What is a good tuner?

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  1. Sonic Reducer

    Sonic Reducer Member

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    How is the Boss TU-2? I think they go for $100 new. Any other suggestions in that range or less?
     
  2. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    I don't think there's anything left in the competition but the Strobostomp. Save a few more months and just buy one. You'll thank me...
     
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    dfarrar Silver Supporting Member

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    +1 on the Strobostomp! Great tuner and worth the extra dough.
     
  4. Unburst

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    Anything with Peterson written on it.

    The TU-2 is a major tone sucker and not very accurate.
     
  5. boog204

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    i've used a korg dt7 for the last 4 years after being a boss user before that... the korg blows away the boss. it's a solid tuner, accurate, and buzz feiten equipped for my baker. probably not on the same level as the peterson but a cheap alternative.
     
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    I like the TU-2. It does suck tone but I run it off the tuner jack on my volume pedal or the 2nd loop on my Valvulator (Depends on how my board is config'ed this week). No tone suckage that way.

    I'd like to see a new model with the LED's blue instead of red. Red goes away under stage lights sometimes. But I haven't had that problem with the TU-2 so what am I complaining about?

    Anyway...yeah there are better tuners out there. But for live use I like the TU-2 just fine.

    jeffhef
     
  7. vbjamin

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    Good idea,
    Would the Tu-2 work off of the stereo out of a chorus or delay pedal? Do you have to have a plug in both sides?
     
  8. Slick51

    Slick51 Colonel Curmudgeon Silver Supporting Member

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    You don't have to plug in both sides; input only works fine. I use both the TU-2 and Strobostomp in different pedalboards with only an input, and leave them on all the time.

    Both can be used as a power distribution box with a daisy chain cord.

    The Strobostomp has an XLR direct out, if that makes any difference to you...

    And the Strobostomp is about 10x accuracy at 2x the price...

    The TU-2 works; the Strobostomp is state of the art.

    Slick51
     
  9. The Gainster

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    The DT-10 is all you need if you play live...easy to see and tracks VERY well.
     
  10. GCDEF

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    Rubbish. The TU-2 is an excellent tuner.
     
  11. Marcello

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    How's the TU12 ? i've seen it on pro boards here and there.
     
  12. Phil M

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    I have this one and think it's just fine. Only about $75 too.
     
  13. dash_doc

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    I gave mine up for a Peterson VS-1 years ago and have never looked back. Get a Peterson virtual strobe of some sort, your ears will thank you.
     
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    Yes, the Korg DT-10 is a great tuner & cheap. I don't know whether it's true or not but, I've heard that the expensive tuners are no more accurate than the cheap digital tuners.
     
  15. Moe45673

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    alright, to settle it

    the boss TU-2 is accurate to within 3 cents (3/100 or 3% of a semitone)

    The Korg DT-10 is accurate to within 1 cent (1/100 of a semitone)

    The strobostomp is accurate to within 0.1 cents (1/1000 of a semitone)

    The strobostomp is the BEST pedal tuner on the market.

    However, if given a choice between the first two, go for the Korg, the only thing it doesnt have that the tu-2 has is the DC-out to power other pedals. They have the same price
     
  16. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Good info, but the Peterson also responds more quickly, glitches less and is compensated for different octaves (which most other tuners aren't) plus the strobe thing is just easier to read as you get closer to the correct note. There's a reason that techs use old or new tech Peterson strobes to set intonation...
     
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    I have this one for live use: Fender PT100
    Works great, it doesn't suck tone...and the blue LEDs ae cool! :)
     
  18. GCDEF

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    Ooofff, I had that and took it back. The one I had took forever to lock onto the note and when it did it was all over the place. Completely useless.
     
  19. 10strings

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    Definitely a Sonic Research St-200
     
  20. cbm

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    I'm amazed that it took until the second page for the Turbo Tuner to get mentioned.

    I heartily second this recommendation. It's only $129, and very fast and accurate, with very robust construction.

    This video sold me on the Turbo Tuner over the Peterson Stomp: http://youtu.be/8bY9H7ec6_0
     
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