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VINE VOICEon December 15, 2017
What I like:

One control - a small 'chicklet' button on the back where it's easy to operate one-handed.

'Boot time' is fast - hold the button for a quick 2 seconds and within another 2 the screen is up with a brief graphical flourish - too many tuners waste seconds on what they think are fancy welcomes and shutdowns that are nothing but time-wasters to me.

Mode selection is simple: single-click while powered on toggles instrument/chromatic modes.
The last tuning mode selected (uke, guitar, violin, bass, chromatic) is restored on next startup.

The 360 swivel is tight and easy for a lefty to position - you'd be surprised how many tuner designs are righty-biased.

Power off is same as on - 2 seconds and a quick shutdown. No remembering when to double-click, etc.

What I don't like:

The yellow 'almost in tune' color is too close to the 'in tune' green to easily distinguish. People with certain forms of color blindness may find this frustrating.

While I don't care for fancy startup/shutdown graphics that waste my time, I do appreciate attractive and effective graphics that enhance functionality. The monochrome display on this tuner reminds me is slightly dizzying to read and a dated look by today's standards.

The tuner's response is also a bit 'hot' for my taste, meaning I have to adjust string pitch slowly in very fine increments. Other tuners that I have feel more natural to use - I can adjust pitch at a pace I might do while tuning by ear.

Bottom Line: Functional and fast operating, if not especially attractive.
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There are literally hundreds of small clip-on tuners for stringed instruments available today - many of them, here on Amazon. There are two major variables to consider when choosing which one would be best suited to your needs: These are 1) the ease of use (flexibility of positioning, strength of the clip and clarity of the readout), as well as the function (accuracy of readings and adaptability to different instruments.); and 2) the price.

This clip-on from Aniler gets high marks in all areas. Offering five instrument modes (guitar, violin. uke, bass and chromatic) with a set (standard) 440Hz pitch, I have used it easily and more than satisfactorily with both 6 and 12 string guitars, ukuleles, a fiddle and - using the chromatic mode - my banjo! (I also tuned a mandolin which, though not specifically included, is tuned to the same notes as is the violin/fiddle.) No problems to note anywhere.

Its accuracy was confirmed using several true online digital tone readers. The readout is bright and clear - even a person who has trouble distinguishing colors would be able to easily read the large note letters from the distance of the tuning end of the instrument. THe clip holds the tuner firmly in place - ordinarily on the headstock of the instrument.

I was especially delighted to find that this tuner worked equally well with my electric guitar - something I had questions about. As it turns out, it can 'feel' the vibrations up the neck on an electric (turned on or off) as it can for an acoustic instrument. This tuner meets all of my needs and I expect others will find it completely satisfying as well. The attached photo shows it at work on my Epiphone Les Paul Special II electric guitar.

It does all of what I need and does it well - for a price that is hard to dicker about.

You can spend a lot more and get a lot less.
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on December 22, 2017
 I am extremely impressed with this guitar tuner. It is small and compact for easy use. You can easily connect it to your guitar or other string instruments' neck and tune. When you are finished, stash away in a drawer or case.

✔ The tuner lights up green when the note or string has been accurately tuned. It is red if it's out of tune. This is easy to decipher. It also shows the cord.

✔ The clips have a soft plastic tips that hold unto the guitar. It will not leave scratches. This can be an issue for people looking for a tuner. I would be upset to know I had bought a new instrument and was tuning it to receive scratches. Do no not worry about this occurring with the ANILER guitar tuner.

✔ Since the tuner is small, it could be misplaced. I would be sure to leave it on the guitar or in a secure place after using.

✔ It comes with three different picks: Blue, Black, Red. These are thin.

✔ A battery is included in the packaging. The battery is uses is a CR2032 watch battery.

✔ It is cheap, but works well for the price.

Overall experience was greatly received. I was unexpected of how small the device is. I recommend you not relying on the images. It is about 1 to 2 inches.

It was easy-to-use as well. When the product arrives, it has the battery in a separate packet. Take it out and stick it in the tuner. There is a button on the back of the device. Hold it for a few seconds to turn on, and to turn off, repeat the action.
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on January 6, 2018
 This tuner is easy to use and is accurate. I compared this to another tuner I already had and this produced the same results. To get started all you have to do is put the battery in the compartment (battery is included), turn it on, set the appropriate mode for your instrument, and clip it to the headstock of your instrument (guitar in my case), and you are ready to go.

The color coding makes tuning relatively easy. Red is flat, green is in tune, yellow/amber is sharp - for each string. One feature I like about this tuner that I have not seen on others of this style, is it also tells you how many Hz off a string is. I think this could be useful if you want to experiment with atypical tuning and need accuracy.

The only thing I found not quite perfect with this tuner is it is not as easy as some others to adjust and position so you can read it. I was always able to adjust it so I could read it, but it took a little more work to get it right. In comparison, the other tuner I have seems to be a little easier to adjust and position how you need it. All in all a good choice for a tuner and price is right.

I have not experienced any scratches as a result of clipping the tuner, but will update if that changes, clip seems to stay firmly on. Easy to use one handed. Quick startup. Overall I'm quite happy.

Would recommend.
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on January 4, 2018
I like the size, the shape, the graphics, the ease of use, the easy to read screen, the accuracy of tuning, what else...oh, the pricing was "off-the-chain!!!"
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on February 20, 2018
Very easy to clip on, use, and read. I wished the guitar picks had a "size" on them, but I appreciated that fact that they came with the tuner. Not disappointed at all.
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on January 29, 2018
I love this product. I am just learning to play and it helps me greatly with tuning my guitar. Pretty straight forward little gadget!
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on March 2, 2018
Its ok works fine hard to turn on and off tiny button.
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on January 4, 2018
excellent value for the price and excellent service and delivery, AAA+
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on January 21, 2018
I really love this tuner, very quick to use during a performance!
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