D’Addario Micro Clip-Free Tuner

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  1. dswo

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    BB1F4A8E-9D7F-4E36-A4EA-AC0BCE61C17E.jpeg I have a couple of the clip-ons, but don’t like to leave them on my Martin in case there’s a chemical reaction with the finish. These screw-ons were on sale for Amazon Prime Day, and I’m quite pleased. Doesn’t show at all from the front, no danger to finish.
     
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    Really interesting. I'd probably go with MF and not WW&BW because of shipping :).
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    Great stuff!
    I have 2, but I have 14 guitars.
    They’re all getting them for Christmas!
     
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    screw on?! :eek:
     
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    It replaces a tuner screw. Don't drill a new hole as someone seemed to suggest in a review I read, though I suppose you could!
     
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    whew, that makes more sense!
     
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    A tuner is your friend.
     
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    If I were king, they’d be mandatory!!!;):)
     
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    Preach brother Bill!!!
     
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    I like that one.

    It would remain all but invisible to the audience members, which is a big plus.

    :)
     
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    Cool.
     
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    Meh, it's a guitar :twisted: A quick glance at my '63 Telecaster and I count 26 screw holes in the body and 12 in the neck (two string trees would make 13).

    Here's a pic from a custom build I did a while back. This was originally the tuner with the little ratcheting clip. I cut the clip off, drilled two screw holes, and countersunk them. The tuner itself snaps in and out of the little plate, but I leave it on the guitar. No searching for a tuner and it's never in the way.

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    I'm a big fan of those tuners precisely because they hide so well. (I really hate the dongle tuners.) I'm not so sure that the screw that's provided will match what's already threaded there, but I'm sure that can be dealt with.
     
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    Mine came with two screws, different diameters. I picked the one that seemed close to the Martin screw I had just removed.
     
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    If it is screwed to the tuner, how much connection is there there to axe? I assume it works by a vibration sensor.
     
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    It uses a mounting hole for a tuner and replaces one of the screws there, so, I guess you might say it's screwed into the guitar with a bit of solid metal between it and the wood of the headstock. I'd guess it's at least as solid a connection as when there's a spring clamp with rubber-y pads holding one on. It has to be vibration sensing.

    I ordered one and going to give it a try. Honestly it seems like a good idea if it works as well as a clamp on of similar price. (Those work Ok for me at home - tend to get distracted by loud noises if out in a live venue, but that's not happening any more...)
     
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