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I need the best guitar tuner for under 50bucks please help!

 
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Megadeth45
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:43 am    Post subject: I need the best guitar tuner for under 50bucks please help! Reply with quote

Hi all, haven't posted here in a long time, but I have a quick question. My tuner just died and I'm shopping around for a new one. I play in a band and record so a run of the mill tuner isn't going to cut it. I eventually need to get myself a strobostomp or something similar (with true bypass) but for now i need a fairly inexpensive but not garbage hand held tuner. Any advice/suggestions would be more than appreciated. Right now I'm leaning towards some of Boss's models. Thanks again.
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Megadeth45
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, just a quick update, I saw that the Boss Tu 12 and Tu 15 are supposed to be very good tuners, anyone have any information on them at all?
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vitaminE
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 1:28 pm    Post subject: Love the TU-2 Reply with quote

It's clearly not under $50, but the Boss TU-2 pedal (with power adapter and parallel DC cord) is such a great piece of gear - I couldn't say enough good about it. If you need to, you can tune silently on stage between every song with the tap of a pedal. Don't waste your $ on an inferior tuner; the TU-2 is a worthwhile investment in gear that you won't regret.
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Megadeth45
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey thanks for the reply. Just a quick question..the TU-2 isn't true bypass right? Do u find that that alters your sound at all? or is it not really a problem? Thanks.
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vitaminE
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The pedal has 2 outs - line and bypass. I play a stratocaster with Duncan hotrails through a Marshall tube amp and have never noticed a difference in sound. Again, it's just so user-friendly and convenient - highly recommended.

http://www.bosscorp.co.jp/PRODUCTS/EN/TU-2/index.html
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Lou_Ranko
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been using an ARION HU-8500 for about 20 years now... Now I know where to lay the blame for my lack of fame, women and drugs.

http://www.playrecord.net/arion-hu8500-stage-tuner-p-28540.html

Great piece of kit, still being made (just googled) and still cheap.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:15 pm    Post subject: Two Options Reply with quote

Hi Megadeth45
I agree with most on here that you can't go wrong with the Boss TU-2. Overall, it's a great tuner and it can do a lot more than you would think. For example, you can set it to a half-step or whole-step down when you down tune, which I'm assuming you do judging by your profile name Wink

Have you looked at the Planet Waves Chromatic Pedal Tuner? It's pretty decent. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles that the TU-2 has, but it's still pretty good, and a bit cheaper. I actually did a review of it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJuBtuajkHA

It sounds like you play a lot in dark-lit stage environments. The pedal is great for that, and it's also True Bypass which I know you were wondering about.

Also, if you're ever in a jam and have internet access, you can tune real quick at www.guitar2ner.com

Good luck man!
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Tim
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked 19 months...that may well be a new bump record!

Welcome and thanks for your input though, good advice for anyone with the same problem.
...and of course I watched your video too Wink , very comprehensive, nicely done.
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jason
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:14 am    Post subject: Best Acoustic Guitar Tuners Reply with quote

We have put together a detailed guide on Acoustic Guitar Tuners

We explain the different types of tuners that suit acoustic guitars, and which ones are best to use in a particular situation.
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