riffmeister wrote:I have a Snark, it is good for getting everything close, but I always do the final fine-tuning by ear. Tuning is always a compromise.
Originally I used them for fine-tuning, trying to develop a technique - each tuning step has a small range of frequencies, but each (cheap) guitar intonated differently. I bought the cheapest - I didn't give a damn about one make being more accurate than another, partly for the above reasons and partly because I suspected they all use the same off-the-peg microchip bulk-bought from Japan.
But nowadays I just use them for quick "good enough for jazz"-type tuning, then do the rest by ear, adjusting for the piece I'm playing. I still buy the cheapest.
1975 Calatayud y Gisbert, Yamaha CG131S.