Clip On Tuner Recommendations --------------------------------clip-on

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by bobsax, Sep 8, 2011.


  1. bobsax

    bobsax

    Jan 16, 2011
    Southern Oregon
    There are several threads on tuners (some very lengthy) but I would like some recommendations for clip on tuners only.

    I think Missy Rains uses a Intelitouch PT10. In one of her AOB lessons she mentions it's an Intelitouch but doesn't mention the model. It looks like the PT10. The specs on it say it uses a non standard battery and it would be nice if there was a clip on that used a rechargeable battery or batteries.

    This what MF has
    clip on tuners Results | Musician's Friend
     
  2. Greg Clinkingbeard

    Greg Clinkingbeard Commercial User

    Apr 4, 2005
    Kansas City area
    Black Dog Bass Works
    A PT10 works for me. Clipped to the bass side of the bridge seems to work for picking up good readings. Some have said it doesn't pick up the E string well but that hasn't been my experience. It stays clipped to the quiver when not in use.
     
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  3. A few local bassists and guitarists use the Snark with good results, even captures the low B fairly well and survives gigs. I've played with one, and liked it, but for my gigs I prefer my pedal tuner.

    Peace,
    Greg

    (edit, just saw this was in the DB section, you can totally disregard my post :/)
     
  4. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC

    Apr 17, 2004
    +1 on the Snark, specifically the SN-2. Fantastic bang for the buck and, for me, works better than many costing far more. More detail here.
     
  5. bobsax

    bobsax

    Jan 16, 2011
    Southern Oregon
  6. JoeyNaeger

    JoeyNaeger Guest Commercial User

    Jun 24, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Bass Specialist, Lisle Violin Shop
    I have the Peterson SC-1 Stroboclip and am really pleased with it. It's incredibly accurate and has a quick response.
     
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  7. GrowlerBox

    GrowlerBox

    Feb 10, 2010
    Nude Zealand
    I have a Korg AW-2 -- tracks well, seems accurate (when put up against my Strobostomp), has a nice manoeuvreable display with a switchable backlight, mic or piezo, "A" can be calibrated. Also has the auto shut-off. Dearer than the PC1 or the Snark, though.
     
  8. I am another happy Srobo-Clip user.

    John
     
  9. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC

    Apr 17, 2004
    The Snark SN-2 has both a dimming and an auto-off power feature. I actually sold my StroboClip and now use the Snark.
     
  10. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    I use the Seiko STX1, it's discontinued but a great tuner.
     
  11. Nagrom

    Nagrom

    Mar 21, 2004
    Western Canada
    TU-12 with a Clip-on contact p/u works for me. The body sits nicely on the bridge, The clip grabs between the strings.
     
  12. The thing I like about the Peterson Strobo-clip is that it's still easily tuning the string in after my ear can't hear the difference anymore. That's a good feeling, tuner-wise. (Not such a good feeling ear-wise, but I can't do a whole lot about that.)
     
  13. JoeyNaeger

    JoeyNaeger Guest Commercial User

    Jun 24, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Bass Specialist, Lisle Violin Shop
    +1 and I found that practicing with this tuner actually helped my internal hear. I can't say that about any other tuner I've used.
     
  14. bobsax

    bobsax

    Jan 16, 2011
    Southern Oregon
    Hey do you guys clip your tuners so that you can see them over the fingerboard or under it?

    I borrowed a blue Snark and it seemed like the only way to place it was so that you read it under the fingerboard.

    Missy Raines has her Intelitouch PT10 placed so that she can see it over the fingerboard.
     
  15. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Former Mannes College Theory Faculty Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Ridgewood, NJ
    Snark SN-2 - Snark!

    -S-
     
  16. tstone

    tstone

    Nov 16, 2010
    San Francisco, CA
    I was happy with the Meisel Com-90, but I tried a Snark SN-2 and I have to admit it's even better. More compact and robust than the Meisel and grabs the low E every time without fail.
     
  17. bobsax

    bobsax

    Jan 16, 2011
    Southern Oregon
    So with the Snark SN-2 are you using the mic or vibration setting?
     
  18. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Former Mannes College Theory Faculty Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Ridgewood, NJ
    Vibrate - no reason to use the mic that I can think of.

    -S-
     
  19. bobsax

    bobsax

    Jan 16, 2011
    Southern Oregon
    Hmmm.
    I'm trying out a blue Snark. I think it's the SN-1.
    From the site it looks like the only difference from the SN-2 is the mic and $10.
    Maybe we should recommend the SN-1 ?

    Snark Tuners

    Snark Tuners
     
  20. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Former Mannes College Theory Faculty Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Ridgewood, NJ
    Your links are way overpriced - they're $12 on amazon.com, $11.60, actually, as of a few minutes ago.

    -S-
     
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