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Really frustrating to try and use
on May 13, 2018
I've tried to give this thing a fair shake about five times now, but it's mostly unusable for me. Just to be clear up front, I have a Snark clip-on tuner that I love, and have been using for at least the last couple of years.
The biggest problem with this tuner's design is that you can't orient it so that it's about 90 (or 270) degrees WRT the headstock - it will always be at either 0 or 180 degrees to that axis. Well, I'm guessing that I haven't figured out how the design might allow it to swivel on the appropriate axis to do that, anyway. This makes the readout basically look like a book that's been knocked over.
The next biggest problem is that it's hard to tell, at a glance, if a string is tuned flat or sharp. At least on my guitars, it takes a couple of seconds to gravitate towards dead-on tune, and the screen turns green. The problem is that for flat or sharp, you get a blue screen.
The other big problem is that it takes a few seconds for this tuner to settle into determining the actual pitch of the note, which makes it tougher to actually be able to quickly tell which strings are out of tune.