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on January 27, 2017
but the superb quality of the display more than overcomes that issue. Since I only use if for a few seconds as I tune, I presume the charge will last a long time.

The tuner is accurate, having tested it against two other brands I own. In fact, it seems even more precise.

To solve my problems, I carry a small, external, USB battery pack (the size of a Chapstick™) in my gig bag. If I screw up, ay least I will be able to power it up. In most cases, it just takes a little forethought.

Great product, great service. Arrived just as expected. Thanks!
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on April 22, 2017
Until now, if you have a clip on tuner, you were stuck with those horrible coin batteries (would you believe more than 2 dozen in two years? Would you believe very short device lifespan?). The other alternative is AAA batteries in a non-clip on tuner, meaning you need either a clip on mic cord or a mic on the tuner, not convenient. Rechargeable USB battery technology is mature and works well, so finally we have it in a tuner!

The good: This works well with a ukulele, even with a lowered G string. Relative string tuning or individual string tuning both work on the 'uke. It works ok with the 5th & 6th strings on a classical guitar and seems accurate for those strings. Very simple and intuitive to use and read.

The ugly: Not so easy with the 1st-3rd guitar strings, however. If I use the tuner to tune the 6th string and proceed using relative tuning between the strings, that works with my mic tuner, but not with this one. For some reason it works slightly better in the chromatic mode than in the guitar mode--that doesn't make sense since I think the only difference is the display of the string number. This tuner says the 1st-3rd strings are too high when tuned from the 4th-6th strings. If I tune all of the strings with this tuner, the relative tuning is lost because the strings are not high enough. I can do it with my old mic tuner, though, so there is nothing wrong with the guitar.

Bottom line: fine for 'ukes; possibly ok with other instruments, but a real pain with a nylon stringed guitar. The price is so inexpensive, perhaps I'm asking too much. But I'd rather pay $10 more to get one easier to use on my guitar. So I'm using this only on the 'uke. Truth be told, though, most people will never hear the difference. But I sure can.
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on April 22, 2015
Okay, we all have purchased clip-on tuners over the years. If you're like me, several. Why get one more?

This is a tuner with a subtle, but very compelling difference. The frequency indicator doesn't just show you how sharp or flat a note is, it does it by the bar showing the actual frequency the string is tuned to, and ALSO shows how near or far it's off by having a continuum of the "frequency pointer" from the note's actual frequency to the theoretically correct frequency. This feature makes it much harder psychologically, at least for me, to blow by a string that's ALMOST right. If I'm 5 cents off or whatever, I have a very wide, hard to ignore, stack of pointers.

Compared it against a Korg Chromatic Tuner (what a BEAST! that is!). It held up quite well in terms of accuracy. Liked it so much, got a second one for one of my boys!
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on May 4, 2015
Tuner models come and go so fast that you never know if the one you have/like will be available the next time you want/need one. I like this one so much, I just bought a second one to put on the shelf!

I've been using this tuner twice daily on my banjo for a week now, and I have to say, I am thoroughly impressed. I can place it on the pegboard and tune very accurately. This unit is teeny... which I like a lot because it takes up little to no space in my case. But, it's not SO teeny that my old man eyes can't see the screen.

BECAUSE it's the size it is, I can ALSO clip it on my Banjo's bridge. Switch it to "chromatic" from "banjo", and I can do a "tap test" to find the note my banjo head is emitting (which is an important relative measurement for setting head tension).

Clip fits my pegboard perfectly. Not too flimsy. Tilts and swivels, so I can always get the face square to me for reading... albeit not always right side up.

Only ONE small "nit" to pick, and it doesn't matter to me, so I'm not docking a star... In "banjo" setting, when tuning for "Open G" (gDGBD = G4 D3 G3 B3 D4), the tuner gives me a false readout. When tuning the #5 string to "G4", the unit reads out a "G5". Wen tuning #2 string to "D3", it reads out "D1". #3 reads a correct G3. #4 reads a "B2" instead of "B3". #5 reads out "D1" instead of "D4". In other words, it is finding the correct pitch but the READOUT only is indicating the wrong octave. I cross checked this with several manual tuning apps on my phone which read the correct pitch and octave.

Like I said... it's a nit. Just want the developers to get the info, so they can tweak the code. :)

Bottom Line: If you need a small, but not too small, multi-instrument tuner... this one fits the bill. I'd buy it again.
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on May 9, 2017
Comparing this to Stark tuners this is a clear winner.

Pros
Display is easy to read
The joints are sturdy and flexible
Clamp opens just over an inch wide.
Rechargeable... no more dime size batteries to worry about.

Cons.
I couldn't find any
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on May 8, 2017
I liked this little turner so much, after I had bought a $50 tuner that I wanted to smash with a hammer, I bought 3 more! Works great -- really easy to read and, did I mention, No More Batteries -- Yay! Now I can have one in every guitar case!!
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on January 20, 2018
I have several guitars and some with pre Amps with built in tuners already so I thought I didn't need anything like this. I was so Wrong!!!
Easier to use and my guitars sound absolutely the same when in tune. I know what your thinking but when every instrument is digitally tuned by the same unit, they all sound same, and better. The first open G Chord you play after you tune up will say it all. Best warranty I found also...
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on May 1, 2017
I have 3 tuners, uke (Snark), guitar (Donner) and a cheapie (Arcadia). The Donner was giving me miss readings so I bought this. I like this one best, it's small and easy to clip on, accurate and very bright. I liked that it was rechargeable. My only concern is how many years the battery will last with recharging. But if I get 3 years or more I'm good.
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on April 7, 2017
I was looking for a tuner that has big and bright display, adjustable calibration, and rechargeable feature so I don't have to buy batteries. This product has all of these. It works great with my violin.
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on June 1, 2017
I have only used it a few days but the display is clear. I am still trying to find the perfect place to clip it on my Stratocaster as I have gotten good results tuning but some inconsistencies compared to My TC electronic tuner. (granted it is about 8x more expensive, so it should be better). Overall this tuner does a good job

Update: I went to buy another one and the pice increased by 50%? What gives? Greed?
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