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on February 1, 2017
I put one on my violin and one one my viola. So far I am very pleased with the tuner. As pointed out by others it only tunes the 4 open string notes of the mode that you choose. So, if you were like me, thinking that I could use it to test my fingering positions, as I found out, it doesn't show any other note variations. But that i OK anyway, because otherwise you can't see it with your hands in the way. Ha! So, there is nothing to argue about.
I like that it lets you choose between violin, viola, cello and bass. My wife has a cello, so I plan to see how it fits there. Really bright read out.
I would recommend it.
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on August 31, 2017
After giving one of these little tuners a GOOD run for its money, I decided that I'd buy an additional three tuners so that I'd have dedicated tuners for my bass, violin, viola, and cello. That's how much I ADORE these tuners! Simple to use. Just make sure that, if you are using them for tuning methods OTHER than open strings, that you MUST use the chromatic setting (say, for instance, you are adding position tapes). Also, make sure that you are using them in 440 Hz setting. I know that it takes a little time to get used to the buttons, but with MINIMAL use, you'll be used to the buttons in NO time. As for battery life, well, I have NO complaints. I CANNOT say enough about these tuners. WELL worth the money!!!!!!!!!!!
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Great little tuner! Does just what it's supposed to do. Keep my violin in tune!

It is a little too easy to accidentally change the settings by hitting the wrong button on the back when turning it on/off, but not a big deal. You'll catch it pretty quick when it tries to tune your violin down to a cello for instance.
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on May 11, 2018
I actually already had a nice KORG clip-on tuner for my guitar, the only reason I bought this one is because there is no convenient way to clip that one to my viola. I'm a little disappointed in this one because because the clip is smaller than I expected and I have to open it almost all the way just to get it to fit on the peg box. It feels like it barely fits. However, it has not popped off yet so maybe it will be fine. It is nice that it is so small and light. I have been able to leave it clipped on the instrument all the time, even when I put the instrument back in the case.

As other reviewers have said, making the power button also function as a tuning adjustment is just stupid. Several times already I have bumped it to A 441 and have had to cycle through to get back to A 440. I expect most users will need to adjust this rarely if at all, so it should be harder to change accidentally. Another issue is that when I have it in viola mode when I try to tune my D string sometimes it identifies the note as A. If I switch from viola to chromatic setting, then it recognizes the D ok.
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on January 4, 2017
This is a great design. I liked so much purchased 4 more for grandkids. Simple to set up and use. You can change the HZ (default) to 440 or to the French 435.
If you want to help a student with fingering you can set it from violin in my case to the CHRO setting and use it for all 7 positions.
CHRO =CHROMATIC
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on March 8, 2018
Very poor instructions. Still haven't figured out how to use it. This will not fit as shown if the small end of the pegs are sticking out of the peg box. The peg must be flush with the side of the peg box, or slightly recessed. The inner part of the clamp has a slot to fit over the peg on the inside of the peg box, but the outside of the clamp does not. It would be better if there was a hole in the outer part of the clamp for the end of the peg to slip into. I may just try drilling a hole in it, and hope that the plastic does not shatter. -- You need a magnifying glass to read the nearly invisible HZ number, and the the mode selection.
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on August 31, 2017
so useful in playing and easy to string your violin quickly through a party or a concert
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on November 26, 2016
I made a grave error in my first review of this product. I found the battery that I commented on that was present but commented it was not . I am sorry. This product and seller is awesome !!!!!
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on May 26, 2017
This makes it so easy to tune my daughter's violin. I like to keep her on her toes and I detune the violin every week. She pulls out her professional violin tuner with the colorful LCD and tunes it up real quick. It's such a pleasure watching her happily tuning along. She plays such a wonderful violin.
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on November 23, 2016
Pretty great to have when you are a beginner to at least try and get a grasp on what notes are which.
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