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#1
I really want an accurate tuner because very small inconsistencies in tuning bug the absolute living shit out of me, but at the same time I don't want to spend $300 on a strobe tuner. any suggestions? thanks.

edit: i use this currently and it is not accurate enough for me http://www.amazon.com/Korg-TM50BK-Instrument-Tuner-Metronome/dp/B00923H7MA/ref=sr_1_1?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1410666280&sr=1-1
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#2
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#3
+1 Pitchblack. You should be able to find one used for about $40
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#4
will the pitchblack jump back and fourth in pitch like my tuner does currently?
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#5
Hell, I bought a new one off ebay for $40. They're not expensive.

No, the Pitchblack tracks very well. I have no problem with mine. It easily performs as well as my full rack Korg DT1 Pro tuner.
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Last edited by Cathbard at Sep 13, 2014,
#6
before i buy a new tuner do you think the problem i described is the tuners fault or the guitars fault? thanks btw.
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#7
If it sounds ok into the amp then the problem is the tuner.
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#10
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What kind of tuner? A pedal, clip-on, rack, standard tuners like in the link?

pedal or a standard tuner, doesnt really matter

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define breaking the bank.

turbo tuner is the most accurate tuner on the market, and $129.


well I probably would never spend that much money on a tuner, 50 bucks tops would be nice.

edit: why the **** are tuners $600+??? http://www.amazon.com/Peterson-AutoStrobe-490-Strobe-Tuner/dp/B0002F6YKS/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1410673951&sr=8-8
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#11
Here's a tip for tuning electric guitar: turn your tone knob all the way down. Cuts the overtones and lets the tuner hear the fundamental much better.

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#12
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Here's a tip for tuning electric guitar: turn your tone knob all the way down. Cuts the overtones and lets the tuner hear the fundamental much better.

is it better to use harmonics too?
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well I probably would never spend that much money on a tuner, 50 bucks tops would be nice.


i paid around that for my planet waves strobe tuner on thomann. it's not quite as accurate as the turbo tuner, but it was a lot cheaper (and is probably accurate enough).
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#14
If you can stretch your money get a Boss TU-3, that thing will survive a nuclear blast and the display is very clear
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#15
I have an older Ibanez LU-20 and it works great, The Korg PB is a great pedal tuner and pretty cheap. I also have a Snark son of snark clip on tuner that I always leave on my guitar and it works great and was $11 new on ebay
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#16
GFS. 40 bucks new
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GFS. 40 bucks new

I read online that it is not possible to daisy chain with that pedal so no thanks.
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#18
I picked up a used PitchBlack+ for less than a used regular PitchBlack on eBay so include that in your search too.
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#20
Quote by 457undead
I read online that it is not possible to daisy chain with that pedal so no thanks.

incorrect. i'm assuming you found that information from this thread? http://www.tdpri.com/forum/stomp-box/196325-gfs-tuner-quick-review.html

you need to read further through the thread.

What do you mean you can't daisy chain the tuner? What prevents you from doing that?

The Boss and Korg have a voltage input where you plug in your adapter and a seperate voltage output connection where with an extra cable you can use the tuner to power other pedals. The GFS tuner does not have this voltage output.

You could still run it with a 1 spot style setup. I thought that's what you meant.

Yes no problem. I never originally said you can't daisy chain I was trying to explain what the OP was talking about. Just no Vout on the GFS pedal.
#21
??? what? of course you can daisy chain with the GFS. you mean like with a 1 spot or other power supply?

it doesnt not have a seperate voltage output so that you can run a dasiey chain right out of the pedal. but what the heck is the difference? that seems like a huge gimmick to me.
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#22
So now it has come down to the pitchblack vs the GFS, annnnd I have no idea which one to pick
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#23
Isn't the GFS one made by somebody dodgey and rebadged?
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#24
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So now it has come down to the pitchblack vs the GFS, annnnd I have no idea which one to pick

pick the pretty one.

edit: actually, scratch that. TS, both those tuners are exactly as accurate as your current korg tuner. so you're not going to be any happier with either of them.
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#25
just get the pitchblack. i own three for a reason. one at my studio, one on my other house, and one in my 'gigging bag' (bag that i grab and need not worry because everything is in there).
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#26
well true.

a standard korg 15 buckc tuner is perfectly accurate. its a tuner, its not rocket science. the goal here is that you get a floor tuner, that is bright, wont break, has a HUGE BRIGHT screen, and modes for half steps down, bass, etc.

my GFS does that all perfectly well. it DOES NOT have a voltage out for running the chain out of the pedal. i really dont get why that is needed anyways. you can just run a 1 spot daisey chain without it just fine??? perhaps it changes your cabling and how clean your board is, but really it means about nothing in terms of funtionality. unless the tuner pedal is somehow regulating the current or something.

the korg pitch black is a better tuner. hands down. its a more quality product. ive been using my GFS for 3 years now and its fantastic. i cant really seem to identify what usability or extra features i would get out of the pitch black. if my GFS broke, id probably buy it again.

but if you offered me both free, of course id take the pitch black. GFS = 40 bucks.
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#27
the pitch black is not necessarily that much more expensive. If you get it on a 15 percent off saleyou will get closer, plus you'll get free shipping,then come out quite close to the price of the other ymmv.
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#28
if you're intonation is off, everything will sound out of tune. regarding an open string.
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#29
With the tuner you have now are you using the mic or plugging the guitar into the input?
#30
Quote by Cathbard
Isn't the GFS one made by somebody dodgey and rebadged?


biyang i guess
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#31
Quote by 457undead
is it better to use harmonics too?

No. You're trying to tune the fundamental. If the fundamental is at the correct pitch then the harmonics will be as they should; providing the timbre of your instrument. With the tone knob fully open, the harmonics can actually be stronger than the fundamental. The tuner obviously knows to ignore them but you can still help by rolling off the tone.

And yeah I vote turbo tuner but sounds like you're more of a pitchblack guy
#32
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biyang i guess

That's what I thought. Korg or Biyang for about the same price? Bit of a no-brainer in my book. The Pitchblack looks like you could drive a truck over it.
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#33
I hear vertex / TMG are doing a limited collaboration run of custom tuners. Worth a look
#34
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Boss GT-100


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#36
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That's what I thought. Korg or Biyang for about the same price? Bit of a no-brainer in my book. The Pitchblack looks like you could drive a truck over it.


yeah. if something a bit worse is a fair bit cheaper it might be worth it, depending on your situation. if you can get the known quantity for the same price it doesn't make much sense to take the risk.
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#37
Pretty much any tuner you can buy today is pretty damn accurate, at least for 99.9% of any one who would use it.
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#38
I use a $10 Snark. I've tuned with that, and then checked my tuning on the crazy, pro-level strobe tuner that my guitar tech friend uses at work. Flawless.
#39
Quote by CorrosionMedia
I may be a bit late and this may be too expensive, but the TC Polytune 2 is the best tuner I've ever used. Period. Full stop. The end. Full period.


If you're intent on a pedal tuner, I second this suggestion. Those things are great.
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If you're intent on a pedal tuner, I second this suggestion. Those things are great.


i am not trying to sound like an ass (but i know i will) "those things are great" does that mean you have had one or used one or owned one, etc.

i have probably between just gigs and open mic's, used a pitchblack 100 times. flawless it no problem.

i am not downing the polytune i was more curious about you're experience with it/

and on a side note, i have heard TC having switch issues never had one, but it that on the tuner too? or mainly the ditto?
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