TC Electronic’s PolyTune : Tune all your strings at once

This writer is ashamed to admit that all through his attempted career as a guitarist in a gigging band – not once did he use a guitar tuner to save the audience from having to listen to that annoying 'twang twang' of tuning. Fortunately the number of people who had to endure this wasn't that many but for those who did I'm very sorry. If I had it all again I would definitely use the TC Electronic’s PolyTune.

The 'Poly' in Polytune means that you can check of all your strings at once. You just need to strum an open chord. Of course unless you have an extra arm or 2 you can't really 'tune' all your strings at once but only having to tune the ones that are out is nearly as good. Here's a picture and then the unbridled enthusiasm of the Press Release from TC Electronics.

TC Electronics PolyTune

(The press release)

“TC Electronic has just revolutionized guitar tuning at a stroke – or strum – with PolyTune™, the world’s first polyphonic guitar tuner. This cutting-edge tuning technology revolutionizes tuning and accomplishes what has been deemed ‘impossible’ until now: tuning all strings simultaneously! Simply strum – PolyTune™ will tell you which strings need tuning – tune up and you’re ready to rock!

PolyTune™ obviously has a chromatic tuner as well, rivaling the best current tuning technology out there, with an amazing +/- 0.5 cent accuracy. MonoPoly, another unique new TC Electronic technology, recognizes whether you play one or more strings and seamlessly switches between the polyphonic or the chromatic tuner on the fly.

PolyTune™ offers unprecedented visibility using an ambient light sensor, which automatically matches the intensity of the super bright LEDs to its surroundings. This ensures that the PolyTune™ display can be seen in any lighting conditions. So whatever the gig, whatever the light, whatever the situation, guitarists can now strum, tune and rock in an instant.

True Bypass makes sure that PolyTune™ preserves the integrity of your precious tone. It allows for the signal to flow unaffected when the pedal is bypassed and for silent tuning once engaged.

The PolyTune™ pedal chassis features a diecast aluminum box, heavy duty footswitch and 100 LED display, all built to endure life on the road.

Quite simply, PolyTune™ is the greatest innovation in guitar tuners for over 30 years. Tuning could not be easier or quicker.

Price: €85

Available: February 2010

PolyTune™ main features:

• Polyphonic Tuner – Tune all strings simultaneously – simply; Strum, Tune, Rock!

• Chromatic Tuner – Ultra fast and steady response, Needle and Stream display modes with +/-0.5 cent accuracy

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