Tuner Pedals

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Urban777, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. Urban777


    Jun 23, 2009
    I've been looking at the huge difference of price between the Boss chromatic tuner pedal and the Behringer chromatic TU300 tuner pedal, a difference of at least £50. But is there actually a difference in performance? I mean, a tuner is a tuner. It either tunes your bass or doesn't work, and the latter would lead it to not be sold. So I was wondering, if anyone knows, is there any difference between the two? I'd much rather spend £25 on a tuner rather than £75 on something that does the same thing?
  2. TheMutt

    TheMutt Guest

    Apr 28, 2007
    Aside from the price difference, the BOSS TU-2 can be calibrated from A=438-445 and the Behringer TU300 can be calibrated from A=438-447, a difference of 2 cents. Other than that, I can see that the TU-2 has a tuning accuracy of +/- 3 cents, but I cannot find any information about the tuning accuracy of the TU300. Otherwise, the TU300 is essentially a clone of the TU-2

    Honestly, if the TU300 works for you, get it or get an even cheaper tuner like the Korg GA30 which has accuracy to +/- 1 cent, but not all the frills, whistles, and convenience of a pedal tuner sitting on your board.
  3. Chris Ramlar

    Chris Ramlar

    Feb 8, 2006
    I think you pay more for a quality pedal, look on the "Post your Pedalboard" threads one of the most used tuner pedals is the TU-2 even artists use that pedal
  4. i use the TU-100 and ive never had any problems with it, and it works fine. I dont like people having prejudices against behringer pedals, theyre not bad for £20 each.

    Anyway, another popular tuner is the Korg Pitchblack, so check that out too
  5. RedCoatMonster


    Aug 14, 2007
    Thomas, OK
    I have a TU-2, but I got it over others because I wanted the option to power pedals as well because I havent bought a brick yet.

    Lately though it seems like my TU-2 is always a little off the mark as far as tuning...its main function.
  6. 4-string


    Jul 23, 2006
    Sonic Research Turbo Tuner, best there is IMO. Costs more than Boss and Behringer, but less than a Peterson. :)

    Korg Pitchblack would be my second choice, and with the price of the Korg I wouldn't even consider Boss or Behringer.

  7. 4StringsEnough


    Mar 9, 2008
    I don't understand the popularity of the TU-2 other than for the fact it says 'Boss' on it. It's not true bypass and it's not as accurate as other similar-priced tuners. The Ibanez LU-20 is great value - it's built like a tank, has a great display, is true bypass and +/- 1 cent rather than the +/- 3 cent of the Boss. Works well on bass too.
  8. I use the Korg DT-10... mainly because it's a TANK, tougher, in terms of construction, than the BOSS... I also selected the Korg because of my positive experience with Korg rack mount tuners in a number of recording studios; they seem very accurate...
  9. Low_blow


    May 14, 2005
    Korg pitchblack is a pretty nice tuner! Its compact and it doesn't suck your tone. It's written, that pichblack has true bypass. I don't know, whether it's 100% true or not, but I hear no difference in tone connecting my bass to my combo through it. And I definetly heard the difference in tone when I ran the signal of my bass through the DT-10.
  10. 4-string


    Jul 23, 2006
    I use the DT-10, and there is no tone suck as far as I can tell. Not true bypass doesn't equal tone suck.
  11. Low_blow


    May 14, 2005
    to 4-string:
    My friend and I made a test... My Yamaha TRBJP sounded better when it was plugged directly to combo. When running through the DT-10 its tone lacked clarity, articulation and its character was more mid-oriented, the lower notes sounded a bit duller. In fact, the difference is not huge.
  12. afroman


    Aug 31, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I highly recommend the Korg Pitchblack.
    Owned the TU2 for about 5 years and the Korg is miles better in every way.
  13. drasticDUB

    drasticDUB Guest

    Mar 13, 2008
    I would recommend the peterson strobostomp, but I cant. If you run it in-line, like a stomp box, before the amp, and have it set to mute as you tune... there is a loud pop noise that happens when you disengage the tuner. What a bummer...otherwise, it tunes instruments quite well.
  14. the digi hardwire tuner will put the tu-2 in its grave.