New Planet Waves Tuner

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  1. A440

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    that looks like a cool little pedal. I'll stick with my Strobo, but If I was looking I'd certainly give that one a try.
     
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    I would like to see how accurate it is! Knowing planet waves, and add in the fact that it's not a strobe, I'd say +/- 1 cent. Heck, this could beat the korg dt-10 as the best pedal tuner in a decent price range
     
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    It IS a strobe tuner! Here is the description:

    "In Strobe mode, the played note appears in green on the oversized rotary display while red LEDs chase clockwise if you're sharp and counter-clockwise if you're flat. They slow down and finally stop as you nail the pitch. In Sweep mode, the LEDS sweep left or right indicating whether you're flat or sharp."
     
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    that might be just a mode that makes the lights do a different thing than usual. it doesn't truly mean it's a true strobe tuner.
     
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    Nice! Next time I need to replace my tuner, or need an extra, I'll check it out.
     
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    I would like to know about this one myself. Finally someone came out with a pedal tuner that is true bypass like the SS.
     
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    The Boss tu-2 also has a strobe mode.
     
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    I haven't been able to find any specs re the accuracy. curious how it compares to the DT-10.

    +/- cents ???
     
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    And metal jacks! And cheaper than the TU! TB, I am pleased :) Would however love to find out how accurate this thing is. If it measures up to the TU in terms of accuracy, it would STILL be a good buy. If it is BETTER than the TU in terms of accuracy, then it's a steal and 1/2! Good job PW, :BEER
    But now lets get the nitty-gritty. At that price, I would be very surprised if it were better for accuracy than the TU.

    Here is some interesting stuff. Looks like PW is going to expand on this.
    http://www.planetwaves.com/NewsDetails.aspx?ParID=6275
     
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    You should also check out the new S.O.S pick tuner they have. It's pretty insane and as accurate as a peterson for $14.99. I have one and its great.
     
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    I saw that as well gtr777. Looks interesting, great price too. I just sent off an Email to PW regarding the accuracy on the pedal tuner. Lets see if they bother to reply.:eek:
     
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    Hmm, it looks intriguing. But I'd still like to see it before I sign off on it being true bypass. Pessimist? Me? ;)

    The PW ad copy says "True Hardwire Bypass", which usually means the age-old output switching only found in Dunlop wahs, MXR and Marshall (among others). So far, every single time I've seen a manufacturer stick something in between the words "true" and "bypass" ("true hardwire bypass", "true hot-wire bypass" etc), the pedal has turned out to not be TB...

    I suppose someone will eventually buy one, and then we'll be able to find out more about it. The first thing to check is if the tuner senses pitch even when the mute switch isn't activated - if it does, it simply can not be TB. There are other things to look for as well, but I guess time will tell. :)

    /Andreas
     
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    And I was just getting ready to pull the trigger on a Korg DT-10!

    Actually, I like that this one looks like it has a smaller footprint and a bigger note display. Now if only it turns out to be super accurate also...
     
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    Dead on Stinkfoot. Dead on.
     
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    hmmm.

    Come to think of it, I do need a tuner for my bass rig. PERFECT TIMING

    Stinkfoot, I personally think the bypass on marshall pedals is rather good. My jackhammer is much more transparent than my modded ds-1.

    ABKB, I'm sure you'll post here after PW emails you back so swiftly, that it can only be measured in nanoseconds by a fancy mainframe. I eagerly await the response!
     
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    Thanks Moe, I shall. As yet I have heard nothing, other than a computer generated response of "we will TRY and get back to you in 48 hours". Nothin yet.
    :eek:
     
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    Wow, I'd like both of those items...
    Ixnay on the Strobostomp, I guess... I really like the strobe tuner in the Planet Waves string cutter/winder. I don't use a pick, but if that's accurate, it seems like an easy way to tune (even acoustic)... for $15... I bet I could get it to work with my classical guitar, despite the warning on the MF site..
     
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    Sorry to bring this post back, but here is what Planet Waves has to say about the accuracy of the pedal tuner - it's +/- 3 cents like the tu-2.

    At least it's true bypass.

    craig
     

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