Eventide H9 tuner on bass guitar

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    • #113295

      Hi there, happy owner of two H9 (Max and Core).

      Having a not great experience with the tuner on bass guitar: unstable (led moving quickly and too much reactive to any little adjustment) and difficult to get in tune.

      any feedback ?


      Michele V.

    • #142734

      Hi Michele, I use mine as a tuner now and have no problems. The lights do seem a little hyperactive but otherwise OK.

    • #142741
      Eventide Staff

      Hi Meekee73, 


      The tuner is super accurate to below 1 cent, so I think b/c of that, things can jump around, especially for bass guitar notes which are never exactly "in tune" throughout the duration of the note attack and decay (I speak as a bass player).  We could've slowed down the response and reduced the accuracy by "smoothing out" the response, but chose to keep it accurate.  I actually use this tuner to intonate my bass because it's so accurate.  Beyond that, a few pointers: 

      1. Make sure there are no other strings ringing out (obvious I know, but sometimes when the output is muted you don't notice)

      2. Tune to the harmonics at the 12th fret, as these tend to have a stronger fundamental than a fretted note. 

      3. Also, figure out what part of the note you want to be accurately "in tune", E.G. if you dig in hard and punchy or slap alot, make sure the intitial hits are in tune, OR, if you have a ligher touch you'll want to tune to the sustain of the note.

      Hope that helps!  

    • #142756

      Thanks Wedelich, it really helped. I’ve gone with the “sustain of note” solution and now i can get it so much quicker and effective.

      thanks again


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