Why Clip On Tuner Instead Of Pedal?

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  1. sax4blues

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    I think clip on tuner is fine and I own one. But most of the time I have a pedalboard with tuner so rarely use clip on. I regularly see guitarist of all levels using clip on even when they have a pedalboard. I’m wondering what reason/advantage of this choice?
     
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    More room on said pedal board, one less thing in your signal chain, and one less thing to go wrong and stop said signal.
     
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    Personal preference, I suppose? Maybe better visibility with the clip on since it’s the same site line as the tuners? I personally don’t like having anything clipped to the headstock, but to each their own.
     
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    And one less buffer!
     
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    This.
     
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    But I've also found that since there isn't much room on a tele headstock the best place for my clip on tuner is right behind the nut. The problem with that is it gets in the way when you're doing those cool behind the nut bends. Being a tele she doesn't go out of tune that much so I've started putting the clip on tuner in my pocket after I check the my tuning.
     
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    A better solution for that, IMO, is to not let the tuner pedal on the board, in the first place. Mine sits alone on the floor next to the board.
     
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    yep, clip on tuners for me to not waste space on the pedalboard (I love small boards :) )
     
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    So the audience can hear you tune.
     
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    No volume knob on your guitar?
     
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    huge fan of clip-on tuners. i use one (the polytune) and move it around electrics, acoustic, cello, kalimba. i'll even clip it to a monitor and tune oscillators with it.
     
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    Nope, sorry. There's two of them.
     
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    I like an unobtrusive clip-on so I can tune anywhere on stage or off, without having to go to my pedalboard. I actually had a tuner pedal go bad at a rehearsal (thank goodness not a gig) and it took several minutes to track down the problem. Yeah, that was ONE time in many decades, but it still could have been embarrassing. My d'Addarrio Micro Tuner is tiny, hides behind the headstock, and is quick for tuning. One less thing to power on a board or take up space. I have a half-a-dozen of these little gems, and most of my guitars have a dedicated one. ;)
     
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    I've got one of these too - it lives in the cello case in case the other is missing. I should probably just get one for each electric guitar to hide on the back of the headstock - such a good little tuner.
     
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    Prefer it. Saves room on pedal board. I’m over the “no tune on headstock thing”.
     
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    welp for me - no pedal board, so no pedal tuner
    ;)
     
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    I think they look cheesy. I don’t care who’s using one. Just my opinion.
     
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    Here's a pic from front. Notice the "itty-bitty" screw holding it in place, so it won't shake off if I get a little rambunctious on stage. :)
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    On a dark stage, I'm not sure any audience member is even aware of mine.....but I hope they appreciate I'm in tune. ;););)
     
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