This is the most accurate clipon tuner with nice easy to read display, Clip on portion is much more robust than snark. The only tuner that I have found more accurate is the Peterson Strobostomp then only by a small margin. The one I bought is the Black UberTuner. Prior to this tuner I have bought and gone through 3 Snarks in a 2 year period. I have had this one for 3 years now. Still working for me
I might also try Polytune clip. I'm happy with the accuracy of my Super Snark, but Snarks tend to eventually break where they attach to the clip on part. The Polytune appears to have a more robust build.
Just read the entire thread. It's funny, back in the day we also tuned to an A 440 fork and used harmonics. Or, if we were fortunate enough to have a keyboard player, we would tune to the piano.
Yup. I did the same and never figured I was missing anything. But the world changes and we adapt.
The truth is that all electronic tuners have an inherent limitation. If you are a slave to it you will actually be off on every string. I will use one to get a reference point. But pretty much I turn it off and then reset everything according to my ear.
If you watch the tuner you can see the problem. When you first strike the string it starts sharp and them moves back to the center. That's telling you something important. It tells you what people actually hear when you play---especially if you have a heavy hand.
We mistakenly tend to wait for the note to 'catch' and then tune according to what the tuner detects after a couple milliseconds as the note decays. But that 'decayed' not is not really what people hear.
The better way to do is you should make it so it starts 'on' center and then moves a little flat.
I find the tuner throws me off and my internal sense of intonation is far more accurate.
I have Snarks and a Polytune and while the PT is more robust, I like the Snark display better and it takes longer for the Snark to go to sleep. More than once I’m actively tuning and the PT goes night night.
I have 'em all (Peterson PT-10, Snark, Daddario, etc.), and the best one I've used thus far is the Intellitouch PT40C. Why?
Because it's well made (not easily broken like the Snark), it tracks extremely well in various locations on an instrument (unlike many others), and it's rechargeable via USB. No batteries to go dead and replace. These cost more up front, but remember--no batteries to replace.
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I recently bought a Peterson Strobostomp (latest) pedal for my pedal board. It is fabulous and built like a tank. Highly accurate 1/10th of 1 cent accuracy nice bright easy to read display that is very stable. No movement deviation. You can change the color of the display and many settings available, can be used for numorous types of instruments. It can run on 9vdc battery or external power which I use. Once tuned all I have to do is look at the movement or lack of movement to make adjustments (bars advance clockwise for sharp and counter clockwise for flat...dead still is exactly on target and faster they move the more sharp or flat they are) makes for quick precise tuning. The Polytune was going to be my second option and is a little cheaper but having a Peterson VS-1 for years I am comfortable with the format.