Tuning your bass with the gated extension:
- Start with only the bottom gate at the nut closed and all other gates open.
Tune the string up until it is just below pitch.
Note: The tension of the string above the nut is now higher than it is below the nut.
- Open the bottom gate and re-close it. This evens out the tension along the entire string and brings the string to be closer up to pitch.
- Repeat if necessary until the string is in tune.