TC Electronic Polytune Chromatic Pedal Tuner  

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Tune all strings simultaneously with the world's first polyphonic tuner.

Tuning used to be a necessary evil. The last barrier before you could get truly rocking. But now, tuning is ready to get blasted into the 21st century with PolyTune™, the stomp-box-sized tuning miracle from TC Electronic. The magic lies in an approach to tuning aimed at speed, accuracy and ease of use. With PolyTune, you simply strum all strings on your guitar or bass at once, and it will immediately tell you which strings need tuning. It really is as simple as strum, tune, and rock. This leap forward in tuners allows you to get in tune fast, and back to doing what you love—playing.

Strum, tune, and rock
Providing an instant overview of the pitch of all your strings, PolyTune is an invaluable tool in live settings, where it is essential to be in tune quickly and ready to play. Crowds don't want to wait around, they want to rock, and, let's face it, so do you. Besides live use, this stomp box will deliver like no other in any situation where you want to get tuning out of the way and focus on play.

Fever pitch
Equally effective for guitar and bass, PolyTune is extremely flexible as well. The reference pitch can be set to your preference and ranges from 435Hz to 445Hz. This guarantees you'll be able to play along with anyone, with any instrument and in any situation.

Drop it like it's hot
If you are a guitarist that likes to play at a different pitch than standard, this is your go-to pedal, allowing for dropped tunings from E-flat all the way down to B.

Chromatic champion
Besides the Polyphonic tuner, PolyTune has a chromatic tuner that can hang with the best current tuning technology out there, with an amazing 0.5-cent accuracy.

Tuning modes
The two separate chromatic tuning modes cater to your individual preferences and needs. Needle mode is for those that are used to the classic view on a tuner. Stream-mode is for musicians that want a little more real-time information. The Stream mode measures even the slightest pitch variation and instantly feeds the info back via a rotating motion on the display.

Tuning magnet
Key to both these great chromatic modes is an ultra-fast and precise response, which is achieved via the use of the unique tuner magnet feature. This slows down the needle once you get close to the desired pitch, making it much easier to get the job done quickly.

MonoPoly
Whether you want to use the polyphonic tuner to get in tune, or prefer to go the chromatic route, this pedal has you covered. PolyTune features "MonoPoly", a unique patent-pending technology that recognizes whether you play one or more strings and instantly replies with the appropriate poly- or monophonic tuning mode.

Total recall
Of course, all of these amazing features would not mean a thing if they were a pain to use or set up. So, TC Electronic added some traits to ensure this tuner is calibrated to the guitarist. Unlike most other tuners, PolyTune stores your preferences. From pitch reference to tuning mode, it hangs on to this information even after it is powered down, making sure you only have to set how you want things to happen once. The next time you power up again, it will show you the settings, so you instantly know everything is exactly how you want it to be.

Tuning as it should be
PolyTune provided a chance to build the ultimate tuning tool from the ground up and finally get rid of some of the current tuner drawbacks that guitarists run into time and time again

A strong display of innovation
Guitarists that play gigs recognize the nightmare of an unclear display, due to for example bright sunlight, an overeager light technician or a stage smoke machine gone bonkers. PolyTune offers unprecedented visibility using an ambient light sensor, which automatically matches the brightness of the LEDs to its surroundings. PolyTune features 17 LEDS which allow for a higher resolution. The LEDs themselves are bright and focused to ensure optimal visibility at all times. And as an added bonus, the 100 LED matrix can give you information right on the display, so you won't have to go dig for the manual mid-gig.

Size matters
PolyTune will brighten any pedalboard, Its small footprint design means that PolyTune doesn't take up more of your precious pedalboard real estate than absolutely necessary.

Spruce the juice
Battery changes are a breeze thanks to the one-screw, easy access battery compartment. In addition, when powered by an external 9V DC power supply, the 9V DC out can be used to power other pedals on your board.

True bypass
The true bypass feature ensures PolyTune is only there when you need it. It allows for your carefully sculpted tone to flow unaffected when the pedal is bypassed and for silent tuning once engaged.

Features

  • Strobe and needle modes

Order your PolyTune now and give your tuning a kick in the A440.

 

Polytune Chromatic Pedal Tuner Specifications:

  • Tuning accuracy: ±0.5 cent
  • Reference pitch: A4 = 435 to 445Hz (1 Hz steps)
  • Input impedance: 500 kOhm (pedal on)
  • Power supply: One 9V type battery or AC adapter (9V DC), sold separately
  • Current Draw: 45-50 mA (typical use)
  • Dimensions: 3"W x 5"D x 1-3/4"H
  • Weight: 10.6 oz. (incl. battery)
  • Included items: One 9V battery, two pieces of 3M velcro for pedal board attachment
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TC ElectronicPolytune Chromatic Pedal Tuner
 
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        5.0

        thank u for the deal on a good product.

        By laker53151

        from muscle shoals, alabama

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

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          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Chromatic Pedal Tuner:

          a great product. the strum tune is awsome

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          5.0

          buy this

          By Bryce

          from Virginia Military Institute

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          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound
          • Smart

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            • Concerts

            Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Chromatic Pedal Tuner:

            Outstanding product. This is a must have for concerts and shows. And very few retailers have this. That's why I recommend Music123 for almost everything.

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            3.0

            OK but not great

            By Delta Guy

            from Baton Rouge, LA

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                  Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Chromatic Pedal Tuner:

                  As you probably know this tuner allows you to strum the open strings and it will tell you which strings are out of tune (polyphonic tuning, Step 1). You then tune those strings individually (chromatic tuning, Step 2). According to Step 1, I have yet to get my guitar in tune after a month of use. When it tells me a string is out of tune, I move to Step 2 and tune it. I then go back to Step 1. At that point some other string is out of tune, according to this device. Sure that does happen but not always. I am not keen on polyphonic tuning. I believe this tuner simply cannot separate the sounds of the strings well enough to adequately tune polyphonically. I am not even convinced accurate polyphonic tuning is possible. That said it is a good enough chromatic tuner. I have a BOSS and this one is not in the BOSS league but I wanted two tuners not the same, so I am reasonably pleased. It is a bit overpriced, but I am ultimately ok with it.

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                  5.0

                  Great tuner. Very accurate and fast!

                  By Daniel Thompson

                  from Manchester, CT

                  Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Chromatic Pedal Tuner:

                  Until now I have been using a headstock tuner, which was fine for coffeehouses and casual playing. But I wanted something I could use in an on-stage setting, that I could mute while tuning. I checked out a lot of tuners, and it came down to this and the Boss TU-3 or the older Boss TU-2.

                  The Polytune aspect of it is great. I just strum across all of my strings and I can immediately see which ones are off, and adjust only those. It makes tuning much quicker. Plus, it seems to respond faster than the headstock tuner I was using, which always took a few seconds to settle down. On top of this I read that it is the most accurate of the tuner pedals, providing something like 0.5% accuracy, whereas the TU-2 only provided 3%. And I love that it shows green when you are in tune, because green seems to show up best outdoors. All in all I'm glad I own this pedal.

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                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome

                  By steve--JuQh

                  from las vegas, nv

                  Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Chromatic Pedal Tuner:

                  i'm a bit hard on my whammy and this is perfect for a quick tune to see what's afoul. very quick response and love the true bypass.

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                  5.0

                  Love it!

                  By Dave-4uyVP

                  from Joliet, Illinois

                  Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Chromatic Pedal Tuner:

                  Very handy device. Love the polyphonic feature for a quick touch-up between songs.

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                  5.0

                  Can't beat this Tuner!

                  By BAS

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Chromatic Pedal Tuner:

                  Just had mine and this tuner was perfect on my pedalboard. Not too big and not too small. Had a lot of tuners before, TU-2, Korg pitchblack etc. and this one tops it all. Bright LEDs and accurate tuning. One strum and you'll know which strings are out of tune. Strum a string and it will automatically sense that string and tells you if you're out of tune without having to change modes. It's that easy. Price was very competitive to other tuners. Cool look as well. Lovin it and no regrets here folks!

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