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Frank Parish


From:
Nashville,Tn. USA
Post Posted 18 Jun 2017 1:27 pm     Reply with quote

I play an old Emmons p/p and have a Peterson stomp tuner. If I use the pre set SE9 setting the E's are pretty sharp. Actually the whole tuning is sharp. I've compared it with my two Boss tuners on the same guitar and it's clearly sharp of 440. The OE9 setting is E's at 440 and I'm hoping it works with the band cause I just don't know yet. What setting are you using playing with a live band?
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Dave Meis


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Washington, USA
Post Posted 18 Jun 2017 3:55 pm     Reply with quote

I use the OE9, and tune the raises and lowers with the OE9 as well..I tried the OP9, but on my PP, the OE9 all the way sounds fine to me.
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Frank Parish


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Nashville,Tn. USA
Post Posted 18 Jun 2017 5:00 pm     Reply with quote

Yep I agree Dave. I'm funny about certain strings especially the first string but this seems to work. I tried the SE9 setting and I was just real sharp and found myself playing behind the line.
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Lane Gray


From:
Topeka, KS
Post Posted 18 Jun 2017 5:35 pm     Reply with quote

SE9 stands for "sharp E9", and it's ten cents sharp on purpose (goofballs who don't mind looking ignorant call it 442).
Try OE9 if you don't want to be sharp.
Or get a tuner with a needle, tune your Es to 0,tune by ear, then write down the values of how you tune your guitar, and enter those values (I strongly believe in creating your own offsets, since cabinet drop combines with personal taste to make each axe want a slightly different group of offsets
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Roger Crawford


From:
McDonough, GA USA
Post Posted 18 Jun 2017 6:51 pm     Reply with quote

I use the SE9 for one band I play in, but in another, it sounds too sharp compared to the keyboard. OE9 seems to sound more in tune then. Anyone else e perience this?
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Jim Cohen


From:
Philadelphia, PA
Post Posted 18 Jun 2017 6:58 pm     Reply with quote

Silly me. I've never even noticed that there was an "OE9", and I've just always used the "SE9" (which I didn't know stood for "sharp" E9). Either I must be playing consistently sharp or else I've learned to compensate for it (and I rarely use open strings). I guess I'll try the OE9 and see whether the band glares at me. BTW, what does the "O" stand for?
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Lane Gray


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Topeka, KS
Post Posted 18 Jun 2017 7:17 pm     Reply with quote

I'm guessing "Original"
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Ken Metcalf


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San Antonio Texas USA
Post Posted 18 Jun 2017 9:14 pm     Reply with quote

0E9 Here. O is for open ?
I always thought 0E9 was for tuning Es with pedals up and SE9 tuned open Es for pedals down compensation.


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Jack Stoner


From:
Inverness, Fl
Post Posted 19 Jun 2017 2:14 am     Reply with quote

I use the "S" programs in my Peterson. I didn't for a long time but they sound correct now. For recording I'm "right on" and even open sounds in tune with the rest of the band.
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Charley Hill


From:
South Carolina
Post Posted 19 Jun 2017 9:39 am     Reply with quote

Sue @Peterson 1-708-388-3311 can offer professional technical help with any questions about those tuners.

Or, if you want to throw a funny at her, tell her you are calling about technical help with another brand....."Inside Joke". You would have to have been there for the effect.

Tuners can take you so far then it is your ear that takes you the rest of the way IMHO.

Having said that, if you use the same strings, same guitar, same etc.....a custom setting on the Peterson will be the best strategy and should result in the a very close replication.

Ask 10 players how to tune .....you'll get 50 different opinions. Laughing
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Larry Allen


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Post Posted 19 Jun 2017 2:36 pm     Reply with quote

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Kevin Fix


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Michigan, USA
Post Posted 19 Jun 2017 3:52 pm     Peterson Reply with quote

OE9 open and pedals and knees.
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Kevin Fix


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Michigan, USA
Post Posted 19 Jun 2017 3:54 pm     Peterson Reply with quote

"O" stands for "440". It is the original Newman settings.
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