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Evil Undead
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Korg Pitchblack pedal tuner

4.5/5, 4.5 from 4 reviews
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Recent Reviews

  1. Miles_ONeal
    Keeps me in tune
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Jan 12, 2018
    Build Quality:
    5/5,
    Features:
    5/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    Pros
    • + Accurate and responsive. True bypass. Bright and easy to read.
    Cons
    • - Shape makes it diffficult to attach to HoleyBoard with a zip-tie.
    Easy to read under all the conditions I have played in. (I haven't tried it in direct sunlight.) It shows you note you're honing in on, and how far off you are in either direction. It seems to track well and quickly.

    Occasionally I have to dampen a string and hit it again rather than just keep hitting it, but I have found that to be the case on many tuners.

    It works great for me on both guitar and 4 string bass in standard tuning, so I don't have a B string problem.

    I wanted another color, but they came at a silly premium as "collectibles". But the LEDs stand out nicely against the Pitchblack in all black.

    Since I use a filtered, isolated power supply, I don't use the 9VDC out.
    Price Paid:
    $80
  2. redshot
    Well built, solid, but not quite a bass tuner
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Apr 18, 2016
    Build Quality:
    4/5,
    Features:
    3/5,
    Value:
    4/5,
    Pros
    • + Low battery consumption, tracks high notes fast
    Cons
    • - Problems tracking the low B string, the simultaneous strings tuning doesn't work too well for bass. Adds noise into the signal chain (bypassed or not) if not using a filtered power supply
    Adds noise into my signal chain when I'm powering it with the same battery that I use to power the rest of the pedals. Works fine with a 9V battery though, that's how I've been using. I recommend a filtered power supply for this pedal.

    Doesn't track the low strings too well, switching to the multi string tuning when it fails to track a single string, which can become annoying sometimes.

    Overall, it seems to be a tuner more directed for guitar players than bass players.
    Price Paid:
    49 €
    Mechayoshi likes this.
  3. PluffMudQueen
    Does the job
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Apr 16, 2016
    Build Quality:
    3/5,
    Value:
    4/5,
    Pros
    • + Accurate and bright
    Cons
    • - Has trouble reading low bass notes.
    Great tuner. Nothing special. Decent build but power jack stopped working so had to wire it to the power supply via the batter connection. Has trouble reading bass notes depending on the tone you are sending it. Not a big fan of the "multi-string simultaneous" tuning.

Item Details

  1. Pedal Type:
    Tuner
    Batteries:
    9V
    Price:
    unsure of exact MSRP, in UK it's usually £50-ish
    Features:
    100% True Bypass output keeps your tone intact
    Choose from four types of display modes: Full Strobe, Half Strobe, Meter & Mirror
    Compact pedal sized guitar/bass tuner that fits in your pedal board.
    Large bright LED meters clearly show any tuning discrepancy.
    A broad detection range from E0 (20.60 Hz) to C8 (4186 Hz).
    Calibration is adjustable from 436--445 Hz.
    A 9 VDC output jack is provided for cascading the power supply to other pedals.
    Sleek, black and tough aluminum die cast body for superb durability.

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