[linux-audio-user] in tune - stupid thread [WAS: Tuning Program or wav files?]

Russell Hanaghan hanaghan at starband.net
Sun Dec 19 11:55:49 EST 2004

MarC wrote:

> En/na LinuxMedia ha escrit:
>> My guitar is in perfect tune now. I never knew how good an accoustic 
>> guitar can sound when it's in such perfect tune.
> :) that was funny! I'm just trying to imagine how it could sound when 
> it wasn't in tune...
> But be careful about "machine-tuning" !
> I believe in perfect tuning as a personal trade-off between all the 
> imperfections. Being out of tune you can make your guitar sound personal!
> So before your guitar maybe had a great personality (XD)and now is a 
> plain guitar... ooh what have you done!!! acoustics and imperfection 
> rulez!
> don't let a hacker tune your guitar! that could be a disaster!! XD
Lets see if we can start another semi useless string of which guitarists 
the world over can nit pick! :)

Fact is, it is impossible to tune an acoustic guitar 
"perfectly"...Invariably, when you have it tuned so an open G chord 
sounds spot on, an open A or even C will be a tad off. And the same 
applies to the inverse of course.  This all due to a general lack of 
adjustment for intonation on acoustic axes. But to the untuned ear 
(which I agree in sort...should be the final judge of how your axe is 
"tuned" ) this is not really noticeble.

"don't let a hacker tune your guitar!"   Now that's a great line!  :) 
Although I'm not quite of the same ilk on this point (ergo...B52's Rock 
lobster 4 string special) and an untuned instrument of ~any~ sort will 
usually cause demons to appear in my personality and require excorcism 
if not remedied, if it is the missing "glue" to your music.....   ~enjoy~


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