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Easy To See Tuners

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Jammin'John, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Jammin'John

    Jammin'John Friend of Leo's

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    Hi guys & gals.
    I'm getting my first pedalboard tuner. I am down to the Polytune 3 or the Boss TU-3S.
    I know there is much love for the Boss.
    My main concern though is which one is easier to see from far away and easier to use.
    Thoughts ?

    JJ
     
  2. MisterZ

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    I like my Snark, despite it not being one of the ones you mentioned.
     
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  4. Jammin'John

    Jammin'John Friend of Leo's

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    Isn't that a headstock tuner ?
    I rode my bike down to Lansing and Aurora last week when it got nice. Got rained on the whole way home.
    I don't like those headstock ones.

    JJ
     
  5. MisterZ

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    No, I have a Snark stompbox tuner.
     
  6. Jammin'John

    Jammin'John Friend of Leo's

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    Can you see the PitchBlack very easily from a distance ? I can't see so well,especially if I don't wear my glasses.

    JJ
     
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    I'd say so. Here's a demo, maybe that will give you an idea of what it looks like the wild.

     
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    I'll 2nd the pitch black, easy to see, very bright. I don't know if it's just mine, but it's a bit twitchy with my telecaster. It jumps between nothing and pitch constantly. With every other guitar, it's flawless including my strat.
     
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  9. Rythameen

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    I have the Polytune 3. It's very bright, high rez and very easy to see. IMO it's a great piece of kit, I got it mainly due to the strobe mode which is wonderful. I don't think you can go wrong at all with it.
     
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  10. Jammin'John

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    There's much praise for the Polytune 3 and for the Boss. The Boss has a huge following. It's supposed to be the most roadworthy.

    JJ
     
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    if your eyesight is bad you could look at the Korg Pitchblack rackmount and set it up like Larry Carlton
    Korg_PitchblackPro_Tuner_WNAMM14-1.jpg

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    Kliq tiny tune pro stage works great for me.
     
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    Polytune here as well for the last 2 years, there are no negatives. I haven't tried many others outside of an old Boss pedal, but I have been very happy with it.
     
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    Pitchblack works for me
     
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    Monopricr sells a 15.00 tuner pedal that is great. It gets rebadged as someone else’s and the price goes up. It’s worked for me and is easy to read. I can’t comment on its durability when gigging
     
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    I’ve got a Pitchblack Poly. It works great and I never have to think about it.
     
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    Polytune 3. Very easy to see. I can imagine others being as good but I can’t imagine better. And the strobe mode is INCREDIBLY sensitive. Almost too sensitive for everyday use, but if your trying to adjust intonation or something, pretty tough to beat... And real easy to switch between strobe and normal mode...

    -Ray
     
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  20. Jammin'John

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    Great suggestions. Pretty funny Larry tuner ! My board is small though. Some of those cheapies actually work good ?

    JJ
     
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