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73 posts
Mar 15, 2018
10:02 AM
I have an old Fender guitar tuner with which I have trying a harp out to see how good it is. The results weren't impressive
The harp is a Seydel blues session in c
4 blow =Db
4 draw =D
5 blow =e
5 draw =E#
6 blow =G
6 draw =A
7 blow =Db
7 blow =B
8 blow =E
8 blow =D

I set the tuner on auto at 440HZ. Is the tuner unsuitable is my harp that far out that I couldn't get it to register a C any where or was I doing something wrong ?.
133 posts
Mar 15, 2018
11:25 AM
Here's a thought, try blocking the 5 and 6 holes, an d blowing into the 4 and 7 if they dont sound in tune it's a dead give away.
298 posts
Mar 15, 2018
3:59 PM
Here's a little trick to do what Flbl suggested. If you can't easily block holes 5 and 6 with your tongue, place a piece of tape over them and that'll eliminate unwanted air from going through.

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