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Kriegs
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Tc Electronic Polytune 3 Tuner

5/5, 5 from 1 review
Polyphonic tuner with multiple tuning modes
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Recent Reviews

  1. Kriegs
    Excellent tuner in a pedal configuration for all applications
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Jul 16, 2018
    Build Quality:
    5.00/5,
    Features:
    5.00/5,
    Value:
    5.00/5,
    Pros
    • + Tracks all strings quickly and flawlessly all the way down to low B
    • + Bright display can be seen even during outdoor, daylight conditions
    • + Accurate and QUICK
    • + Mutes sound while tuning, so can be used as a substitute kill switch
    • + Durable and road tested
    I was a long time Boss tuner user but since 2010, when TC Electronic released the first Polytune, I have used Polytune tuners, exclusively. The accuracy, speed and durability of these pedals has been unmatched.
    My Polytune is the first pedal on my board and, for obvious reasons, is the most important. Add to that importance the fact that I have a G&L SB-2 and Thunderbird bass, both with Volume/ Volume controls so I have no quick way to silence these basses. A simple step on the Polytune provides instant and total silence of my signal chain (thanks to a very good, isolated, power supply and silent pedalboard cabling :thumbsup:).
    As far as tuning goes, well, rather than go into long technical discussions on cents, etc. I will sum it up by saying, then I tune with my Polytune, I am confident that I am in tune with everyone else that used one. If someone used another tuner, they'll have to retune to those of us that are already spot on, thanks to our Polytunes! ;)
    Price Paid:
    $99.99 (USD)

Item Details

  1. Pedal Type:
    Tuner
    Batteries:
    9V
    EQ / Controls:
    On/ Off
    Price:
    $99.99 (USD)
    Features:
    - Ultra-compact polyphonic tuner gives you fast, accurate tuning and a high-quality tone tool in a single unit
    - Quickly get in tune with polyphonic, chromatic and strobe tuning modes
    - Built-in all-analog BONAFIDE BUFFER circuitry preserves your tone through long cable runs and convoluted pedal boards
    - Polyphonic tuning lets you tune all your strings at once
    - Lightning-fast chromatic tuner offers 0.5 cent accuracy
    - Ultra-precise strobe tuner gives you ±0.02 cent accuracy for ultimate tuning performance
    - Exceptional buffer keeps your tone transparent and crisp with a 1 MΩ input, 100 Ω output and extremely high >112 dB signal to noise ratio
    - Switchable true bypass / buffer modes let you optimize signal integrity for any setup
    - “Always on” tuning mode keeps tuner on and detecting even when not muted
    - Super-bright 109-LED display and an ambient light detector provide an instant clear readout in all viewing conditions
    - Automatically switches between polyphonic and monophonic tuning modes based on how many strings you play
    - User is able to update firmware via USB port
    - User is able to change reference pitch in 1Hz steps
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