I just think they look goofy. It's purely aesthetics with me, they work fine. I've had two clip ons that I just used for when I'm at home playing on the couch or something but the clip on part broke on both of them after not all that much use. Like I said I have a boss tuner. I've never had any issues with it and doesn't make my guitar look goofy. It was more expensive but it's built like a tank.