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guest 2006-11-26 15:06

recommended guitar tuner?
 
Searched and there's no threads on which tuner to buy. I need a tuner, what do you recommend for no more than like $40-$50 max.

xdislexicx 2006-11-26 16:03

you can probably find a boss tu-2 for about $50 used.

the_bleeding 2006-11-27 23:42

does it matter whether its a pedal tuner or not? If not, any thing by korg should do you just fine.

Quote:
Originally Posted by xdislexicx
you can probably find a boss tu-2 for about $50 used.


i wouldnt reccommend a boss tu2... it doesnt have a true bypass... which means it has the potential to scrape out a bit of your tone even when its not engaged... and if you're a purist, or anal retentive like me, you probably wont like that. Planet waves just made a pedal tuner thats pretty similar to the boss tu2, but it has true bypass, looks prettier (imo), and is usually around 20$ cheaper.

4d5e6f 2006-11-28 00:05

I use a cheap little $15 Korg GA-30. It's not a pedal tuner, but it more than gets the job done.

h4x5k8 2006-11-29 16:00

http://neutronstar.org/soc/Images/Perfect_Pitch.png

You could be cool like that guy and be a human tuner.

the_bleeding 2006-11-29 16:39

Quote:
Originally Posted by h4x5k8
http://neutronstar.org/soc/Images/Perfect_Pitch.png

You could be cool like that guy and be a human tuner.


THE EYES! THEYRE SO PIERCING!

in conclusion: get a 15$ korg :D

Laaz-Rockit1988 2006-11-29 22:20

Defo get a korg. Maybe a Ga-30 or something along the lines of that, but you shud really learn to tune it by ear

xdislexicx 2006-11-29 22:29

Quote:
Originally Posted by the_bleeding
i wouldnt reccommend a boss tu2... it doesnt have a true bypass... which means it has the potential to scrape out a bit of your tone even when its not engaged... and if you're a purist, or anal retentive like me, you probably wont like that. Planet waves just made a pedal tuner thats pretty similar to the boss tu2, but it has true bypass, looks prettier (imo), and is usually around 20$ cheaper.

alot of people wont hear the difference. and if that's the case, don't worry about it.

i however can usually tell the difference between a tuner being in my signal chain and one not being there. tuners in general are notorious for sucking tone. so i keep my tuners out of the signal chain by feeding it a split off dead end signal. for example an ernie ball passive volume has an input, a regular output, and a tuner/aux out specifically for this. so the tuner hears your guitar, but since it's out of the chain, you don't hear the tuner. otherwise i just unplug my guitar from my pedalboard and plug it into a rack tuner. it takes like 5 seconds longer. :rolleyes:

i havent used the planet waves tuner, so i can't comment on how good of a tuner it actually is. nor on it's tone sucking issues(or lack there of). but i know the tu-2 is a good tuner and thats that.

rapeandruin 2006-11-30 01:32

get a korg ga-30...cheap...good...enough said...

mctriple 2006-12-01 01:36

I've had my Boss TU-2 for a few years now, and it's great. It's pretty rugged.. has taken some cosmetic hits, but it still works perfectly. Also, it works as a power supply for a chain of other pedals if you have them, so it's very nice to have.

problematic 2006-12-03 00:25

BOSS TU-80 is my non-pedal tuner... Its excellent, I think. I picked it up for $50 AU ages ago.. you can find them cheaper.


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