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RE: GR-30 and Guitar Craft Tuning
Greg Sundberg queried forth:
> When I drop the bass string to a C, the GR-30 has a real
> difficult time
> figuring out the frequency of the string....Has anyone else
> experienced this? Any suggestions or resolutions?
I neither have a GR-30 nor use the Guitar Craft/Standard tuning... I DO
however utilize a non-standard tuning for all my work, my sixth being tuned
to as low as a low A; and I have experienced the effect in question with a
tuning program I use, but only in the past.
The problem in my case occurred because of the different-than-normal
of the strings under my own non-standard tuning. When I experimented a
little bit and tried a few different guages, finding heavier ones more
favorable for a more exact tuning on my sixth (but less comfortable, the
thicker they got). I also found that this jumping-around effect (on the
part of the tuner program) nearly disappeared, which may have been a result
of lesser harmonics (?) of the more exactly-tuned string.
Not having a perochial musical background, the above is about as exact as
gets linguistically; I don't have a full hang of the nomenclature (though
I'm always willing to learn more in order to communicate better with Real
I've not had the cash or timing to be able to attend the Guitar Craft
courses, and, alas, I understand they're being taught now by other than RF;
while I could guarantee the availability of a blank slate to a teacher, I'd
rather deal with the apparent Master than a subordinate, eh? Nonetheless,
has there never been discussion of different guage strings to accommodate
the different tuning? The course was specific enough to require the
Ovation - did this not extend to the strings? Puzzling.
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