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GUITAR TUNER FEATURE: PART TWO – TUNER OPTIONS

In part one of our guitar tuning feature, we spoke to a number of local players about the tuners they use and why. In part two we now look at some of the tuning options currently available on the market.

tcpolytuneTC Electronic Distributed in Australia by Amber Technology
PolyTune is the epitome of what every tuning device should strive to be. Innovative, super fast, easy to read and most importantly, ultra-precise! Introduced in 2010, our proprietary PolyTune technology took the world by storm. No longer were musicians confined to plucking one string at a time to see if they were in tune. Now they could simply just strum all six strings and get an instant read-out of all strings at once, leaving more time for the thing that really matters, rockin’ out!
•    PolyTune Clip (Available in black and white)
◦    RRP: $109
•    PolyTune 3
◦    RRP: $219
•    PolyTune 2 Mini
◦    RRP: $189
•    PolyTune 2 Noir
◦    RRP: $189

TuneMaster-xlargeT-REX
Chromatic Tuner with Line Drive. Distributed in Australia by Amber Technology
Lights down, curtains up! You are just about to hit the stage and you want to make dead sure, that your instrument is tuned up, ready to go. If only you could see your tuner´s display, life would be dandy, right?

The T-Rex Tunemaster is a no-frills chromatic tuner that does one thing really well: Showing you if you are in tune or not, without needing a magnifier at hand to know if you are good to go. The large display and LED’S are designed to make it REALLY clear when your guitar or bass is in tune, especially when tuning in difficult lighting or from a distance. Furthermore, The Tunemaster can also help you when it is bypassed; We added a buffer with its own output level, so you can make use of the buffer´s ability to bring back sparkle in the tone AND add a little “beef” to the signal. Lastly, we made this feature selectable, so rewiring the circuit for true bypass is only a flick of a switch away.
The Tunemaster ensures that both your guitar´s tuning and your tone is never compromised in a no-nonsense, low-noise and high precision tuner that focuses on being IN tune, not how much you are out of tune
•    Ultra-simple operation
•    Big note display with red up/down indicators
•    Green leds surrounding the display for ”in tune” indication
•    Selectable true bypass or buffered bypass
•    Adjustable output in buffered bypass for long signal chains
•    TuneMaster
◦    RRP: $199

p_ww_rt_ct_10_blkWarwick RockTuner Distributed in Australia by Amber Technology
•    CT 10 Auto-Chromatic Clip-on Tuner – Black
◦    RRP: $19.99
•    CT 2 RT CT 2 auto-chromatic clip-on tuner
◦    RRP: $19.99
•    CT 6 Chromatic Clip-on Tuner
◦    RRP: $19.99
•    PT 1 Chromatic Pedal Tuner
◦    RRP: $49.99
•    PT 2 Chromatic Pedal Tuner

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TU-3W Chromatic Tuner tu-3w_top_gal
With the TU-3W, BOSS brings Waza Craft mojo to the world’s leading stompbox tuner. At its core, the TU-3W provides rock-solid tuning equivalent to the industry-standard TU-3. In true Waza tradition, the pedal’s benchmark functionality is further enhanced with BOSS skill and craftsmanship. Pure, uncolored signal transfer is essential for a tuner, and the TU-3W features redesigned circuitry with selectable buffered or true-bypass operation and the most transparent audio pass-through possible. Packing high-end performance for discriminating players, the TU-3W delivers a premium pedal experience only available from BOSS.

tu-3_top_mainTU-3 Chromatic Tuner
The BOSS TU-3 is the world’s go-to stompbox tuner, trusted by players everywhere for its reliable operation and bulletproof durability. Scaled down in size, the TU-3S gives you the same industry-standard performance in a tiny footprint that saves precious pedalboard space. The display and tuning functions are identical to the TU-3—the only thing eliminated is the pedal switch. Always on and ready to go, the TU-3S is perfect for use with pedal switching systems like the BOSS ES-8 and ES-5, and ideal for any setup where space is at a premium

tu-3s_top_main-1TU-3S Chromatic Tuner
The BOSS TU-3 is the world’s go-to stompbox tuner, trusted by players everywhere for its reliable operation and bulletproof durability. Scaled down in size, the TU-3S gives you the same industry-standard performance in a tiny footprint that saves precious pedalboard space. The display and tuning functions are identical to the TU-3—the only thing eliminated is the pedal switch. Always on and ready to go, the TU-3S is perfect for use with pedal switching systems like the BOSS ES-8 and ES-5, and ideal for any setup where space is at a premium

tu-01_top_mainTU-01 Clip-On Chromatic Tuner
Ideal for guitar, bass, and ukulele, the clip-on TU-01 is the most affordable tuner in the trusted BOSS lineup. Small, durable, and simple to use, it provides convenient, reliable tuning right on your instrument’s headstock. A bright, attractive display features a cool digital meter and note indicator, plus two lights that show when you’re perfectly in tune. The TU-01 also adjusts for different viewing angles and folds down for easy transport in your case or gig bag.

tu-10_silver_angle_mainTU-10 Clip-On Chromatic Tuner
The BOSS “TU” line is synonymous with reliable, roadworthy and accurate tuning. Today, the world’s most famous tuner prefix gets “clipped-on” with the debut of the TU-10. Reinventing the traditional image of clip-on tuners, the TU-10 offers a stylish design and robust body with high-performance features derived from other BOSS tuners, such as Accu-Pitch, flat tuning up to five semitones, and Stream mode. A unique feature — the “true color” LCD — provides a full, multi-color visual experience not seen before in other clip-on tuners. In addition, the reflection-display function dramatically improves visibility.

tu-30_top_mainTU-30 Tuner & Metronome
For years, the TU-80 Tuner & Metronome has been an essential tool for musicians and music educators everywhere. With the TU-30, BOSS delivers the TU-80’s main features in an even more compact size. All the basics are carried over, including Accu-Pitch, multiple tuning modes and rhythm patterns, the ability to sound reference pitches, and more. Combining trusted BOSS tuning with a versatile metronome, the TU-30 is a must-have companion for learning, practice, and performing.

tu_12ex_top_mainTU-12EX Chromatic Tuner
This successor to the legendary TU-12 provides BOSS’ famous needle/LED indicators for fast, accurate tuning. Other features include Flat Tuning of up to six half steps, ACCU-PITCH with an audible beep, a reference tone, a built-in microphone for acoustic instruments and battery-saving Auto-Off.

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CRADLETUNE-FINALErnie Ball CradleTune. Distributed in Australia by CMC Music
The CradleTune is a package of a FlexTune tuner and a dedicated cradle for supporting a guitar while you set it up.
The Ernie Ball CradleTune is a portable clip-on tuner and tripod neck cradle suitable for guitar, bass, and other stringed instruments. Featuring an oversized 2″ LCD screen, the CradleTune provides a large, vibrant display that is easy to read from any angle. This is complemented by the tuner’s dual-axis 360 degree pivot arm for complete flexibility to position the display to your liking. The CradleTune also features Chromatic, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, and Violin tuning modes as well as selectable clip and microphone sensors. The tripod pivots for multiple angles of setup to accommodate different instrument types and sizes including electric guitars, acoustic guitars, bass guitars, ukuleles, and more. The tuner can also be quickly detached from the tripod for use as a clip-on practice tuner. The tripod folds up for a compact, durable design that easily fits into a gig bag or instrument case. RRP  $49.95

FLEXTUNE (1)Ernie Ball FlexTune
The Flextune’s larger display and more flexible articulation has already made it popular with dealers.
The Ernie Ball FlexTune is a portable clip-on tuner suitable for guitar, bass, and other stringed instruments. Featuring an oversized 2″ LCD screen, the FlexTune provides a large, vibrant display that is easy to read from any angle. This is complemented by the tuner’s dual-axis 360 degree pivot arm for complete flexibility to position the display to your liking. The FlexTune also features Chromatic, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, and Violin tuning modes as well as selectable clip and microphone sensors. RRP  $79.95

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From D’Addario Australia

d_addario_pw_ct_20_chromatic_pedal_tuner_1333540PW-CT-20 – Chromatic Floor Tuner
$149.99 RRP
The D’Addario Chromatic Pedal Tuner is the perfect combination of innovation, simplicity and style. Housed in a rugged aluminum enclosure, the tuner features fast note detection, superb accuracy, wide calibration range and true-bypass wiring with an easily accessible foot switch. The tuner’s full-color vertical display allows for quick intuitive tuning at home, in the studio or onstage.
•    32-bit processor for fast response
•    True-bypass wiring
•    Full-color vertical display
•    Slim, lightweight design
•    Powered by 9V battery (included) or 9V adapter (D’Addario PW-CT-9V recommended)
•    Earn 750 D’Addario Players Circle Points with this purchase

planet-waves-ct-17-eclipse-tuner-yellowPW-CT-17 – Eclipse Headstock Tuner
$29.99 RRP
Affordable no longer means compromise. Introducing the D’Addario Eclipse Tuner—the modestly-priced tuner with unparalleled performance. The Eclipse chromatic clip-on tuner offers fast, accurate chromatic tuning on and off the stage. The tuner features a full color vertical display, auto power-off, and pitch calibration in a discreet, compact design. The multi-swivel action allows for the perfect viewing angle and can be mounted in front of or behind the headstock on right- and left-handed instruments. Available in a variety of colors. CR2032 battery included.
•    Quick, accurate tuning
•    Full color display
•    Limitless viewing angles
•    Tuner calibration from 430 to 450Hz.
•    CR2032 battery included
•    Available in Yellow, Red, Green, Purple, and Blue

ns_micro_tunerPW-CT-12 – Micro Headstock Tuner
$34.99 RRP
Take a look at all the members of the NS Micro Family! While the features grew, the size of the NS Mini just got smaller…introducing the NS Micro Headstock Tuner. The NS Micro offers improved accuracy, faster response, expanded calibration range, visual metronome mode and an improved ratchet design. A highly sensitive piezo transducer and easy to read multi-color backlit display allow smooth and highly accurate tuning in noisy, dim or well-lit environments while the micro design and reversible screen allow the tuner to hide effortlessly behind or mount on the front side of the headstock allowing the tuner to remain clamped to the instrument inside most cases when stored. A 360 degree swivel mechanism and adjustable padded clamp, offers optimal viewing angles and maximum positioning flexibility. As a result, the NS Micro is equally at home on left and right-handed instruments as well as on small and large headstocks, making it the ideal choice for the widest variety of players and instruments. The NS Micro is powered by a readily available CR2032 battery (included) and provides maximum battery life utilizing an auto-off function, shutting the tuner off automatically after several minutes from power up. Enjoy effortless and inconspicuous tuning at a great value with the NS Micro Headstock Tuner. A Ned Steinberger design.
•    Built-in piezo transducer picks up instrument’s vibration rather than sound
•    Improved software for faster response and improved accuracy
•    Tri-color reversible backlit LCD screen makes it easy to tune in dark environments while allowing mounting in front or behind headstock
•    Wide calibration range (410Hz to 480Hz) and visual metronome
•    Compact design blends into the aesthetics of instrument while adding considerably less weight than other headstock tuners
•    Tunes acoustic and electric guitars, basses, mandolins, banjos and other stringed instruments

 

PPWCT15XX-PPW-CT-15 – Micro Soundhole Tuner
$34.99 RRP
NS Micro Soundhole Tuner
Designed specifically for acoustic guitar, ukulele, and other acoustic instruments, the chromatic NS Micro Soundhole Tuner remains perfectly concealed within the instrument’s soundhole for discreet tuning. The non-marring universal mounting clip allows stress-free installation, while the highly sensitive piezo transducer senses vibrations directly from the soundboard for fast and accurate tuning response. The bright, multi-color display allows easy viewing in any environment. It’s so small, convenient, and accurate, you’ll want one for every acoustic instrument you own!
•    Perfect for Acoustic Guitars, Ukulele, and other acoustic instruments
•    Fast, accurate response
•    Non-marring soundhole clip
•    Multi-color display
•    Calibration range 435-445 Hz
•    Designed to work with soundboards up to .150″ (3.81MM) in thickness

pw_prod_pw-ct-10_main_1PW-CT-10 – Headstock Tuner
$44.99 RRP
Clip-On Headstock Tuner
The D’Addario Clip-On Headstock Tuner precisely tunes guitars, basses, and other stringed instruments utilizing vibrations rather than sound. Using a highly sensitive piezo sensor and large multi-color display, the Clip-On Headstock Tuner allows you to tune easily and accurately in noisy and dimly lit environments where many other tuners fail. The tuner features a flip-up display that automatically powers the tuner on when opened and off when closed. The 360° rotatable display allows for use on right-handed and left-handed instruments.
•    Reversible, multi-color display
•    Flip-up display powers on when opened and down when off
•    360° rotation
•    Wide calibration range 410 – 480Hz
•    Tunes acoustic and electric guitars, basses, mandolins, banjos and other stringed instruments

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From EGM Distribution:

JT05Joyo JT05 Tuner
Mini Backlight Tuner for Guitar,Bass, Violin and Ukulele
Specifications: A4 Frequency: 430-450Hz
Tuning Items: Chromatic, Guitar, Bass, Violin, Ukulele.
Tuning Range: A0(27.5Hz)-a3(1760Hz)
Weight: 35g
Dimension: 26(L)×27(H)×85(W)mm
Power: CR2032 Battery 1 piece
Color: Black

 

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Joyo JT-11 Tuner
*A4=440Hz
*Tolerance:1 cent
*Tuning Range:0A-8C
*Power:CR2032
*Weight:35g
*Demension:65(L)29(W)36(H)mm

 

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Joyo JT-12B Tuner
* Exquisite design. Super Large LCD Screen display.
* Slightly pressing the power botton will get the flat ‘b’ or ‘bb’ modes.
*Simple manipulation by only 2 buttons.
*Works by sensing Vibration and extraordinarily accurate reading.
*Flexible and rotary Clip ;Silica gel end will safeguard your precious instruments as well.
*A4=430 – 450 HZ
*Two-coloured LCD screens:green for in tune and red for out of tune!
*Easy to replace the batteries.

 

JT15CJoyo JT-15C Tuner
Mini Backlight Tuner for Chromatic
Specifications: A4 Frequency: 430-450Hz
Tuning Items: Chromatic.
Tuning Range: A0(27.5Hz)-a3(1760Hz)
Weight: 47g
Dimension: 72(L)×75(H)×24(W)mm
Power:CR2032 Battery 1 piece
Color: Black
JT26CJoyo JT-26C Tuner
Clip-on Smart Tuner with backlight for Chromatic
Specifications: A4 Frequency: 430-450Hz
Tuning Key: C, F, Bb, Eb
Tunning Mode MIN, CLIP
Semitone flat b, bb
Tuning Range: A0(27.5Hz)-a3(1760Hz)
Weight: 69g
Dimension: 55(L) × 100(H) × 45(W)mm
Power: CR2032 Battery 1 piece
Color: Black

 

jt-300Joyo JT-300 Clip on Tuner
Flip display front or back load display
Specifications: A4 Frequency: 410-450Hz
Tuning: Chromatic, Guitar, Bass, Violin and Ukulele
Tuning Range: 0A(27.5Hz)-8C(4186.01Hz)
Weight: 45g
Dimensions: 55(L)X100(H)X45(W)mm
Power: CR2032 Battery (1)

 

jt-301Joyo JT-301 Clip on Tuner with Colour Display
Specifications:
A4 Frequency: 410-450Hz
Tuning: Chromatic, Guitar, Bass, Violin and Ukulele
Tuning Range: 0A(27.5Hz)-8C(4186.01Hz)
Weight: 45g
Dimensions: 55(L)X100(H)X45(W)mm
Power: CR2032 Battery (1)

 

JMT-01 PurpleJoyo JMT-01 Clip-on Tuner/Metronome with Color Display
Specifications:
Tempo: 30-250 bpm
Tap Tempo: 30-250 bpm
A4 Frequency: 410-450Hz
Tuning: Chromatic, Guitar, Bass, Violin and Ukulele
Tuning Range: 0A(27.5Hz)-8C(4186.01Hz)
Tuning Modes: MIC, CLIP
Dimensions: 30(L)X50(H)X83(W)mm
Weight: 30g
Power: CR2032 Battery (1)

 

JMT555BJoyo JT-555B Metronome/Tuner
Backlight Metronome, Tuner, Tone Generator
Beat: 1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9
Tempo : 30~250 bpm
Tuning Items: Chromatic,Guitar, Bass, Violin and Ukulele
Semitone flat b, bb
A4 Frequency: 410 – 450 Hz
Tuning Range: 1Eb-8C
Tolerance : ±1
Weight: 55g
Dimension: 57(L) × 100(H) × 20 (W)mm
Power: 2 x AAA Batteries
Color: Black

 

JMT2009Joyo JT-2009 Metronome/Tuner
Backlight Metronome, Tuner, Tone Generator simultaneous workings
Beat: 1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9
Tempo : 30~250 bpm
Tuning Key: C, F, F#, A, Ab, G, E, Eb, D, Db, B, Bb
Semitone flat b, bb
Tunning Range : C1 (32.70Hz) ~ C8 (4186.01Hz)
A4 Frequency: 410 – 460 Hz
Tuning Range: 1Eb-8C
Weight: 60g
Dimension: 116(L) × 76.5(H) × 16.7 (W)mm
Power: 2 x AAA Batteries

 

JT9000BJoyo JT-9000B Metronome/Tuner
Backlight Metronome, Tuner, Tone Generator simultaneous workings
Beat:
1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9
Tempo : 30~250 bpm
Tuning item : chromatic,guitar,bass and violin
Semitone flat b, bb, bbb, bbbb
A4 Frequency: 410 – 450 Hz
Weight: 100g
Dimension: 102(L) × 68(H) × 17 (W)mm
Power: 2 x AAA Batteries

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Joyo JMT 9006 u Tuner
Weight: 35g
Dimension: 120(L)33(W)160(H)mm
Power:3V (Cr2032)
Tolerance:1
Colour: Black
….. Metronome …..
Beat: 0.1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9
Tempo: 30-250 bpm
…… Tuner ……
Tuning Item: Ukulele, Guitar, Bass, Chromatic
Flat tuning options: b, bb
A4 frequency: 410-450Hz
Tuning range: 1Eb-8C

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Distributed by Pro Music Australia

KQCT1Kyser Quick-Clip
The Kyser Quick-Clip features an easy to use and accurate chromatic tuner which seamlessly attaches to existing full-size Kyser Quick-Change capos magnetically. This combo eliminates the need to have multiple items clamped on your guitar.
An all in one device, the Kyser Quick-Clip will keep you in tune if you are using the capo on a fret or if the capo is simply parked on your headstock. Residing on the capo’s rear boot, the tuner sits hidden behind the guitar neck when the capo is in use or hidden behind the guitar’s headstock when the capo is not is use. The audience won’t even know the tuner is there.
The Quick-Clip tuner is held in place by a powerful magnet while being adjustable by 360° and the screen can flip to accommodate left-handed guitarists. Also, the tuner is easily detachable from the capo when not needed.
CR2032 battery included.

OUTLAW10Outlaw Effects: Outlaw -10 Six Shooter tuner pedal
Offers chromatic tuning – suitable for a wide range of instruments.
LCD display provides a clear visual reference of your note.
Signal is muted when tuning.
True Bypass switching retains the purity of signal when the pedal is not in use.

 

OUTLAW13Outlaw Effects: Outlaw Iron Horse Multi-pedal Power Supply tuner
Streamline your pedal board by eliminating individual power cords/wall adapters.
Eight 9V DC outputs, two offering 500mA and six offering 100mA.
Integrated precision chromatic tuner is quick, accurate, and has an easy-to-read LCD screen.
Includes:
Eight 21.5″ DC connector cables
Two 7 ¾” polarity converter cables
One 12V DC power adapter.

ASHBASSOMETERAshdown Bassometer bass Guitar Tuner Pedal
If the bottom end isn’t in tune, it’s going to be a bad night all round.
Developed in response to requests for a tuner specifically designed for bass, the BassOmeter incorporates the features most requested by the Ashdown family of artists and gigging bass players, delivering pitch-perfect tuning in a gig-ready package.
High Visibility Display
Whether it’s a festival in the streaming summer sun, or a dark stage with overhead spots, the BassOmeter display is clear and easy to read – whatever the conditions.
Tune with a VU
While the LED display displays the tuning note, the unmistakable Ashdown VU provides suer-accurate analogue tuning.
True Bypass Switching
We don’t mess with your tone. Ashdown Pedals feature genuine ‘true bypass’ switching for zero-colouration of your input signal when the pedal isn’t in use.
Built for the road
We know the rigours of the live gigging, that’s why we build our pedals tough enough for whatever the road throws at them. Metal casings, premium controls and switches, recessed knobs and kickguards to protect screens and VU meters – bring it on!

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Distributed by National Music

AROMA-AT355-Portable-Clipon-Electric-Tuner-Backlit-Screen-for-Guitar-Chromatic-Bass-Ukulele-Black_3_nologo_600x600AROMA AT-355
Clip On Black Chromatic Tuner
• Chromatic, Guitar, Bass,
Ukulele, Violin and Viola
• Two-colour screen.
Green – in tune; White – out of tune
• Pitch range: 410Hz – 450H

 

AMT550BAROMA AT-300B
Clip On Chromatic Tuner
• Chromatic, Guitar and Bass
• Super accurate and sensitive, stable tuning
• Two-colour screen. Green – in tune;
White – out of tune
• Available in 6 colour options:
Black, Red, Pink, Orange, Green & Blue

 

Aroma-AT-102-Electronic-Clip-Tuner-for-Chromatic-Guitar-Bass-Ukulele-Violin-Musical-InstrumentsAROMA AT102
Rechargable Clip On Chromatic Tuner
Guitar, Bass, Uke, Violin & Chromatic options
Full colour screen
Rechargable: Up to 10 hours use at full charge
360° rotation makes positioning easy!
Available in 4 colour options:
Black, Blue, Red & White

 

At-08AROMA AT-08
Pedal Tuner
Chromatic Floor Tuner
Large Display
Two-colour screen.
Green – in tune; White – out of tune

 

AMT-550B__28590.1481594959.380.500AROMA AMT-550B
Tuner, Metronome & Tone Generator
• Metronome, tuner and tone generator 3 in 1
• For chromatic, guitar, bass, ukulele and violin
• White screen backlight with 16:9 wide screen
•  Foldable metal stand

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