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New Korg Pitchblack Pro (rack-mount) Tuner is Da Bomb!!

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Quadzilla, Feb 3, 2014.


  1. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

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    Summary:

    Extremely light-weight
    VERY sensitive
    Cool lights and interface
    Does what I need it to do
    Cheap!!! ($99)


    Not sure if it has true-bypass or not (but I'm not using it in that configuration anyway) ;-)

    Pic of it in my rig:

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    Other (promo pics)

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  2. therhodeo

    therhodeo

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    Are you Quadzilla from the 33?
     
  3. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

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    I don't know that "the 33" is so, I guess the answer would be no. Or maybe if you tell me what "the 33" is, I should be able to confirm or deny! :smug:
     
  4. therhodeo

    therhodeo

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    NVM if you were him you'd know. How fast is the tracking on it on low stuff?
     
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  6. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

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    Thus far, I've only tuned down to a whole step on my 4's (D). Tracks FAST!
     
  7. slyjoe

    slyjoe Supporting Member

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    Where did you find it? Most sites I've looked at say "pre-order" or "notify when in stock"?
     
  8. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

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    Austin Bazaar was the site
     
  9. Deepwoods

    Deepwoods

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    Definitely getting one of these to complete my rack. The cable tester is a nice feature to have on the gig too. What's not to love about this? Does the power cable have a big transformer?
     
  10. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

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    Transformer is not that big. I'd say medium size.
     
  11. andrew

    andrew Supporting Member

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    Can you turn it off when not in use? I wouldn't want it brightly reading my playing behind me the whole time.
     
  12. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

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    Yes
     
  13. andrew

    andrew Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the heads up about this tuner. I'm going to order one today.
     
  14. gregmon79

    gregmon79 Supporting Member

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    Dude this thing look SICK!!! Wowwy. Ive never had a rack tuner. Maybe I should get one....... hmmmmmm..... But then I would need a bigger rack. Dang it, it never ends!
     
  15. trevcda

    trevcda

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    Ugh! A transformer plug? I hate those! How is it/do you think it would be in direct sunlight? That's been a huge problem during summer day light shows with all other tuners, except for the Strobrack, which I still haven't gotten. Too cheap, I guess!
     
  16. AndyLES

    AndyLES

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    Question: what are the specs of the transformer?
     
  17. Deepwoods

    Deepwoods

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    I plan on getting this tuner to add in my 3-space shallow rack case with my VT Bass Rack preamp and GK MB500 with rack ears. Conceal a power strip in the rear of the rack with everything plugged in and wire tied together. Get to the gig and plug 1 power cable to the wall and rock out. Easy as pie and probably under 15 lbs. I don't use effects so I can get away with that.
     
  18. wolfkeller

    wolfkeller Supporting Member

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    I can't find anyplace that actually has these in stock
     
  19. Deepwoods

    Deepwoods

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    Placed my order today thru Musicians Friend with 20 percent off coupon. Due in stock on 5/15. $86. Not bad.
     
  20. RandalPinkFloyd

    RandalPinkFloyd Supporting Member

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    Mine just came in last night. Looks so freaking cool. I dig the different display configurations. Unless you are playing really slow, you don't have to worry about people seeing "what you're playing" although I don't see what the hang up about that is.

    As far as weight, it weights next to nothing. As you can see in OP's pic, it's very shallow, so there's not much to it. My only complaint would be the plastic rack mounts. Outside of that, it seems more accurate and stable than the Behringer rack tuner I used and the Boss TU-2. Not to mention the cool lights. I'm a sucker for lights. The blue matches the Blue LED on my GK head and my Power conditioner switch. I'll have to upload a photo later of it all on in the dark. Looks like a cyborg.
     

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