One of the more important pieces of equipment that you'll run across on your epic journey to becoming a better musician is the Tuner.
If there is anything that ticks off other musicians while they are playing music with you, it's being out of tune.
The Tuner is responsible for one main thing: Making sure you stay in Tune.
Staying consistently in tune is very important when it comes to training your ear to recognize pitches and intervals. If you're consistently out of tune, you'll eventually find that it will start to affect the way that you play.
There are a ton of different kinds out there, and all of them do the same thing. However, some are better at it than others.
If you're going to buy a good one, look for a Chromatic one over a typical "Guitar" one. The reason that you would want a chromatic one is that you may need to tune to something other than standard pitch one day and a chromatic one will give you that flexibility whereas a standard "Guitar" one will not.
Since there are a lot of different kinds out there, make sure to get one with a mic in it. This way, you'll be able to tune without having to plug into your bass every single time.
If you work with a lot of pedals and effects, you should consider looking into a Pedal. This way, you can tune up your bass without unplugging a ton of stuff and messing your rig up.
You can generally find a decent, reliable, useable one for around $25-30. If you're looking at a pedal, you'll have to spend a bit more, but it's worth it in the long run.
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