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This Planet Waves string winder incorporates a string stretcher

on Monday, July 14th, 2014
Posted in: Music Gear, News

A couple of months ago, we told you about the Stretcha, a tool that would stretch out new strings and prevent tuning problems.  I ordered a couple of those for my husband and daughter, and they do help you stretch out new strings.    Stretchas are pretty big, though, and they don’t always fit inRead More…


Forget guitar tuning problems with the Stretcha

on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
Posted in: Music Gear, News

If you have tuning problems, it may be the strings and not your guitar, according to the folks at String Stretcha.  There are ways to stretch the strings using your fingers, but pulling on them at random places results in uneven stretch and using the “thumb and fingers” method takes a long time and causesRead More…


Tune Your Guitar with the Power of the Sun

on Thursday, May 10th, 2012
Posted in: Music Gear, News

This Solar Guitar Tuner from ThinkGeek has a solar panel to keep its batteries recharged.  The TASCAM TC-15 chromatic tuner has needle, strobe, fine, meter tuning modes, with twelve tone equal temperament tuning and a detection accuracy of within one cent (one hundredth of a semitone).  Tune the guitar by plugging it into the SolarRead More…


Gibson Learn and Master Guitar App for iPhone

on Monday, March 8th, 2010

Gibson, maker of fine guitars, has teamed with Legacy Learning Systems to produce an app that lets you do things from tune your guitar to learn to play (better).  With the Gibson Learn & Master Guitar app, you can tune your guitar using the chromatic tuner (using this with the touch requires a microphone) orRead More…