playing. Just tune it to gcea. Or tune the a string so it is an "a" and tune the rest of the strings off of that string
How do I tune it to GCEA if when I pluck say the G string, the tuner says its D or F? Sorry for all the questions the instructions for it were about the size of a post it note and not descriptive.

hopkid
05-06-2011, 06:01 AM
How do I tune it to GCEA if when I pluck say the G string, the tuner says its D or F? Sorry for all the questions the instructions for it were about the size of a post it note and not descriptive.

Just keep adjusting the tuner and plucking the string. You'll start to see the registered note change. You just have to keep adjusting until you see G show up and then keep at it until the display turns green when you pluck.

Good luck and Go Hawks!

hawkeye2188
05-06-2011, 06:04 AM
Just keep adjusting the tuner and plucking the string. You'll start to see the registered note change. You just have to keep adjusting until you see G show up and then keep at it until the display turns green when you pluck.

Good luck and Go Hawks!

Ok, thanks! and Go Hawks!

hopkid
05-06-2011, 06:22 AM
Just keep adjusting the tuner and plucking the string. You'll start to see the registered note change. You just have to keep adjusting until you see G show up and then keep at it until the display turns green when you pluck.

Good luck and Go Hawks!

Of course you then need to repeat for the C, E, and A strings. I'm sure you knew that but I just wanted to make that clear.

hawkeye2188
05-06-2011, 06:29 AM
Thanks for the help fellas, I'll give it a shot when I get home this afternoon.

Mandarb
05-06-2011, 08:05 AM
Thanks for the help fellas, I'll give it a shot when I get home this afternoon.

Let us know if you have any futher issues.

hawkeye2188
05-06-2011, 08:11 AM
Let us know if you have any futher issues.

Dont worry I will, but hopefully I wont.

hawkeye2188
05-06-2011, 12:27 PM
When I hold down the 5th fret on the G string it registers on the tuner as G, but if I dont hold the 5th fret it registers as D. Is that right?
EDIT: Nevermind i think i have it figured out.

hawkeye2188
05-06-2011, 12:45 PM
I just wanted to give a big thanks to you guys, it sounds lovely now!

hopkid
05-06-2011, 06:00 PM
Congrats! Have fun learning to play!

uker62
05-07-2011, 07:22 AM
Now you know just how good this site is. Welcome and keep playing.