TC Electronic PolyTune - White
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TC Electronic PolyTune - White

PolyTune - White, Accordatore from TC Electronic in the Polytune series.

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loudfunk 28/03/2011

TC Electronic PolyTune - White : Recensione di loudfunk (content in English)

"Every pedal board should have one..."
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The Polytune is a stomp box size tuner that lets you tune your guitar or bass either in the conventional way. Where you can select the display to function like a strobe or needle chromatic tuner. Or as a polyphonic tuner where you strike all six strings, or 4 or 5 on bass at once and the display will show which strings are in tune, sharp or flat.
This is super handy when between songs you just want a quick check that your guitar is still in tune.
This replaced my Peterson Stobostomp on my board, which replaced my Korg tuner I used before that which had Buzz Feiten offsets programmed into it.

In addition to the regular in/out 1/4 inch jacks, on/off switch, and 9 volt power supply jack you'll also find a DC power out jack to daisy chain power into the next pedal when you use an external power supply, plus the 2 soft buttons. One is to switch between needle and stream/strobo mode, the other to drop the tuning up to five semi tones. Comes in handy to use the polyphonic tuning function if you tune to Eb or D instead of the regular E tuning. To calibrate the tuner you push both soft switches and then can calibrate from 435 Hz up to 445 Hz.

The display brightness auto adjusts depending on how light or dark the stage is. The one down side is that the polymode only works with standard guitar tuning, so open G, DADGAD, Open E type tunings you have to check in chromatic tuner mode.
I'm running the tuner on the tuner out of my Ernie Ball volume pedal and leave it turned on. When I rock the pedal back my volume is muted but I still have signal going to the tuner. Checking and fixing your tuning between songs this way takes a fraction of the time it took with conventional tuners.

Battery compartment is accessed via the thumb screw on the bottom.