Turbo Tuner fails full sunlight test.

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  1. Trebor Renkluaf

    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Gold Supporting Member

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    I love my Turbo Tuners I do I do, but if you gig in the day time under full sunlight expect to have to shield (shade) your Turbo Tuner to be able to see the LEDs. It's not a problem for me as I don't do day time gigs outdoors, so my Turbo Tuner is staying on my pedal board. However if you do outdoor gigs in the daylight you might want to have a backup tuner just in case.
     
  2. Flyin' Brian

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    That's always been a tough thing for me. Lately I've been on a few gig where we're facing West in the late afternoon. On my board the only thing I haven't had to shield is my Strobo Stomp, but all the other pedals are very hard to see. I built a small shield that velcros onto my PT board.
     
  3. Vishnu

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    move to scotland....there is no sunshine here.problem solved.
     
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    OMG!!

    Im NOT buying one now!!

    ps: this thread is a bit overkill.... no??
     
  5. dividedsky

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    I understand that sometimes bands play during the day in direct sunlight as I've heard many people talk about this but I've never seen a show where this was the case. Are shows in the middle of the day really that common, especially ones where you don't have a roof that provides a shadow?
     
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    i was in overcast yesterday - no issues

    go back to ordering!!
     
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    aaahahahahahaha!
     
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    I've been preaching this for years and did not pre-order the new TurboTuner pedal for this very reason. I'm 100% certain that it is a fine tuner with incredible accuracy. Nobody has to talk me into that. I would have no problem relying on it to intonate my guitars. Hell, it even looks incredibly cool to me. Very sleek and I love the small footprint. But the fact is, if you are playing in sunlight, you often will not be able to see any of your LED's whatsoever. Some LED's are brighter than others- Keeley's blue ones, blinding as they are, are completely ineffective in direct sunlight. Sure, there are work-arounds, but none of them suit me (I'm not building a shield for my board, hopping on one foot for 30 seconds at regular intervals throughout my set, demanding a covered stage, etc.) And there are some great needle tuners out there, but none as accurate as a strobe tuner, AND most of them rely on, yes, LED's to display when it registers that you are "really in-tune" anyway. And then we're back to the point at hand.

    Most of the shows I play are outdoors in direct sunlight and the ONLY pedal I can see the status of is the only one that really counts- and that's my StroboStomp. Nobody else makes one. Period. When somebody else does, I'll gladly check it out. I have no brand loyalty to Peterson. Besides, according to pretty much everybody in the free world, mine will die any minute now (is there a yawn smiley?) BUt until then, LED tuners are worthless to me.
     
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    I don't understand why people would even think anything with LEDs is going to somehow miraculously outshine the sun. I've heard mixed opinions on the StroboStomp as far as it being usable in direct sunlight—some say it is...some say it isn't. Building a little shade for any pedal tuner with LEDS isn't a big deal...you do what you gotta do to get the job done, right?
     
  10. Trebor Renkluaf

    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Gold Supporting Member

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    I dated a bird from Manchester, England - that close enough for ya?
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  11. Trebor Renkluaf

    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Gold Supporting Member

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    No I don't think so. Some people have asked me how it works in full on sunlight, so I did a test and reported the results. If it matters to you now you know, if it doesn't use it and rock on!
     
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    There have been numerous posts on this subject with posters claiming that the Turbo could be easily seen in direct sunlight. Many other posters (myself included) had a hard time seeing how that could be the case, for reasons explained above.

    The StroboStomp, potential car-bomb that it is, is very accurate and is highly visible in direct sunlight. That is the entirety of the argument on this side.

    And, yes, shows do happen in the daylight. They usually suck, but they happen.
     
  13. thirstypirate

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    :BEER Sunlight issues aside I would gladly move there. I've been there 5 times through the Navy and have had a blast everytime. I don't even like sun tans...
     
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    Well on the east coast of australia it's too hot for 6 months of the year to gig in full sunlight so you always have shade cover for a daytime gig. So a non-issue here really.
     
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    SCOTLAND eh? you must have tried the BUCKFAST then...?
     
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    i did a show with LOTS of sun recently. wasn't very comfortable, but i sure could use the turbo tuner..
     
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    Somehow I missed it... We drank a lot of Tennants. It's not the best beer but some of the people I met over there to drink with made up for it 10 fold!
     
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    Not many tuners do ...
    As I play outside weekly, usually have to use my foot for shade, but often that's not enough ...
    That's when yer good ol' ears have to do the driving ...
     
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    Glad we finally found something its no good at,, I was starting to feel a little guilty about everything I got for the price I paid. :AOK
     

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