Electric Guitar Tuner

Choosing the Right Electric Guitar Tuner

Electric Guitar Tuner

Electric Guitar Tuner

The function of an electric guitar tuner is to tunes the guitar to the correct pitch.  There are hundreds of electric guitar tuners on the market, and you can spend anywhere from $15 to $300 or more for a tuner.

The best thing to do when deciding on a electronic guitar tuner, is to decide the features that you will need from the tuner and decide how much you want to spend.

Electric Guitar Tuner Accuracy, Reliability, and Affordability

If you are a beginning guitarist, your needs will be different than those of a performer, or orchestra member.  In any tuner however, apart from any special features offered, you will need to look for three key things – accuracy, reliability, and affordability.

Electric Guitar Tuner Options:

To decide which electric guitar tuner is right for you we will examine all the features that are available.  We highlight which are the important features for beginners, and explain some of the more advanced features.

Display options

LED or LCD display? It is best for beginners to choose an electric tuner with LEDs to indicate sharp and flat notes.  The manual note selection option can be useful, and an off-note indication, telling you which way to tune is helpful.  LCD displays are harder to read, especially in a poorly lit room.

Chromatic Tuners

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Chromatic scale tuners are not imperative for beginners, but if you want to tune up or down half scales to be on pitch with another band member. Or if would rather tune your guitar pitch up or down instead of using a capo, then a chromatic tuner is essential.

Microphone Tuners

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Vibration tuners achieve a better perfect pitch in general, but microphone or “mic” tuners work well with acoustic guitars with steel or nylon strings.  Many electric tuners use vibration tuning with a built in mic, and are not that much more expensive.

Socket or Jack

If you are tuning an electric guitar, you will need a 1/4” jack socket to plug your guitar lead into, and no microphone is required.  It is helpful to have both an input and output jack on your guitar.  With two guitar leads, you don’t have to unplug your guitar from its amplifier, to plug into your tuner.  It just makes quick tuning easier.

Clip-On Tuners

Clip-on tuners are a relatively new invention, and can be used for both acoustic and electric guitars.  Clip-on guitar tuners tune through vibrations of the guitar’s notes, not through sound waves in the air, as a microphone does.  Clip-on guitar tuners are very small, and portable, and they clip right on to the head of the guitar.  The construction and lighting of clip-ons are important, in order to have easy viewing of the LED information.  These may not be the best choice for beginners, because some can be awkward to read and use.

Pedal Tuners

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Pedal tuners are a great choice for all electric guitarists.  They have all recommended features, and will last for many years.  They are generally more expensive, but if you can afford one, the pedal tuner is highly recommended.  They are not usually suitable for acoustic guitars, because they do not have a built-in microphone.

Strobe Guitar Tuner

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The strobe tuner is the most accurate, but also the most expensive type of guitar tuner.  It is made with a mechanically spinning disk which has strobe markers.  The disk spins at a fixed speed, while the strobe light flashes at a frequency determined by the string being tuned, using beat frequencies to determine tuning inaccuracies.

If the strobe display appears to be moving left, the note is flat, if it is moving right, the note is sharp, and if the strobe stops, you are perfectly in tune.

Vibration Tuners (Piezo)

The vibration tuner is preferred for precision, especially in noisy environments where there is background noise, or other instruments involved.  Many brands come with built in microphones for acoustic guitars.  They come in various styles, but all work on the principle of a piezo sensor using vibrations.

Microphone tuners

These tuners rely on sound waves instead of vibration to check pitch.  They are made in free standing, clip-on, and pedal styles, and they have the most options to choose from in functionality and features.  Pitch accuracy can be affected however, by any loud background noises, so they are not necessarily recommended for use on stage with other instruments involved, because of the variation of accuracy.

Ease of use, tuning accuracy, individually preferred features, and manufacturer support, are all features to look for in tuners.  Easy-to-use features, and display, internal mic, cable input, tuner recalibration, and auto shut off, are all things to look for in tuner features.

Many of the additional features are up to the user’s preference, and how much they can afford to pay for an electric tuner.  Some people do not like to rely on, or cart extra batteries back and forth, and prefer chargers, but some chargers may experience current surges, or drops which can affect tuning.  Most manufacturers offer both types of power charge.

Recommended Manufacturers of Electric Guitar Tuners

Korg

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Korg  is probably one of the best known electric guitar tuner manufacturers, and has a reputation for provide for the accurate and precise tuning.  Korg guitar tuners offer advanced features such as Sound Out mode, Quinta Flat tunings, and it supports modern six-string basses as well as seven-string guitars.  Korg is known world-wide for its excellence and technology.

Korg AW2G Guitar Tuner Review

Korg CA1 Guitar Tuner Review

Korg GA 40 Guitar Tuner Review

Korg GA1 Guitar Tuner Review

Planet Waves

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Planet Waves is a great choice for strobe tuners, and chromatic pedal tuners.  They are extremely accurate, easy to use, and affordable.

Behringer

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Behringer is billed as the “ultimate guitar and bass tuner”, and the price is extremely affordable for the quality.

Behringer TU300 Guitar Tuner Review

Other Manufacturers

Other quality electric guitar tuners are made by Fender, Peterson, Sabine, Polytune, Intelli, SNARK, and DigiTech.  These manufacturers make quality products for reasonable prices, and their electric tuners are accurate and reliable.

Articles on this website can offer help in selecting an appropriate tuner for your needs and there are reviews of all the best guitar tuners.

If you are overwhelmed by the many choices, start with a simple and inexpensive tuner if you are a beginner. Read the reviews on this website to help you choose the right guitar tuner your needs.

Remember, the most important thing about a guitar tuner is that it is accurate, and is easy to use, and that suits your budget

Regards,
James

Electronic Guitar Tuner

 

 

Posted by on February 2nd, 2012 No Comments

Behringer TU300 Guitar Tuner Review

The Behringer TU300 Chromatic Guitar Tuner

Behringer TU300 Guitar Tuner

Behringer TU300 Guitar Tuner

The Behringer TU300 guitar tuner is aimed at the professional or advanced guitar player, rather than the novice guitarist.

Behringer TU300 Features

The Behringer TU300  provides three different guitar modes (regular, flat, double flat).

Three bass modes (regular, flat, double flat), and also a chromatic setting.

The Behringer TU300  enables standard tuning, detuning, or tuning of your own design.

The TU300 tunes quickly, easily and accurately

The TU300 is operated via a footswitch. It features a bright LED display to tell you what note it’s reading, and guarantees accurate tuning from 438 Hz to 447 Hz.

Behringer TU300 Video Review

Behringer TU300 Conclusion 4 star rating

The TU300 is a fully featured, versatile tuner. It is an accurate, well designed and compact tuner. While this is great for guitar tuning, it does not perform as well on bass and for that reason we are only able to give the Behringer 4 out of 5 stars.

If you don’t need to tune a bass guitar then this limitation won’t affect you, and in that case we would hightly recommend this tuner.

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James

Electronic Guitar Tuner

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Posted by on January 10th, 2012 No Comments

Korg AW2G Guitar Tuner Review

The Korg AW2G clip-on-tuner

Korg AW2G guitar tuner

Korg AW2G guitar tuner

If you are looking for an inexpensive, compact and flexible tuner, then the Korg AW2G Guitar Tuner might be

just what you are looking for. Korg has an excellent reputation of producing some of the best tuners that the world has to offer and the Korg AW2 Guitar Tuner is no exception. Korg is one of the most trusted names in the tuning industry and we are confident you will be happy with this model as well.

Korg AW2G clip-on-tuner design

The Korg AW2G Guitar Tuner is a clip-type tuner, a very popular and type of tuner because they can be left on whist playing. Many clip-type tuners have drawbacks in the sense that they generally do not fit a wide variety of guitars, but Korg takes care of this issue by providing a proprietary design for the “jaws” of this device so it can fit naturally on any size guitar and not interfere with tuning. In fact, it comes with 2 clips, one large and one small so it can adapt to almost any instrument.  In tuning, it is truly the little things that matter! Korg has also included a double ball joint that allows for maximum movement either up/down/left/right. This was a small issue with earlier models such as the AW1 and 2, but has now been completely corrected and solved with the AW2G model.

Korg AW2G Features

 

AW2 LCD display

The Korg AW2G Guitar Tuner also has a LCD display that is easy to see and comes with 3 different illumination modes. Since each musician prefers different levels of illumination and each playing location differs in lighting, this makes the AW2G a great choice for tuning versatility. In fact, this tuner will auto-change from a bright mode to a dimmer mode then finally to auto-shut off when not being used, which is a great energy-saving function to preserve the battery life.

How the Korg AW2G Guitar Tuner Works To Create Error Free Tuning

The AW2G gives anyone cable free tuning by measuring string vibration. This makes this tuner “smarter” than other tuners because each note has a specific rate at which it vibrates and the Korg AW2G Guitar Tuner “knows” this and can help you tune accordingly. This tuner is also a very practical choice because, unless you are alone, it is nearly impossible to get into an environment quiet enough to effectively tune a guitar. With the Korg AW2G Guitar Tuner detecting and matching note vibrations, the result is a perfectly tuned instrument. Ever had a tuner that a problem picking up low E? It creates many musical limitations. This problem is not a concern with the AW2G because of its accuracy. After all, it’s a Korg, what else can we say!

Korg AW2G reference pitches and memory

The Korg AW2G Guitar Tuner has reference pitches from 410Hz-480Hz adjusting in 1Hz increments. This model also comes with a memory function to remember your calibrations.

Korg AW2G size

It weighs a little over half an ounce inducing the battery and can barely be seen behind the headstock when on stage.

Korg AW2G User Review 4.5 star rating

At the time of writing the Korg AW2G scores 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 47 user reviews on Amazon. One reviewer wrote, “I’m very pleased with it and would recommend it to anyone looking for a well designed, nice guitar tuner.”  Another user said, “Over the years I’ve gotten, and used, about 6 different electronic tuners and this one beats them all”

Korg AW2G conclusion    4.5 star rating

The Korg AW2G clip-on-tuner is an accurate, well designed and compact tuner. For music enthusiasts, it is often the little things that matter. If you want a clip-on-tuner details like size, screen visibility and ability of the tuner to stay on the guitar firmly really matter. To create a great clip-on-tuner you have to address these issues and Korg has done just that with the Korg AW2G electronic guitar tuner. We highly recommend the Korg AW2G if you are looking for fully featured and inexpensive clip-on-tuner.

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James

Electronic Guitar Tuner

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Posted by on December 3rd, 2011 No Comments

Korg CA1 Guitar Tuner Review

The Korg CA1 Guitar Tuner

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If you are looking for a reliable, compact tuner, then you really don’t need to look further than the Korg CA1 Guitar Tuner.

Korg has been producing quality products for the music enthusiast for over a decade. Korg’s earlier model, the CA-30 has continued to be one of the best-selling tuners throughout the world. What makes Korg so popular and has given Korg such a powerful presence when it comes to tuners? The answer is the accuracy and range of functions that Korg tuners provide.

Now, Korg brings you the same quality with their CA1, but at a lower price point. Now quality and affordability meet together to create a tuner that definitely stands head and shoulders above the rest. The Korg CA1 Guitar Tuner is a very compact, LCD needle style tuner that can meet the needs of any music enthusiast.

Now let’s go over how the features of the CA1 that can help you, the music enthusiast stay in tune at all times!

Korg CA1 Guitar Tuner Features

Needle-style chromatic tuner

The Korg CA1 Guitar Tuner is a needle-style chromatic tuner. For those who are not familiar with the different types of tuner, a chromatic tuner, as opposed to a pitch tuner, will allow you to play a single note and the tuner will let you know if the note is flat or sharp.  It will also show you how far note is from being in tune. Remember, the key when buying a Chromatic tuner is its precision and accuracy. As a musician, nothing is more frustrating than playing out of tune and not being to able to get back in tune. Korg helps you solve these problems with the Korg CA1 Guitar Tuner.

Pitch preference tone and calibration

The CA1 also comes with a pitch preference tone as well as marks for pure major and minor thirds. With this tuner, you can successfully calibrate to a wide selection of concert pitches for your tuning needs. The Korg CA1 Guitar Tuner works very well for guitars and even works for brass instruments.

Compact design and Built-in Microphone

The design of the CA1 is incredibly compact for the range of functions and features that the tuner has, and it also includes an internal microphone.

Needle-style design

The Korg CA1 can also cover a wide pitch range from C1-C8. While you are tuning your instrument, you will notice that the needle-style design that is extremely accurate is letting you know how close you are to being in tune. The key advantages of needle-style tuning are precision and accuracy.

Tuning by ear

For those who love to tune by ear, the CA1 also features a “sound-out” function that will allow you to scroll through each note at the touch of a button which will bring the perfect pitch to your ear from its internal speaker.

Power saving

The CA1 features an auto power-off function that will auto shut off if the tuner has not been used for 20 minutes. This feature alone can help this tuner pay for itself by curbing the cost of replacement batteries.

Memory backup function and batteries

The Korg CA1 Guitar Tuner also has a memory backup function so it can keep track of all of your calibrations. The model also includes 2 AAA batteries that should give you over 100 hours of continuously error free tuning.

Korg CA1 Guitar Tuner Conclusion

If you are serious about tuning, then the Korg CA1 Guitar Tuner is just the tuner you need. With its accuracy and Korg’s standing behind their product, you just can’t go wrong with this tuner.

 

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James

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Posted by on December 1st, 2011 No Comments

Snark SN-1 Guitar Tuner Review

The Snark SN-1 Guitar Tuner Features and Review

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The Snark SN-1 Guitar Tuner is a simple and compact tuner. The Snark SN- is quick and easy to clip onto the head of the guitar and the display swings in any direction and any angle for easy reading.

Snark SN-1 Guitar Tuner features

The Snark’s SN-1 has great features for the price. The size of the display is large enough to be read easily. The display is bright and in full color, so it is very easy to see when you are in tune. The SN-1 nodel does not have a mic feature meaning it can only detect vibration. The default tuning reference is that can be adjusted. There is a tap metronome that “beats” to the tempo. You can either tap in the tempo or use the UP/DOWN keys to adjust it.

The Snark SN-1 works anywhere on the head stock, meaning that there are no dead spots that you can get on cheap guitar tuners.  The Stay Put tuner clip keeps the tuner firmly in place so it can be left on the guitar and used in practice or during live performances.

SN-1 Power saving

It has a power saving feature that dims the display when there is no sound. If the tuner detects a sound, the display reverts to normal brightness. If no sound is detected for some time, the tuner shuts off. The tuner uses a single disk battery, (one is supplied with the tuner).

SN-1 Transpose tuning

The tuner also features the ability to transpose the tuning. This is useful if you need to re-tune while using a capo on the instrument. If your string is tuned to a certain level and you place the capo at the designated fret, the string will play a G when plucked. If you set the tuner to transpose for a capo at another level of rhythm you pluck the string, the readout will display a different clef rather than a G.

Snark SN-1 Guitar Tuner Conclusion

You can usually pick up the SN-1 online from Amazon for around $10. At below $10 it is great value.  The Snark SN-1 guitar tuner is very durable, retro looking tuner. It has great features for the price, but there are better tuners available if your budget will stretch above $10.

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James

Electronic Guitar Tuner

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Posted by on November 29th, 2011 No Comments

Korg GA 40 Guitar Tuner Review

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The Korg GA 40 Guitar Tuner features the ultimate in guitar tuning technology. This superior tuner comes with a built-in, ready to use, LCD screen with the classic needle type sound measure display. The LCD is large enough that it’s easy to read from across the room. This excellent tuner is hand held, small and easy to carry with you. It comes with zinc-carbon batteries that allow up to 85 hours of continuous use. The perfect tuner for any electric guitar and bass guitar, the Korg GA 40 Guitar Tuner comes with the Sound Out function which, allows the player to tune by ear.

The Korg GA 40 Guitar tuner combines power and performance. Sleek, attractive, and thinly compact, this tuner was built with speed and mobility in mind. This pocket sized package is great for tuning on the go or in the studio. An Output Jack is part of this system and it allows you to tune your instrument while you play. This handy, high tech tuner comes with a convenient stand on the back of the tuner so, you can place the tuner on any surface and it will remain steady.

Korg GA 40 Guitar Tuner additional features

This tuner delivers high performance in a variety of powerful extra features that we detail below.

Korg GA 40 battery life

This tuner has many additional features that will help any musician reach their peak performance levels. The specialized function of the Auto Power Off feature keeps the battery life lasting even longer by automatically switching the unit to off when it has been left on for a period of twenty minutes. This helps to conserve the overall power and life of the batteries.

Korg GA 40 Quinta Flat mode

This high performance tuner also has a Quinta Flat tuning mode that allows the musician to tune their guitar in a process called, dropped tuning. Dropped tuning tunes the guitar down into the five semitones used mostly to produce a massively rich and deep sound often used in heavy metal music.

 Korg GA 40 Price

This Korg GA 40 Guitar Tuner is designed to help the musician deliver a high quality performance with perfect pitch, tuning, and sound. This tuner comes in right around anywhere from $15 to $30.00 dollars depending where it’s purchased. This is a tremendously good value. Amazon is typically one of the cheapest places to get the Korg GA 40.

Korg GA 40 Guitar Tuner Conclusion

A guitar tuner is must have tool for any guitar player, and the Korg GA 40 Guitar Tuner delivers high performance without a costly price tag. The mobility of this device is one of the best things about the Korg GA 40 Guitar Tuner. For a nice, affordable price any guitar player can make sure they’re always playing in tune without dragging a bunch of bulky equipment around.

The Korg GA 40 Guitar Tuner can be purchased online from Amazon quickly and securely. It’s inexpensive and really invaluable when it comes to playing in perfect tune every time. Whether you want to tune your guitar to sound like a heavy metal rock star, or use the tuner to play classical pieces of timeless music, the Korg GA-40 can help you do it in style. You need ever find yourself playing out of tune again.

Regards,
James

Electronic Guitar Tuner

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Posted by on November 27th, 2011 No Comments

Snark SN-5 Guitar Tuner Review

The Snark SN-5 Guitar Tuner Features and Review

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The Snark SN-5 Tuner for Guitar is a clip-on tuner that offers a 360 degree rotating display for ultimate versatility in viewing. The Snark SN-5 can be used to tune a guitar, bass guitar, mandolin or the violin.

Most musicians will agree that to get their desired sound, proper tuning is a must.  For the Guitar player, that is exactly where the Snark SN-5 Guitar tuner comes in to play. When a guitarist wants a tuner with precision, one that is truly appreciated by the well trained ear, they need look no further.  Known for its sleek design, and precision tuning capabilities, the Snark SN-5 is the top choice of many guitarists.

The SN-5 is basically, a more affordable alternative, to the higher end SN-1 which Snark also produces.  With a couple less bells and whistles, than its big brother, The Snark SN-5 Guitar Tuner does retain the same high standards of tuning accuracy.  The main body of the device itself, as well as the clip are composed of a rugged heavy duty plastic.

The standard clip on feature provides quick and easy accessibility to the tuner in those moments when quick access is a must.

Snark SN-5 Ease of Use

Just attach the SN-5 to your headstock and it will indicate by color how close you are to being in tune. When the green needle is lit up, you’re good to go! You can place this tuner on either the front or the back of your headstock.

According to consumers who have purchased the Snark SN-5, it has outperformed the Inteli IMT5000, and is just as accurate as the Boss TU-12 , (which is a $129.00 Chromatic Tuner). This tuner is also precise enough to help you tune the low E string, a challenge that some low price tuners struggle with.

Snark LED Screen

Another feature common to all Snark tuners, is the LED screen, that is clear, vivid, and a major plus.  As compared to the LCD screen used by many others that can at times be difficult to read in certain lighting conditions.   The Snark SN-5 also has a rotating head that pivots a full three hundred and sixty degrees for great visibility from anywhere, and any position.  This stylish Guitar tuner also comes in a variety of colors including black, red, and blue.

Snark SN-5 Transpose Feature

This model also comes with a transpose feature that will allow you to tune if you are using a capo.

Snark SN-5 Performance

The Snark SN-5 is accurate enough that anyone can use it to tune and instrument properly. In music, we know that the accuracy of our pitch is the most important determining factor in whether our audience will enjoy our music. With this tuner, there is no reason to worry because it is being used by countless musicians today to effectively tune their guitars.

Versatility and Battery

Although it is commonly referred to as the Snark SN-5 Guitar Tuner, It can also be a fully functioning Violin tuner as well, and of course functions as a Bass Guitar tuner.  The tuner is powered by a very long lasting lithium three volt battery.  The unit has a feature designed to shut off when not being directly used, then powers up as needed, enabling the battery to last a very long time. In the event the user did finally wear this battery out it is very simple to change.

Snark SN-5 Conclusion

The overall responsiveness of this tuner is something that certainly stands out.  While many tuners have somewhat of an unsteadiness about them when the needle is sort of wobbling around before zeroing in on what the actual pitch it is registering.  This is just not the case with the SN-5, as it has lighting fast, yet super steady readings on the note being targeted. The display is color segmented in green, red, and yellow, like a traffic light, which gives the user an easy experience in finding the proverbial “sweet spot”.

The Snark SN-5 Guitar Tuner is the complete package of very sharp design, and styling, most musicians tend to associate with Snark product, combined with a solid and precise piece of equipment that outclasses many of the other competitors in similar price ranges.

We recommend the Snark SN-5 highly because of its affordability and ease of use. It also has a nice design that is pleasant on the eye. The only drawback is that this model does not come with a built-in visual metronome that the Snark SN-1 and SN-2 both have.

Regards,
James

Electronic Guitar Tuner

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Posted by on November 17th, 2011 No Comments

Yamaha YT150 Guitar Tuner Review

The Yamaha YT150 Guitar Tuner Features and Review

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The Yamaha YT150 guitar tuner is a traditional tuner with some great features.

Yamaha YT150 Performance

The Yamaha YT150 Guitar Tuner is able to tune any acoustic, guitar, and electric guitar. The Yamaha performs very well. It can tackle and effectively help you tune any 4, 5 or 6 string guitar. It comes with a built-in microphone and a quarter inch jack input. The Yamaha YT150 Guitar Tuner is also able to act as a liaison between the amplifier and guitar with the input and output jacks. If you need to tune in private this model also has a headphone jack for tuning privacy.

Yamaha YT150 Guitar Tuner Display

The Yamaha YT150 is able to tune your bass and your guitar. It is very affordable even though it possesses some high end features. At first glance you will notice that the LCD display allows for quick and easy pitch reference. An LED light is also incorporated to let the musician know whether the bass or guitar is flat or sharp. Since the LED emits a bright light, tuning in darker places, such as the stage, can be done with ease.

Yamaha YT150 Customer Review Yamaha YT150 5-star rating

The Yamaha YT150 has scored  a very impressive 5 stars out of 5 based on 8 customer reviews on Amazon, at the time of writing.

One reviewer on Amazon wrote, “This thing works great, and you’re nuts to not own this. It’s is easily worth $50 instead of the $20 I paid!”

Another said, “A simple but accurate tuner – more pitch-accurate that the Korg tuners.”

Yamaha YT150 Guitar Tuner Conclusion

A five star tuner. Yamaha has always been able to produce a quality piece of electronic equipment and the YT150 Guitar Tuner is no exception.  The YT150 as versatile as a chromatic tuner because you can only do EADGBE tuning, but that is all most users really need. Overall, Yamaha has put together a solid tuner that would serve as a solid investment for any musician.

Regards,
James

Electronic Guitar Tuner

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Posted by on November 15th, 2011 No Comments

TC Electronic PolyTune Review

TC Electronic PolyTune Technology Breakthrough

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Every now and then a new technological breakthrough will come through and completely revolutionize the way we look at something. The TC Electronic PolyTune guitar tuner has done just this. In fact we predict that once you try the TC Electronic PolyTune that you will question why no one has invented this earlier. Well, the wait is over and let’s jump right into what the TC Electronic PolyTune can offer you as a musician.

TC Electronic PolyTune tunes all the strings at once

Tired of tuning just one string at a time? How would you like to tune all of your strings at one time? (As you can see we are very excited about this new breakthrough in tuning technology for musicians.) Let’s face it, tuning can be very cumbersome and time consuming, but the TC Electronic PolyTune has changed all of that. This new breed of tuners allows you to simply strum all of your guitar strings at the same time and this revolutionary guitar tuner will let you know which strings need tuning. It’s faster and more reliable than any other tuner on the market.

Polyphonic Tuning

How does it work? Enter Polyphonic tuning. What used to take musician several minutes now takes only seconds.

The TC Electronic PolyTune will give you instant feedback on what strings are strummed and provide you a display showing which strings are in tune and which strings need to be tuned. If you play in a live setting, there’s nothing worse than trying to troubleshoot which string might be out of tune when the music doesn’t feel right. On a practical level, this can alleviate any nervousness or any embarrassment when taking away your attention away from the crowd and the music and focusing on a misbehaving string. This problem is now a thing of the past, just one strum and the TC Electronic PolyTune will show you which strings are out of tune.

TC Electronic PolyTune works with both guitar and bass

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The TC Electronic PolyTune can be used with a guitar or bass and reference pitches can be set from 435hz to 445hz. This allows you as a musician the versatility that you need to play with various musicians. This tuner will also allow for dropped tuning from flat E to B. The TC Electronic PolyTune also comes standard with a chromatic tuner that possesses extreme accuracy.

 Modes of chromatic tuning

There are two modes for chromatic tuning using the TC Electronic PolyTune:

1. Needle Mode

This is the standard mode that you will get with any standard tuner out there. This has been included to make this device even more versatile for those who are accustomed to old-school tuning.

2. Stream Mode

This mode will allow you to see even the slightest variation in pitch.

 More features of the TC Electronic PolyTune

Another great feature of the TC Electronic PolyTune is the fact that once you get close to being in tune the needle will slow down until you get to your desired note. This is extremely important for accuracy in tuning. The TC Electronic PolyTune does not stop there there, this tuner also possesses another groundbreaking feature called “MonoPoly”. This technology will  instantly recognize whether you are playing many strings or just one and will respond to you with either its polyphonic or monophonic tuning. 

TC Electronic PolyTune Conclusion

This tuner is affordable and in our oppinion well worth the money for all the features it offers. We predict that the TC Electronic PolyTune will be a staple among musicians who are serious about their music.

Where to buy Buy TC Electronic PolyTune

If you decide to buy TC Electronic PolyTune we suggest Amazon because the price is always amongst the cheapest online. You can order the TC Electronic PolyTune online safely from Amazon at the link below.

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Regards,
James

Electronic Guitar Tuner

Posted by on November 2nd, 2011 No Comments

Korg GA1 Guitar Tuner Review

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Many tuning devices have surfaced over the years but very few have stood the test of time like Korg, the makers of the Korg GA1 Guitar and Bass Tuner.

Korg GA1 is affordable and compact

The Korg GA1 Guitar Tuner is a very affordable guitar and bass tuner and it’s compact tilt design allows for easy viewing and it also comes with a special feature that will automatically shut off your tuner when left alone to help preserve your battery life. Small things like this make a big difference in a guitar tuner.

LCD digital meter display

The Korg GA1 Guitar Tuner has an LCD display that has a digital meter to help you get the most accurate tuning for your guitar or bass.

Bass and guitar modes

This guitar tuner is also very versatile with two different modes, bass and guitar. On the base mode, the GA1 will help you tune a bass that has either five or six strings. In the standard guitar mode, it has the capacity to tune a guitar up to seven strings. The Korg GA1 Guitar Tuner also comes standard with built-in tones that will allow you to tune your guitar from its internal speaker. But Korg doesn’t stop there, with the GA1 you can also tune your guitar or bass with 1-5 semitones flat that are built-in for music that requires lower than normal tuning.

Korg Reputation and design

What makes the Korg GA1 Guitar Tuner better than all the rest? Korg has an impeccable reputation for providing extremely high accurate training devices for the guitarist and bassist worldwide. In fact, the GA series is one of the best-selling series in tuners in the world. Coupling this with an extremely portable design makes this a win-win for the music enthusiast.

Korg GA1 Features

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With the Korg GA1 Guitar Tuner, you can easily go back and forth between guitar and bass mode. And to further help the guitarist, this tuner also has automatic pitch detection. It can support 6 string basses from the low-B to Hi-C and it will support a 7 string guitar from 7B to 1E. The mic is also very sensitive allowing for the most accurate tuning available from a portable device.

If you need a reference pitch to tune your guitar or bass, the Korg GA1 Guitar Tuner can also help. Just use the “sound out” feature and you will be able to get reference pitches from the internal speaker built into this tuner. This feature is very easy to use and you can progress through each key to help you you tune by ear.

If you play metal or other styles of music that require your guitar or bass to be tuned at lower levels, the Korg GA1 Guitar Tuner also has a “Quinta Flat” tuning feature that can extend up to five semitones that are under standard pitch. Why is this important? Up until now guitar tuners have only been able to support 4 semitones, this tuner takes that one step further providing you with one more semitone and can even support guitars that have extended frets beyond the standard guitar.

Battery Life

The Korg GA1 Guitar Tuner will give you around a 100 hours of accurate guitar tuning power and if you happen leave it on for 20 minutes then the built-in “auto power off” life saving battery function will preserve your battery. Remember, tuning is everything when it comes to music and having a tuner that can accurately help you tune your instrument is pivotal to you and your audience’s enjoyment of your music.

Korg GA1 Guitar Tuner Conclusion

The The Korg GA1 Guitar Tuner is a great value starter tuner with fantastic features for the price. For the novice guitar player the Korg GA1 is a great choice. At the time of writing this article Amazon have a great special offer on the Korg GA1. If you decide that this is the tuner for you, you can order safely and securely by clicking the link below:

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Regards,
James

Electronic Guitar Tuner

Posted by on November 1st, 2011 No Comments