Snark Son of Snark Mini Guitar and Bass Tuner

Mini Clip-on Chromatic Tuner for Acoustic, Electric, and Bass Guitar, with Color Display
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The Smallest Snark Tuner Yet!

Tune up your guitar or bass with the Snark Son of Snark mini clip-on tuner! This incredibly small tuner stays out of your way by clipping onto your instrument's headstock. Son of Snark is an ultra-precise chromatic tuner that boasts a full-color display that makes it easy to tune up fast, even on dark stages. The tiny design lets it sit directly on the back of your headstock, so you won't need to plug into a separate tuner pedal when you've got the Snark Son of Snark mini clip-on tuner.

Snark Son of Snark Clip-on Chromatic Tuner Features at a Glance:
  • Compact clip-on tuner
  • Perfect for acoustic, electric, and bass guitar
  • Color display makes it easy to tune up quickly and accurately
Fast, accurate tuning is yours with Snark's Son of Snark mini tuner!

Tech Specs

Type Chromatic
Format Clip-on
Manufacturer Part Number S-1

Customer Reviews

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Perfect for mandolin

Works great on my F-model mandolin can barely see it from the front and never in the way.
Music background: Pretty good

Excellent tuner for the money

I can't really speak on the S-1 Mini but I recently purchased SNARK's S-3 Mini and am absolutely satisfied with the cost as well as the performance. A lot of folks reviewing the S-1 complained that they could not read the display because they were not able to rotate the screen for a better view. Booshwah! If you read the instructions they tell you how to position the Mini for optimal viewing. Okay, you may need to lean the top of your guitar away from you a little for the brightest display but in my opinion that's a very minor inconvenience. If your guitar detunes so frequently that you constantly need to see the tuner at a glance, maybe you need to get a guitar that will stay in tune. Also, the display on the S-3 shows a wider optimum range (green zone) than any of the other SNARK products and displays are updated much faster on the Mini S-3. Additionally, the scale on the S-3's display runs from lower left corner to upper right corner instead of from side to side making it even easier to read when properly positioned on the tuning head. I guess the bottom line is don't give up on the SNARK Mini series, just get and S-3.
Music background: Old fart with two Martins

what I've been looking for

I think the other reviewer must have gotten a lemon--mine is awesome. I've always thought the larger snark was the best, easiest to read, and quickest to tune with, but was a little ackward and big. I tried the other micro-headstock tuners and they were really too sensitive, and wouldn't give a good green light. This son-snark is the best of both. Small and unintrusive, yet very quick and accurate. I have three, and they all work great and are easy to see and use.

Mini Snark

Typical high quality Snark Tuner Except it is very small and out of the way. Very Nice
Music background: musician, engineer


It's a Snark, so the display is nice and bright and easily readable. The tuner function works well enough, but it's awkward to use. No matter where I place the unit on the headstock, I end up holding the instrument at an uncomfortable angle just to see the display. I suppose this tuner might tuner be OK as a backup to throw into your guitar case as a spare. It's probably a good idea to save the little plastic pull-tab strip that ships with the unit to isolate the battery for extended shelf life while you're not using it.
See also: Tuners, Snark, Snark Guitar Tuners