Stompbox Tuners - Boss or Korg?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by BassGod, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
    Hi, I'm in the market for a good, solid stompbox tuner. Basically, I need it for standard tuning, drop-D tuning, and (rarely) for flat tuning.

    It needs to have really bright LEDs for tuning on stage, it must allow for silent tuning, has to be built tough, etc.

    I can't try one out (it will be a Christmas present) so I need your opinions on the following tuners:

    Korg DT-10:



    Boss TU-2:


    Keep in mind that the Korg is slightly cheaper than the Boss. Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Graeme :bassist:
  2. syciprider

    syciprider Inactive

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    I guess it will depend on what you feel the BOSS brings to the table for $10 more.

    IMHO, they are equal in accuracy, speed and reliability.
  3. brooklynbassguy

    brooklynbassguy Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2004
    maplewood, nj, usa
    I would spend the $180 for a Peterson pedal tuner. It does everything you want, and the accuracy in tuning will change your life...maybe.
  4. syciprider

    syciprider Inactive

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    Does it dispense $20 bills while giving the owner oral sex, a foot massage and wireless internet with free access to all porn sites and work as a cable box for HBO?
  5. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    The Boss TU 2 is pretty much the standard. I can't see getting anything else (other than a Petersen, but that's quite a bit more cash, and A LOT of bells and whistles.)
  6. funky_bass_guy

    funky_bass_guy Guest

    Jul 30, 2004
    I would go for the Korg as their tuners are well regarded and I have heard problems with the TU2 becoming microphonic. We know which is the better looking too :D
  7. Higgie


    May 31, 2005
    London, England

    They are equal in all aspects really apart from price and sexiness...The Korg wins the sexy category hands down ;)...Just looks so much more appealing, IMO, which is why I went for it.
  8. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol

    I'd rather go with Guyatone. Their LEDs are impossible to miss even in bright sun.
  9. fclefgeoff

    fclefgeoff Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2002
    I love my Boss TU-2. It is the only pedal I use.
  10. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I would go for moving this to the right forum. :)
  11. Rumzini


    Feb 14, 2004
    Jackson, MI
    Does the Korg also act as a power supply as the Boss does...hence you can chain your other effects from the TU-2
  12. fr0me0


    Dec 7, 2004
    Winnipeg Canada
    yeah i'd say its 6 of one half dozen of the other unless the korg cna't power other pedals
  13. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
  14. syciprider

    syciprider Inactive

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    The Boss DOES NOT act as a power supply.

    .... Okay it ACTS like one but it is NOT. It cannot even power itself.
  15. Rumzini


    Feb 14, 2004
    Jackson, MI
    I knoew somebody would call me on that one....sorry.
  16. tbone0813

    tbone0813 The faithless say farewell when the road darkens.

    Aug 6, 2005
    Grand Prairie, TX.
  17. deaf pea

    deaf pea

    Mar 24, 2005
    Cuernavaca 1 hr S Mexico City
    Seymour Duncan/Basslines SMB-5A Endorsing Artist
    +100 on the Peterson SS