Which Guitar Tuner Pedal?
If you play guitar or bass, a tuner is an essential purchase. Here's a roundup of the best selling guitar pedal tuners including the TC Electronic Polytune, BOSS TU3 and Korg Pitchblack and Ashdown Bassometer.
Let's be honest, buying a guitar tuner pedal is never going to be the most exciting purchase but it's certainly the most essential. So whether it's a pedal that'll be on your pedal board amongst your vast array of effects, on the bedroom floor or living in your studio this is one thing you can't live without. What is the best guitar tuner? Well there are lots of options...but the following 4 guitar tuner pedals are top sellers so we'd recommend starting here...
The TC Electronic Polytune True Bypass Tuner actually makes tuning a guitar (or bass) fun (....well nearly!). Never again will you have to pluck a string, tune, then do the next and so on - with this revolutionary design, simply strum all strings and the matrix tells you which strings are out of tune...then simply tune the required string/strings. It has a host of other essential tuner features and to top it all off it has a small footprint. The Polytune was the first ever polytune to hit the world and it's massive popularity speaks for itself.
Another well respected tuner is the BOSS TU3 - as with all BOSS pedals you know that this thing is built to last and will never let you down. The TU-3 features a smooth 21-segment LED meter with a High-Brightness mode that cuts through the harshest outdoor glare. You can choose between Chromatic or Guitar/Bass tuning modes, and enjoy visual pinpoint tuning verification with the Accu-Pitch Sign function.
The Korg Pitchblack tuner has high precision, advanced functionality and sleek style that make this new guitar/bass pedal tuner from Korg their most advanced yet. The Pitchblack is the same size as a compact effect unit, and features a tough aluminum die cast body that will endure hard use on the road or in the studio.While small in size, it boasts a large; easy to read LED meter with a light-emitting surface for excellent visibility in any setting from daylight, to stage light to no light
All of the above tuners are happy to work with Guitars and Basses as with our next model....but it just happens to be designed by a Bass company. The Ashdown Bassometer features the same large footprint as their range of Effects pedals and utilizes a VU Style meter, 11 LEDS and...yes and, a Large Note Display (this gives you absolutely no reason to ever be out of tune!!). This pedal delivers True bypass and comes disguised in a rather fetching orange finish.
Just to confirm....none of these pedals will make you play faster, giving you lightening chops or turn you into a rockstar....but you will have the most important thing....you'll be in tune!
25th October 2011