Electronic tuner for Acoustic

Discussion in 'Pickups and Electronics' started by Marianne, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Marianne

    Marianne New Member

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    Hello everyone. I am looking for a good electronic tuner for my acoustic guitar. I am a beginner so before I can even start playing I need to tune the guitar. Thus I need to buy a good electronic tuner. There are many different ones. Can you give me some advice on which tuners are considered a standard for acoustic.
    Thanks in advance,
    Marianne
     
  2. Craiz

    Craiz New Member

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    I always am happy to recommend the Snark SN-2. Excellent tuner, clip on, very accurate, and pretty cheap.
     
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  3. Not918V

    Not918V New Member

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    The standard tuner I think is this Boss TU-12, although the Korg GA-30 is easy to use as well.
     
  4. mrspiffy

    mrspiffy A member of the Spiffy Club.

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    I've been very happy with the Guitar Fetish tuner pedal, but that would require that your acoustic has a pickup and a 1/4 inch out to plug in. If not, I've heard some good things about the Snark. You can even get a decent app from Peavy/Agile on the Apple App Store for IOS devices for under $5. I'm sure there is an Android equivalent on the Google Play store as well.

    Good luck playing.
     
  5. Fabian Noggle

    Fabian Noggle New Member

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    I recommend the snark tuners as well, i actually have a plug in type chromatic tuner floating around here somewhere that i had intended to put on fleabay but i misplaced :D
     
  6. Jay Bones

    Jay Bones Master of the Stratocaster

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    +1 on the Snark.

    I use my smart phone with an app called DaTuner. I have the free version (Lite), and it works really well. Even picks up my electrics, not plugged in with the TV or radio on.
     
  7. Steve Dallma

    Steve Dallma New Member

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    I have lots of tuners and I usually provide a tuner to my guitar students, most of whom are young. Of all the tuners I've given my students, the one they all have the easiest time with is a Snark. I've tried many Snarks, but the Super Tite is my favorite.
     
  8. generalelectric

    generalelectric New Member

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    I use a snark, it even works well live for electric instruments.

    Live, I use a Polytune 2 by TC Electronics. The poly is much more accurate, but the Snark gets really close. So much so that most people won't notice in a live setting as the accuracy is +/- 2 cents.

    In a pinch, there a bunch of tuning apps such as DaTuner which I've used. Its pretty accurate but I haven't compared.
     
  9. Steve Dallma

    Steve Dallma New Member

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    The newest Snarks, like the SN-8 are a bit faster, and more accurate than the originals, which are fine. I have a bunch and use them all interchangably.