Fire the drummer and bass player!I've gone away from the clip on tuners. Besides always losing them, I found them to be problematic when actually on stage. All the extraneous vibrations from the drummer and bass player made it very difficult to use. Back to the stomp tuner for me.
I use polytune on all my guitars. I have 3. I love to leave them on and use them on gigs, they work better than any of the floor tuners I've used and you can tune all the time.
I gave up on clip on tuners. I found that standing on a stage with a drummer practicing his paradiddles and bass drum technique while the bass player practiced his slap technique between songs made it almost impossible to use a tuner that relies on vibrations. Plus after I dropped my very expensive clip on strobotuner and it stopped working I thought "screw it, I'm going back to a stomp!"
I've been using the Polytune for years and never had a scratch/nick/mark on any of my guitars. Never even hints at falling off either.this might sound crazy but anyone worry about damaging their headstock with a clip on tuner? I looked up the Polytune one and i was surprised at what looked like a sharp metal frame that could take a chunk out if it slipped off or something. I have a snark that I think is OK (I feel like it doesn't seem granular enough, like it could be a scosche off to my ear and still say in tune, at least on my acoustic) but haven't put it on my new-to-me Korina because the head stock is just too lovely and I would cry if it got a nick or mark (at least for the first year).