Favorite tuner

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by MrYeats, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. SubSailer671

    SubSailer671 Squier-Nut

    Jul 4, 2019
    Ohio, United States
    Assuming the piano is in tune...
  2. jefffam

    jefffam Dr. Squier

    Jan 26, 2015
    Portland, TN
    If the piano is being used in the same music, it does not matter. You still tune to the piano. Otherwise you are 100% correct.
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  3. SubSailer671

    SubSailer671 Squier-Nut

    Jul 4, 2019
    Ohio, United States
    Yep, it is all relative in the end.

    I'm old enough to remember tuning to the keyboard player (an old piano in my circle), and more commonly to the trumpet player. I remember arguments about my tuning fork being incorrectly tuned, about the analog signal generator out of calibration (despite confirmation with an o'scope), and others.

    For me, one of the boons of the electronic tuner era is the ease and accuracy at which we can tune.
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  4. Jmv668

    Jmv668 Squier-Nut

    Feb 21, 2017
    Politune clip
  5. -NT-

    -NT- Squier Talker

    Feb 16, 2012
    Sevastopol, Russia
    +1 for Politune clip

    TS, the metal clip is the one of the most importnant things in the tuner construction. I used to use a lot of cheap plastic tuners but they all died because of the broken plastic base and clip.
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  6. bmoss02

    bmoss02 Squier Talker

    Dec 18, 2019
    any love here for guitar tuna?
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  7. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum Squier-Nut

    Oct 30, 2019
    Squier Town NY
  8. gary mitchell

    gary mitchell Squier-Meister

    Aug 23, 2019
    I use a Snark but I have a TC Electronic polytune. I use to have on my board but took it off, to make room for another pedal. But I use the TC when I am working on guitars and my basses.
  9. Rodiebobw

    Rodiebobw Squier-Nut

    Jan 12, 2020
    Rockwall, Tx.
    Snark was till it blew through tbe first battery in a week, then another after that.. Thought i missed an auto off or something..
  10. wonkenstein

    wonkenstein Squier-holic

    Feb 3, 2017
    This one is and has been the road worthy work horse for a few years. Boss makes some rugged pedal boxes, no doubt about it.
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  11. longknives

    longknives Squier Talker

    Mar 1, 2020
    San Joaquin Valley
    Have the TC PolyTune on the pedal board mostly, gave my PolyTune clip on to my brother he was jazzed about it, gave a Snark to my son and he was jazzed as well. For me 9 out of 10 times I end up using the Snark sitting over there on the stereo speaker right next to the capo and a few picks, just because it's right there and oh so convenient.
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  12. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

    Apr 23, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2020
  13. DJGranite

    DJGranite Squier-holic

    Feb 7, 2012
    Peterson StroboStomp.
    Does a ton of stuff, even has a built in D.I.
    The manual takes some time to get through.
    A couple of pics from the net, same as mine.
    strobostomp.jpg strobostomp2.jpg
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  14. John L Rose

    John L Rose Squier-Nut

    Mar 16, 2016
    Sackville, NB, Canada
    For decades I used a 440 Hz tuning fork, much like this one:
    My gimmick was to hold it in my teeth (hence the need for the ball-end handle) and flick it with my middle finger. This left both hands free to tune the instrument. Because the sound conducted so well from my jaw, I could hear it for much longer time than, say, touching it to the soundboard.

    Now I use a Snark clip-on.
    I did have to modify it though, by covering the outside of the clip with stamp-sized pieces of hockey tape (aka friction tape). Otherwise it was slippery and had a tendency to jump out of my fingers when I pinched it.
  15. Forum Guest

    Forum Guest Squier-Meister

    Jan 22, 2019
    A few months back I picked up a used Polytune 3 for about $45. It is great, and has become my go-to tuner for my electrics. I still use the Snark clip on for my acoustic.
  16. Oldguitarguy

    Oldguitarguy Squier-Nut

    Mar 2, 2019
    I like the Korg tuner that you can plug in or use without the plug. It works great for intonation plugged in. Also tells you if you are getting a signal from the pups.
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