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Effects item created by Evil Undead, Jun 22, 2015
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.
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.
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.
Pros - Fast, accurate, easy to read, lightweight
Cons - Display seems like it might break easily but no problem so far
I bought this because I was getting fed up with my old pedal tuner, which is really inaccurate and annoying - couldn't decide if the note was flat or sharp.
The Korg pitchblack is fast, accurate, light weight, compact, easy to read. I've only tried it on a standard tuned 4 string bass but I've heard good reviews about it for 5 strings and drop tuning as well.