The Guitar Center.
It was probably sometime in the late 90's when I went up to the North Dallas Guitar Center with an extra couple of grand in the bank that I wanted to blow on a guitar that I didn't really need. Oh, the good old days, right? Well I went in empty handed, and came out with a wonderful Martin HD 28 VR. The "HD" stands for "herringbone dreadnought," and the "VR" stands for "Vintage Reissue." But before I came out I decided that I probably ought to stop trying to tune guitars by ear, and buy a good tuner.
I CAN tune a guitar by ear, thank you very much, and when I do - the guitar is in tune to itself, string to string, nothing is out of sync, but inevitably, the guitar turns out to be about a half step, to whole step flat. It's just my ears, man, back off.
So I'd approached a sales guy at the North Dallas Guitar Center and asked,
Um, I'd like to buy a tuner for an acoustic guitar. . . . .
What happened next was that two salesmen looked at each other and they shared one of those moments of understanding. . . .
I'm selling him the Boss!
And then the other one then just reached behind the counter and produced the thing. I've used it ever since that day, and never had a problem. All you have to do is remember to NOT leave the darned thing on, and that nine volt battery in there will last so long that you'll forget that it's even in there. If you do not know how to use a tuner, then it's semi complicated to put it into words for you, and perhaps this isn't the place. If you DO know how to use a tuner, then I'm here to tell you that I've never regretted my purchase of the Boss Tuner, and that I most certainly recommend that exact model to you, my friend. Happy picking!
The BOSS TU-12H Digital Guitar Tuner.
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