What is your preferred pedal tuner?

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  1. VivaVirilium

    VivaVirilium Member

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    I've been using a fender pt-100 since I was 16 and have never really understood the advantage of shelling out $75-$125 for a "nice" pedal tuner such as a TC electronics poly-tune (for example). What's the point? Just faster, more straight forward tuning? Shouldn't a guitarist be able to HEAR if their guitar is out of tune?!

    /rant

    What do the folks around here prefer to use?
     
  2. rumbletone

    rumbletone Silver Supporting Member

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    When I'm onstage silently tuning, no I can't hear whether the guitar is in tune. And I don't have perfect pitch, so even if I can get the guitar in tune by ear, that doesn't mean I'm in tune with the rest of the ensemble. I like a strobe tuner that allows fast and accurate tuning, so I use a Turbo Tuner most of the time live and in rehearsals. If you are happy with a cheaper tuner and it does what you need, don't get a more expensive tuner.
     
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    I've used the PolyTune and the Boss TU-3. They're both great, but I opted for the TU-3 because I wanted a buffer in the front of my chain and the PolyTune is true-bypass.
     
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    If you haven't used anything else, you have it easy. Ignorance is bliss.
    I drank the Sonic Research Kool Aid. Turbo Tuner for life.
     
  5. Rumblemeister

    Rumblemeister Gold Supporting Member

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    Turbo Tuner all the way. Wish they made a clip on for my acoustics.
     
  6. playthecray

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    I agree with the Turbo Tuner suggestion. It took me a little while to get used to the strobe display. I also have a Korg Pitchblack which is nice and very affordable on the used market.
     
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    Just use the search tool too look for Tuner in this forum. You'll see many threads on the subject already. Turbo Tuner for me.
     
  9. Tbig

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    Polytune 2 mini noir.
     
  10. PurpleJesus

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    Original Polytune. Don't know why I'd ever upgrade. My ears don't hear a difference between "5 cent +/-" accuracy vs. "1 cent" in the new ones. Plus, I got it used for $35 on eBay. The Polytune 2 came out and the originals just plummeted in price.
     
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    I like Boss for the big and silent footswitch, and the easy to read display. Had the polytune v1 for years , but it was hard to read on stage, and downright impossible to read outdoors in the sunlight. I think they addressed some of those problems on the newer version, but I'm not certain
     
  12. Steve Hotra

    Steve Hotra Silver Supporting Member

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    Me, too.

    I own two floor tuners and the hand held tuner, which comes with presets for 10 string pedal steel guitar.

    Go TT and you will never look back.
     
  13. IamKrisJones

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    TU-2 for me but haven't used anything else. I tune all my guitars before going on stage. Have never had to deal with sunlight or anything since the guitars are ready to go.
     
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    TU3. Won out over Pitchblack, Polytune and Turbo Tuner. Flirted with those AFTER starting with Boss moment back to Boss to stay.
     
  15. Steve73

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    Turbo all the way! Fast and super accurate which makes it awesome for gigs. Also, because of it's accuracy, it is perfect for setting intonation on all my guitars.
     
  16. IamKrisJones

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    That's the only reason that would make me look at something else but I would probably just buy a seperate tuner.
     
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    I've been using a Pitchblack for years without any problems.
     
  18. flyonthewall150

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    Pitchblack works fine for me. Fast and accurate.
     
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    Sonic Research Turbo Tuner ST 200.
    Had the BOSS TU2 before which is not bad.
    But the Turbo Tuner is so quick and accurate.
     
  20. ashbournemelody

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    Peterson stroboscopic classic is accurate. Looks like the classic Conn unit and is rugged as a volcanic plain in Tenerife. Just the ticket.
     

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