#1
Hi again !

I have a few gigs coming this summer and it's time for me to buy a good tuner.

What is the best tuner for live performance ? Which one is the least affected by the vibrations around ?


Thank you for your help !
#2
TC Electronic Polytune 2 or clip-on, Boss TU3 tuner, korg..
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#4
Yup. the Boss TU-3, TC Polytune and Korg Pitchblack are all great.

I would avoid using clip-on tuners though. Background noises tend to cause the guitar to vibrate, which confuses those types of tuner.
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#6
anecdote time!  Avoid tuners that can change the calibration easily.  We did a gig and our other guitarist accidentally changed her tuner to 447hz instead of 440.  We sounded like actual gargabe and no one knew why.  We only figured it out a week later.  I have a TU3 and it's great because it also allows you to power other pedals.  Don't know if the polytune does that.
#7
Get one that you can see in total darkness, as well as direct bright sunlight. That is where most tuners fail. 
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#9
Many people, including me, swear by the Turbo Tuner.
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Do any of these pedals have settings for different tunings? Never owned a tuner pedal.
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#11
UFC on VHS the Turbo Tuner does. Even presets for timings you create yourself.
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#12
An underappreciated tuner is the Snark Pedal tuner.  It's display is humongous, doesn't take up much space on a pedal board, and is extremely durable.  Since picking one up after a long string of Boss TU3's I've never needed or desired any other tuner.  It's had A LOT of road/live use and still looks basically brand new.  Also, it's easy on the wallet.


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Do any of these pedals have settings for different tunings? Never owned a tuner pedal.

Googling the specs of each pedal will tell you what you need to know.
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#15
I really like my Korg Pitchblack. It is chromatic so as long as you know what the note of each string is you can tune anything with it. Hell, I've even tuned a piano with one.
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#16
I have my Korg Pitchblack for almost two years and I love it to death so that's that. It's cheaper than a Boss one, too!
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#17
Whatever tuner you get, check it against the tuners used by other band members. They are not all as accurate or consistent as you think. I've tested many against my Peterson strobe and you might be surprised how much tuners can sometimes vary. 
But I do vote for the Polytune. 
#18
Has anyone tried the HardwireHT-5 polyphonic tuner? Built like a tank and works like a charm! Superbright. and also has a power out jack for daisychaining. 

Anybody actually compared these to TC electronics polytune? I'm curious how they compete?

Sidenote, I've always avoided any clipon tuners, never reliable enough for me. Either someone bumps it off the guitar, either it doesn't sit well on the guitar in a gigibag, or it gets confused.
#19
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Get one that you can see in total darkness, as well as direct bright sunlight. That is where most tuners fail. 

Finding a tuner that works in the direct sunlight is the dream. It's near impossible. If I remember correctly my PolyTune Noir does an excellent job in the sun, if not excellent, better than any other alternative I've used.
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#20
I use an old Guyatone tuner pedal, which is accurate, and very readable in the direct Florida sun. 
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#21
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Do any of these pedals have settings for different tunings? Never owned a tuner pedal.

Sell me your Fender and buy a tuner.
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#23
I'm a big fan of my Boss TU-3. Just for kicks, I shined a 300 lumen flashlight on it and you can still read the display. 
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