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Best pedalboard tuner?

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by backalleyblues, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. teleplayr

    teleplayr Tele-Afflicted

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    +1 Turbo Tuner

    The last tuner you'll ever need.
     
  2. sclitheroe

    sclitheroe Tele-Meister Ad Free + Supporter

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    Heh, I know what you are saying here - no, of course not. What I meant is that the Turbo Tuner is sensitive enough to pick up a difference in tuning depending on the orientation of the guitar (vertical vs horizontal), which is more than enough to do a proper intonation job.
     
  3. waparker4

    waparker4 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    It depends how many parsecs the tuner is away from the guitar :cool:
     
  4. Asmith

    Asmith Friend of Leo's

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    It's like when you pull on a neck backwards and it'll go sharp, so when a guitar lays on it's back it'll do a similar thing to a smaller extent.
     
  5. backalleyblues

    backalleyblues Friend of Leo's

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    Well, in the end I went with the Boss TU-3... set it up tonight, does seem to work just fine, and I know it will last... I left in Chromatic, 440 hz, which is what I usually use anyways (open tunings and all!). I was sorely tempted by the polytune (Sam Ash had them both, same price) but I went with something that I KNOW is drop-dead reliable-I gig way too much to not have totally reliable gear (3 gigs last weekend, 3 this coming weekend, including a huge festival!) and Boss, for better or worse, has never let me down.

    Thanks again, hopefully some others will refer to this thread in the future-I didn't see anything quite like this when I searched, hence why I started this thread.

    Franc Robert
     
  6. dtulsa

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    The best I've had is from Peterson strobe tuner stomp box version built like a tank accurate as can be priced at 199.00 online
    there are lots of others I just really like that one
     
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  7. valvestate

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    I think Korg Pitchblack tuner was good. I like the soft switch! I also had a Boss TU-2, not bad at all... silent switching is also great!

    Now, I'm just using a Mooer Baby Tuner, large display, fast to track and very small! Not bad at all.
     
  8. HotDan!

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    Yeah...Well they've all been mentioned and lauded too. I have more than one board also and a I have a Poly tune on one a TU-2 on another and a TU-3 on my main board but only because the plastic on the TU-2 I had on it to begin with got busted. They're all good and you can't go wrong choosing any of them...
     
  9. MGibson

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    The Polytune is my favorite of the new breed. Haven't found anything that tracks as well as the old Arion Stagetuner.
     
  10. Mike Simpson

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    I use a Boss TU3, reliable as a Telecaster.
     
  11. crossroader

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    I've got an original (non-mini) Polytune on my bigger board and it's a great tuner.
    Picked up a Korg DT-10 for cheap for my other board and I like it. Not all the features as the PT, but works fine.
    I also have a Peterson StroboStomp for home use (super accurate for setting intonation).

    If I didn't have any of the above, I'd probably give the Turbo Tuner a serious look.
     
  12. artdecade

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    TU-3. Obviously.
     
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    I got a Korg, about 4 years ago. After much travel and use it still works great.
     
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