Volume pedals: Why the "TUNER OUT" jack???

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  1. E5RSY

    E5RSY Doctor of Teleocity

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    I don't get it. But, I am admittedly pretty new to volume pedals, in general.

    What's the scoop?

    Scott
     
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    It's so the tuner doesn't load down your signal; no need for a buffer or so-called "true bypass" B.S.
     
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    also so you can reduce the volume to zero and tune silently with a regular tuner (that isn't a tuner pedal)
     
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    E5RSY Doctor of Teleocity

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    This is the only thing that makes sense, which also means it's an obsolete idea. Don't see many TU-12s on boards anymore. :)
     
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    Rack tuner? :D
     
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    I like a buffered signal; some don't. That's enough reason for this feature. It's not obsolete. Others like to limit the number of pedals, wire runs, jacks, etc. in their signal chain, for simplicity and reliability, and that's a good reason, too.
     
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    This^^^
     
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    Can't get my tuner to work on my Ernie Ball
     
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    If you were married, you'd understand.
     
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    It's for a tuner.
     
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    So, it sounds like it is meant for those who apparently still imbibe the "true bypass/buffer fear" kool-aid. Aside from that, there does not seem to be any reason to put a tuner "pedal" on the TUNER OUT jack, whatsoever. An old-style non-pedal tuner like the SEIKO I had as a kid, yes, of course. But, a modern pedal tuner? No.

    Interestingly, it doesn't take much looking to find those who think a tuner is coloring their sound even at the end of the dead-end street that is the TUNER OUT jack. :rolleyes:
     
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    and without having the tuner in your signal chain.
     
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    Tuner out works brilliantly on my EB MVP. And now they have apparently released the VP JR +Tuner....
     
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    I don't get it either. The tuner out loads down the signal even more in my head.

    What tuner pedal doesn't have bypass these days?
     
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    Only because you asked: BOSS TU-3S
    https://www.boss.info/us/products/tu-3s/

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    You say tomato, BOSS says stompbox.

    BOSS lists the TU-3s as a stompbox. It's designed to be used with switchers or tuner-outs on volume pedals since there is no need for a switch in those applications. Or for those few people who keep their TU-2s and TU-3s always on. And it has no bypass.
     
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    E5RSY Doctor of Teleocity

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    Pedals, by definition, involve feet. Despite what the BOSS web designers may think, not all tuners are pedals/stompboxes.
     
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    Well now we're a bit off topic...
     
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    Yes on both accounts

    Never fails to be late for a gig and your pedal board won’t work

    Plug straight into the amp and turn it up
     
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