Pedal Tuners...The Dirty Truth!

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by 12345678, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. 12345678

    12345678 Senior Member

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    What is the best pedal tuner on the market today and why?

    Peterson Strobostomp?
    Korg Pitchblack?
    Sonic Research ST-200?
     
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  2. Moe45673

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    answered in the turbo tuner thread. Please don't double post
     
  3. 12345678

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    Jeez sorry...if that was the case nobody would ever post on here. I'm sure every question has been answered by now.
     
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    Yeah but posting a question in a thread then starting a thread before you ever get the answer is a bit silly.
     
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    Not if you wait for an answer and nobody responds. I have been in the same situation. If it's a rule, then that's one thing, but if you give sufficient time for a response and get no answer, then what do you do then? Not to mention the fact that some people may feel like they have gone off topic, and they may want to take their question to a separate thread. At least that's how I have felt in a similar situation. But again, if it's a rule (or if his question was indeed sufficiently answered), then I apologize.
     
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    He posted the question in the turbo tuner thread (a highly active thread, I should add) at 11:36 am EST. You do the math
     
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    Leave the moderating to the moderators, son.
     
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    the whole 'best' with regards to pedals is bad enough.

    tuners? come on. I have a korg (dt-10?) or whatever and it works fine.

    I guess the only criteria should be:

    - can you see it on stage
    - is it true bypass
    - how big is it (footprint)
    - is it built well/ durable
    - is it accurate/ does it tune properly

    after that who cares?
     
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    He couldn't wait 4 minutes? Because, that's how long it took for his question (albeit, worded a little differently) to get answered in the other thread. :NUTS
     
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    well i saw this one, so someone answer the damn question here...
    :argue

    i need this info as well :moon only serious...
     
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    Thank you for the voice of reason. The only thing "silly" about this thread is how quick a non-issue got turned into something "sensitive". I'll bet it set some kind of record.

    As far as the OP goes, I'd like to know: Who makes a decent pedal tuner that is both True Mechanical Bypass and has LED's or is backlit bright enough to see on an outdoor stage? I bought a Planet Waves tuner that advertised as being True Bypass and it's not; It messes with the tone of my OD pedals. Also, it's not bright enough to see outdoors, even on a covered stage, on an overcast day.

    Is this an appropriate question or, or is it likely to offend someone? Ah, please don't answer that. I was being facetious.
     
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    I use a Strobo for set ups and a Pitchblack on my board. Never heard of the ST-200? I think it depends a bit on what you need.
     
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    man... rough in here
     
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    The best tuner is the A/B box you put in front of the pedal tuner that is the most accurate. IMO.

    Now, if the rest of your string section doesnt pony up and get a tuner with the same accuracy.... Moot point to most, but I've seen posters on here that claim they can hear the differences.
    One thing leads to another. If you're just playin' in your bedroom, it does not matter. If you're in a band, perhaps take a looksie at what the bass (and possibly the other guitar) is using.
    Remember this (always)... The best of anything is subjective... Determine your needs, then scour the specs of all aforementioned tuners and pick the one that suits you and your situation.

    Posters will respond with their experience with a certain pedal with their gear, and their situation. hehe, here's an analogy for ya. Post on say, a fabric message board: What's the best fabric.
    Granted that's a little excessive, a tuner's a tuner pretty much... I think you get what I mean though.
     
  17. 12345678

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    By the way...it seems like my starting this thread has caused some backlash. Yes, I did ask this question on a thread that was dedicated to the new ST200 by Sonic Research. After about 1.5 minutes...maybe less...I figured that thread was probably a tad bit biased to the ST200 and I figured I probably would not get an unbiased perspective. So, I started a NEW thread. Yes, people start new threads on here daily. In this NEW thread, I want to know what TGP'ers believe to be the best pedal tuner available today.

    Who in the hell cares if I start a pedal tuner thread!?!?! If you're a mod, then fine. If you're just a dude with 10k worth of gear who is still trying to play "Sweet Home Alabama" but just LOVES his tone and gets his rocks off by signing on to a gear forum on the internet and acting like the very advanced tone guru to make up for the fact that he is and always has been a WAY below average guitarist then...yeah...gimme a break.

    (if this doesn't apply to you, please excuse the above rant.)

    Thanks for the replies! I think the debate is still open.

    What makes a great pedal tuner great?? And what is the best one out there insofar as accuracy, durability, and usability is concerned?
     
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  18. plexirocker 68

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    Sonic research is my favorite. It's got great accuracy, it tracks WAY better/quicker than the peterson and the new box version is true enough bypass for me. Still a little tough to read in the daylight, but other than that it's killer. I bought it for the accuracy.

    I know the petersons are highly regarded and super tuners but it can't keep up in a head to head with the sonic research, no way.

    plexi
     
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    Man, was I sorry I got involved! But then again, Guitar Dave and the guy who started this thread both made me realize that maybe I was right. Or maybe I just poured gas on the fire.... Hell, I don't know!.

    By the way, I love Sweet Home Alabammy. But I'm up to "I Know A Little" and then some at this point. I have a Boss TU-12 (I think that's the model-- Whatever the old industry standard is that everybody uses) and it seems okay. I wish I could afford a Strobostomp or something in that range, but I really can't see spending that much right now (and I don't really need it). I'd rather spend that kind of money on a BC-108 Sunface or a Megavibe.
     
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    hehe :banana:hide
     

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