Is the Korg Pitchblack accurate enough for intonation?

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  1. traynor_garnet

    traynor_garnet Member

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    I want to buy a tuner but it needs to be pedal form, true bypass, and accurate enough for setting intonation.

    The Korg gets great reviews, is priced well ($70), but I don't know if it is good enough for doing intonation jobs.

    TG
     
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    it'll do better than a tu-2 (+/- 1 vs. +/-3), but the turbo-tuner is leagues beyond it for intonation for slightly more money.
     
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    It's fine. How accurate does it need to be? How accurately can you play??
     
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    tuning on the Korg PB and then checking it on my SS yielded very close results...differences yes but nothing to worry about...I would intonate with it...

    Chow,
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    Isn't the turbo tuner $130? That's close to double the price. How much more accurate is the TT and is it really necessary (this is an honest question, and not a setup).

    TG
     
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    Absolutely. One bend and it's not going to make much of a difference unless you want to intonate after every note you play. The Pitchblack does a great job, gave up my Strobstomp after getting one.
     
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    +1 here. Got sick of my SS being unreliable and picked up a Pitch Black. The first test I did was to tune my 3 main guitars (SG, Strat, Tele) with the PB and then run into the SS to compare. There really was barely a noticeable difference. I did keep the SS for setups, but I think the PB would be fine for this.
     

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