How many of you have switched to headstock tuners?

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  1. brewbaker

    brewbaker Supporting Member

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    ...and ditched the pedal? Good way to free up pedalboard space me thinks.
     
  2. Harvesterofsorrow

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    I tried this but the snark I got is not accurate enough so I went back to a pedal
     
  3. Stratobuc

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    Not close. Pedal, for the win.
     
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    The snark I tried wasn't accurate enough for me. Now I have a H9 anyway.
     
  5. FoolOnThePlanet

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    Pretty much every guitar I own has a D'addario NS headstock tuner on it. I used to use my M5 as well, but I've never been one for pedal tuners, personally. I used to have a cheap Fender pedal tuner, but once I discovered the D'addario I never looked back.
     
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    I think they're a visual disaster. I'm sorry, but that's how I feel about them. They totally spoil the look of every guitar. Hence, for me, they're not worth the extra pedal slot on my board, where my Korg Pitchblack resides. Yeah, it's shallow, I know, but it's the whole package, right?
     
  7. JonathanGes

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    Using a snark, works great for me. I also kind of like hearing a band tune up in the middle of a show, it reminds me of live recordings from the 60's :)
     
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    They go great with white tape on your glasses and a pocket protector.....
     
  9. TheoDog

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    The NS mini tuner is pretty stealth and I use one on my acoustic.
    I'm am kinda finicky about accuracy, (see my numerous Turbo Tuner posts) so I went with a Peterson stroboclip for a while. It is a very good tool. I realized that I wanted to mute feature to be able to easily switch guitars, so I went back to pedal.
    Also, having one good headstock tuner with more than one guitar to tune at a gig means you need a safe place to put the tuner. A headstock attachment becomes a liability if it stays clipped on while guitars are on and off stands.
     
  10. Coldacre

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    have never used a tuner, not once in 30 years of playing. my Tele & Les Paul hold tune really well. just roll with the punches.
     
  11. Tommy Biggs

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    I liked the better Snark, it was fine tuning wise for me. But I did snap the neck on it one time (easy to do) and then you'd be pretty hosed if you didn't have a backup.
     
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    another Snark user. I'm all for freeing up space on my pedal board.
     
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    Still have a couple Turbo Tuners but I also have a few NS Micro tuners. The Turbo Tuner is on my modular board along with a wah and volume pedal, which I don't always use on gigs, so the headstock tumers are in play when that's the case. I've A/B'd the two of them enough and there isn't a significant difference to warrant not using a headstock tuner when I don't need my modular setup.
     
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    Yup my band and myself all use Snark's and have no issues being out of tune!
     
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    I have several Snarks I keep at home, and I use them live for mandolin, but I'm too picky about accuracy to utilize them for guitar. I have a Turbo Tuner on my main board and a Pitchblack on my home practice board.
     
  16. brewbaker

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    Wow the Snark seems to have the market share! I have a bunch of Planet Waves Mini tuners that I keep on different guitars which are less conspicuous than the Snarks. I brought this up as I said, because of pedalboard space. I have a PT Mini with a TC mini tuner on it and I'm dying to replace it with a Pickle Vibe. Much sexier use of space.
     
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    I use a Planet Waves mini headstock tuner at home.
     
  18. secretsoundz

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    I have the Planet Waves headstock tuner but I really prefer my Hardwire HT-2 pedal tuner. It is more accurate.
     
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    MultiFX pedal with a tuner.

    Saves pedalboard space in that it adds lots of effects ...and a tuner.
     
  20. Social Exodus

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    I have a Peterson clip on strobe tuner that is balls on accurate, as verified by my Peterson Strobostomp so accuracy isn't an issue -- yet I can't let go of that pedal tuner out of respect for the old ways.
     

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