How do you hook up your tuner pedal?

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  1. rotren

    rotren Member

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    There are a few ways a tuner pedal can be hooked up to a pedal board.
    1. Via a A/B box or Looper, so it is bypassed when using the pedals
    2. Using a tuner out on a volume pedal
    3. Using one of the stereo outs on one of your pedals
    4. Run the signal through the tuner pedal at all times
    I'm sure there are other ways too.

    What way do you use your tuner pedal?

    I am getting a Korg DT10 and since it has a good buffer, I am leaning towards running the signal through it (as in #4) just for simplicity, hoping it won't degrade the signal too much. Thoughts?
     
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    strobostomp 2, first in the chain, true bypass mode
     
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    Used to be first in my chain, now I use the Tuner Out of my Loop-Master pedal. Love it!
     
  4. James

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    I use a passive EJ-style A/B box. Works great. I like it better than using the tuner out of my EB Volume Pedal Jr.
     
  5. VoodooBlues

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    The Korg DT-10's buffer was a bit bright and shrill for my tastes so I put it in a looper.
     
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    jbert58 Silver Supporting Member

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    Per option 1 on your list.
     
  7. Mr Benn

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    i run mine off the second output of my zvex super hard on,doesn't get in the way at all
     
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    #3
    Depending on the setup, I'll run it out of a stereo pedal, either a Barge DB2, an H20, or a Nova Delay.

    The only time I run one in line is when I'm using a passive acoustic straight into a DI so I can cut the volume if I need to.
     
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    I connect my Korg DT-10 to the 'tuner out' on my Loop-Master A/B...works great. I power it and leave it on, so when I want to tune, I just tap the "tuner" switch, and tap it off when I'm done.
     
  10. cbpickin

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    I use a loop master mini looper and run it by itself in the loop. That way, my TU2 is truly bypassed when my signal is active. I also like stepping on the TB switch and feeling the click so I know it is engaged over the Boss switch of the TU2.
    I run it right after my wah so when I want to change guitars I just step on it and the guitar cord is not feeding the amp and I can plug in a new guitar silently.
     
  11. Ed Reed

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    Mini looper with the output shorted to ground, kills the signal when tuning.
     
  12. Ben C.

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    Korg DT-10, in the signal chain, near the end so I can use it as a master kill switch for all the noise on my board ;)
    Buffer is excellent... you can't tell the difference between this and a TB box. Actually, I've heard some TB pedals have more of an impact on tone.

    -Ben
     
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    I use the slave out on my amp. Totally bypasses it.
     
  14. John Phillips

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    4. Boss TU-2, last in line before the amp input with the signal going through it all the time.

    Sounds best there, and mutes all noise from any distortion pedals I've left on when I'm tuning. My modulation pedals are all in the FX loop, so no need to worry about them messing up the tuning.
     
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    Passive Mini A/B Box works for me. A Side to the effects and amp. B side to the Boss TU2.
     
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    my tu-2 is the last in my chain. It seemed to mess with the rest of my sound less there, plus it's nice to have a mute for my noisy strat.
     
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    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I understand putting the TU2 last for the benefit of the buffer, but doesn't having od's and modulation ahead of your tuner make it a pain to tune? Don't you have to turn most things off before tuning? I'm honestly just asking. I put mine first because I figured those things would mess with speedy/accurate tuning.
     
  18. John Phillips

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    Modulation (and delay) does mess it up, overdrive/distortion/wah/compression etc doesn't.
     
  19. Ben C.

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    I hear where you're comin' from but:
    1) How often will you tune mid-song and 'need' to turn effects off that may be 'necessary' to keep on?
    Me: Never
    2) How often are you tuning during the course of a show?
    Me: 2x
    3) How many pedals do you really have on together at any given time?
    Me: 1-3, usually 1-2
     
  20. rotren

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    That is a good idea. I'll try it at the end of the chain.
     

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