#1
Can anyone here recommend what they think are the best electronic guitar tuners under £30 ('bout $50)? The cheap tuner I have at the moment is terribly inaccurate and I want to have a half-decent tuner that I can trust to tune my guitar (I'm willing to go over budget if it's worthwhile, by the way). Also, what are the main different types of guitar tuner (if any) that I should be aware of when shopping. Any help would be much appreciated so please, give me your suggestions.
#3
Quote by Creandog
Can anyone here recommend what they think are the best electronic guitar tuners under £30 ('bout $50)? The cheap tuner I have at the moment is terribly inaccurate and I want to have a half-decent tuner that I can trust to tune my guitar (I'm willing to go over budget if it's worthwhile, by the way). Also, what are the main different types of guitar tuner (if any) that I should be aware of when shopping. Any help would be much appreciated so please, give me your suggestions.



(as far as I know) There are two different types of tuner. Chromatic, which handles every note. And (I can't recall the name) but one that just does EADGBE.


If you want a hand-held one, you can easily get one for £30. Most are very accurate, but I'd stick with brands like Korg, etc.

If you want a pedal tuner for live perfomances, £30 is a bit low I think. The korg pitchblack is about £45, and the Boss Tu-2 is about £65.


For pedal tuners, I think this is about spot on. Even if you don't need a pedal tuner atm, it may be an investment for the future:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Artec-BIG-DOTS-Tuner-Pedal,-True-Bypass!-Bass-or-Guitar_W0QQitemZ330310303380QQcmdZViewItem?rvr_id=&rvr_id=&cguid=ba126a921220a0aad300b260ff9fa62e
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#4
http://www.korg.com/product.aspx?&pd=99

Why on earth would you spend 50 when you could spend probably as low as 5 on a piece of equipment as quality as this Korg one? Seriously, there's a reason everyone uses it.
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#5
Quote by food1010
http://www.korg.com/product.aspx?&pd=99

Why on earth would you spend 50 when you could spend probably as low as 5 on a piece of equipment as quality as this Korg one? Seriously, there's a reason everyone uses it.



If that was a rebuttal to what I said, I did cover every base, even hand-held korg tuners :]
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#6
Quote by Juadafi
If that was a rebuttal to what I said, I did cover every base, even hand-held korg tuners :]
No, I didn't even read your post. I was just responding to TS. His budget was $50 and I was just saying there's no need to spend much more than $10.
Only play what you hear. If you don’t hear anything, don’t play anything.
-Chick Corea
#7
Quote by Juadafi
(as far as I know) There are two different types of tuner. Chromatic, which handles every note. And (I can't recall the name) but one that just does EADGBE.


If you want a hand-held one, you can easily get one for £30. Most are very accurate, but I'd stick with brands like Korg, etc.

If you want a pedal tuner for live perfomances, £30 is a bit low I think. The korg pitchblack is about £45, and the Boss Tu-2 is about £65.


For pedal tuners, I think this is about spot on. Even if you don't need a pedal tuner atm, it may be an investment for the future:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Artec-BIG-DOTS-Tuner-Pedal,-True-Bypass!-Bass-or-Guitar_W0QQitemZ330310303380QQcmdZViewItem?rvr_id=&rvr_id=&cguid=ba126a921220a0aad300b260ff9fa62e


This.

And specifically, for a hand-held tuner, I'd recommend the Korg GA-40.