View Full Version : electric guitar tuner?

Kaneohe til the end
12-20-2008, 10:49 PM
kay, be ready to read a probably stupid sounding question.
do you need a special tuner for an electric? i just bought a used epiphone sg as my first electric, (to be cont. in another thread) and i tried to tune it with my usual clip on uke tuner, and it worked, but it was really ?jumpy? i guess. sometimes it wouldnt even pick up the notes. suggestions?

Lawn Jockey
12-21-2008, 02:03 AM
You *can* use a clip on tuner on electric with varying results. Clip on tuners feel the pitch....and thus are more effective on an acoustic instrument. Resonance is the key here.

Suggestions? I don't know, try harmonics on the 12th fret to see if they register and fine tune from there.

Short of that.....buy a cheap tuner with in/out and a microphone (Boss, etc).