Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by andrewgreen, Dec 23, 2009.
what's your opinion? and what are your factors (size, accuracy, price, overall quality)?
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.
For the price I love my Pitchblack. Accurate enough for my needs.
I like my Peterson tuner, but most folks around here disagree :
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.
Another vote for Pitchblack.
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.
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.
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.
PB is just fine for me.
IMO, Korg Pitchblack
only one answer Turbo Tuner by Sonic research, never been more accurate
Turbo Tuner ST-200. The Boss never got me that close and the Peterson sits on my bench for when I intonate something...
st-200 by far
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?
I haven't had any issues with my Pitchblack, but I generally only play in standard tunings with the occasional drop D.
Pitchblack is good, very good. Turbo Tuner is better for not much more.
Well then, it appears the model that reads detuned strings the best is my target.
Love my TT. Definitely the most accurate and true bypass which is a big plus in a tuner.