July 17th, 2012, 10:14 AM
I'm looking for a good tuner pedal that gives me the option of true bypass (when I have short cables and/or few pedals) and buffered bypass (when I use long cables and/or more pedals).
The buffer should be of high quality, not the boss thing. My TC Electronic delay has a great sounding buffer. Both the TC El. FB and the Digitech Hardwire Reverb have internal switches that set them to true bypass or to buffered bypass (tails on as they say it). Is there a tuner with a similar option?
July 17th, 2012, 10:21 AM
Use a Snark clip-on tuner and never have to worry about the buffer in your tuner pedal. ;)
I've heard the Korg Pitchblack tuner is OK, but as for one with a switchable buffer type, that might be hard if not impossible to find. A better option might be using an A/B box where the B side goes to a stompbox tuner (and only to the stompbox tuner).
July 17th, 2012, 10:33 AM
I do have a Pitchblack too but it colors my tone, something must be wrong with mine because everyone else here says it's 100% transparent. That's why I started looking for a new tuner in the first place. A/B sounds good. A loop would be nice as well, usefull for other occasionally used crappy-buffer pedals.
July 17th, 2012, 10:37 AM
I've never heard of a tuner with that capability, but I don't know why no pedal company has thought of that before. I think it would be really handy to have that option when you want TB or buffered bypass.
July 17th, 2012, 12:12 PM
Eventide Pitchfactor. It has a built in tuner and you can set it for True Bypass or Buffered. Other than that, there isn't really another option. Also, there is nothing wrong with the Boss buffer and I've compared it against my Eventide.
July 17th, 2012, 02:28 PM
Peterson Stomp2 - buffered or true bypass. Strobe tuner.
Also has D.I. outlet and second 9V socket to daisy-chain or power another pedal.