tuners?

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  1. tbone666

    tbone666 Supporting Member

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    i've got a TU-2 which suits me fine, but i need to get my bass player a tuner, do i give him that and buy the hip no product? or do i instruct him and keep the TU-2?

    i've seen a lot of posting about the pitchblack blah blah blah, and i want the best for myself - the bass player......not so picky.

    any other suggestions?

    thanks all -

    -T
     
  2. pipedwho

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    TU-2 goes to the bass guy, and you get either a Korg PB or the new TurboTuner ST-200.
     
  3. jb1911

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    ^^^What he said.^^^
     
  4. fendergeek

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    +1. What they said!
     
  5. Moe45673

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    +2. The Turbo-Tuner blows them all away, but if you absolutely cannot spend the cash, the Pitchblack is a nice product
     
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    Are the pitchblack and turbo tuner a lot more accurate than the Boss TU-2? I also use the boss and am thinking of upgrading.
     
  7. pipedwho

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    Yes.
     
  8. Pavel

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    The turbo especially. Their accuracy ratings are something like the following. Boss: +/- 3.0 cents, Korg: +/- 1.0 cents, Turbo: +/- 0.02 cents!
     
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    I wonder how noticeable the difference is, especially between1.0 and .02.
     
  10. jcat

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    Certain people on certain days in certain lighting conditions on various guitars with different gauge strings playing in different bands doing different music with a variety of tunings use PB's or Petersons or TU-2"s. Or a pedal Turbo-tuner.
     
  11. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    in general, you mean. :D
     
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    Every year there seems to be a new kid on the block with regard to tuners. While many have cool features and claim to be more accurate, the TU-2 has stayed on my board for 10+ years. No issues, does what I need it to do, and a replacement (eventually I guess) is pretty cheap.

    Everyone in my band uses one.
     
  13. Moe45673

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    hate to scratch open old wounds, but I doubt that anyone that uses a TU-2 can deny that a lot of times after tuning with one, they have to fine tune by ear. If you have to do this, imho, you're being underserved. When I used a TU-2, I thought fine tuning by ear after my tuner said I was in tune was par for the course with tuners (misinformation that I believe is held by many musicians and thereby contributes to some of the elitism concerning tuning via electronic tuner vs tuning by ear).

    When I upgraded to a strobostomp, I realized how wrong I was. Even with my handheld Korg GA-30 (+/- 1 cent), I don't have to fine tune after my tuner says I'm in tune (of course, this is when my guitar is properly intonated, which I do with my strobostomp).

    Boss is a great company, but +/- 3 cents is way too inaccurate for my ears, and I'm not alone here. There is no excuse not to upgrade to at least +/- 1 cent (no matter which brand. Heck, get a Boss TU-12).
     
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  14. burchyk

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    I own pitchblack, it has true bypass (a big plus for me), pedal format (handsfree on/off), small/light for a pedal, nice big easy to read display, fairly accurate. Me likes. I would like it even more if it was a little bit more accurate but i'm nitpicking here. I dont understand how people can live with +-3 cents, its like 6 cent note diff in extreme cases, which sounds damn out of tune
     
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    Pretty much,... yeah.

    joe
     

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