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Tech: Best clip on electronic tuner

Les in Chorlton 23 Apr 13 - 08:50 AM
Will Fly 23 Apr 13 - 08:56 AM
GUEST,PeterC 23 Apr 13 - 09:16 AM
Will Fly 23 Apr 13 - 09:18 AM
cooperman 23 Apr 13 - 09:51 AM
Sugwash 23 Apr 13 - 09:53 AM
John MacKenzie 23 Apr 13 - 10:01 AM
Sandy Mc Lean 23 Apr 13 - 10:16 AM
JohnDun 23 Apr 13 - 10:29 AM
Dave the Gnome 23 Apr 13 - 10:32 AM
GUEST,wrex 23 Apr 13 - 11:03 AM
Backwoodsman 23 Apr 13 - 11:13 AM
Richard Bridge 23 Apr 13 - 12:23 PM
Tattie Bogle 23 Apr 13 - 01:26 PM
Big Al Whittle 23 Apr 13 - 01:32 PM
SteveMansfield 23 Apr 13 - 01:55 PM
GUEST,JHW 23 Apr 13 - 02:48 PM
Stanron 23 Apr 13 - 02:56 PM
Phil Cooper 23 Apr 13 - 03:54 PM
Peter Butler 23 Apr 13 - 03:56 PM
Seamus Kennedy 23 Apr 13 - 06:20 PM
Leadfingers 23 Apr 13 - 07:22 PM
Tattie Bogle 23 Apr 13 - 08:54 PM
GUEST,leeneia 24 Apr 13 - 04:08 PM
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Subject: Tech: Best clip on electronic tuner
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 23 Apr 13 - 08:50 AM

Ok Folks I have tried the Mudcat search and I cannot find anythinng very recent - and this is a fast changing market.

Which is the best clip electronic tuner - I attempt to tune a tenor banjo.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Best clip on electronic tuner
From: Will Fly
Date: 23 Apr 13 - 08:56 AM

I've had several - all with some problem or other - but my latest and most successful is a Fender tuner.

http://www.fender.com/accessories/tuners/ft-004-clip-on-chromatic-tuner/


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Subject: RE: Tech: Best clip on electronic tuner
From: GUEST,PeterC
Date: 23 Apr 13 - 09:16 AM

Very impressed with the Snark - more accurate than others I have tried


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Subject: RE: Tech: Best clip on electronic tuner
From: Will Fly
Date: 23 Apr 13 - 09:18 AM

I was given a new Snark - it was impressive and OK for a bit and then just refused to work properly, even with a new battery. So now it lies gathering dust...


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Subject: RE: Tech: Best clip on electronic tuner
From: cooperman
Date: 23 Apr 13 - 09:51 AM

I've used an Intelli chromatic last couple of years - works well and it's been reliable.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Best clip on electronic tuner
From: Sugwash
Date: 23 Apr 13 - 09:53 AM

I've got three Snarks and they all work very well. One did stop working for a while when I changed the battery, but the moral of that story was to take my reading glasses along when buying 'coin' batteries!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Best clip on electronic tuner
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 23 Apr 13 - 10:01 AM

Snark works better for me on low notes. My 12 string is tuned 2 down, so the bottom D is quite low, and my Intellitouch doesn't like it.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Best clip on electronic tuner
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 23 Apr 13 - 10:16 AM

Snark for me as well!
Cheap, accurate, and cute!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Best clip on electronic tuner
From: JohnDun
Date: 23 Apr 13 - 10:29 AM

I've been using the Intelli Chromatic for several years now, and it's often borrowed by Fiddlers, Cellists, Mandolininists, Banjoers and once by an Appalacian Dulicimater. No problems with any of them once the best point of contact is found.

I use DADGAD a lot and as my guitar is very 'bassy' the low D doesn't always register but I just play the 12th fret harmonic and it finds it straight away.   Standard tuning... no problems.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Best clip on electronic tuner
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 23 Apr 13 - 10:32 AM

How about these?

DtG


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Subject: RE: Tech: Best clip on electronic tuner
From: GUEST,wrex
Date: 23 Apr 13 - 11:03 AM

Snark if you tap 'em. Intelli if you use the harmonics for the basses.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Best clip on electronic tuner
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 23 Apr 13 - 11:13 AM

Best economy-priced tuner? Snark - I have five, accurate, never had any problem of any kind.

Best tuner, price notwithstanding? Peterson Strobo-Clip - very, very expensive, but absolutely the best for accuracy, and the 'Sweetened' pre-sets for tuning many different instruments and tunings are a revelation. I have one - £70-odd is a lot of money.

IMHO, YMMV etc.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Best clip on electronic tuner
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 23 Apr 13 - 12:23 PM

I have a Snark and I have tried several others but I prefer these (and they are lots cheaper too)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ENO-ET-3000-CLIP-ON-TUNER-ACOUSTIC-ELECTRIC-GUITAR-VIOLIN-UKULELE-CHROMATIC-/140901399781?pt=UK_Guitar


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Subject: RE: Tech: Best clip on electronic tuner
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 23 Apr 13 - 01:26 PM

My nice kids gave me a Seiko some years back: I'd asked for an Intellituner at half the price, but it was Christmas so they pushed the boat out. But it's been good apart from loosening up at the hinge joint. One change of battery so far in about 5 years. Works well on a guitar in noisy environments: also seems to agree with the tuning of my button box, which is reassuring!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Best clip on electronic tuner
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 23 Apr 13 - 01:32 PM

you can trust your little snark
cos it glows in the dark
trouble with at one the seiko
its metronome
keeps you awake-o


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Subject: RE: Tech: Best clip on electronic tuner
From: SteveMansfield
Date: 23 Apr 13 - 01:55 PM

+1 for the Intelli - although it's not my main area of expertise I play bouzouki on a few numbers with the ceilidh band, and my Intelli can get me ituned up even while the two saxophonists are warming up :)


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Subject: RE: Tech: Best clip on electronic tuner
From: GUEST,JHW
Date: 23 Apr 13 - 02:48 PM

My Guitar Tech is easy to interpret as there is simply an led for each string and a row of three (too low/right/too high) for tuning.
There are though no adjustments or options, just the six guitar strings and it won't even recognise a dropped D.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Best clip on electronic tuner
From: Stanron
Date: 23 Apr 13 - 02:56 PM

These days tuners are pretty much equal to one another. I wouldn't be surprised to find a lot all use the same IC chip. I usually look out for one that has an on/off switch that is a switch and not a push button thing. I've had a couple of really good tuners die when the push button on/off bit stopped working.

One of the most impressive tuners I've seen recently was an inexpensive app for a smart phone.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Best clip on electronic tuner
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 23 Apr 13 - 03:54 PM

I like the one touch, though snark's are good, too.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Best clip on electronic tuner
From: Peter Butler
Date: 23 Apr 13 - 03:56 PM

I'm a huge fan of Peterson tuners. There is also an excellent iPhone app, although it doesn't have sweetened tunings


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Subject: RE: Tech: Best clip on electronic tuner
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 23 Apr 13 - 06:20 PM

Snark. Cheap and effective.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Best clip on electronic tuner
From: Leadfingers
Date: 23 Apr 13 - 07:22 PM

And , of course , a lot of Electro Acoustics have a built in tuner as standard fitting


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Subject: RE: Tech: Best clip on electronic tuner
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 23 Apr 13 - 08:54 PM

No metronome in my Seiko, Big Al! Tho' I do have a separate Seiko electronic metronome: it went off on the bus one day, I thought the beeping was something to do with the bus doors.....until I got off and carried on beeping!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Best clip on electronic tuner
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 24 Apr 13 - 04:08 PM

Buying the tuner is step one towards happy tuning. The second step is setting up a system so you can find it when you need it. The third step is establishing good habits so that it doesn't get dropped or stepped on. This is important in a setting such as a session, where people are crowded together and some of them are drinking.

A couple years ago we bought a beautiful harp. All went well for about a month, when the tuning key 'diappeared.' It took three people to find a dark brown key in a living room with furniture, various collections, and musical instruments in it. So I sewed up a drawstring bag of the brightest fabric I had and declared that the tuning key must always be put in the 'eyesore bag' and the bag must be placed on the shelf below the kaleidoscope. We haven't lost it since.

The DH uses a little red Snark to tune the harp, but he doesn't clip it on, he uses the 'mic' setting. The tuner lives on the same shelf as the eyesore bag. The Snark was recommended to me by a harp teacher who had tried various kinds.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Best clip on electronic tuner
From: GUEST,Niggardly Bastard
Date: 25 Apr 13 - 12:29 PM

I bought a Snark. It died two months later. Couldn't be rescusitated.
Swapped it at the store I bought it from for another.
When I play a B it displays E#. When I play a D it displays C#.
I'll go with Peterson next time.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Best clip on electronic tuner
From: Tootler
Date: 25 Apr 13 - 01:20 PM

Snark for me. I have two and both work fine.

Work just as well both on my ukuleles and my U-Bass. I have also used the mic setting for a friend's flute.

Excellent little device with a very clear display.


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