Recommend Good Tuner

granite

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I'm looking for some suggestions for a good/great guitar tuner. I have no idea what's out there. Ideally, something you can use in low light. Ideas?
 

granite

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I'm sold after reading other threads on this one. Only question now is where to buy from?
 

Scott Peterson

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Originally posted by granite
I'm sold after reading other threads on this one. Only question now is where to buy from?
Most anywhere; even the used market has a good supply, though note how many there "aren't" for sale. Folks don't sell them very often once they buy them. There is a reason.
 
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Originally posted by Scott Peterson
Most anywhere; even the used market has a good supply, though note how many there "aren't" for sale. Folks don't sell them very often once they buy them. There is a reason.
I had been using a Boss TU-8 or so until Thursday a week ago when I got a Strobostomp on loan from a good friend. Gigged with it the next day, bought one on Saturday. It´s simply the best you can get without going to the BIG Peterson tuners.
 

GCDEF

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The Boss TU-2 is nice too for about half the price. It may not have the Peterson's accuracy, but its certainly accurate enough for stage and studio use. You really only need the precision of the Peterson if you're setting intonation.
 

Scott Peterson

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Originally posted by GCDEF
The Boss TU-2 is nice too for about half the price. It may not have the Peterson's accuracy, but its certainly accurate enough for stage and studio use. You really only need the precision of the Peterson if you're setting intonation.
True, but there are remarkably few folks that hold that same opinion once they try the Strobostomp. It'll re-educate your ears and the only reason I jump on this debate time and time again is that it truly *does* matter to the music.

IMHO. I have no ties to Peterson other than the coincidence of the name.
 

rawkguitarist

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My TU-2 sits on my home pedal board. It will suffice for personal practice, THATS IT. The Strobostomp is the furthest from hype than any subject in this forum, period. The SS is in the top 5 pieces of gear I've ever bought. Sorry, if you think that it's accuracy is only needed for intonation, you've probably never gigged or done sessions with one.

I'm sure that the Stobotomp has really hurt the TU-2 sales. Do not be surprised when boss comes out with the TU-6 Super Tuner (hypothetical) to try to compete with Peterson.
 

Unburst

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Originally posted by GCDEF
The Boss TU-2 is nice too for about half the price. It may not have the Peterson's accuracy, but its certainly accurate enough for stage and studio use. You really only need the precision of the Peterson if you're setting intonation.
I disagree.
 
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Originally posted by GCDEF
The Boss TU-2 is nice too for about half the price. It may not have the Peterson's accuracy, but its certainly accurate enough for stage and studio use. You really only need the precision of the Peterson if you're setting intonation.
The difference between a TU-2 or other tuner and a Strobostomp becomes VERY clear once you have intonated your guitar and then tune up with the Strobostomp.

I have been using the Strobo for a little over a week and changed strings on one of my guitars this past Sunday. While I was at it, I checked intonation and changed it where necessary. After this, all my other guitars sounded out of tune no matter how well I tuned them.

I was very sceptic about the Strobo untill I tried one and then I was sold in 1 day and 1 gig.
 
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dinrodef

Thanks for the advice on the strobostomp... I'm going to order one from musiciansfriend today
 

dowlingk

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Damn you guys. I pulled the trigger on one today, but the caveat is that I look at the Peterson as an essential. Of course one of the symptoms of GAS is creative rationalization.:)
 

Souled Out

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Originally posted by dowlingk
Damn you guys. I pulled the trigger on one today, but the caveat is that I look at the Peterson as an essential. Of course one of the symptoms of GAS is creative rationalization.:)
Never thought I needed one until today. Pulled the trigger too. This place is BAD.:dude Guess I'll give my Boss to my son who never plays in tune anyway.
 

Mastervolume

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how about a guyatone mt-3?

anybody using one of these?

I am thinking of getting one just to save space on a crowded board.

I ahve the peterson already
 

R3deemed

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Wow, I don't recall ever seeing a such a unanimous (sp?) opinion on anything. It's a pretty good endorsement of the strobostomp. I think I'll have to add it to my GAS list.
 




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