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Guitar tuner app for iphone?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by blondestrat, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. blondestrat

    blondestrat Member

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    I want to download a guitar tuner for my iphone cuz I just got retired the dumbphone and finally got an iphone. I'm looking for an app tuner that will be faster and more accurate than my Korg tm-50, which I don't like. Just looking for something to tune with on the fly.
    For setups I use a turbo tuner but it stays in my rackmount setup so the Korg stays where I lounge and play, so I'd like to get an app.

    Anyone recommend something good? I don't mind paying more a good one.
     
  2. CRAIG4FSU

    CRAIG4FSU Whatever... Silver Supporting Member

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    This one seems to work fine. Used it many times.
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  3. Bob T.

    Bob T. Member

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    +1 on the BOSS tuner app. I used it for iPhone and Android. Works great, and looks very familiar when looking down at the tuner.
     
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    vbf Supporting Member

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    GuitarTuna works pretty well
     
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    Chippertheripper Supporting Member

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    I use Cleartune. It’s good enough, I guess.
     
  6. RedDawn

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    Peterson iStrobosoft is pretty awesome! I saw it's what Metallica's techs use for their road gear
     
  7. guitararmy

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    I use the Boss tuner app as well. I am cheap and it's free...
     
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  8. Monkeyboy23

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    I have the Boss, TC Poly and Peterson apps. Peterson is the best, but they all work fine.
     
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  9. 83stratman

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    The best free app I have used is GuitarTuna. The Boss app, IMO, sucks. I thought the TC and DigiTech apps sucked as well. I used the Gibson and Fender freebe apps, and while I don't remember them sucking, I don't remember much about them besides I liked GuitarTuna better, and have used it ever since. If your going to spend money, no doubt, buy the Peterson App.
     
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    Plus one for GuitarTuna
     
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    I agree with a previous poster. I've tried a bunch of the free ones any they all are about the same. I use the polytune one the most because it's easy to use and works a bit better than the free ones that I tried at the time. A buddy that I play acoustic with occasionally uses that one too so it's nice to use the same app when tuning together. I really like the strobosoft app but don't use it as much but for really accurate tuning during setups it's great. I should use it all the time to get used to the strobe interface and it's probably why I don't use it exclusively. FYI I haven't used the Boss one much or the Fender one either.
     
  12. NamaEnsou

    NamaEnsou Supporting Member

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    I love the Guitar Tuna app which also has a handy Tools section that includes a chord chart and a metronome, both good enough that I ended up deleting dedicated apps.
    Seems that most of my friends now have it on their phones as well.
     
  13. sturge

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    Occasionally use GuitarTuna when sitting around house and re-stringing. But usually I just que up a familiar song and tune it 'old school'
    I use a pedal (TC Polytune) for gigs.
     
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  14. Mikebinthesky

    Mikebinthesky Member

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    Ultimate Guitar app is the one stop shop
     
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    Stev0Griffin Trendsetter

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    I have PolyTune and Peterson.

    I prefer Peterson, but sometimes, no matter which app I’m using, my phone has a really tough time registering what the notes are.
     
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  18. doublescale1

    doublescale1 Suhr S-Classic Silver Supporting Member

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    i have the TC Polytune and Cleartune on my phone - Cleartune seems to be a little more accurate, but I generally only use them in a guitar store - didn't get them for any critical tuning.
     
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    GuitarTuna works fine. I prefer a Snark at home, but if I’m in a store and workers are too busy to ask for one then it works in a pinch.
     
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    InsTuner is great if you get the paid version.
     

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