HOW IT WORKS
The Buzz Feiten Tuning System
solves tuning and intonation problems with 2 simple steps:
1. Shelf Nut
Our exclusive Buzz Feiten Tuning System® (BFTS) Shelf Nut moves the strings
closer to the first fret according to our Patented Formula. This eliminates
sharp notes at the first three frets.
Buzz Feiten Tuning System Shelf Nut
Top View :
Each Shelf Nut is precision machined from high quality bone for superb tonal response. Our Lightning Bolt Logo is machined into the top of each Shelf Nut
: The strings are moved closer to the first
fret a precise distance based on the scale length, fret width and string
gauge of your guitar. The slight overhang of our nut (the 'Shelf') does this
without altering your guitar in any way. So it's even fine for vintage
Your guitar's bridge is adjusted according to our Patented Pitch Offsets,
creating balanced intonation over the entire fingerboard - every fret -
Your Bridge Is Adjusted to
BFTS Pitch Offsets
Retrofit your guitar or bass with
the Buzz Feiten Tuning System More than 700 BFTS
Authorized Retrofitters are
trained and certified to Retrofit your guitar or bass.
Guitars Retrofitted with BFTS
Play in tune from the first fret
to the last
Our exclusive Shelf Nut is made
from the highest quality bone for superb tone
Your original bridge is used so
your action and tone are unchanged
Tune by ear or with ANY
electronic tuner of your choice
Korg and Peterson Tuners with
BFTS Mode offer fast and accurate tuning
Our Non-invasive Retrofit does
not change your guitar in any way
Works perfectly with alternate
tunings, capos, zero frets, locking or roller nuts and tremolo systems
Every Retrofit includes our Shelf
Nut with Lightning Bolt Logo and a Serial Numbered Authorization Sticker
Tuning with an Electronic Tuner
Tune slowly and carefully. A
little more time now will mean more playing enjoyment later.
When using the Korg DT-7 tuner,
use a medium attack with your picking hand, center the green "in tune"
light for approximately 1.5 seconds, then it should drift slowly flat
(to the left).
DO NOT TUNE SHARP AND WAIT FOR LED TO "SETTLE" TO PITCH !
If you use this method, when you play hard with other instruments, your
guitar will sound sharp. (Be especially alert to the G string... that
string has a tendency to "spike" sharper than the other strings, because
it has lower tension.)
The Korg DT-7 automatically senses the string you are playing, allowing
you to accurately tune to the precise pitch for each string.
The Korg DT-7 is the fastest, most accurate and most reliable way to
tune your guitar, and, because of its exclusive BFTS intonation mode,
allows you to check intonation on your Feitenized guitar.
If you use a tuner other than
the Korg DT-7, you can simply tune to all "E's" i.e.
Open, 5th fret Harmonic
You can also use this method to
tune by ear, using the Open E string (1st) as your reference string.
If you use a Korg DT-7, set the
switch to "Acoustic" and follow the same guidelines described above.
If you use a different tuner, you can also tune using the "All E's" method
Tune the 2nd string of each "pair"
of strings using the methods described above.
To tune the 1st string of each pair
(octave), use the following methods:
a) Using an electronic tuner: Tune normally.
b) Using a Korg D-T-7: Set the rear slider switch to "Chromatic", and tune
The KORG DT7 Tuner
This tuner comes highly recommended
by J White Guitar Workshops and Buzz Feiten for normal Guitar Tuning and
Buzz Feiten Tuning Systems
∑ Two types of tuning mode can be
selected: chromatic (for tuning normally tuned instruments)
or Buzz Feiten.
∑ Large LED-type meter and
seven-segment note display ensure optimal visibility, making this
the perfect choice for any guitarist or bassist.
∑ Wide tuning range [A0 (27.50 Hz)
to B7 (3,951.07 Hz)], allows tuning of a wide variety of
instruments including five and six-string basses.
∑ Compact, easy-to-view design,
stable even when placed on an amp.
∑ Buffer amp between the INPUT jack
and BYPASS jack
eliminates any tonal coloration.