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    • #42459
      Terry
      Participant

      Drone tuning using the drones in the lessons works okay but I bought this years ago when they weren’t so pricey and have found a new use for one of its many features:

      https://www.boss.info/us/products/db-90/

      By selecting any desired note and turning up its speaker (it can be LOUD !) you can actually ‘feel’ the resonance and ‘beating’ when going off the correct intonation. You can slide up and down from the correct intonation and really ‘feel’ it ‘come in’ when you are spot on. I wouldn’t recommend it just for this use because of its price but if you have access to one it’s a fine practice tool.

    • #42462
      jason kleinberg
      Keymaster

      Hey @nick. This sounds like the basic idea of drone tuning: using reference tones to play particular notes in tune. You’re just using an external device. It sounds cool. I kinda want one too…

    • #42463
      Terry
      Participant

      The advantage that the Boss has is that you can turn up the volume to the point that the fiddle body picks up the tone and then when you note the string the resonance is so strong that you can feel it in your fingers and ears, I can’t exactly explain the feeling but it certainly helps drone tuning practice. Too bad it’s so expensive now days.

    • #42481
      MoonShadows
      Moderator

      I like that idea that the fiddle body picks up the tone and you can feel the note.

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