When TC teased that its new product would be small, we had an inkling it might be a tiny tuner, but today the company has unveiled the PolyTune Clip, the world’s first polyphonic clip-on guitar tuner.
As well as cramming the polyphonic tuning tech into its smallest enclosure yet, the boffins at TC reckon they’ve also improved it, right down to a minuscule +/- 0.02-cent strobe accuracy, while chromatic accuracy is +/- 0.5 cents.
Elsewhere, the stainless steel enclosure’d Clip features an ultra-bright adaptive display, which – like its pedal brethren – detects whether all strings are strummed or individual notes are picked, plus it automatically flips depending on where it’s placed on your guitar’s headstock for easy reading.
Price: CHF 49.00
The D’Addario Chromatic Pedal Tuner features a sleek, reduce-sized, and lightweight design to preserve valuable space on a player’s pedal board and a vertical-sweeping LED pitch display for a clearer, more intuitive read. Its 32-bit chip has 4x the processing power of a standard headstock tuner for a fast and accurate readout, and it makes the display visually smoother for precise tuning. Additionally, the chromatic pedal tuner features true bypass, so when the pedal tuner is activated, it automatically cuts its output signal to eliminate noise during tuning and instrument changes.
Price: CHF 79.00
The NS Micro offers improved accuracy, faster response, expanded calibration range, visual metronome mode and an improved ratchet design. A highly sensitive piezo transducer and easy-to-read multi-color backlit display allow smooth and highly accurate tuning in noisy, dim or well-lit environments while the micro design and reversible screen allow the tuner to hide effortlessly behind or mount on the front side of the headstock allowing the tuner to remain clamped to the instrument inside most cases when stored. A 360-degree swivel mechanism and adjustable padded clamp offer optimal viewing angles and maximum positioning flexibility. As a result, the NS Micro is equally at home on left- and right-handed instruments as well as on small and large headstocks, making it an ideal choice for the widest variety of players and instruments. The NS Micro is powered by a readily available CR2032 battery (included) and provides maximum battery life utilizing an auto-off function, shutting the tuner off automatically after several minutes from power up.
Price: CHF 39.00