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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

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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

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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-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

Welcome To Electronic Guitar Tuner dot org

Electronic Guitar Tuner.org

Hi and welcome to Electronic Guitar Tuner.org.

I’ve been playing guitar for the last 30 years and I’m passionate about all aspects of guitar playing. Getting my first guitar tuner really helped my guitar playing and I want to help pick the best  guitar tuner to make sure that you get the most out of your guitar.

My guitar tuners

I currently use 6 different guitar tuners and I want to share with you my reviews and help you pick the guitar tuner that is right for you and your budget.

My first guitar tuner

My first guitar tuner was a simple clip on tuner costing under $20. At the time I was paying $30 a lesson and that tuner made more difference to my playing than a month of lessons. I’d say that buying a guitar tuner was one of the best investments I’ve made.

Electronic Guitar Tuner reviews

We will be reviewing all the major Guitar Tuner manufacturers including,  Korg, Intellitouch, Boss, Ibanez, Planet Waves, and String Master

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Posted by on October 7th, 2011 No Comments