Can the Polytune Mini do bypass tuning?

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  1. voodoochili12

    voodoochili12 Supporting Member

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    Does the polytune mini have the capability of bypass tuning, such that it can always be on, and the signal to the amp is not cut when the pedal is engaged?

    Thanks!
     
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    No, it will mute the output when you turn it on.
     
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    Stinkfoot is correct. However I just connect my Polytune to a parallel output so it can be on at all times. I use the secondary output on my TC Flashback.
     
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    I have mine on all the time in tow with my MVP volume pedal and that works really well for me. Find it less obtrusive than a stark volume stutter
     
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    Except the Peterson, which other tuner can do bypass tuning?....
     
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    Just curious, what would you need the bypass tuning for?
     
  8. voodoochili12

    voodoochili12 Supporting Member

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    I have the PolyTune on my board, but due to my layout, it's inconvenient to actually engage the pedal. For that reason, I'd like to simply have my signal go into a tuner at all times so that I didn't need to do an elaborate tap-dance between songs.
     
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    How do you mute the signal so no-one in the audience hears you tuning?
     
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    Volume pedal at end of signal chain? or end of chain kill switch.
     
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    Some folks employ pedalboard tuners that don't retain a switchable bypass that mutes the signal when tuning.

    For these folks, you could employ a simple, but effective mini A/B switch that routes the active signal to the tuner, and then back to the remaining effects for practicing or gigging.

    In the next day or so, I'll be offering a JHS mini A/B switch box for just this purpose. (Before I owned my Polytune Mini, I owned a Boss tuner that didn't possess a switchable bypass. I kept the JHS on my effects board thinking the pedal would prove valuable for silent tuning, when in fact the Polytune Mini would provide silent tuning when switched on)

    For those who still use non-switchable tuners, a mini A/B switch is an inexpensive way that allows you to use your tuner without the tuner always being "on" within the circuit.
     
  12. voodoochili12

    voodoochili12 Supporting Member

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    Not worried about that!
     

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