Top positive review
10 people found this helpful
Makes life a LOT simpler for violin players! GREAT little tuner!!
on December 28, 2014
This is a great little tuner for the violin, and what I like about it you can just leave it on your instrument (next to the fingerboard on upper left bout) and it doesn't interfere with anything when you put the violin back in it's case. Just attach it by the handy cam lock lever and forget it, nothing could be simpler. It's nice to be able to swivel it back and forth, too, as I find that I will shift the violin slightly sometimes depending on my situation and the ability to swivel the display comes in real handy.
The display is bright enough for me (I wear glasses) and the best thing is this thing is accurate as all get out. I had previously purchased the guitar version of this for my acoustic and electric guitars (same tuner body, with a shorter clamp which attaches on the guitar's peghead) and was very satisfied with them so when this model for violin came along I snapped it up. Liked it so well I ordered a few more for my fiddlin' friends, so I am very happy with the performance of this little tuner. You can flip the display up-side-down with the touch of a button if you wish (for alternate mountings) and you can also change the range with the sharp or flat buttons, if you need to do that sort of thing (say, if you need to tune with a piano that isn't all the way there). Battery life seems to be very good, too, but I don't leave mine on all the time like some folks do (very distracting). It does have an auto shut-off feature which turns the unit's power off after a few minutes if it doesn't detect any sound, to conserve the battery just in case you forget.
This is the best thing to come around in years (IMHO) and it makes life a lot simpler not having to hunt (or lose) clip on scroll tuners any more before a show. BRAVO D'Addario for another great product!