#1
Hello all,

Looking at purchasing a TC Electronic Polytune 2 but am undecided on whether it will suit my needs..

I use 2 guitars and a Lap Steel live, one guitar in Standard, one in Eb and the lap steel in Open A tuning. How easy is it be to tune both guitars without button pressing and cycling through tuner pre-sets onstage? Also would the tuner be able to tune the lap steel (E,A,E,A,C#,E)

I am after a fairly big/bright tuner display as my eyesight is appalling (Only 20)!!

Any advice/suggestions would be much appreciated
#2
As for standard and Eb, it will be very easy - you need to press the button literally once to go from E to Eb (a few more times to go back to E afterwards, but it's not time-consuming really).

It doesn't have open tunings unfortunately, so you'd have to just tune each string separately like on a regular tuner. But still, I'm not sure there even is any polytune-like tuner out there with this option, and besides the polytune option being incredibly useful, polytune is just a great tuner overall and it's very precise for single strings.

And if you want a big display, I guess it's better if you get the regular polytune rather than the mini.
#3
Thankyou for your reply. So for an open tuning would I have to set the tuner to chromatic and allow for it to detect each string pitch as I played each one?
#4
Yeah, basically. You don't even have to set it to chromatic, it just detects if you picked one string or more and either the polytune or the chromatic tuner pops up. Personally I use it to tune a 6-string in Eb, and a 7-string in drop A, so in the latter case I just pick the EADGBE strings to check and the low A separately, and it's immensely comfortable.
#5
some people like them, and they have their niche.

personally i don't like the poly tuners (including a Korg pitchbalck Poly). they are handy to see what is out of tune, but i think most of us could tell while playing or striking an E chord and tell which string is out of tune, and either use a normal tuner for that one string, or just tune by ear for a second.

but i am not going to say that they are bad nor unuseful for peole, just not my thing.
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#6
I love mine. I use it for 6 & 7 string guitars and alternate tunings. Piece of cake and very accurate.
#7
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some people like them, and they have their niche.

personally i don't like the poly tuners (including a Korg pitchbalck Poly). they are handy to see what is out of tune, but i think most of us could tell while playing or striking an E chord and tell which string is out of tune, and either use a normal tuner for that one string, or just tune by ear for a second.

but i am not going to say that they are bad nor unuseful for peole, just not my thing.

Well, it's also a great chromatic tuner besides that, and I doubt you can just tell immediately by ear which strings exactly are out of tune. I just don't see a reason to get a regular chromatic tuner, if you can have one that does chromatic tuning just as well, and has an incredibly useful and time-saving feature on top.