The Polytune is a perfectly fine tuner. You can get one pretty inexpensively if you shop used on the classifieds here. I like strobe tuners better (just a personal thing with me) so I use a Sonic Research ST-300. It has a few extra bells & whistles type features that I actually found very useful too since I play other instruments besides bass. The ST-300 is also very easy to read - which is important if you’re one of those “old guys” like I am. It’s about $30 more than a Polytune 3 unless you find one on sale like I did. With a coupon mine set me back $85. Normally they go for about $130. More expensive tuners will exhibit less bounce and let you tune quicker in some cases. They also tend to be easier to read. Don’t know anything about Planet Waves tuners since I’ve never used one. But any tuner made by a name you recognize is better than no tuner. So get something either way. You can always go for something fancier later on down the road.