thoughts on korg dt-10 tuner

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  1. cpsdawg

    cpsdawg Member

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    i know many of you love the strobostomp. just wondering from those who have/ used this one.
     
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    It's great.

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    It sure is. ;)

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  4. Moe45673

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    if you can't afford a strobostomp, get one anyhow. If you still won't, the DT-10 is the best tuner that is not a strobe tuner :AOK
     
  5. Dave B

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    I picked up one basically brand new about two weeks ago from someone here. I'm having a very difficult time in getting it to 'zero in' on the correct pitch. Probably less than 10% of the time can I get it so that there is no red dot showing either above or below the target, and only the green 'in-tune' light is displayed by itself. Is this normal, or should I contact Korg?
     
  6. LSchefman

    LSchefman Supporting Member

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    I have the Korg on my pedalboard, and have had the larger version of the Peterson tuner as well.

    The Peterson tuners are incredibly accurate, and I really did notice a difference using one. The Korg is a really nice tuner, not quite in the same league as the Peterson, but certainly more than acceptable for a gig. For critical recording, I'd go with the Peterson.
     
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    It's what my strobo replaced. Great tuner for the money, but there's no going back.
     
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    waxnsteel Member

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    Sounds like almost every tuner I've ever used.
     
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    I like mine .. gets the job done and is built very solidly.

    As LSchefman says though, I probably need a strobe of some kind for recording and intonating.
     
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    not to hijack the thread, but is the DT-10 not good enough for intonating?

    aside from the Peterson, any other (more affordable) tuners good for setting intonation?
     
  11. Moe45673

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    only a strobe tuner is accurate enough to properly intonate
     
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    hmm ok thanks Moe!

    I was also looking at the new Planet Waves strobe tuners.
     
  13. david henman

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    ...i got one to replace my boss tu2. i'm much happier with the korg.

    more accuracy, less noise, and easier to read.

    -dh
     
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    I believe these are "strobe" tuners only with respect to the pretty lights -- not the tuner mechanism.

    - DB
     
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    afterburner Member

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    I suspected as much. kind of misleading on PW's part...
     
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    I think they are accurate to within 0.4 cents, which is pretty darned good
     
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    I like mine.. but I don't like it in the signal chain.. a/b box
     
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    The Planet Waves pick tuner IS an actual strobe tuner (the leds are flashing on and off at the frequency the string should be vibrating at) where the Peterson is a "virtual" strobe tuner (it says it right on the packaging). Not to take anything away from the Peterson as its a great tuner but it is not a true strobe tuner by definition.
     
  19. Moe45673

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    Be that as it may, the Peterson reads the signal in realtime and displays it, whilst LED tuners take an average of a sample of the signal and display that. And it's more accurate than the PW pick.

    but let's not split hairs :messedup
     
  20. goldie-gold

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    Korg DT-10 is fine.

    It is an accurate enough tuner for day to day usage (I see the point about tuning for recording).

    It is soildly built and easy to read.

    Tiny bit of tone suckage, but I don't run it in my chain any way.

    I'd say get one. They are relatively inexpensive and they work nicely. Try and avoid putting it in your effects chain.
     

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