Any advice on tuning pedals?

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  1. Suz

    Suz New Member

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    Yeah, I can buy the clip-on, but I gotta think it's like buying a clip-on tie!! I'd rather spend a little extra on something I can get years of good use out of. My Dad always said, "spend a little extra money and get the best!! If you don't, you'll be sorry." The older I get, the truer it becomes. That said, I don't want to be just paying for a name, I'd rather pay for quality construction.

    Keeping that epic novel of requirements in mind, what are your recommendations?
     
  2. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    I have a few clip ons. They useful for acoustics, when I'm not using a pedalboard, and when I'm setting up guitars. I also have a Donner mini tuner pedal.

    You can spend $20 to $120 and I couldn't tell you what the differences in tuning are. I like the compact size and the very readable display of the Donner (to your point of getting older, contrasting colors are helpful). But here's a rundown of several different pedals.
    https://musiccritic.com/equipment/pedals/best-tuner-pedals/

    The Korg pitchblack mini is on sale now:
    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/korg-pitchblack-mini-limited-edition-pedal-tuner/
     
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    I have the Donner DT-1 Chromatic and it has perforrmed flawlessly and precisely since I bought it 3 years ago.
    + Easy to use.
    + Classic design.
    + True bypass.
    + Bare essential tuner pedal.
    + Budget option.



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    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker

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    I'm using the built-in in the RedTruck and a tc electronic clip-on

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    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker

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    Wise words :applause:
     
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    Korg Pitchblack Advanced. I've owned mine just over two years and I love the thing. Virtually everything else on my board is either second hand, a clone of a fancy circuit, or both. The Korg is the one pedal I paid up for* and would do so again tomorrow without a second thought. It's very precise; I even use the strobe mode for setting intonation.
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    *Truth be told, it actually ended up free - such is the strength of my Shop-Fu. However as noted above, I would have zero hesitation about buying another if needed.
     
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    Clearly I need to take you shopping with me. I could benefit from your "shop-fu"
     
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    i was using a delta clip on but got a peterson stomp strobe this week. can be used for any string instrument, huge screen, variable colours and has lots of custom artists settings. prob more bells and whistles that i need but i had some cash in my pocket to burn. its suppose to be 0.1% accurate.

     
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    You wouldn't believe some of the stuff I've gotten cheap / free.
     
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    NO doubt ! I love Korg, I had one of their keyboards in college. This just came as part of a nice pkg.
     
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    I've always kinda liked the TC Electronics gear.
    As far as tuners go, I'm still using this antiquity. Never replaced it because I haven't needed to yet.


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    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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    I really recommend Peterson StroboStomp tuners. They’re super accurate and well built. Definitely a bit more expensive ($133 on Amazon right now) but totally worth the money.
     
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    This thing looks awesome! I have the newest Peterson but I wish it had the DI like this one.
     
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    Or you can buy a new Snark every 2-3 months.
    I’d love to have a Peterson Strobe in any variety, but I’m content with my Behringer and Deadbeat pedals.
     
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    Recently I got tired of trying to see the readouts on LCD tuners and bought a couple cheap LED ones on ebay. The "Fender" branded one tuned me ten cents high and there was no calibration adjustment to fix it. I put it in the e-recycle bin, I wouldn't want anyone else to have it and have the problem.
     

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