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Old 04-19-2013, 05:25 AM   #21
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Realistically what's the difference? Both tune and do it accurately. When looking at a tuner the biggest things to look at is:

Does it have a mic? (if you need one)

Does it have an output jack? (if you need one)

And how tough is it?

All tuners basically do the same thing. From the 5 dollar disposable ones to the expensive pedal ones. You hit a note and it tells you if that note is in tune.

Why bother with it? Like I said it's a tank. The tu 3 even has a built in bypass (I'm thinking of buying it because of that so I won't need a volume pedal just for that since I apparently have the tu 2 and didn't know it)
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:30 AM   #22
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Realistically what's the difference? Both tune and do it accurately. When looking at a tuner the biggest things to look at is:

Does it have a mic? (if you need one)

Does it have an output jack? (if you need one)

And how tough is it?

All tuners basically do the same thing. From the 5 dollar disposable ones to the expensive pedal ones. You hit a note and it tells you if that note is in tune.

Why bother with it? Like I said it's a tank. The tu 3 even has a built in bypass (I'm thinking of buying it because of that so I won't need a volume pedal just for that since I apparently have the tu 2 and didn't know it)


Brightness of the display can be an issue. Also, the more accurate the tuner, the better.

I just go for the GFS tuner anyways, was 40 when I bought it, tough, bright, accurate. I should be good for a long time.
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:44 AM   #23
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All tuners basically do the same thing. From the 5 dollar disposable ones to the expensive pedal ones. You hit a note and it tells you if that note is in tune.

accuracy varies between tuner models. the pitchblack has an accuracy of 1 cent. the turbo tuner has an accuracy of 0.02 cents; that is to say, 20 times more accurate. say for example you used the pitchblack to tune a note to 440hz. realistically, your note is between 439 and 441. compared to the turbo tuner, your note would be between 439.98 and 440.02. now, that doesn't sound like much on an individual string, but when you add up tuning discrepancies between multiple strings in the form of chords, you will be able to hear the difference when your chord sounds a little sour.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:50 AM   #24
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im probably gonna have to say that almost every well known tuner on the market (boss, korg, poly, even GFS arguably) is accurate enough for almost any person.

if any of these, the boss is the least accurate and more pros have used that than anything. easily the most used tuner pedal.

splitting hairs here....sound better by learning to play better. thats going to carry you further than 1/4 cent of a tuner. pressing to hard on a string will take you out of tune far more than that
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:29 PM   #25
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I have the PeWaves JPT-10 tuner on my pedalboard that works excellent.
http://www.pewaves.com/products/Guitar%20Pedals/JPT-10
I also have a Snark tuner. works great for setting up guitars at home and
my acoustic.
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:32 PM   #26
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I just bought a Tc electronics Polytune, best tuner I've ever used so really happy with it.
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:33 AM   #27
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I love my TC Electronic Polytune. The ability to strum all the strings and quickly see what is out of tune is great for gigging and tuning on the fly. There are a ton of used ones on ebay too if you want to save some bucks. Also, the mini might be nice if you've got a stocked pedal board.
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