Tuner completely wrong
josephsbrown3 last edited by
So I used the tuner on the Spark, it is HUGELY wrong. I press long on TAP, tune to the light is green, but I can hear it is wrong, like not a little, but hugely out. I've done a factory reset, updated firmware (I think I did, the updater said it was ok). I can't be the only one, right?!
josephsbrown3 last edited by
Ok, so used a separate tuner. My low E had tuned to F, and my A had tuned to G :-/
travismharris last edited by
Without any indication of what note you're tuning to I don't see how the built in tuner will be worth much. Pretty much every other tuner I've used tells you the note you're tuning to.
Keoki last edited by
I don't suppose it could be their way of teaching "ear training " could it ;)
Always wondered about that, i just far back on my Roadie...
valascia last edited by
Tried it once, not impressed so I use my clip on.
markbyrd531 last edited by
I find similar things with other pedals I have with built in tuners. Some are an entire note off vs others. So I just use the same clip on with all my guitars, so that even if they are off vs an actual correct pitch, at least they are tuned to each other.
buck_dharma last edited by
@travismharris I agree at the very least it should have a readout of the note, ive had modeling amps that had that decades ago so with all the other high tech stuff it has its strange this was over looked. I got a zillion tuners tho but that just means an extra step before playing on it.
joelski144 last edited by
I've been asking for an on-screen tuner in the app ever since I got mine. Tuner's gonna tune. If you feed it a F#, it's gonna tune you to F, or G. It would absolutely be a great thing to actually see the struck note in order to be able to get to pitch without using an outboard tuner, or somebody else's app.
Hammer1 last edited by
@josephsbrown3 totally agree that tuner is waaaay off.
I use my iPhone guitar Tuna app and it so much better which is surprising as one would think getting the electrical signal vs a mic would be more accurate.
luke 0 last edited by
@hammer1 Interesting, I have used the spark tuner alongside the guitar tuna app to check and they were pretty much the same
crystalpit last edited by crystalpit
me too, I checked my tuning on the spark and later on another unit, didn't have to change anything,it was spot on.
I guess the best way to check, is to get an A 440hz audio tuning signal, tuning fork or whistle and play it through the guitar input of the spark.
DeeBee last edited by
I've had the Spark for a year now, and I have only been using the tuner for the last few months. I though it was great until I started playing along with stuff, and realised I was a semi-tone down.
I should have realised sooner basiically, but I have a headstock tuner for the Acoustic, and use the Spark one for the Electric. Now I know !!!.
tollrun98 last edited by
The built in tuner on the Spark amp, is for Standard E 440 tuning on guitar. I also own a Boss TU3 tuner pedal. Ive verified the tuning on the Spark, and found it to be accurate for Standard E tuning. Never been a fan of clip on tuners for electrics. Still wish Positive Grid would add an on screen tuner, through the app, with ability to use alternate tunings.