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whats the best pedal tuner out there?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by christhered, May 16, 2011.

  1. christhered

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    ok, planning on getting into playing out again, and using my droid's tuner app won't cut it anymore. i'm looking to get a nice, easy to read pedal tuner. any suggestions? links are helpful too!
     
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    I know I'm going to get shot for saying this, but: Polytune.

    Yes, it isn't the absolute standard for accuracy but it's cheap, the polytune feature is great for having a quick peek at where you're at in those 5-10 seconds between songs, and it has a tiny footprint.
     
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    I love my Korg Pitchblack for the same reason that Jeff el likes the Polytune...for a live gig works great and true bypass...
     
  6. christhered

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    best as in accurate, footprint in the size of a boss pedal or smaller, true bypass, easy to read.
     
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    +1 for the Korg Pitchblack. Large, easy to read display.
     
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    this
     
  9. chervokas

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    Well, the most accurate, true bypass, small form factor, stomp box tuner pedal you're likely to find is the Turbo Tuner. At +/- .02 cents it's accurate enough for intonation work. And at $130 it's a good value.

    http://www.turbo-tuner.com/

    Some people say they struggle with the extreme accuracy and the gentleness with which you have to tune, but I find that once you get used to it tuning w/ the Turbo Tuner is as fast and easy as tuning with anything else.
     
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  10. HP Hovercraft

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    Boss TU-3, an update to the best selling pedal of all time.
     
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  11. RC2

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    Turbo Tuner ST-200
     
  12. chervokas

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    I always thought the TU-2 (and presumably now the TU-3) was a perfectly good tuner with what I think is a fine JFET buffer that has, I think, an undeservedly bad reputation. But if the OP is looking for a TB tuner the Boss isn't it. And if the OP is looking for the most accurate tuner, it's an order of magnitude less accurate than the Turbo Tuner -- +/1 1.0 cents vs. +/- 0.02 cents. On a gig or jam The TU series is fine, but the cool thing about the Turbo Tuner is that its gigworthy in size and durability AND accurate enough for set up work.
     
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    dont get the polytune, its cool but not the best for what you pay
     
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    Turbo Tuner ST-200. By far the most accurate. Easy to read, easy to use, smallest form factor, several fully programable tuning presets, etc. Easily the best tuner and it's a bargain.
     
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    turbo tuner st-200 rules

    really good customer service too
     
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    Turbo Tuner ... best in all respects.
     
  17. boogiejem

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    Korg pitchblack does it well for me.
     
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    another happy Korg Pitchblack user here :)
     

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