Postby Charles Mokotoff » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:02 am
Its been a while since I have considered another tuner since I am pretty happy with my Super Snark, but was just wondering what the thoughts were out there. Please don't suggest tuning apps for the phone or tablet, I know many are significantly better based on price/performance. But I am only asking about clip on tuners. The Super Snark is very good, it's just a bit big and sometimes cannot register a pitch of the low E string. Other than that, I like it a lot.
Wondering what else is out there that has been evaluated by performers, I'd love to find a smaller, yet easy to read and highly accurate alternative if it exists.
Been liking the NS Mini for the head stock and more lately the one for the sound hole. The one for the soundhole seems to be a bit more responsive probably because it is right on the soundboard. I've been using these for years and don't look elsewhere. I like how it becomes a part of the guitar and stays on 24/7, and how it is very low profile and discrete so they can even stay on during performance. Other clip on tuners I find look and feel clunky and are more prone to being damaged. The only other time I really use a snark is when I am changing strings and need to see the pitch while tuning up the strings.
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If best means the most accurate, then Peterson StroboClip HD. (It just came out 2 months ago as an update on the Stroboscope model). It has the same accuracy of 1/10 of a cent as the old version, but looks much cooler
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Yeah, that strobe clip doesn't look like it could take the thickness of a classical headstock. I will stick with my standard blue Snark. I do keep a new one in the box on hand at all times because I've had one take a dump on me before. It breaks at the ball joint eventually.
Has anyone tried the Crescendo ZenStrobe clip on Tuner? Big River has them for 28 bucks. I might give that a try if the clip fits.
I have the older Peterson model. It is plenty accurate, no doubt, but I am not sure you'd need it. If your only alternative is one of those micro tuners, then, yes you could do better, but e.g. against my older Korg clip-on tuner, the strobe tuner comes to the same result within my hearing ability.
I haven't used the clip on but the TC Electronic Polytune is the best tuner I've even seen. Extremely quick and responsive and has polyphonic tuning (hit all strings at once and it shows which are out of tune). It's great for checking tuning really quick. The polytune clip on is bassically the same tuner in clip on form.
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