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2. Tune one string (we'll call it the “reference string”) to the desired reference pitch. For example, if you're tuning to a piano that's in tune with itself but is overall an 1/8th of a tone flat, tune the reference string to the piano so that the reference string is 1/8th tone flat. 3. Choose the Red Bank by initiating a series of brief, successive pushes on Enter until the Red Bank appears.

  • 4.

    While in the Red Bank, rotate the MCK to the E position.

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    Push Enter for more than one second; the outer E LED shines red.

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    All string LEDs change to red to indicate that the system is ready to determine the reference

string pitch, and the Peg LED shines magenta. 7. Pluck the reference string. Its corresponding LED turns green after Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited has analyzed the pitch. 8. Pluck each remaining string individually to ensure the most accurate pitch detection. After a string's pitch is properly tuned, its associated LED will turn green. Damp the string you plucked, then move on to the next string until all strings are tuned to the new reference. 9. When all strings are in tune, Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited automatically switches back to Function Select mode in the Red Bank.

Once completed, the reference tuning stays active until the system is turned off or you select a different tuning.


    • During pitch detection, Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited checks that the resulting tuning is within the allowed pitch ranges, as specified in section 5.4.1 on Custom Tuning Preset Creation.

    • If a reference tuning is still active when selecting the same tuning for retuning, the display will show the preset ID briefly in red when entering the tuning function, then change to blue. This reminds you that Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited is set to a specific reference tuning.

      • 5.6

        Replacing Strings: General Guidelines

Because each key turns extremely slowly when tuned by hand, Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited's Red Bank includes two modes to speed up, and automate, the stringchanging process. Reminder: Do not use manual or mechanicallypowered “string winder” tools. The two modes are:

  • Single String Up Mode (for replacing individual strings, or replacing strings one at a time after

removing all strings)

  • String Down Mode (for removing all strings at the same time)

You may want to “break in” your strings by tugging gently on them, and also perform multiple tunings until they've stabilized—just like changing strings on a conventional guitar. Also, use strings with ends that fit completely within the bridge end holes and do not short out to the bridge. For best results when changing strings, please follow these steps carefully.

1. Manually rotate each tuner until the hole in the string binding post provides a straight path for threading each new string.

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