I'm getting either the Boss TU-2 or TU-3 Chromatic Tuner pedal for my boyfriend. I only play acoustic guitar so I don't know the first thing about pedals. I'm guessing the TU-3 is just a newer version of the tuner, but it's about $40 more expensive than the TU-2. Is the extra money worth it or will he get the same thing out of the TU-2?
The TU-2 was the industry standard for years, the TU-3 is just an updated version. The TU-2 is probably cheaper in your case because it is either used or old stock that they are trying to get rid of. The Korg Pitchblack is well regarded as well:


You really can't go wrong with any of them.
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i like the pitchblack too.
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I like the GFS electronics tuner. It's cheap, bright as fuck, durable enough, accurate enough.
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I have used the TU-2 to good effect for 10 years and it works fine. This is my new favorite tuner though. Check it out:

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TU-2 or TU-3?
I have the TU-3 and its worked fine for me for years and feel no need to change.
Its more accurate than the TU-2, and has a few other improvements over the TU-2.
Or you can go for one of the others mentioned above.
The Korg Pitchblack is quite well liked.
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I have the polytune and while the whole polyphonic thing doesnt work like it should, its very accurate and durable. IMO it doesnt even matter which one of the above you pick, they are pretty much the same.
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Pitchblack good.
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It's a tuner. Get the cheapest one. I've been using a £5 clip on tuner for 8 years and it still works perfectly.
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It's a tuner. Get the cheapest one. I've been using a £5 clip on tuner for 8 years and it still works perfectly.

This is so true. I used a $50 Fender pedal tuner for years in a band. It was great.
Right now, my pedalboard has a $20 pedal tuner on it. Works just fine.
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It's a tuner. Get the cheapest one. I've been using a £5 clip on tuner for 8 years and it still works perfectly.

He already has a snark clip-on but wants a pedal to use for when he's playing live.

He said specifically that he wants the Boss TU-3 so I don't want to stray too far from that... Like I said, I don't know anything about pedals. I just wanted to know if there was a big difference between the TU-2 and TU-3