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Nova system tuner accuracy?

re-animator

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very close to picking one up... just curious about the tuner though. how accurate is it? i know gmajor 2 has a coarse and fine tuning mode. nova system doesn't really say.


i couldn't find any specs online. any anecdotal evidence? i currently have a strobostomp II and love it, but simpler is always better.


even if its "close enough for rock and roll" i might use it live, and use strobosoft to set intonation ETC. of course, i'd rather just have a really accurate tuner for everyday use to make things easier.


so whats the verdict?
 

Eliguitar

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The tuner on the Nova System is ok, not great. I dont use my nova often but when I do I always have a TU-12 connected. It works much better.
 

mmkco

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I just got a Nova and I'm having a terrible time with the tuner on it. On some of my guitars it will not even function. It is also next to impossible to get it back out of tuner mode. I like the Nova but will definitely be getting a tuner. I would never rely on the Nova tuner in a gig situation.
 

jota

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Just a bump to say that the tuner on the Nova is the worst I ever tried! And I had a Behringer TU100 for some years!
 
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Indeed. Must be the same in the G-System. It's definitely not the nicest tuner our there .. Could use an improvement. But hey, I get by.
 

forum_crawler

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No reason to not use a true bypass tuner along the Nova System. My personal recommendation would be to use the current tuner the OP has, or if not, to consider a Pitchblack.
 

mmkco

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I have a Nova System and the tuner is absolutely horrible!! It won't track at all below E for me. I went and got a Korg Pitchblack and it is amazing. I like most of TC's stuff but man what a junior high mistake for a company that is known for high-end sounds. Very disappointed with TC for not addressing this.
 

apoyando

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I will agree that while it's not the best if you have your input gain set-up properly (re the manual) it will work a whole lot better....
 

RedBack

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Never had a bad experience with it's function or accuracy, though I still have a dedicated tuner on my board. Like previously stated, many "issues" with the NOVA can be caused by incorrect input adjustment. The NOVA is adding in a tuner function to a dedicated effects pedal, rather than the specialist features of a dedicated tuner. So I take the tuner as a bonus rather than a feature that would drive a purchase decision.

Main considerations for me are the NOVA Tuner uses the LCD menu strip, showing a series of arrows to indicate >>> 0 ---- to raise the pitch and ---- 0 <<<< to lower the pitch. So it's very easy, accurate, but the screen and indication are smaller than a dedicated tuner.

The bonus of having a second tuner on your board is that you can check your Tuning if your regular tuner looses it's mind.. Also handy is you have another opportunity to MUTE your rig if you need to change guitars or kill the level.

Hope that helps!
 




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