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Headstock Tuners - Who's Using What...???

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by JJP_1984_LB50, Feb 23, 2014.


  1. JJP_1984_LB50

    JJP_1984_LB50 Supporting Member

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    I'm currently, and relatively happily, using a Snark. Been eying up the Planet Waves with it's smaller foot print.

    Comments and experiences...???
     
  2. Joe Louvar

    Joe Louvar

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    FWIW: I have 3 clip-on tuners - a broken Snark, and a two working Korg clip-ons that live in gig bags as backups. But I use either my TC Electronics Polytune mini or Korg Pitchblack petal tuners. But, and I've read good review about the Planet Waves clip-on.
     
  3. clmayhew

    clmayhew

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    I recently got rid of my Fender pedal tuner and went with the blue Snark. I'm happy with it so far.
     
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  4. zontar

    zontar

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    I have a Snark and it works great.
    I have an older headstock type that I forget the name of.
    It worked fine, but the Snark is better and easier to read.
     
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  6. GK Growl

    GK Growl

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    Planet Waves Mini here. Very reliable so far, stays put even with jumping around, and tracks well (Low B or B flat works best with the 12th fret harmonic IME).
     
  7. tbirdsp

    tbirdsp Supporting Member

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    I've got a Deltalab CT10 and a black Snark. I think the CT10 is easier to read than the Snark (whole display lights up green when note is in tune).
     
  8. fnordlyone

    fnordlyone Supporting Member

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    Got some 80's butterfly Grovers that still work great.

    fnord!
     
  9. Stone Soup

    Stone Soup

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    I have a Snark. It only sees rehearsal and home use. I don't trust any of the clip on tuners in loud environments.
     
  10. Steve Dallman

    Steve Dallman Supporting Member

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    East Central Wisconsin
    I have three Planet Waves minis and a few Snarks of various types, red, blue, Super Tight, the new low profile one and a blue conventional style Snark.

    I like the Snarks far better than the PW minis. Faster, more accurate, more stable.
     
  11. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Neo Maxie Zoom Dweebie Supporting Member

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    The Snark is where it's at. If you use Dunlop Dual Design Straplocks you can attach the Snark to the button and it hides behind the strap and works perfectly. Genius? I think so too.
     
  12. MostlyBass

    MostlyBass Supporting Member

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    Oak Park, IL
    Peterson StroboClip & Planet Waves mini.
     
  13. Floridabwoy

    Floridabwoy

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  14. vishuddha

    vishuddha 100% Mediocre Supporting Member

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    Snark... got the little one that tucks behind the headstock. You can barely see it from the front.
     
  15. Nick303

    Nick303

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    I put my Snark round the back, perfect.
     
  16. panamonte

    panamonte

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    Intelli IMT500. Does the job fine (but I use a Korg DT-10 for gigs).
     
  17. meatwad

    meatwad

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  18. lowfreq33

    lowfreq33

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    I have a Son of Snark at home for tuning acoustic guitars, but it's useless on bass. Doesn't pick up the B at all, and has trouble with the E. No good at gigs either, picks up too much ambient noise. I had a similar experience with the NS Mini.


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  19. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

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    Burlington, Vt.
    I have Planet Waves both minis & micros. They're not perfect but they get the job done accurately. I do use harmonics for the big strings, but that's not unique to these. Small is a mixed blessing for me as they're easy to lose, but they can also live comfortably on a headstock in a gig bag or case, which makes them convenient. I'll buy more of them. Oh, and one of them was defective. D'Addario replaced it in a few days, no questions asked. Fantastic customer service!
     
  20. modulusman

    modulusman

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    I have 3 snarks black,blue and red. I like the blue one the best but they all work well.
     
  21. Doner Designs

    Doner Designs Steve Doner Gold Supporting Member

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    I use a Boss plug in when setting intonation but otherwise use a clip on Snark. I like the original round ones. Very simple and convenient to use...and they look cool too.
     

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