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New Korg Pitchblack Pro (rack-mount) Tuner is Da Bomb!!

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Quadzilla, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member


    Extremely light-weight
    VERY sensitive
    Cool lights and interface
    Does what I need it to do
    Cheap!!! ($99)

    Not sure if it has true-bypass or not (but I'm not using it in that configuration anyway) ;-)

    Pic of it in my rig:


    Other (promo pics)


  2. therhodeo


    Feb 28, 2011
    Owasso OK
    Are you Quadzilla from the 33?
  3. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    I don't know that "the 33" is so, I guess the answer would be no. Or maybe if you tell me what "the 33" is, I should be able to confirm or deny! :smug:
  4. therhodeo


    Feb 28, 2011
    Owasso OK
    NVM if you were him you'd know. How fast is the tracking on it on low stuff?
  5. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Thus far, I've only tuned down to a whole step on my 4's (D). Tracks FAST!
  6. Where did you find it? Most sites I've looked at say "pre-order" or "notify when in stock"?
  7. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Austin Bazaar was the site
  8. Deepwoods

    Deepwoods Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2003
    St. Louis
    Definitely getting one of these to complete my rack. The cable tester is a nice feature to have on the gig too. What's not to love about this? Does the power cable have a big transformer?
  9. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Transformer is not that big. I'd say medium size.
  10. andrew


    May 20, 2000
    Vancouver BC/Pacific Northwest
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amplification, Spector, Regenerate Guitar Works, Tech 21 NYC
    Can you turn it off when not in use? I wouldn't want it brightly reading my playing behind me the whole time.
  11. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

  12. andrew


    May 20, 2000
    Vancouver BC/Pacific Northwest
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amplification, Spector, Regenerate Guitar Works, Tech 21 NYC
    Thanks for the heads up about this tuner. I'm going to order one today.
  13. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    Dude this thing look SICK!!! Wowwy. Ive never had a rack tuner. Maybe I should get one....... hmmmmmm..... But then I would need a bigger rack. Dang it, it never ends!
  14. Ugh! A transformer plug? I hate those! How is it/do you think it would be in direct sunlight? That's been a huge problem during summer day light shows with all other tuners, except for the Strobrack, which I still haven't gotten. Too cheap, I guess!
  15. AndyLES


    Aug 25, 2008
    New York
    Question: what are the specs of the transformer?
  16. Deepwoods

    Deepwoods Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2003
    St. Louis
    I plan on getting this tuner to add in my 3-space shallow rack case with my VT Bass Rack preamp and GK MB500 with rack ears. Conceal a power strip in the rear of the rack with everything plugged in and wire tied together. Get to the gig and plug 1 power cable to the wall and rock out. Easy as pie and probably under 15 lbs. I don't use effects so I can get away with that.
  17. wolfkeller

    wolfkeller Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2013
    I can't find anyplace that actually has these in stock
  18. Deepwoods

    Deepwoods Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2003
    St. Louis
    Placed my order today thru Musicians Friend with 20 percent off coupon. Due in stock on 5/15. $86. Not bad.
  19. RandalPinkFloyd


    Jun 3, 2012
    Mine just came in last night. Looks so freaking cool. I dig the different display configurations. Unless you are playing really slow, you don't have to worry about people seeing "what you're playing" although I don't see what the hang up about that is.

    As far as weight, it weights next to nothing. As you can see in OP's pic, it's very shallow, so there's not much to it. My only complaint would be the plastic rack mounts. Outside of that, it seems more accurate and stable than the Behringer rack tuner I used and the Boss TU-2. Not to mention the cool lights. I'm a sucker for lights. The blue matches the Blue LED on my GK head and my Power conditioner switch. I'll have to upload a photo later of it all on in the dark. Looks like a cyborg.
  20. meatwad


    Apr 9, 2008
    Smallville, USA
    I've owned and sold two Korg DTR-2 tuners in the past, and am expecting shipment of a PB-05 tomorrow. It's transparent construction reminds me of an old 80's Tomy Tron game.

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