Like so many other product lines, guitar tuners have a very wide range of models looking for the same thing: the correct use of different scales on our instruments. First of all, we must take into account the differences between the two families that we are going to show you today.
Pincer guitar tuner
They are held by the guitar itself and use its vibration to detect the specific note. They are usually small objects that can be used in more homemade situations than professionals, as they would not work in environments with a lot of noise or interference. They are the cheapest and most used by those who want to tune guitars without electric circuits.
Pedal Guitar Tuner
This type of pedals are aided by an audio input for the signal of electric guitars and basses. They are more precise tools but also more voluminous, as they add to our mix of pedals that we can carry. They are intended to be used in concerts or live, may also require power cables.
It is difficult to answer the question in this article because, in reality, the answer is very relative, it depends a lot on the needs of each … If you are an amateur who plays alone or with family or friends, obviously you will not have to spend 100 € on a high-end model. But if on the other hand, you are a professional who needs reliability and durability for his studio or concerts, of course, it is legal to invest money in a pedal tuner like the Mooer that appears at the end of this list.
A classic of the classics, the FT12A Flanger has a chromatic function just by getting close to the string or the instrument. Its strong and durable body guarantees a perfect half-life of the product for the first years of jogging with the guitar. This small flanger coupler has a 360° rotatable clip, so it can always be adjusted for the perfect viewing angle.
Fender FT-1 Pro Clip-On Tuner Black
The FT-1 multifunction model helps ensure that your instrument is always tuned, even in a dark room. Its handles noisy environments with ease thanks to its built-in vibration sensor. The easy-to-read needle on the LCD screen indicates how close the tone of note is and the backlight on the screen turns green once the note is in tune. The FT-1’s double-hinge design allows you to mount the tuner on either side of the instrument head.
Korg GA-40bk Guitar and Bass Tuner
The Korg model in this list is made to help you with both your guitar and your bass. It has a double measuring screen with needle and LEDs, as well as reference tones through an integrated speaker… It allows you to download notes by semitones for alternative tunings and its energy goes by batteries (2xAAA), with an approximate duration of 85 hours.
Custom Korg Ga
The Korg GA Custom chromatic belongs to the KORG “Custom Shop” series. Its 3D visual meter creates an evolving visual effect that is both attractive and legible. It offers ultra-high precision adjustment with three measurement modes. It features a built-in high-sensitivity microphone for use with acoustic and orchestral microphones.
Mooer Baby Tuner
As we announced at the beginning of this article, pedal models like this Mooer are designed to be used in pre-concert environments. Its precision micro tuner is designed for almost every instrument… The Baby Tuner also serves 7-string guitars and 5-string basses.
This guitar tuner model that closes the list is the “big brother” of two Boss classics like the TU-12 or the TU-12H. Simply connect your bass or guitar so that its famous needle and LED indicator to allow you to tune quickly and precisely at the same time. Another feature is that it includes a flat tuning of up to six half steps, ACCU-PITCH with an audible beep, a reference tone, a built-in microphone for acoustic instruments and the battery-saving auto power off option.
Written by Michael Adams
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