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Best Clip On Guitar Tuner?

posted Dec 09, 2013 22:39:59 by dg_info
Hi all,
Does anybody have a recommendation for a very good clip on guitar tuner?
I'm thinking it should be small, light, accurate, easy to read in the day/night, not too obtrusive so it doesn't ruin the neck design, easily added or removed and not too pricy.
Good for the studio and gig environments.
Thanks
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MichaelWamback said Dec 11, 2013 16:56:12
Planet Waves make a small clip on tuner that hides behind the headstock. It would be the most invisible of these things:



The only down side is that it's just the digital display, and those can be a bit tough to read in the direct sunlight. Not an issue if you are in shade or indoor. I had this issue with a small Fender tuner I first bought.

I then purchased the Sabine tuner from Zoid



Even though it's also digital (as they all are), the display can be read in direct sunlight with no problem. I also find that this display is more helpful for when I'm setting up a guitar, as the other type only tells you when the not is in tune - this will show you how out of tune it is. And I have found it to be very reliable as a tuner, although you have to be careful not to break off the tabs that hold the door on when changing batteries. And you can clip it behind the headstock as well. I'm generally very happy with this tuner.
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MichaelWamback said Dec 11, 2013 16:58:33
I should mention that the only guitar that you can't use these (that I've found so far) is the Ovations. The way they shape the headstock, it's just really tough to find a place to clip them.
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dg_info said Dec 11, 2013 22:03:16
thanks Michael, those 2 seem like good ones. I'm gonna do a bit more research when i get time...

Fender and korg have interesting ones also ...
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stanton.kramer said Dec 12, 2013 18:54:18
I am told that Sabine makes the best clip-on tuner. I took a guitar lesson and the instructor had it and said it was better than the others he tried.
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dg_info said Dec 12, 2013 20:39:24
thanks, Sabine makes the list also..
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VinceRadice said Dec 26, 2013 12:53:00
I use the planet waves mini clip on tuner, It works very well. I also have a joyo clip on but its not as accurate as the Planet Waves
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RhysPrice said Jan 23, 2014 01:13:40
I got a Snark for christmas its a great little tuner, makes it dead easy to do a quick change to G tuning for a bash of the rolling stones.
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dg_info said Jan 24, 2014 09:57:50
update : went for the planet waves mini tuner - nice and discreet. Also got a korg headstock shaped one.
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PsiloCybin said Feb 27, 2014 18:28:26
Snarks for me, I have at least a half dozen, sn1 sn5 & sn8
The only thing that's iffy is when the whole bands playing loud, they tend to have a hard time reading the low string correctly...
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txrxoxyxjx said Mar 03, 2014 02:10:38
Crescendo music gear sells this http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00GOIC1S6/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?keywords=guitar%20tuner&qid=1392337410&ref_=sr_1_46&sr=8-46 I got this on a $1 promo! With amazon prime it was truly a $1 investment! Works great! I'd have paid the $14 for it. Had some stellar customer service when the first one arrived damaged in shipping. I'd buy another in a second.
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