Andrew Fryer wrote:Yes, tuners look stupid on guitars. Tune the guitar, then take the tuner off. I saw a flamenco documentary on tv a while ago and the guitarist played with a snark on his headstock. Ugh.
Jeez, not to insult you, but this attitude is one reason why classical guitarists get labeled as "snob" and "stuck up". Welcome to the 21st century. Clip ons are just too useful not to use them and/or leave them attached.
The best example is when I switch from normal tuning to Drop D. I click my Snark on, change tuning, the audience is quite patient while I do so, then I click it off. When I'm done with the piece(s), I click it on again, and change back. Not one person has said anything negative about my Snark. In fact, many have commented how cool it is, and that they want one too for their own use or their children's.
Dave Stott wrote:Snark-- cheap and they work in all environments.
I too dislike seeing them on guitars in concert or YT videos. They are too distracting for me... I keep glancing at the green and red light changes
I can agree with this. The Snark distracts me too if I leave it on when playing. But just click it off when playing. Problem solved.