This is the last tuner pedal you will ever need. Just buy it and never look back.
This is the last tuner pedal you will ever need. Just buy it and never look back.
I was tired of slow, somewhat inaccurate tuners for day to day playing, plus I want to be able to do my own guitar setups, so I wanted something accurate. Well, as other reviewers have pointed out, in the world of strobe tuners, there's basically this, and the more expensive offerings from Peterson. What sold me on this, despite the other features on the Peterson (sweetened tunings, etc.) was that this can power another pedal, and has the "strum and tune" feature that's very quick and useful. Play all 6 strings at once, and it will tell you which ones (if any) need adjusting. Bonus is that it actually now powers all of my (9v) pedals, which is great. It's quick and easy to use, very accurate, visible night or day (haven't used it outdoors), and it's as accurate as the Peterson, for a good deal less $.
The strobe mode is extremely accurate great for setting up the innotation of your instrument. The single note mode is easy to read and very helpful: its what I use after the guitar is innotated however the strum mode( where it reads all the strings at once) is not as accurate as the single mode so I don't use it. Also you cant, as far as I can tell, have the pedal on while playing if you have it in the chain to your amp. Its great to know you're in tune and its quicker for me than doing it by ear which I love also. Very satisfied.
The TC polytune 2 is just what the competent and well versed sales consultant Cody shared. Very well made and was exactly what i was looking for. Well made and extremely accurate. Love it and would reccommend this tuner. Tc is apparently a great company and know what they are doing with the products they put out.
I play a 5-string Bass and the neck tuners struggle with the low B string. Love the accuracy and the bright LEDs.
This is the best tuner you can get in a pedal, in my opinion. Before this, I used the tuner function on my Line6 HD500. This is much, much better. Other than this pedal and the HD500, I own one other pedal--a Strymon El Capistan. My only gripe with this pedal--as another reviewer mentioned--is that you must un-plug the input when not using it or your battery will be toast in no time. This should be more overtly asserted by TC.
As for Sweetwater, they provide the absolute best service and customer care that can be found among online music sellers. I've been a customer since 1993!
Incredible how this thing can recognize all six strings simultaneously! Awesome tuner. Well made pedal.
This tuner pedal is amazing. No more "aw screw it, close enough" frustration. A quick strum tells you how the other strings are reacting to the single string you're fine tuning, making perfect tuning fast and easy. It figures out automatically if you want poly or strobe by how many strings you hit. You could probably read the bright, crisp display from the Moon, and the brightness auto-adjusts so it isn't burning your eyes out in a dark room. If you're a minimalist guitar+amp type, this thing doesn't even weigh a pound with the battery in and is compact enough to slip into your jacket pocket.
Only one thing to warn about, always unplug the in cable when you're done if you keep a 9v installed or it will slowly drain out, even if plugged into a power supply. I use it both on my board with a power supply and by itself with the 9v, so I found this out the hard way. The manual does in fact point this out, but this pedal was so ridiculously easy to use that I didn't crack the manual open till later. ;-)
I have played instruments of all types for 40 years... cut my teeth on strobe tuners. I have always prefered the response of the strobe. It was this or a Peterson or Boss, I chose the Poly after reading the reviews and the pricing. This tuner seems to do the best job of presenting a responsive strobe like meter, albeit by design, best limited to guitar applications. The strum feature is great. I have used the clip on tuners for years and find them quick and reasonably in-accurate and somewhat inconsistent... requiring fine tuning with harmonics or by ear (mine aren't what they used to be.)
This is a great investment when under $...seems very well constructed, but time will tell just how well... They don't build anything like they use to... Read the reviews then decide what's best for you.
Very easy to use, nice bright display, and appears to be very accurate. Thanks to Greg Baum for this recommendation.
Is very accurate. I have been using it in needle mode and tuning one string at a time. Have primarily been using it for my 5 string bass and it is capable of tuning the low B string. I can also tune my guitars without changing settings. This tuner also has the strum mode that allows you to strum all the strings and tune at once. This might work well if you are in a on stage environment or you have already tuned up and are checking to make sure you haven't gone out of tune. This is the larger model that can use the battery. Has a metal box and switch works fine. There is a button on the top that allows you to change tuning modes. It does not come with instructions you will need to go to TC electronics web site to download or at least read the manual to decide what works best for your need.
I got it because it takes up very little space. I haven't found much use for tuning all the strings at once. I tune one string at a time. It does this very well. The display is very bright, and the resolution is very fine, making the tuner very accurate. It's a very popular tuner for good reason.
Very impressed with this tuner
I definitely prefer this over the TU3. The tracking is faster and less twitchy.
This is my second Polytune 2 tuner replacing my Boss TU-3 on my pedalboard. Big bright display, True Bypass signal routing, extreme accuracy (in Strobe mode) and support for several alternate tunings make this a must have on stage.
This tuner is the perfect tuner for live performances and the best value of any tuner on the market today.
Very durable, great quality.
It does everything you need and does it quickly.
Very simple to use. VERY ACCURATE. NO PROBLEMS AT ALL. PLUG IN AND TUNE. TC ELECTRONICS.
Awesome tuner precise and hardly in wavering
If you're looking for a big bright display and very stable performance, look no further than this tuner. Use the Strobe mode for the most precise accuracy. Works great with my 5 string bass. The tuner is rock stable even on the low B string.
Great tuner. A bit pricey.
I use a guitar in standard tuning, and a guitar in open C when I perform. So, after adding the amazing Radial PZ Pre with two inputs, a Stymon Flint to the PZ's efx loop, I grabbed this little tuner for my tuner output on the Radial as well. (You can read the reviews on those other two as well, as I have never had anything make such an amazing overall change for the better to my tone).
I played an outdoor show with this simple yet new set up last wednedsday evening. The tuner is so far superior in accuracy to my Martin's onboard tuner, and not even in the same stratosphere as the little Boss I had been using prior. Now, I can leave the tuner on full time attached to my PZ pre, then stomp the mute switch on the PX to use the tuner without annoying the crowd. It is so bright, as evidenced by my recent glare filled outdoor performance, the poly string mode and the single string are both completely visible under the worst of visibility issues. I know, a tuner is hardly a sexy purchase- we all want toys that make BIG changes.... but, being constantly able to make sure a performer is in tune with such ease is a good investment, and even more importantly, gives some piece of mind so you can focus on the music!
We didn't want a tuner, but we needed some sort of mute device for an acoustic guitar that has a pickup but no other controls. It came down to the PitchBlack, which I like, or this one, which my wife wanted to try. We chose this one, as it's hers, and she loves it. Never failed (unlike other pedals we've purchased), and always accurate.
Docked half a point simply because it sometimes thinks she's playing a bass, and only shows four strings when poly tuning.
I've used many different tuners in the 43 years that I've been playing. For the last 10 or so there have been Peterson tuners on my pedalboards. After getting the latest Peterson tuner, the Classic model, I had to return it because the note, and accidental display were too small/dim. Ordered the PolyTone 2 to replace it and am LOVING it! Easy to use/see, and absolutely accurate in single string mode.(I don't use the multi-string mode). As a matter of fact, I liked it so much, that I just ordered another to replace the Peterson Strobostomp on my other board. Will have to see how it holds up over time, but this is definitely a keeper for me.
And of course Sweetwater, and my sales rep Scott Augustyniak are top of the line all the way around!
Easy to use and learn to use. Works great and dependable. I needed a tuner for those times when it impossible to tune when there is a lot of noise. I also wanted a pedal that worked for both bass and guitar. This pedal does everything I need it to do efficiently, dependably and fast. As usual Sweetwater retook care if my need with the best customer service treatment on the net.
I own the clip-on Polytune, but felt that a pedal Polytune 2 would be more sensitive, since it gets an amplified signal from the guitar, rather than just vibrations. But the clip-on works better. Sometimes the pedal Polytune won't recognize the A string when plucked. How annoying! The strumming multi-string tuning is also inaccurate, and doesn't match the single string tuning. I hope the makers of Polytune reads this, and fixes my problem! I would not recommend anyone pay $100 for this product.
This thing rocks! Perfect tune every time. You can strum a chord and it shows you every note of the chord and if it's in tune. I highly recommend you pick one up.
I was very skeptical about this tuner but heard many great things about it from my other musician friends. I was worried about the display because I was always use to the Boss TU-3. This thing is very bright and displays beautifully. No worries there. Strumming every string at once and being able to tune is something I didn't expect to work out very well but it really does the job and does it well. I have never owned a better tuner. It even adjusts for drop D and capo tuning. I highly recommend this pedal to anyone looking for a well made and versatile tuner!
I'd been using a Peterson StroboFlip on my pedalboard, but but found the reference tone from the tuner was leaking into the signal chain. I was looking for a replacement that had the same accuracy as the Peterson, was as easy to read and was quiet. The PolyTune 2 met all my needs and actually saved a little space on the pedalboard.
The display is blindingly bright, very easy to read, and the tuning is dead on accurate. Build quality is top shelf and road ready rugged. Highly recommend.
The PolyTune 2 pedal tuner has to be the best tuner I have ever owned. It is the best money that I have ever spent on music equipment always there when you need to check your tuning works in all lighting conditions easy to use easy to see ans always in line ready for you to make sure your in tune if you want a good tuner this is the one for you I'm glad I got mine and I love it thanks Sweetwater and thanks TC Electronics for a great product
I've been using boss TU-2 and TU-12 for 20+ years and when time came to replace them recently I found the polytune2. After reading a lot about all tuners in the market I decided to try the polytune2. It has won me over! Very precise indeed in both modes. Also I love that I can quickly check the tuning, in between songs, of all my strings at once and do a quick adjustment before the next song! Bright LEDs are very good. I went with the white polytune2 with green and red led's because they were easier to see or sharper for me. The white and blue ones are a bit blurry to my eyes when I saw them in person. The so-called "tuning magnet" avoids when you're close to being tuned and your needle goes a bit crazy back and forth (hated that on my old ones). This is definitely the next generation of guitar tuners.
I was on the fence about making this purchase, my lesser expensive tuners don't work very well,
so I finally bought this. It is one of the best investments I have ever made!
it is accurate, much easier to use,I can actually read the screen in all lighting or lack of lighting conditions,
and it is built like a tank.
works exactly as advertised, only better!
First tuner I've purchased, but tried a few. Actually a sweetwater salesperson recommended this when I was looking at the Boss Tu-3. I am glad I went this direction. Easy to operate, and exceptionally accurate tuning. And like advertised, the display is super easy to read.
Tc is winning me over. 2nd pedal of theirs I have bought and been super happy with.
Stop reading reviews. Do yourself a favor and just buy it.
I wish it came with DC Power, or at least tell me it doesn't in the title or something.
Great tuner. Accurate tuner. Stable and large easy to read display.
I have one of the other Big Name Tuners and to me it didn't seem as good as version 2. So I decided to try the Poly Tune 2 and I am glad I did. It's very accurate, nice and bright and easy to use. That's what I want in a Tuner.
Great tuner used the boss tu-2 prior and with the boss I was often off a little and had to tune by harmonics to get it just right. With the PolyTune I can be more exact with my tuning and just by strumming one time I can see which strings require adjustment.
Great pedal, easy to use
I'm going to keep this short for its that easy, Get The TC Poly Tune 2 and get back to Picking instead of Tuning, I've tried others but I'm very happy with this one, Its great.
Nothing short of just what I expected. Worth every penny !!!!
So often, so-called technological advances end up complicating issues and costing us time instead of saving us time... I am happy to report that this is NOT the case here! I am an old guy and this idea of strumming all strings and then having a STABLE turning reference for ALL of them is like flying-car science fiction to me! I expected it to show a reference to all that quickly began dancing around and changing its mind as the string volume dropped off, etc. - but stays shockingly consistent in telling you where your whole set of strings needs to go! And when you switch to the precision single string mode, it confirms that the multi-string answers were dead on! Won't ever be able to go back to anything else now!
Quick fast and accurate
Great tuner, crystal clear display in light or dark. Excellent response time and accuracy.
It is flawless. Great response. Not unstable like nearly all tuners. The readout doesn't bounce around. The LEDs are also really nice. It's true bypass. Just don't forget to order a power adapter.
Easy to use. Easy to read.
The polytene has some great features like the true bypass, silent tuning, bright LED for low light stages, a very steady needle and solid construction. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is the strum mode calibration is inconsistent with the single string mode. If I tune each string individually and then check it with strain, some strings get shown as out of tune. If I tune all 6 strings in strum mode and play, it sounds off. Both modes should result in consistent results. My advice is use this tuner because it is awesome, but stick to single sting mode for best results.
I have used other tuners through the years and have been disappointed in one way or another with them all ... enter the TC Electronic PolyTune ... it is accurate, the display is nice and the polyphonic tuning is a great feature especially for gigs ... built solid and nicely priced for the features it provides ... highly recommended ...
Freaking killer turner! easy to tune and on the money! nothing to think about! Best I Ever Used And I Have Use More Than I Can Count! No Brainer! BUY IT!
What a great pedal. Should have got one long ago. Tuning my guitar couldn't be easier. No need to reconfigure cabling to check tuning.
This PolyTune 2 is just amazing. Out off all the tuners I had this is by far the best I've tried. I'm just loving the accuracy and response I get from this tuner, and the super bright LED display is very convenient.
Very nice. Well made, solid. Very easy to read.
This is the 3rd polytune I have purchased over the years. I had issues with the first two but I gave them a pass because they were fresh on the market(bought them a few years ago) so I figured maybe they needed to work out a few bugs. I don't recall what the problem was with the 1st one. The 2nd one has a faulty calibration component. I can only keep it on standard A440. I decided I could live with that because the pros outweighed this particular con. Pros include steady needle which doesn't bounce around like some of the other tuners I've tried, nice bright readout so there is no mistake of what your pitch is, silent tuning, true bypass and solid construction. Fast forward a few years - I put together another pedal board for a scaled down rig for smaller venues and I wanted to have a polytune on this board as well as my bigger board. I have not tried the calibration on the newest tuner. Other than the issues I mentioned, these tuners have worked perfectly for me on both of my boards. I can tune in silence and not annoy the hell out of everybody and I can tune with confidence, thanks to the bright display and steady needle. I'm assuming tc has worked out whatever bugs there may have been or maybe I just got a couple from a bad batch. If you tune a half step or more up or down and calibration is a must have then this is something to consider and make sure works properly but I love these tuners and highly recommend them!
Really enjoying this new tuner. The only reason why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because I haven't had it that long. But, so far, so great!
Improvements over the original... Has a battery. enough said.
Great tuner, great features, ultras fast response, very accurate.
I have been using peterson tuners for years,and I must say that this is now my favorite tuner. Small, accurate and at half the price its a no brainer.Also, you can see it in direct sunlight!
The strum feature is a great way to do a quick check when using standard tuning. Amp doesn't need to be on to use it.
I was really intrigued when I saw this and thought it was be a great additional to my pedalboard. I wanted a really good tuner, and this was the one that really caught my eye. But I really was NOT expecting to love this thing as much as I do. It's extremely impressive!! Strumming all the strings will indicate which string (or strings) are our of tune and as you tune each string, it seamlessly rolls right into chromatic mode. It's extremely accurate, and tuning is just so quick now. I wish ALL of my decisions worked out this well!!
Accurate. Clear (Bright). True bypass is a huge plus. Well constructed. I don't gig without it. All gigging musicians should have a tuner pedal....and this is the best option. Hands down.
Love the strobe tuning, great for quickly tuning before a song. It is very accurate and durable. True bypass is always nice to.
very well illuminated, rock solid construction, simple and easy to use, fast and responsive, and very accurate. nothing to dislike here, a highly recommended tuner. I had some generic plastic $30 black/non-lit LCD tuner that ran on a watch battery for years, which never worked right; and I don't know why I didn't make this switch sooner. for not much money, you get something top class.
A nice little tuner. I particularly like its bypass function; a handy way to turn off my guitar between numbers.
Check all six strings in seconds. Bright screen easy to see and understand. Very sturdy.
I've used many different tuners down through the years. As far as being accurate and easy to use, the TC PolyTune 2 is by far the best tuner in the music industry. I use one in my studio and one in my office and both of them have served me well with no disappointment.
Everything about it is perfect except the battery life.
I highly recommend a power supply!
I'd use this for every show if it had the ability to do 7 and 8 string guitars!
I have had all the significant tuners on the market, recently I had the Planet Waves Tru-Strobe which was very accurate but slow and jerky, then I went to the TC mini, not so accurate but fast and easy to use and required little space. Then the best of all worlds arrived, a fast, easy to use tuner with strobe capability. The display is incredibly clear, I can read it all without my glasses. If you need a tuner, this is the one and great value. I have several TC Electronics pedals and they have all done exactly what it says on the box with rugged and reliable high quality performance.
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