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What type of tuner do you prefer

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by EpiphoneMoody, Jan 11, 2018.


What type of tuner do you prefer

Poll closed Jan 18, 2018.
  1. Snark/clip on

  2. Plug in chromatic tuner

  3. Pedal tuner

  1. EpiphoneMoody


    Jan 11, 2018
    Tell me your favorite type of tuner
  2. filmtex

    filmtex Commercial User

    May 29, 2011
    Annsman Pro Audio Dealer
    I’ve been using a Fender pedal tuner for as long as I can remember. I like it because it’s accurate and one of the outputs (that I use) mutes my signal which makes switching basses faster. I have used clip on tuners and find even the inexpensive ones work pretty well, but I really like the pedal. Ymmv
  3. ONYX


    Apr 14, 2000
    At home:

    I use a plug in chromatic--I forget the brand name right now.

    I have a BOSS pedal tuner that's been in stasis for several years---it doesn't get much use these days.

    I also have a clip-on, but that is for emergencies only. The battery in those never seem to last long.

    On stage:

    My rigs have KORG rack mount tuners installed. I like these because I don't need to unplug to tune, and they have a mute button which allows for silent tune ups.
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  4. Oddly

    Oddly Unofficial TalkBass Cartographer! Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    A Korg Pitchblack pedal tuner.
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  5. Skybone


    Jun 20, 2016
    One that works
  6. Any strobe tuner for me.
  7. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Korg Pitchblack.
    I have two, one in my home practice space and one in my gig bag.
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  8. JakobT


    Jan 9, 2014
    Oslo, Norway
    I like TC clip-on tuners. I have two Polytunes, and one Unitune.
  9. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    Clip on at gigs, old school analog tuner with a very accurate needle when setting intonation, whatever the guitar player is using in the studio so we're not using two different calibrations.
  10. ThreeEcho7


    Nov 21, 2017
    TC Electronic Polytune in strobe mode. Fast, precise, accurate, and easy to see.
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  11. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    Korg Pitchblack. I love the silent mode for tuning and the true bypass.
  12. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    Boss TU-2 on stage. It's reliably accurate, easy to see even in bright sunlight, and mutes the instrument while tuning.

    Snark clip-on or an A (440) tuning fork around the house.

    Peterson virtual strobe on the bench for setting intonation.
  13. TC Electronic Polytune clip-on.
  14. Goatrope

    Goatrope Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2011
    Sarasota Florida
    Sonic Research, full size ST-300.
  15. I have a couple but for gigs I’ve been using the tuner on my shure glxd pedal wireless. Works great and is easy to see.
  16. Korg CA-40
  17. RustyAxe


    Jul 8, 2008
    I own all of 'em. I prefer the one I have at hand to the others I don't.
  18. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    Ear. ;)
  19. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I use a Snark but it's the pedal version.
  20. MordBass


    Nov 1, 2017
    The one in my guitar players rig. :laugh:

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