#1
I'm looking for something that will easily allow me to program in multiple tunings, such as E, Drop D, Drop C, B Standard, Drop A#, et al, without that being a huge pain in ass, OR, having a tuner that just straight up displays what note you are playing (so far example, when I strum the 6th string, instead of telling me how close I am to "E" since that is what it is "supposed" to be, it tells me how close I am to the closest note. For instance, if I wanted to tune to Drop C from D Standard, as I strum the 6th string, this pedal would display a "D" and slowly go down to "Db" and then finally "C" as I approach "C").
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Bitchin. I thought chromatic was what it was called (what I described) but I wasn't 100% sure so I didn't wanna sound stupid and call it something it wasn't.
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So is there any reason to go with a more expensive tuner pedal than another? I've literally never owned one.

The Korg Pitchblack, Boss TU-2/3, and the TC Electronic Polytune are the ones I hear most about.
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#6
I dunno, I guess it just depends on how accurate and how reliable they are. I have no experience with any tuner pedals
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#7
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So is there any reason to go with a more expensive tuner pedal than another? I've literally never owned one.

The Korg Pitchblack, Boss TU-2/3, and the TC Electronic Polytune are the ones I hear most about.

Can't speak for the other 2 you mention, but the Polytune works well for me.

It has a couple of display options, I think you can set it for different tunings (only ever play in standard so not sure how this works), and it has a function where you can strum all 6 strings and it can show the tuning for them all. That function isn't quite as accurate as one string at a time, but it's good for a quick check between songs.
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#8
I had the Korg Pitchblack pedal and it was great, I liked it so much in fact that when I needed to make the switch to rack tuner (got rid of my pedal board) I got the pitchblack pro (the rack version)
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#9
I have a Korg Pitchblack and love it for how small it is. The TU-2 or 3 is also a great old standaby.
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#10
You can't go wrong with a Boss TU2 or TU3. Bight display, multiple tuning features, simple operation, accurate tuning...what more could you need?
#11
A bypass that isn't super shitty? A better display for a lower price?

The TU-2 was obsolete the minute the Polytune and Pitchblack hit the market and the TU-3 was obsolete before it even came out. They're not bad tuners but there are better options at lower prices.
#12
I have a Polytune and it's awesome, you can indeed set it to different tunings in the polytune mode (all the way down to B standard/drop A I think), and it's fairly easy to switch between them. And the single note tuning is very reliable.

Plus the noir version is gorgeous, seriously. <3
#13
I have the polytune as well, but interestingly enough, i never managed to get the whole polytune thing working like it should. I just use it to tune each string separately, and its super acurate. You really cant go wrong with the polytune or the pitch black tho. They seem to be the standard now days anyway.
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#14
I just use a clip on Snark. $10, just as accurate and fast as any pedal tuner, nothing to put in my effect chain, no true-bypass or buffered or whatever to worry about, and it's chromatic. So, no need to "program" any tuning. I know the notes, so I can tune to any tuning there is.
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#15
Clip on tuners are ****ing useless on a noisy stage.

I use a Pitchblack. Hard to beat for the money.
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#16
i have three pichblacks. one is the poly model, but i like the regular ones better. they were really cheap on MF stupid deals for a while.

snarks (i have two that were on sale for $7) are nice sometimes, but i agree with cath. they can get a little finicky. they are nice around home though.

also i use my phone for a tuner sometimes too.

however if there were only one way, i would go with a pitchblack.
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#17
I can definetely recommend the TC Electronic Polytune (mini or normal). It has a quick setting for Drop D. It is very accurate.
It also has some settings for Capo Tuning, which I have never used.
Only thing it is missing is settings for Open Chord tunings (like E, A etc.)
But all in all a reliable good tuner!
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Clip on tuners are ****ing useless on a noisy stage.



Really? Because I've used mine on noisy stages. Many many times. Works perfectly. They detect the vibration in the neck, so outside noise doesn't matter. At least that's what I've been told. And what I've seen for myself, based on hours upon hours of stage time with it. And I know I'm not the only one. Easily half of the performing musicians I see coming through my store use clip-on snarks on stage, love them, and talk about how they can't believe it actually works so perfectly. I've never sold one to a performer who didn't later come back to say how awesome it is, and how they took the tuner pedal off their pedalboard after using it.

Come to think of it, there was one guy I sold one to who says he doesn't like to use it on stage. But he said that's only because he's really anal about his stage appearance, and doesn't want that big blue piece of plastic sticking out of his headstock, although it works perfectly.
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#19
I have a Korg clip on an every time the bassist hit a note it would lock onto that. It was a total PITA.
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#20
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Really? Because I've used mine on noisy stages. Many many times. Works perfectly. They detect the vibration in the neck, so outside noise doesn't matter. At least that's what I've been told. And what I've seen for myself, based on hours upon hours of stage time with it. And I know I'm not the only one. Easily half of the performing musicians I see coming through my store use clip-on snarks on stage, love them, and talk about how they can't believe it actually works so perfectly. I've never sold one to a performer who didn't later come back to say how awesome it is, and how they took the tuner pedal off their pedalboard after using it.

Come to think of it, there was one guy I sold one to who says he doesn't like to use it on stage. But he said that's only because he's really anal about his stage appearance, and doesn't want that big blue piece of plastic sticking out of his headstock, although it works perfectly.


i have had the same issue as cath. i have trouble if i am too close to anything putting out a lot of bass. it sucks by subs and bass amps. its fine inbetween songs, but i just like my pitchblack, its on my pedal board and its one thing you don't have to worry about getting after when you tear down.

i also have a good friend who is a bassist. i never played with him regularly, but he dropped a headstock tuner one time and it broke after it fell, it doesn't make sense, but it did.
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