Pitchblack vs Turbo Tuner

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  1. DaBlizzardofOz

    DaBlizzardofOz Member

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    I know the Pitchblack is the new popular tuner now, but is everyone gonna start ditching them once the new Turbo Tuners start shipping? Aside from being $30 cheaper, is there really any advantage to the Korg? I wanted to pick one up, but now it just seems like I should wait for July & get the ST-2.
     
  2. jlagrassa

    jlagrassa Supporting Member

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    I have no reason to ditch my Pitch Black it works great I also like the slick black look of it too!........no turbo tuner for me!
     
  3. Ben C.

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    Advantages of the Korg: it's a tiny bit smaller.
    And, some may prefer the aesthetic of one over the other.

    I have a DT-10 that's been a holdover for me since my StroboStomp2 died, and I'll tell you I can't wait for the new Turbo Tuner. Just my opinion, after kinda sorta owning both in a way (I have a DT-10 and an ST-122). The DT-10 has the same +/- 1.0 cent accuracy as the Pitchblack and it just doesn't get things in tune by itself... I have to tune by ear after tuning with it. The DT-10 also locks on to notes and responds to changes in pitch much more slowly than my tabletop Turbo Tuner (ST-122). It's at the point where I'm tuning with my ST-122 now, then plugging in, rather than using the Korg at all.

    -Ben
     
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  4. Sikor

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    Pitchblack :AOK
     
  5. jamison162

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    Where can you buy a Sonic Research Turbo Tuner ST-2?
     
  6. Ben C.

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    You can't yet ;) . You can only buy the tabletop version, the ST-122 at the moment. The stompbox version... which is currently called the ST-2 but that may change... is due out in the middle of July (16th or 17th). Same engine / same accuracy as the tabletop version though which is why I'm really looking forward to it.

    Info here:

    http://www.turbo-tuner.com/index.htm

    And here's the video of the ST-122 in action so you can get an idea of how the tuner works:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi110ixOfk0

    -Ben
     
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    Do you like it better than the Strobo Stomp Ben?
     
  8. eleanor296

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    if you're in it for accuracy.... real strobe is the way to go. Also I think it's way easier to tune that way once you get used to it. Well worth the money IMO.
     
  9. JVania

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    Can't wait to see where this goes because I'm looking to replace my DT-10 with one of these....:munch
     
  10. Ben C.

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    I've had a Peterson VS-II as well as a SS1 and SS2 and I can say that yes, I do like the Turbo Tuner better. For one, it's smaller and much more portable. Secondly with the tabletop unit, I can navigate its features more quickly because of the layout. Thirdly, it locks on to notes faster than any of the Peterson units did, and seems to respond much more quickly and accurately. For instance, it doesn't get 'jumpy' like the SS sometimes did with certain strings at certain times.

    FYI, the Turbo Tuner is a real strobe - not a virtual strobe like the Peterson.

    - Ben
     
  11. eleanor296

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    Yup, exactly. (Isn't that what I said?)
    Anyway, thanks a lot for chiming in :D
     
  12. serviviente7

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    I will get a turbo tuner as soon as it hits the market. I was gasing for a peterson but not anymore. Turbo tuner is the sh__! n'uff said.
     
  13. Ben C.

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    Sorry - it wasn't clear what you were referring to when I read your post!
    If you want some more info as well, you can check the thread I started in April on the new Turbo Tuner here:

    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=386045

    -Ben
     
  14. Moe45673

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    I don't get the question here? I am used to my SS1 (three years strong!) and anything less than that level of accuracy is unacceptable for me, at LEAST for intonating though I love it for stage use as well. If I had to replace it with one of the two, the ST-2 would take the cake hands down


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