Could i use this for intonation?

asked on August 22, 2016

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Yes. It will register any note that you play whether fretted or not. You can lightly touch a string at the 12th fret so it rings when plucked without pushing it against the fret and compare it to the note you get when you push the string down at the 12th fret. This shows you how close your intonation is. Bear in min… see more Yes. It will register any note that you play whether fretted or not. You can lightly touch a string at the 12th fret so it rings when plucked without pushing it against the fret and compare it to the note you get when you push the string down at the 12th fret. This shows you how close your intonation is. Bear in mind that fretted instruments are tempered scales. This means that some notes are more in tune than others and people who really care tune their instruments to the key that they are playing in. If you want a precision tuner to set the accurate intonation for each string, get a better tuner but this one will get you close. see less Yes. It will register any note that you play whether fretted or not. You can lightly touch a string at the 12th fret so it rings when plucked without pushing it against the fret and compare it to the note you get when you push the string down at the 12th fret. This shows you how close your intonation is. Bear in mind that fretted instruments are tempered scales. This means that some notes are more in tune than others and people who really care tune their instruments to the key that they are playing in. If you want a precision tuner to set the accurate intonation for each string, get a better tuner but this one will get you close.
JSJV
· August 22, 2016
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yes any tuner can be used for that purpose
guitarizz
Seller · August 23, 2016
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no
Amazon Customer
· August 22, 2016
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very doubtful. Perhaps only for certain pitches. The best indication of accurate intonation is still the ear. If, for example, you are referring to the use of a fretted instrument, there's not much you can do about intonation anyway unless you get a luthier to move the suspect frets. Hope this helps. A good question. I'm going to mess with it and get back to you. I could also say--buy one and try it--they're cheap.
John R. Mccormick
· August 22, 2016
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