PolyTune review by TC Electronic

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Ease of Use: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9.8 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.5 (42 votes)
TC Electronic: PolyTune

Price paid: $ 85

Purchased from: Hello Music

Sound — 10
The tuning is really accurate, I was surprised. Works better than any other tuner (and about as good as the Boss TU3!). The strobe mode gets in really accurately to the pitch. The polychromatic (all strings) mode is excellent, never had any problems with it at all. I can easily pop all the strings into tune and even get a pretty good fine-tuning done in polychromatic mode.

Overall Impression — 10
I think this is definitely the best tuner for the price, and honestly with the polychromatic mode working so well (MAKE SURE IT'S IN GUITAR MODE!) I would say one of the best there is (within reason, a 2000$ tuner will obviously be better). The tuning all works perfect, Poly mode activates nearly instantly when you strum all strings but never when you only strum one. Closing note: Always make sure it's set to guitar mode (or bass for bassists)! You will wind up confused like I was when I got it.

Reliability & Durability — 10
Feels like solid metal. The circuit inside is nicely protected, only the battery part is visible when you open it. I feel comfortable stomping on it (though it never hurts to be gentle) and would definitely trust it in a bag/travel case. The screen cover feels really solid and all the inputs are nice and sturdy.

Ease of Use — 9
The pedal is a little confusing at first but the instructions are clear and easy to understand. If you still don't get it, the online manual is really good. At first it's confusing because there's so many modes. Also, the guitar and bass mode are DIFFERENT; there will be a G or a B when toggling from strobe and needle. Other than that, very easy to use.

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