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Postby EleveDrole » Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:32 pm

Hey there

I'm looking for a guitar (clip)tuner that's not just showing me visually how detuned my guitar ist but also acoustically (like these old big Boss tuners some players still use in the studio).
Any suggestions?

Would be happy to read some answers!
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Re: Clip tuner that responds acoustically

Postby Sam Spoons » Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:41 pm

Welcome to the forum :thumbup:

I'm not sure what you mean? A link to a pic or old review of the 'big old Boss tuners' might help but what do you mean by 'acoustically'?
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Re: Clip tuner that responds acoustically

Postby Kwackman » Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:11 pm

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Re: Clip tuner that responds acoustically

Postby shufflebeat » Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:03 pm

If you mean that it actually generates an audible tone then I'd look to phone apps. The tech to make the tone is simple and the hardware is probably already in your pocket.
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Re: Clip tuner that responds acoustically

Postby EleveDrole » Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:06 pm

Like these ones:

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https://youtu.be/e773JS4OS8g?t=213

shufflebeat wrote:If you mean that it actually generates an audible tone then I'd look to phone apps. The tech to make the tone is simple and the hardware is probably already in your pocket.

I know. However I want exactly that in a clip tuner :/
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Re: Clip tuner that responds acoustically

Postby Kwackman » Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:11 pm

shufflebeat wrote:If you mean that it actually generates an audible tone then I'd look to phone apps. .
..and ignore my suggestion above as it doesn't make any noise!
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Re: Clip tuner that responds acoustically

Postby desmond » Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:40 pm


That’s what I use and it’s awesome, love it!
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Re: Clip tuner that responds acoustically

Postby zenguitar » Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:48 pm

My main tuner is my ancient Boss TU-12 which I've owned since 1984. It doesn't have any option to generate a reference tone for tuning. Neither does the TU-12H in the photo you posted.

Do you mean you are looking for a tuner with a built in microphone for acoustic instruments?

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Re: Clip tuner that responds acoustically

Postby blinddrew » Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:01 pm

My recommendation for a clip on tuner is the Snark ones, especially as the model 2 can handle double-bass and mandolin.
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Re: Clip tuner that responds acoustically

Postby Sam Spoons » Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:24 pm

Yes, I have loads of different tuners. The best IMHO are the Peterson Strobe tuners but in terms of VFM the Snark's take a lot of beating.
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Re: Clip tuner that responds acoustically

Postby Sam Spoons » Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:45 pm

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I'm not aware of any clip on tuner that produces an audible tone*, but as Zenguitar says neither does the one you linked to. Why do you want this or is it a different feature of the Boss TU12 that you are looking for?

* TBH I have had loads of different electronic tuners over the years and none that I can remember have an audible pitch.
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Re: Clip tuner that responds acoustically

Postby shufflebeat » Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:02 pm

zenguitar wrote:
Do you mean you are looking for a tuner with a built in microphone for acoustic instruments?

Andy :beamup:

Ah, I suspect BigZ might have identified the desired feature.

Right now none comes to mind.
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Re: Clip tuner that responds acoustically

Postby James Perrett » Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:09 pm

Sam Spoons wrote:* TBH I have had loads of different electronic tuners over the years and none that I can remember have an audible pitch.

Some of the Korg ones do. I also have an old Korg tuner that will generate a tone through the output jack.
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Re: Clip tuner that responds acoustically

Postby blinddrew » Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:23 pm

Another plus for the snark, it has a built in mic as well as the vibration feature. It works ok for the most part as well.
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Re: Clip tuner that responds acoustically

Postby shufflebeat » Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:29 pm

To the OP

In the past when I've had to check the numbers on an accordion I clipped a guitar tuner to an appropriate resonator (piece of cardboard, CD case is good) which worked quite well.

For the record, tuning an accordion should only be attempted by a qualified veterinarian.
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