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Chromatic Pedal Tuner
Easily tune your guitar or bass on stage with this Chromatic Pedal Tuner from Monoprice!
This tuner is designed to fit into your pedal rack and features a heavy-duty metal construction and activation button. It has two 1/4" TS outputs, Normal and Bypass. The Normal output is muted whenever the tuner is activated and the Bypass output ignores the tuner completely and outputs whatever comes in over the 1/4" TS Input jack.
It has a tuning range from A0 (27.5Hz) to C8 (4186Hz) and is accurate to within ± 1 cent. It can be calibrated to between 436 ~ 445Hz in 1Hz increments and supports the application of 1, 2, or 3 flats to the tuning. The pedal is powered with either a 9V alkaline or heavy-duty battery or with a 9VDC power adapter. Batteries and power adapters sold separately.
|Tuning Range||A0 (27.5Hz) ~ C8 (4186Hz)|
|Calibration||436 ~ 445Hz (1Hz steps)|
|Flat||b, bb, bbb|
|Notes||A, A#, B, C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G#|
|Display||39 segment FND|
|Output||2x 1/4" TS (Standard and Bypass)|
|Power||9V battery (6F22 or 6LR61) or 9 VDC AC Adapter (5.5mm/2.1mm/negative tip)|
|Dimensions||2.9" x 4.3" x 1.9" (73 x 110 x 47 mm)|
|Weight||10.6 oz (300g) (including battery)|
- User's Manual (Aug 19, 2013)
PROS: big, bright display. very fast response time. quality bypass with no observed latency or signal degradation. see attached youtube video comparison with other pedals.
CONS: none, really
PROS: Metal case. Simple to use. BIG letters. Bypass mode as well as Mute mode. Battery included.
Standard 9V plug
On par with speed and accuracy of Snark
Faster than a Boss TU-2
I had to peel off the rubber feet to attach Velcro for my pedal board, but that's pretty standard for most pedals.
PROS: Decent accuracy
Well constructed considering the price
Functionalities in this device sell sometimes for well over $40
CONS: I can't see anything negative about this tuner for the price paid.
PROS: Nice bright display and built really well.
CONS: Quit working after about 10 months without hardly any use.
PROS: Tuner works as it should for less than at the guitar shops.
I checked it against my KORG tuner using the true bypass, and they seemed to come up with more or less the same results, so it seems accurate for my purpose. And even without the battery in, I found that it could be a great mute button for my guitar using the regular output.
Just make sure you're using a TS cable to activate it, not a TRS, I even tried hotpluging the TRS, but it wouldn't stay on consistently..
CONS: No power adapter included..but that's probably good to keep the price down
That being said, I have been using this thing at practice and gigs for almost a year now and it gets the job done. For $20 I am in tune, the construction is sturdy and the tuner is very close to as accurate as far more expensive ones. I'm really not sure how much there is to gain by buying a more expensive chromatic tuner pedal.
CONS: Not AS accurate as expensive tuners
PROS: display is bright
CONS: non, but time will tell