Pitchblack v. Boss TU-3

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by buldog5151bass, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    I did a search, but could not find this exactly. I want to get a good pedal tuner to use on stage, and have narrowed it down to these two. Need to go down to low D. Opinions?
  2. hbabels


    Jul 26, 2015
    Phoenix, AZ
    I haven't used the TU3 so can't comment on it, I do own several pitchblack tuners and love them! They are very reliable and handle low notes no problem. I use with 5 strings sometimes dropped to A or Ab and 4 strings in Drop C tuning and the pitchblack tracks quickly and accurately. Also easy to read display onstage. Reccomended
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  3. The Pitchblack I have has trouble with the E on my DB, so I upgraded to a Turbo Tuner. Haven't used a Boss.

    Another reason my PB got kicked off the board is that it was sharp compared to other band members' tuners and my own other tuners. I've never heard of anyone else having this problem with their PB, though, so I guess I just got a dud.
  4. I have and use both. Pitch black is true bypass while the TU-3 has a nice buffered bypass with 2+ megaohm input impedance.

    Which tuner I choose depends on if I want the buffer.
  5. You can choose the A frequency with the little buttons on the back of the pitch black. I had a joyo copy that came tuned to 432 Hz out of the box, but worked perfectly once set correctly.
  6. Thanks.

    I vaguely recall trying to adjust it at the time and didn't see any way to do so. I'll dig it out ...

    Took me a while to find which drawer it's in. Yup, buttons on the back that I don't remember being there...

    I'm too young to have Alzheimer's! :nailbiting:

    Thanks again! This PB may yet find a use on one of my boards... :thumbsup:
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