The Buzz Feiten Tuning System™ is a tempered tuning formula, which uses a compensated nut and saddle to correct the inherent intonation problems of the Western tuning formula. The system that Buzz devised has been a godsend to guitarists. Fans of the system include Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Liona Boyd and Andy Summers. The Buzz Feiten Tuning System™. is standard on all USA made Washburn guitars and basses and is featured on select imported models. Washburn is the only major guitar manufacturer to incorporate the system as a standard feature on production guitars.
There are three easy ways to tune your guitar equipped with the Buzz Feiten Tuning System™.
If you think you’ve got a pretty good ear, go ahead and tune it to whatever system you’ve been using; it will sound sweeter than a regular guitar.
We like the Korg DT7 (a very popular tuner), but any electronic tuner will do the trick.
If you need absolute precision for recording and concert work, or want to adjust your own intonation, we recommend a user programmable tuner, such as the Korg MT1200. Your dealer will be happy to provide you with a simple, one page programming guide.
Tune slowly and carefully. The results are well worth the few seconds of extra effort.
When you tune, try to center the needle for the attack and not while the note is dying out. It’s always better to be tuned a little flat than a little sharp.