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FDP Forum / The Chop Shop / Have you ever tuned to 432 A

windmill
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Jul 21st, 2018 07:01 AM   Edit   Profile  

Heard some people talking about tuning to this.

Have you ever played tunes with this tuning ?

What are the reasons for doing it and did you like it ?

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Jul 21st, 2018 09:24 AM   Edit   Profile  

I tried it and there's really no difference. String tension is pretty much the same (feel-wise) as 440.

And pay no attention to the claims that it's some sort of conspiracy started by Nazis. That's all just a bunch of noise generated by musicians who should be blabbing less and practicing more.

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Jul 22nd, 2018 09:59 AM   Edit   Profile  

Yeah, I read all the hocus pocus voodoo junk. It’s interesting how so many tunings are still used today. Standardizing is a good thing..

It’s a nice idea but it really won’t squeeze and de-seed orange juice just by dropping a couple cent “o)

gdw3

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Jul 23rd, 2018 02:35 PM   Edit   Profile  

The only reason for tuning to 432 Hz is if you like it.

There is no magic resonance. Yes, all things vibrate at the atomic level, but we measure Hertz as vibrations per second, and nature doesn't know how long a second is! So pretty much nothing (that isn't man-made) is going to resonate at an exact round number of Hz, including your body or the Earth. The videos that show sand on speakers forming patterns at 432 can literally be done just as easily with a speaker that is tuned to resonate at 440.

A huge issue with going to that tuning reference is not being able to play with anyone who is tuned to 440 standard.

As far as people saying that it's "historical" or that's where the tuning "should" be according to composers from the past -- that's a bunch of hooey. Tuning has been all over the place until now. Beethoven's tuning fork was found, and it was way sharp! There had been a bit of a trend in the last couple of centuries that the tuning reference for A was gradually getting sharper. But now that we have electronic tuners, for the first time in history all of humanity can be in tune, and so the reference value will not change any time soon.

(This message was last edited by gdw3 at 04:59 PM, Jul 23rd, 2018)

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Ooo that sandwich

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Jul 23rd, 2018 07:06 PM   Edit   Profile  

Rick Beato has a vid on this.

Click!

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Jul 23rd, 2018 07:07 PM   Edit   Profile  

Not intentionally.

reverendrob
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Jul 24th, 2018 03:45 AM   Edit   Profile  

Only when I'm playing in the saddest of all keys.

Or, not enough of a stoner to do it.

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Jul 24th, 2018 10:19 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have a small collection of “A” tuning forks a couple of the old ones are off.

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Jul 24th, 2018 12:37 PM   Edit   Profile  

They do tend to drift even if they're kept clean. I think years of bumping them changes how they resonate.

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Jul 24th, 2018 02:16 PM   Edit   Profile  

From 1963 to some point in the late 80s that one tuning fork was all I had,. It’s getting rare that someone will say give me an E. I can’t recall anyone else having a tuning fork back in those days. I’d bet many of those early gigs weren’t at 440.

I can’t recall having any electronic tuners before the Sabine ST-1100 AutoTuner and I thought that was the best thing ever, I could tune every string, even stings I didn’t have, well, the G anyways “o) It still works great.

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Jul 26th, 2018 08:31 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'm glad I'm not the only one who has heard the conspiracy theory about A440. I almost started a thread about it.

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Aug 24th, 2018 04:06 PM   Edit   Profile  

I was told that a dial tone on a phone is A440. I have used it as a reference at my cottage for years..


gdw3

LA-la-land, CA

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Aug 27th, 2018 03:35 PM   Edit   Profile  

I've heard that too. I'm at work, so I whipped out the Boss Tuner app on my iPhone. Our phones are part of an enclosed system, so probably different than the TelCo dial tone. It's a very slightly sharp F note.

(This message was last edited by gdw3 at 05:36 PM, Aug 27th, 2018)

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