TC Electronic Polytune Clip Tuner

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  1. CoreyT

    CoreyT PRS Addiction

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    I am a big fan of the TC Electronics Polytune II pedal, as I own five of them.
    One is at work, one stays on my floor at home to check tuning when I case my guitars, and one on each of my two pedal boards.
    The 5th one I no longer use as it was the first gen model, kind of hard to read.

    Anyways, they have released a new Polytune clip on model that works just like the pedals allowing you to check one string at a time, or all of them at once.

     
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  2. LJD

    LJD New Member

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    Kinda pricey next to a Snark, and I've seen pros use those on stage.
     
  3. HANGAR18

    HANGAR18 What Would Evel Knievel Do?

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    Clearly for Stratocaster players whos guitars can't stay in tune very long. DOH! :vroam:
     
  4. Woundtight

    Woundtight New Member

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    I think PRS needs a headstock redesign to better accommodate clip on tuners. :wink:
     
  5. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    I have a small issue with my Polytune pedal......if I tune one string at a time it works great. But after I retune and check them all individually to confirm I am good I will strum and always two to four are 'out of tune'. I don't know to trust the poly part of the tuner or not.
     
  6. CoreyT

    CoreyT PRS Addiction

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    Wedge, that happens to me too.
    I trust them all at once with the strum after first doing them one at a time.

    I rarely have to tune the 408, mainly the SEs, but they are not as bad as the 2012.Gibson '61 SG Reissue.
    It always changes with the temps, must have a wet neck?
     
  7. DuncanCE22

    DuncanCE22 New Member

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    Haha I thought exactly this earlier!

    I think this looks awesome! It'll be perfect to leave lying around the house and picking up for a quick tune. to many of the markets current clip on tuners are a bit flimsy and tacky.
     
  8. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    Tuner ? Huh? come again?
    seriously I have the polytune mini and it works great, but the thing is I only check
    my tuning once a month and the darn guitar never goes out of tune, bummer
    but I keep the tuner just to look at the green and red flashing lights
     
  9. RedGuitars

    RedGuitars New Member

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    I have an original Polytune pedal, the the Polytune app on my phone.

    I have owned a Snark- IMO they are total crap. The cheap plastic clip that holds the snark broke in less than a week - their price point is because they are disposable. It's a Bic tuner...
     
  10. LJD

    LJD New Member

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    "Total crap" would be a tuner that doesn't work. The polytune clip is around $50. The Snark works great and costs less than $15, I've never had a problem with mine. As far as function goes it's pretty accurate, can hang with my turbo tuner. John Mayer didn't seem to mind using a Snark on his PRS the other night.
     
  11. yankeebulldog

    yankeebulldog I don't like to get that specific

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    Pretty sure they are gunning for the Peterson StroboClip market share. I think it looks promising with the poly-tune, strobe and alternate tuning functions and it's smaller than the Peterson.
     
  12. Bluesboy998

    Bluesboy998 New Member

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    Tuner I don't need no stinking tuner.
     
  13. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    I think it sounds useful, but I think they look dorky when people leave 'em on. Kinda like those dudes that wear their bluetooth headsets all day long.
     
  14. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    Like a fanny pack for your guitar...
     
  15. DuncanCE22

    DuncanCE22 New Member

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    Hahaha!!! exactly!!!!
     
  16. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    Totally agree!
     
  17. RedGuitars

    RedGuitars New Member

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    The Snark tuner may have worked great. But the cheap plastic holder is crap. If I can't clip it on the guitar, if the holder won't hold the Snark anymore - then it's crap. I'll never buy another. Total crap.

    John Mayer? really?... :vroam:
     
  18. ozboy

    ozboy New Member

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    I wonder how long until tuners start getting built into headstock of guitars
     
  19. DuncanCE22

    DuncanCE22 New Member

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    Gibson already sort of do with that stupid little thing they stick on the back of the headstock, e-tune I think they call it. pointless if you ask me. I mean how often do you all use your tuners? I only use them for a quick check when I pick up a guitar, no need to have one permanently attached to the guitar.
     
  20. yankeebulldog

    yankeebulldog I don't like to get that specific

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    Check out this guy at my local neighborhood bar with his Snark for the whole show:
    [​IMG]

    When I was yelling at him about it he flipped me the bird.
     
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