I'm a full-time musician in MN; I've been using this Korg tuner every day for about two weeks now.
In the summer, we play most of our gigs outside. On an outdoor gig, it is next to impossible to see the face of most clip on tuners, whether it's a Snark, a Delta Lab, Intellitouch, etc. This Korg, though, is totally visible even in direct sunlight! I love that!
The accuracy of the Korg is what you'd expect from any clip-on tuner; it is neither better nor worse than any of the other clip-ons I've used.
Bonus points for '70s kids: it looks like a Cylon from the original Battlestar Galactica!
This is by far the best tuner I have ever owned... and I have owned and lost a LOT of tuners.
First off, my favorite part of this tuner is it's sensitivity. I'm not talking about how fine tuning it gets... I mean how long it'll pick up your guitar's sustain. I've tuned every one of my guitars, and I am pretty sure that I tuned each string off one pluck. I have had a LOT of tuners, for some reason, lose the vibrations quickly, especially on the Low E. And you have to keep picking for it to get into tune. Not this one... it's SO sensitive to vibration.
It's also nuts with your ability to fine tune it.... You can tune it on it's regular tuner setting, and nail it for what the human ear can pick up... then turn it to the strobe setting, and it's like adjusting the timing on a car, and you can nail that note down like nobody's business... IF you're that picky about it.
The thing no pictures or anything I've seen covered this... but it moves A LOT... you can easily see it from whereever you clip it on the guitar... it swivels in all directions... I was hugely impressed by that. Also pictures make it look WAY bigger than it is. It fits nicely on the lip of my music stand, it's just about perfect in size.
The display is SO bright too, I can't imagine a situation that you'd have issue reading it... You would REALLY have to try to get into a spot where you'd struggle to tune this.
I could not be happier with a tuner than this one. Worth every penny!!!
You'll read complaints about the left dial...some people said it has broken. I can see how that might happen. It's fussy and I've had to tap it a few times because I see it's loose. Minus one star...keep an eye on that and it'll be ok.
Other than the fussy left dial, this is a FANTASTIC tuner. Modes 2 and 3 are a great team...get it 90 percent there in mode 2 and final fine tuning in mode 3.
Very fast and responsive. Faster than my Snark or Planet Waves. Display is super easy to read, way easier than the Peterson. The arm and ball may look like Snark but it is made better.
Accuracy is same as Peterson clip on but easier to read. If you don't need the sweetened tunings, etc on the Peterson, don't waste your money...this is half the price.
In two weeks it has become my favorite tuner even with the fussy dial. Accuracy and readability are exceptional.
As a mandolin and banjo player especially, not to mention guitar, i need a tuner that is sensitive and fast and that can read relatively fast note decay.
I have been immensely happy with my tc polytune for its accuracy, even when i cant hear to tune, on stage or at a jam.
This tuner is as good functionally. And as accurate.
On off twist and and battery slot access have not been an issue. This tuner offers greater view angles, but, imho, the twist off on is not as easy as a simple button. Easy to read in bright sun. Cool different blue and green read out.
A bit of a less than elegant design compared to the TC polytune, as it simply cannot lie as flatly. But, i still love it, especially at less than half the price. I can have several, and, should i lose one or damage it, its less of a loss.
I was afraid to give it 5 stars because I've only used it for a week. That said, I am retiring my "A" tuning fork that I've been using for 30 years. This tuner works well. It is quick and it is easy. The tuner has three modes, Green light, strobe or partial strobe. I used the green light to get to the note, and the strobe to fine tune. It took 5 minutes to tune in a new set of strings. The other feature I like is the display. I don't need to put my reading glasses on, or squint to see numbers and lines. While I cannot compare it to other electronic tuners, (used a friend's once, similar results but harder to read), I feel satisfied that the Korg tuner does the job.
Is it expensive? Yes. Is it accurate, bright and easy to use? Yes. And I think it's really cool looking.
Have been a Snark guy for years and have never felt a need or even seen another tuner that made me really notice, until this one. Very accurate, has three different tuning modes and 10 reference pitch settings. It's really bright and is very adaptable on the head stock It seems well constructed.
For the record, I was given this as a gift, and don't know if I could find myself paying for a tuner that cost as much as three Snarks. But I'm very happy with it and would recommend it.
Actually, I had not used electronic tuners in many years, until recently. A good old tuning fork has always been my go-to, but I've recently been using the tuner built into my Line6 amp. I much prefer using the Sledgehammer Pro to changing the amp to tuning mode. I love how it has chromatic, strobe, and half-strobe (combo) modes, allowing a choice of speed vs. precision. It powers on & is ready to use almost immediately and the display is extremely easy to read. It clamps firmly and is articulate enough to position to a comfortable viewing angle. It also folds up nicely for easy packing. Not only is this a great functioning tuner, it is aesthetically pleasing as well.
I've been a snark player, for the past 5 years or so, and tried other headstock tuners, none seemed to be nearly as good or gratifying as the snark... until this one came along.... looks good, tunes well, accurate, easy to use... has everything you'd want in a tuner... EVERYTHING!! I'd give it 6 stars, if it was the only one available, but I do still like the Sn better, (even though, they work equally as well)…..but it's about half the cost.... Honestly, its a great tuner, and looks cooler, than many I've seen....
Gorgeous display. Precise tuning. Easy to change battery regardless of what people say. A choice of three different types of display that are sure to please anyone's eyes and preferences while tuning their guitar. I prefer setting #3. This tuner is a work of art and I'm glad I bought it. The imperfect and frustrating undertaking of perfection while tuning is made so much easier with this tuner's method of letting the musician know visually when his ears are correct.
I am using this to tune five string basses. This tuner is more accurate than the cheaper ones I have tested. It is in with my Peterson VS1 which means that it is good enough to set intonation. It tracks the low B string without a problem. It is compact and seems to be sturdy. The three tuning modes make it fast to use in a live situation and it is easy to read.. I have not tried it in bright sunlight. Warning. If you tend to see double when looking at bright lights this is not the tuner for you!