View Full Version : Problem with Tuner after Patch 1.02?
02-05-2012, 07:15 PM
So, I just got to play for the first time today since the patch. My daughter must have been rocking out as my guitar was hellaciously out of tune. First thing I noticed in the tuner part of the game was that it no longer recognized my guitar type as having all six tuning machines on one side of the head. Instead it recognized it as the more traditional type with three on each side.
Now whenever I play the game, it keeps on telling me that the first string is out of tune. I've also noticed that in the riff repeater, it is not registering when I hit (1st) E7, and instead registers if I hit (1st) E6. I know technically this is saying that it is slightly out of tune. What is annoying as all hell is that my cheapass guitar was in tune for weeks on end before my playing today, and now all of a sudden, blammo.
Any thoughts or suggestions ?
02-05-2012, 07:38 PM
The headstock being displayed simply depends on the guitar that is selected, in the game. Somewhere in the amp menu, you can choose a guitar, with headstock you like. Othere than looks, the headstock does not matter.
If you have a tremolo on your guitar, it can take several passed to get it right sometimes. Just the nature of the beast.
Another tip always tune down before entering the advanced tuner, and tune up into your string tone. This will provide a much more stable tuning.
This is all assuming that you do not have a double-locking tremolo system, and I would take a lot more explaining to get through tuning one of them.
02-05-2012, 08:58 PM
Tune up? Tune down? Tremolo ?
Sorry, I am as new as they come to this strange guitar shaped thing...could you explain those concepts for me ? Thanks :)
02-05-2012, 09:05 PM
Essentially, tuning down means to loosen the string (the note it plays gets lower), and tune up is to tighten the string (the note gets higher). The best technique for tuning is to loosen the string past where you want it, then tighten it slowly until it's in tune. In RS, that means the line on the tuner will be at 0. Turning the tuning key on your guitar to the right should tighten the string...but it's possible to install the strings the other way.
A tremolo is the long-ish handle you see on some guitars below the strings. It connects to a special kind of bridge that moves and adjusts the sounds the strings make when you move the bar. Because of that, tuning isn't always straightforward on these guitars.
Someone with more knowledge/a better explanation, please feel free to correct anything squirrelly I've said.
02-05-2012, 09:11 PM
I think that is a very good explanation, Steel.
To the OP...
I would add that Youtube is your friend. Search for videos on people tunig guitars that look like yours (same features, not color). Videos are worth a 1000 words.
Also Google, use it to search, for explanations to those terms. I could not begin to explain all of the variations, that are out there.
02-05-2012, 10:46 PM
I always have the strings tighten away from the guitar... so, mine would be to the left to tighten. It simulates the movement of stretching the strings.