So, recommend a Tuner?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by ProfGumby, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. ProfGumby

    ProfGumby Guest

    Jan 15, 2007
    Michigan's U.P.
    Anyone care to recommend a good bass tuner? I am considering a foot box or a small chromatic tuner that would work on a bass or guitar. Wife is looking for Christmas ideas and aside from a new set of Rotosound 66's and 77's for a couple of basses, that's about all I can come up with......well that and a Squire VM Jazz, but I'm not holdin my breath for it Bro!

    I was lookin at a Fender PT 100 box or a Fender AX 12. I'm not brand specific, but those are two I have handled recently.....

    Any ideas?:help:
  2. Maurice Carr

    Maurice Carr

    Aug 7, 2004
    Mt Wellington, Auckland, NZ
    Authorised BFM and fEARful cab builder: New Zealand
    Korg DT10BK

    Got mine from Bass North West for $US100

    It's a good unit.
  3. mrokern

    mrokern TB's resident Rush freak

    Jul 20, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    Peterson strobes are the bee's knees when it comes to tuners. If you want a pedal, look at the StroboStomp. I have the StroboFlip and love it.

    They are NOT cheap, but are worth every single penny.

  4. 4Mal

    4Mal Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    +1 or maybe 2 as I have 1 for each of my guitar and bass rigs.

    Great stage tuner.
  5. Planet Waves Chromatic Pedal Tuner.
    Inexpensive, fast and accurate!
  6. MrHarrison

    MrHarrison Guest

    Nov 5, 2007
    Lynnwood, WA
    Personally I'd go with what I use right now, a Sabine RT-7100. It has two inputs and two outputs (it's most useful when you use either two basses or two amps, the switching can get weird otherwise), big old display that's easy to read, reasonable tracking (like many guitar tuners out there it tracks a lot better if you use the 12th string harmonics instead of open strings), and isn't too expensive.

    I know that a lot of guys give a ton of love to Korg tuners on TB, so they're worth checking out too (I just haven't used them).

    However, if you don't want to go rackmount then someone else's advice will be better heeded.
  7. I have an Intellitouch- very handy to clip on the headstock backstage w/o having to fluff around with leads
  8. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low

    Aug 19, 2007
    Mid Hudson Valley, NY
    I've had a Boss TU-2 Chromatic for years. The thing's bombproof has an output which shuts of the sound when the pedals being used and/or a bypass out so it doesn't matter if it's on or off (choice depends on whether you want to tune silently or not) and has the added advantage of having a dc out that when used with the wall wart and parallel DC cord powers all of my pedals that use 9.6VDC.
  9. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    I'm stuck between buying the Boss TU-2 and the Korg DT-10BR.
    Which would you guys prefer?
  10. Bass4LifeRS


    Oct 18, 2005
    I have the TU-2 and I like it. I see that people at Musicians Friend like the korg better though, easier to read is probably a plus. Then again, the Boss' ability to power other peopleand quick access to half-step down tuning is cool too :)
  11. JanusZarate

    JanusZarate Low End Avenger Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    Boise, ID, USA
    The Korg has those features, too. :p

    Honestly, the DC-out jack on the TU-2 is useless anyway... the proprietary Boss daisy chain is a hassle and far too short. I'd rather use an independent power supply.

    The Korg comes with a special cable to power two pedals. But again, it's pretty impractical, IMO.
  12. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
  13. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    I have the TU-2 and swear by it. The ability to cut off output is very valuable when playing out. The tuner works for guitar or bass, it's accurate, simple and bulletproof. What more do I need?
  14. casio

    casio Guest

    Aug 1, 2007
    +1 for the DT-10BK
    my whole band uses them!
    bang for the buck!
    works better on stage than the Boss, tracks better, and still has all the same features!
    you won't need anything else after this little baby!:D
  15. jmac


    May 23, 2007
    Lancaster, Pa
    I have a conn strobotuner that I use for gigs and studio. For personal use I use a korg...gosh I don't remember the model number at this moment. It's a small pocket tuner.
  16. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    I'll just go with the TU-2.

    Here's a harder question.
    The Boss DD-6 or the Boss DD-3?

    I know the DD-6 has more delay effects (and a higher price), so...
    Is it worth the extra $50 or so to get the DD-6?
  17. 1954bassman


    Jun 7, 2004
    Hickory, NC

    Taste great, less filling


    Great little tuners
  18. iualum


    Apr 9, 2004
    ...the DT-10 is is the (mini) Guyatone MT-3(it even plays tones if you want...
  19. johnfitz44


    Nov 27, 2007
    Columbus, OH
    If you are looking for a pedal tuner. I HIGHLY suggest the Planet Waves pedal tuner also.
    1) The display is much larger and much more visual. Much easier to see under bright stage lights or in the sunshine.
    2) Has true bypass and mute functions.
    3) Strobe and sweep tuning methods
    4) Looks very cool especially when being used. Black metal casing. Very heavy and feels solid. :)
    5) They don't seem to hold their retail value just yet like the used Boss pedals. I picked mine up on ebay for $45.
  20. I am happy with my Korg DT-10.