#1
Hello,

I was just wondering. Why would people spend $100< on a tuner pedal when a reasonably priced one does the same thing?

eg. Why would I buy a Korg Pitchblack or a Boss TU-3 when I could buy a Snark or Planet waves Headstock tuner? Is is more accurate? Is the difference noticeable?
#2
I dont get on with the Snark etc. Also, if youre gigging the TU3 etc is better cos it mutes the signal quickly while tunning up so the audience dont have to listen to the "tuning song". Easier to see on stage too. Plus i like stomping on things
#3
Headstock tuners are as about as useful on a noisy stage as a condom vending machine at the Vatican. I use my Pitchblack as my mute pedal too, not just as a tuner. Pedal tuners are a great tool on a stage. I do have a headstock tuner, a Korg. I also have a Korg full rack tuner. There are benefits with all three.
If you have a rack that's easy to see and another mute pedal, it's hard to beat a 19" rack tuner. So easy to see.
Because I haven't been using my rack, I just use the Pitchblack and it's proven to be a great tuner. I gig a lot.
I tried using the Korg headstock at a gig. No hope. When your bass player hits a note on an 800W amp, there's no way a little clip on can cope. Just aint gonna happen, But they're great to throw in your acoustic case. Horses for courses, man.
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#4
Thanks for clearing that up. I have come to the conclusion that I do not need a tuner pedal. I don't gig yet so a headstock tuner will be fine.
#5
Quote by darrenram1
Thanks for clearing that up. I have come to the conclusion that I do not need a tuner pedal. I don't gig yet so a headstock tuner will be fine.


Might as well make the investment now. You're gonna want one eventually.
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#6
Yep. If youre patient you can get a used Tu-2/Tu-3 for about £40. Could probably get a Pitchbalck for a bit less.

Get one!
#7
I think those Polytune Minis go pretty cheap too. Probably not as cheap as Pitchblack or TU-2 though.

TU-3s are holding their value extremely well as far as I've seen. I got mine for $50 on Craigslist, but I haven't seen one listed that cheap since.

EDIT: Oh yeah, check out the Hardwire HT-2. Those things values fell straight through the floor. No joke I've seen them as low as $30. The polyphonic version (HT-6) goes pretty cheap as well.
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Last edited by Offworld92 at Mar 7, 2014,
#8
^ Talking UK prices, but used the TC Polytuner usually goes for a little over £50, you can get a used Boss for around £40.

Don't know how that compares internationally.
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