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I have a Planet Waves Chromatic Headstock Tuner and it's very accurate and simple to use,I even use it for setting up my intonation.

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I have a batch of Snarks.

 

I feel that they're especially good in a noisy place. But...

 

Guess what I started using most at home at least?

 

Martin guitar has a marvelous little tuning device for Android and iPhones. It'll give you a sound or match the pitch like a tuner.

 

http://www.martinguitar.com/martin-tuner

 

I'm not into Martin necks or feel, but that little ap does the job.

 

Edit: BTW, I had a PR4e and it's a nice little guitar if you treat it right.

 

m

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I don't understand why people want hang black plastic worts on their headstocks.

 

I hang one there until I'm tuned up. Then I remove it :)

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I don't understand why people want hang black plastic worts on their headstocks.

 

I think they use them to tune, or check the tuning of, their guitars without having a tuner in the signal path or, in the case of purely acoustic guitars, attached to a microphone. msp_flapper.gif

 

Seriously though - a decent clip on tuner is a great little gadget and serves a totally different purpose to a 'plugged in' one. Clip it on, quick check, back in the pocket - done and sorted - all whilst keeping the audience in your eyeline rather than looking at your feet.

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They work pretty well with an electric or AE turned off, or an acoustic, in a green room or backstage...

 

m

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I tried some nice square thing (I have tuners for the case of each of my guitars that aren't AE/tuner equipped).

 

Not sure if it was a Fender, but I'll say this: It ran out of "juice" so quickly I haven't a clue where it is now - and got a cupla more Snarks.

 

m

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Got to thinking on this a bit...

 

"tuners" didn't exist as such when I started. But I bought a pitch pipe along with my first guitar.

 

The free Martin tuner ap will let you do that, or it'll tell you where you are on pitch. Free.

 

m

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As Milod says there are some great apps - I have an android phone and downloaded a great freeapp - pitchlab which helps you tune any instrument

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Thanks everyone,some great information.By the way i live in the uk and this forum is very helpful.I read it most days.Some very experienced people on here.Keep up the good work.P.s i love Epis...

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My next tuner will be a clip on.

 

I have the ubiquitous, TI-35 sized 'brick' tuner. Two of them, in fact. Works well for the music room, but on the road at Bluegrass jams or other venues with umpteen instruments it needs a stick on, suction cup pick-up to isolate my axe.

 

This season the suction cup (3-4 years old) finally gave up the ghost. Just old and stiff enough that no amount of spittle will make it stick long enough to tune.

 

The clip-ons I've borrowed a jams isolate my guitar very well. Be sure to pack an extra battery. I don't know if it's me or the fact these tuners go through button batteries like penny candy, but half the time I borrow one the battery dies.

 

I intend to clip it on to tune, then back in the tool box. I nearly blinded a jam mate once with a Kysor capo clipped to my headstock. He walked into the kitchen and hooked his glasses on the protruding lever. Now-a-days, I just keep it in my pocket when not in use. Truth be told I don't use the Kysor anymore. I procured a Shubb somewhere along the way. I now have 3 Kysors for sale (bought one, 2 came with used guitar acquisitions)

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I use a Korg clip on for all my guitars except my PRS electric, which has NO room on the headstock! I also use the Planet Waves guitar tools app which in addition to a tuner has a metronome, chord finder, chord dictionary and scales. They both work quite well.

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I've had good luck with the Snark tuners, and they're cheap! I bought a couple a few years ago and they do the job just fine and have never given me any problems.

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I've had a couple Snarks, and I do not know why, but the red SN2 models have a much better battery life. At least it seems that way to me...

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