TC Electronic PolyTune Clip - Clip-on Polyphonic Tuner

Polyphonic Clip-on Tuner with Adaptive LED Display, Custom Clip, and Multiple Tuning Modes
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Next-gen Polyphonic Tuning in a Clip

TC Electronic seriously upped the ante for clip-on tuners when they engineered an updated version of their PolyTune technology into a headstock tuner to create the PolyTune Clip. Many of us here at Sweetwater have searched for the perfect tuner — one that combines the power of a rackmount or pedal-style unit with the convenience of a clip-on — and the PolyTune Clip is among the best we've found. It delivers the speed of polyphonic tuning, and greater monophonic accuracy than any PolyTune model that's come before it. Whether you're camping in the middle of nowhere, or just want to pull one more pedal out of your signal chain, the TC Electronic PolyTune Clip definitely deserves your attention.

Strum, Tune, Rock

Experience the next generation of Polyphonic tuning

TC Electronic's obsession with building the ultimate polyphonic tuner into a clip-on model is abundantly clear in the PolyTune Clip, a product of two years of extensive research and engineering. Everything involved with the PolyTune Clip was custom built or improved upon, down to the custom resin enclosure and redesigned electronics that run on about 4% of the power of the original. At the same time, the PolyTune Clip's readout is the same totally intuitive LED matrix that lets you move quickly from string to string. With just a couple of strums and a few tuning machine twists, you'll be 99% of the way there.

Polyphonic Tuning at a Glance:

  • Tune all of your strings at once, quickly and accurately
  • Unique display lets you see the tuning for each string
  • Supports drop D and many other alternative tunings
  • Save and recall default tuning and a reference pitch
  • Polyphonic tuning is accurate to within +/- 1 cent

MonoPoly Make Fine Tuning Easy

Chromatic modes offer breathtaking accuracy

When you really want to hone in on an individual string, the PolyTune Clip's MonoPoly function makes it simple. There's no need to fumble around with your PolyTune Clip — MonoPoly automatically detects if you're playing one string or strumming, and it switches modes for you. Choose from a traditional chromatic mode or a very cool stroboscopic mode for single-string tuning. The chromatic mode features a magnetic needle, which slows down as you get closer to pitch, and +/- 0.5-cent accuracy. And if you need even greater accuracy, the +/- 0.02-cent sensitivity of the PolyTune Clip's redesigned strobe mode should satisfy your needs. It can even handle the low B string of your 5-string bass!

Tuning Modes at a Glance:

  • MonoPoly automatically switches between modes
  • Choose from a chromatic tuner or a stroboscopic tuner
  • Chromatic mode adds familiar feel to single-note tuning
  • Magnetic needle slows down as you get closer to pitch
  • Stroboscopic mode offers incredible +/- 0.02 cent accuracy

Brilliant LED Display

This display tunes itself for any kind of venue

Despite its scaled-down format, TC Electronic managed to pack 105 ultra-bright LEDs into the PolyTune Clip's display — only two fewer than the PolyTune Mini! That means you get the same flexible display as you'd get from one of the PolyTune 2 pedals with zero compromises. What's more, the PolyTune Clip's adaptive display can sense its orientation, so the display is always facing the right way, no matter where you clip it. Whether you're right or left handed, or if you prefer your clip on the front or back of your headstock, your PolyTune Clip will always be easy to read and ready to use.

LED Display at a Glance:

  • Big, bright display makes tuning easy
  • 105 ultra-bright LEDs provide easy visibility anywhere
  • TC Electronic's brightest PolyTune model to date
  • Perfect for full sunlight and dark stages alike
  • Display automatically adapts to stay right-side up

Hover over features below for a detailed description

Stainless steel clip provides a firm, slip-free grip that won't harm your guitar's finish
Adaptive LED display automatically orients itself and shifts seamlessly between polyphonic, chromatic, and strobe tuning modes
Recessed controls provide access to system functions

Picking the Perfect PolyTune

Find the PolyTune model that's perfect for you

With PolyTune technology in three extremely cool products by TC Electronic, picking the right model could be a challenge. That's especially true since most of the main features, such as multiple tuning modes and MonoPoly mode switching are universal across all three tuners. Here are a few quick tips to help you track down the ideal PolyTune gadget for you.

Model Format Battery Display Size Polyphonic Accuracy Chromatic Accuracy Strobe Accuracy
PolyTune 2 Full-sized Stompbox 9V Larger +/- 1 cent +/- 0.5 cent +/- 0.1 cent
PolyTune 2 Mini Compact Stompbox No Battery
(power supply required)
Medium +/- 1 cent +/- 0.5 cent +/- 0.1 cent
PolyTune Clip Clip-on CR2032 Smaller +/- 1 cent +/- 0.5 cent +/- 0.02 cent

Tech Specs

Type Polyphonic
Format Clip-on
Display Type LED
Reference Pitch A
Tuning Range A0 to C8
Accuracy 0.05 cent (chromatic), 0.02 cent (strobe)
Power Supply Included Battery included
Batteries 1 x CR2032
Height 1.1"
Depth 2.36"
Width 0.98"
Weight 0.07 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 966111001

Customer Reviews

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Finally! A Great Clip On Tuner.

For me, up until now, clip on tuners have been a real P.I.T.A. They just gobbled batteries and were poorly constructed. I own other T.C. Electronic equipment and they are all excellent, and this tuner is no exception. I love it. Thanks to Drew Foster at Sweetwater as well. He is also excellent!
Music background: 53 year semi-pro lead guitarist.

Best tuner I have purchased

The reviews of the TC Electric PolyTune are true! Very accurate, I like the LED and the clip is multi functional. If you are looking for a clip tuner....this is the one!
Music background: Hobbiest

Best clipon tuner on the market

I've used many a clipon tuner and they have all been of poor quality (anyone has had a snark that lasted longer than 3 months?) and inaccurate. The Polytune clip is incredibly accurate. On point with strobe tuners and I've compared it in studio setting with the real, expensive Peterson tuners. Amazing product. If you're a mid-pro level player, this is the one to get.
Music background: Working professional

great product!

My guitar never sounded so good. Oh, that's the sound of being PERFECTLY in tune. Best tuner I have ever tried, and miles ahead of the other clip-ons in build quality and accuracy. Highly recommended.

the ultimate headstock tuner!!!

this tuner is simply the best headstock tuner out there!!! i've been through a lot of them, and some i liked quite a bit, but nothing can touch this thing!!! exceptional quality, at a fantastic price. if this had been around when i was playing for a living, i would have kept on playing, (and would probably be dead by now as a result), but at least i would have died in tune!!! as always, thanks to Ted Hunter for taking care of my equipment needs, both big and small. he's the best!
Music background: retired performer... for now.

Sweetwater Advice

Joe Schafer

The PolyTune Clip is the most responsive of the clip on tuners I own - and the strobe mode is superb.

TC Electronic PolyTune Clip

Few guitar accessories factor into my daily playing rituals like the humble clip-on tuner. There's always one around my place, and they're integral to my practicing and writing. But for my pedalboard, I've come to love TC Electronic's PolyTune tuners. Their easy-to-read displays and polyphonic functionality always provide tuning peace of mind....
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