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Clip on tuners

guitargod2u

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Whats the one to have??
not sure on the "one" but i use a intellitouch pt-10 clip on tuner as my main tuner.. haven't had any problems with it and i'm not worried about being in 100% tuning since if i bend or something i'm sure it will just go out of tune a little anyway.
 

Dale

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I have 4 Snarks. They work pretty well. A little brighter would be nice.
 

lp_bruce

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Love my Snark. I went into the music store to buy one and was looking at the more pricey ones (can't remember which). When I asked the salesman (who I know... I'm a regular) to recommend one, he handed me the Snark. I was surprised to see it actually cost less than the others too. I use it live with my acoustic and around the house on everything. Quick and easy to read.

Peace,
 

musicman1

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I have the Korg...frankly I think it sucks especially next to a pedal tuner of almost any kind. No matter how I mount it, it always favors a sharp reading and even when the string is allegedly in tune, the gtr seems to be sharp. Also, it just cant lock onto the low E string very well. Cant tune on the fly as you always have to activate it when you want to tune. Its ok at best for a reheasal situation but Id never use one on a gig. For less than the same price of a headstock tuner buy a decent plug in chromatic tuner especially if your gtr stays in tune well. You could even intonate with a decent regular tuner as well.
 

Taylor 339

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I have the Korg...frankly I think it sucks especially next to a pedal tuner of almost any kind. No matter how I mount it, it always favors a sharp reading and even when the string is allegedly in tune, the gtr seems to be sharp. Also, it just cant lock onto the low E string very well. Cant tune on the fly as you always have to activate it when you want to tune. Its ok at best for a reheasal situation but Id never use one on a gig. For less than the same price of a headstock tuner buy a decent plug in chromatic tuner especially if your gtr stays in tune well. You could even intonate with a decent regular tuner as well.
:agree I just picked one of these up and am experiencing the same thing as you are.
 

TNO

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The Snark is really good. Very bright display. The Planet Waves mini is compact enough to leave on the guitar all the time.
 

Craftmatic

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I got the Snark for $8 with the MF match and 10% price-beat policy and I have to play each string on the 12th fret harmonic to get an accurate reading (well, as accurate as it gets compared to my ST-200 Turbo Tuner). If I just pick an open string it always goes into the yellow which I find annoying.
 

lord preset

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I've tried three - the Crafter which works great - the Sabine, finicky tracking - and the Fishman which is a complete POS (won't track at all much of the time, inaccurate, spotty battery connection, etc)

There doen't seem to be much relationship between price and performance for these products.
 

wingwalker

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This thread enforces my fears...I am putting together a small grab and go gig board and was thinking I might leave a tuner off of it and just use a slip on but it looks like I was wrong!

What kind of accuracy do these things have?

Do they work if you use a capo?
 

Dale

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This thread enforces my fears...I am putting together a small grab and go gig board and was thinking I might leave a tuner off of it and just use a slip on but it looks like I was wrong!

What kind of accuracy do these things have?

Do they work if you use a capo?

My experience is that they are as good or better than most pedal tuners. They are not a Peterson or Turbo but they are easily better than say the popular Boss or my Planet Waves pedal. I do not see a need for the pedal tuner live anymore.
 






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