View Full Version : Best small, NON-pedal tuner.
06-28-2007, 11:24 AM
Well, I've had it with pedal tuners. The peterson is too big for my board, and none of the others are TRUE true bypass.
I'm going to throw a regular ol' tuner in a TRUE bypass loop using a loop-master box. I'm gonna place the tuner on top of my Pedal Power (cuz that's wasted space anyway...)
Can anyone reccomend the BEST non-pedal tuner out there?
I'm starting to believe that all these tuner pedals (except the peterson) are just completely mediocre tuners housed in a nice case.
I've read that the old school Sabine STX1000 tuner is really good. Can anyone back this up? Sure is butt-ugly though. haha.
06-28-2007, 11:35 AM
I picked up one of these after reading the thread ... great little tuner. I think one of the upper models is back-lit...
06-28-2007, 11:44 AM
well, i use a korg dt-10 on my board. it's big, but really accurate. as for non-pedal, i have a couple of korg gt3's that are in my cases and they do pretty well. i feed all my tuners via the tuner out from the volume pedal. so, i don't worry about TB.
if you're looking for a rack, i have used a sabine rt-1601. it's really accurate, but i don't use a rack anymore and am going to sell this.
06-28-2007, 11:59 AM
My Boss TU-12H has been with me for longer than I can remember. I run it off an A/B switch so it's not in the chain. It's back lit and has the LEDs. Works for me!
06-28-2007, 12:02 PM
Yeah, I have a Boss TU12 tooo, but it's BEAT...I've dropped it one too many times. IT still works great, but it's being retired to the "acoustic case" duty.
I think the Samine XTS1100 looks good because I have my pedapower mounted vertically on my board, so being that its square, it would fit right.
Let me check out that seiko...
06-28-2007, 12:56 PM
I would recommend the Seiko ST747, I have one and it works great.
06-28-2007, 12:57 PM
I have the Boss TU-12 too, I bought it in the '80s when they first came out. It's a very good tuner, but I like the Seiko better. I've also had an older model Korg rack tuner, didn't like it at all. I'd like to get a Strobostomp, but am waiting to find one on the cheap since I really don't need it.
06-28-2007, 01:34 PM
...the intellitouch tuner gets my vote - its an absolute must have no matter how many other tuners you have.
06-28-2007, 01:44 PM
If you're going to use a true bypass looper, you can use any pedal tuner whether it's true bypass or not.
06-28-2007, 01:46 PM
The standard is the Boss TU12 and 12H. They have been on countless touring boards and hold up forever.
I also like the Korg DT-7 which also offers the benfits of the Buzz Feitin tuning presets.
06-28-2007, 01:57 PM
Unfortunatly I don't think its made anymore, but i have a Korg DT1 cassette size chromatic that i have had for at least 10-12 years, probably way more. After all these years it is still accurate, in fact I prefer it to my Boss tuners.
06-28-2007, 06:31 PM
I have a TU-8 which is great but discontinued. The TU-12 I'm sure is great. Not sure why you wouldn't just go TU-2 pedal tuner for a pedalboard though. Plenty accurate enough for stage work.
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