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Old 03-25-2013, 08:16 PM   #1
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In The Market For A New Tuner

Hey guys, I'm wanting to get a new tuner and bouncing back and forth between the Korg Pitchblack Poly and the Daddario Tru Strobe. I'm upgrading from a cheap $10 Korg tuner and i was wondering if anyone had any input. The Daddario Tru Strobe is a cheap strobe, but a strobe nonetheless. Is the Korg Pitchblack Poly as accurate as the Daddario Tru Strobe?
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:43 AM   #2
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personally, i love the TC Electronic polytune.
that can operate as either traditional needle style or strobe, with polyphonic mode available at all times.
off the top of my head, it's accurate at 0.5 cent. i wouldn't swap mine for any other
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:10 PM   #3
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got 40 bucks? try a GFS. going about 2 years strong.

check the display in this thread i made....big and bright. accurate, has half step adjustments, silent tning, etc. awesome.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/foru...d.php?t=1597301
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:10 PM   #4
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I have a regular korg pitchblack and its the best tuner i have ever had.

I think to be honest the difference between korg or the tc electronic tuner or any other "decent" tuner is so little it doesn't matter. All of them will do the job, its just personal taste.
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:29 AM   #5
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got 40 bucks? try a GFS. going about 2 years strong.

check the display in this thread i made....big and bright. accurate, has half step adjustments, silent tning, etc. awesome.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/foru...d.php?t=1597301


i like the pitchblack. $70 get a 15% from MF, gets you down to $60, and it would ship free.

from GFS you will have to pay for more shipping as well. that probably keeps it up to a $10 difference. $40+~$10 shipping

personally i went with the korg for that reason. $10 to get something better IMO and something i got to check out instead of ordering blindly. i like the full and half strobe modes, gets you right in tone. really bright and easy to see. it also has power out on it too.
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:36 AM   #6
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I have a regular korg pitchblack and its the best tuner i have ever had.

I think to be honest the difference between korg or the tc electronic tuner or any other "decent" tuner is so little it doesn't matter. All of them will do the job, its just personal taste.


My brother has a pitch black. I don't care for the display so I picked a Polytune. I love it.
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:11 AM   #7
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:20 AM   #8
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got 40 bucks? try a GFS. going about 2 years strong.

check the display in this thread i made....big and bright. accurate, has half step adjustments, silent tning, etc. awesome.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/foru...d.php?t=1597301


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Old 04-15-2013, 07:35 AM   #9
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well if there is a $10 dollar difference...that narrows the field. for list price, i think the GFS is hard to beat
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:42 AM   #10
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GFS is good, so is Pitchblack. If you want the best, scrounge up the cash for a Turbotuner though.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:20 AM   #11
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well if there is a $10 dollar difference...that narrows the field. for list price, i think the GFS is hard to beat


I got mine for $40 after tax off their site, but the price has probably gone up due to popularity.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:27 AM   #12
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pitchblack is fine on a budget.

if you want the best tuner, turbo tuner.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:21 AM   #13
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Yea the pitchblack is a great tuner. Another suggestion for on the go, quick tuning is to try out headstock tuner. I've got the Snark headstock tuner and it works pretty well. You can also let your bandmates use it before you start playing so that you're all in tune and won't sound like garbage due to untuned instruments.
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:39 PM   #14
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There's a new version of the Pitchblack that is Polyphonic like the TC Electronic. Personally I'd never choose a non-polyphonic tuner after owning the Polytune, the strum-all feature is just too useful! :P
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:28 AM   #15
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My vote is for the TC Electronic polytune. ! Great pedal.
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:34 AM   #16
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the boss tu 3 is what a lot of artists use. It great and it's built like a freaking tank
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:38 AM   #17
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I have no comments on my TU-3 - which is a great thing. I don't ever think about it, it's just there, and it works. It's not polyphonic, but it does track really fast.
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:46 AM   #18
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I have no comments on my TU-3 - which is a great thing. I don't ever think about it, it's just there, and it works. It's not polyphonic, but it does track really fast.


I've had mine for going on 8 years (it might be a tu 2 the label has rubbed off though I really don't know the difference )
And it works great. It's never messed up its never been wrong. It picks up quick and like I said it's built like a tank, it's been dropped and stomped many times. I know literally nothing about the ones you mentioned and I apologize but this thing is really what to get.

If I were you I would save up a little more and get this thing and never have to worry about it again
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:49 AM   #19
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I see an even split, pretty much, between TC Electronics Polytunes and TU-3s on the boards of pro players.
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:13 AM   #20
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Why bother with a TU-3 when you could just get a Turbo Tuner?
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