Here's the article
Here is a short overview (my summary):
- Best Tuner is one with an LED light
- 1) switch your guitar to its rhythm (neck) pickup, if it has one;
- 2) roll your guitar's tone knobs all the way off, to remove all the highs; and then
- 3) pluck the open string right over the twelfth fret, not over the pickup. Try it; you'll be amazed.
- Tune standing up if you will be standing (yes this makes a difference)
- Everyone use the same tuner...they can have subtle differences
- Use heavy strings (they stay in tune longer)
Also, for the crappy news for me, apparently smaller fingers are much more likely to be able to push strings out of tune on an electric guitar. I'm going to try heavier strings, but the deal is, a smaller finger can create a more V shaped arc between frets than a rounder, larger finger, which creates a more of an undefined U shape. Believe it or not, this V shape creates out of tune notes if you push too hard. Oh well, I just need to find some finger fatteners. HAHA. Happy tuning!