the best pedal tuner

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  1. andrewgreen

    andrewgreen Member

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    what's your opinion? and what are your factors (size, accuracy, price, overall quality)?
     
  2. Kestrel

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    I've been very happy with my Korg PitchBlack. Compact, easy to use and very accurate. Does the job for me. I use it to tune both my guitars and basses. $89 bucks brand new.
     
  3. Guitar Goober

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    For the price I love my Pitchblack. Accurate enough for my needs.
     
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    I'll be trying out the new GFS tuner in a few days, I'll try to let anyone who cares know about the results. I have high hopes.
     
  6. Lance

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    Another vote for Pitchblack.
     
  7. charmboy

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    Of the 4 tuners I've owned, in this order:

    1. Turbo Tuner -by far the best. Incredible value for the money too!

    2. Pitch Black - I'd be happy with it if I'd never tried the turbo tuner. My favorite display of the bunch

    3. StroboStomp - I really wanted to love it ( it was an xmas gift from my wife after all!) and I like the display, but it fell apart on me. Still the best choice if you do regular outdoor gigs in direct sunlight; only display that can be read in those conditions.

    4. Boss TU2 - More durable than the strobo, but I got tired of tuning by ear after the tuner told me I was in tune.
     
  8. FenderBigot

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    I too love my PB... is it the best? I dunno... but it's the bomb for me. It's a great size on my board, it's super sturdy, and the price I got it better than the $89 due to a 10% coupon at Best Buy and a $5 rewards GC.
     
  9. Blakemore Effects

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    Glad to see all the Pitchblack love. I've got one in the mail to replace my TU-2. Looks like I made a good choice.
     
  10. musica23

    musica23 Supporting Member

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    PB is just fine for me.
     
  11. LSGoCards7

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    IMO, Korg Pitchblack
     
  12. Papito

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    only one answer Turbo Tuner by Sonic research, never been more accurate
     
  13. GTRJohnny

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    Turbo Tuner ST-200. The Boss never got me that close and the Peterson sits on my bench for when I intonate something...
     
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    I've used my Pitchblack now for a several months. One thing I have noticed is that with guitars tuned to lower tunings (D to D), the thinner strings don't register properly with the tuner. It says my F is sharp, for example, when it's actually in tune.

    Is this common?
     
  16. thetangmang

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    I haven't had any issues with my Pitchblack, but I generally only play in standard tunings with the occasional drop D.
     
  17. Charles#5

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    Pitchblack is good, very good. Turbo Tuner is better for not much more.
     
  18. Purplexi

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    Well then, it appears the model that reads detuned strings the best is my target.
     
  19. Cap'nMayhem

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    Love my TT. Definitely the most accurate and true bypass which is a big plus in a tuner.
     

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