New Boss Tuners TU-3w

AshMaui

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New Waza TU-3w and TU-3s!

With the TU-3W, BOSS brings Waza Craft mojo to the world’s leading stompbox tuner. At its core, the TU-3W provides rock-solid tuning equivalent to the industry-standard TU-3. In true Waza tradition, the pedal’s benchmark functionality is further enhanced with BOSS skill and craftsmanship. Pure, uncolored signal transfer is essential for a tuner, and the TU-3W features redesigned circuitry with selectable buffered or true-bypass operation and the most transparent audio pass-through possible. Packing high-end performance for discriminating players, the TU-3W delivers a premium pedal experience only available from BOSS.



http://www.boss.info/products/tu-3w/
 
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+- 1 cent
Polytune: +- .1 cent
Turbo Tuner: +- .02 cent

Just sayin.
Do you really think it makes any difference whatsoever?

I've used a Boss TU-2 for the past 7 or 8 years, playing at gigs to over 5,000 people, and not once have I ever struggled to get my guitar in tune. Not once.

Little spec differences like this make zero difference in performance.
 

P8t8r

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That is so true!

Always on and ready to go, the TU-3S is perfect for use with pedal switching systems like the BOSS ES-8 and ES-5, and ideal for any setup where space is at a premium
 

Kaji

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They look nice and all, but I don't think these new models warrant replacing my standard TU-3 any time soon.

Are there any tangible advantages to the TU-3w?
 

Enusire

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Do you really think it makes any difference whatsoever?

I've used a Boss TU-2 for the past 7 or 8 years, playing at gigs to over 5,000 people, and not once have I ever struggled to get my guitar in tune. Not once.

Little spec differences like this make zero difference in performance.
For me a tuner have three tasks:

1. Being sturdy
2. Tune fast
3. Tune accurate

If I have the choice to get a tuner which is more accurate - one of the main purposes of a tuner - then I definitely prefer that.


just a silly nitpicking-thought: If you tune your guitar more accurate it takes more time to get out of tune..... :p:rolleyes:
 
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For me a tuner have three tasks:

1. Being sturdy
2. Tune fast
3. Tune accurate

If I have the choice to get a tuner which is more accurate - one of the main purposes of a tuner - then I definitely prefer that.


just a silly nitpicking-thought: If you tune your guitar more accurate it takes more time to get out of tune..... :p:rolleyes:
The Boss offerings, even the TU-2 and TU-3, are certainly sturdy, can certainly tune fast (especially the TU-3), and are perfectly accurate. Sure the specs may say others are more accurate, but I HIGHLY doubt the difference will be audible.
 

tobereleased

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The Boss offerings, even the TU-2 and TU-3, are certainly sturdy, can certainly tune fast (especially the TU-3), and are perfectly accurate. Sure the specs may say others are more accurate, but I HIGHLY doubt the difference will be audible.
Yeah, if you're worried about 0.1 of a cent, you probably should also be worried about the fact that the note will actually vary by more than that over it's duration - do you tune for the sharper start of the note or the flatter tail?

I know that variations on that level, while audible to me, don't provide any overall issue when playing live.
 

Bucksears

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IMO, tuning is primarily about accuracy, secondary would be speed.

The new Korg Mini Tuner (which I'm going to be getting shortly) is $69.99, and is .01 cent. That's 100x more accurate than this Boss.

EDIT:
Best thing about this tuner news is that it shows there were some things they DIDN'T announce at Winter NAMM, so maybe they'll show up with an RV-500 at Musikmesse!
 
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dean owens

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These look cool but I'll never understand why people get so up in arms about tuners. My TU-2 has served me well for over 10 years now. Doubt I'll get anything else until it dies.
I'm right there with you. My TU-2 has served me well for 15 or so years and no one has ever said I sounded out of tune or the buffer was messing up my tone.

On a side note... I do need to pick up a smaller tuner for a pt-mini board. I was going to get a mini turbo tuner but I just checked out the mini korg mentioned above. Any reason I shouldn't just get the korg for half the price? Is the mini turbo really worth double? Keeping in mind I've been fine with the TU-2. I'm mainly worried about durability and longevity.
 




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