bass tuners

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bass tuners

Postby overdog » Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:13 pm

I am starting to look for a good tuner, one that is in-line as so to speak or in an effects loop. I think a good feature with this type of unit would be a mute, so a simple push of the button - the bass is muted, and tune away! Push again, back to normal (hopefully without a pop!)

So what works well?

It is a pain to power down, unplug, tune, replug, power-up... Not good in a gig (or in my praise band at church...)
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Re: bass tuners

Postby TobiasMan » Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:11 pm

I use an old Boss TU2 tuner. Works for 4, 5 or 6 strings. Output is muted when tuning is on. Lights are bright and can be seen on any stage. Uses either cent (needle style) or stream (flow of lights) displays.

Runs a long time on a single 9v battery (or can use a "wall wart" - but I don't find that dealing with an additional power supply worth the hassle).

I drive mine through the tuner out on my amps, so don't use the internal mute feature. If you place your tuner directly in the signal line, the mute works well.
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Re: bass tuners

Postby Bassmann1968 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:34 am

Are you looking for a rack solution or a stomp box.
As for a stomp box the TU3 or the model Tobias said.
For rack I love my Korg but also like the Peterson Stroborack.
It depends on how much money you would like to spend to.

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Re: bass tuners

Postby ProDigit » Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:36 am

There's also a piezzo neck clip tuner like this:
or this:

They're less good than rack tuners, but they're very compact, and portable!

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