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Great response time makes this tuner a pleasure to use
on November 12, 2015
I just bought the AxeRig, Snark, and the PlanetWaves clip-ons. Of these, I’ve only had Snarks before. Actually, I started with an Intelitouch 20 years back, but the newer technology is far better, smaller, and less expensive.
The hardest to use of these is the PlanetWaves. It is the smallest, but the indicator seems to have a much slower response time (delay between detection and display), plus the display is very small. The end result is that it takes longer to tune and there is a lower feeling of confidence. The best part is the small size but the slowness and lack of confidence will keep it from being more than my travel tuner that I won’t cry over if it gets lost.
The Snark is excellent. It’s multicolor discplay is clear in all conditions but direct sunlight and it is very responsive and accurate. I love my Snarks. Their negative is that the connection between the tuner and the clip makes them bulky and awkward to transport. They are great on the guitar, but are easily broken in a gig bag or pocket. Over time, the swivel loosens or breaks at which point the tuner has to be replaced.
I’ve just received my first AxeRig and it seems to be just as accurate and a bit more responsive compared to the Snark, has a larger and very easy to use display, and mechanically, it folds flat. I just got it, but I can tell it will be easier and safer to transport than the Snark. I certainly appreciate the lifetime warranty and the spare battery. It also autoranges very quickly. Play any note on your instrument and it will immediately identify the chromatic pitch name and give you your relative intonation. The Snark will do this too - but considerably slower. I've only had it for a day but I am quite pleased with the AxeRig.