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James Quillian


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Post  Posted 19 Feb 2020 11:26 am    
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Do you guys know of any tuners other than the expensive ones that display cents?

I had one and lost it. I think the brand was Astatic. That one seems to have been discontinued.
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Post  Posted 20 Feb 2020 9:36 am    
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Try one of the Korg TU-12 tuners. You can get used ones one ebay for under $30.
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/MINT-CONDITION-BOSS-TU-12-CHROMATIC-TUNER-W-CASE-DIGITAL-PROCESSING/283789056715?hash=item4213255acb:g:lHYAAOSwE4heTb5S
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Hugh Jackson

 

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Dunn North Carolina
Post  Posted 20 Feb 2020 7:45 pm    
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Cleartune app store
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Jon Light


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Post  Posted 21 Feb 2020 5:11 am    
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This Seiko SAT501 is what I use.
Primary negatives are that it is twitchy -- I wish it were a bit slower and would average things out more -- and that it is not backlit so viewing on a dark stage is tough.
They are hard to find now and are presumably discontinued. When I bought it a couple of years ago someone on Amazon was blowing them out for around 10 @ under $100. Kinda wish I'd gone for it.

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Johnie King

 

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Post  Posted 21 Feb 2020 8:42 am    
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Jerry Overstreet


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Louisville Ky
Post  Posted 21 Feb 2020 10:12 am    
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Some of the cheap Snark headstock tuners show +/-50 cents but you have to make your own smaller graduations in between. I use one sometimes clipped to my steel headstock. It picks up just fine.
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Bengt Erlandsen

 

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Post  Posted 21 Feb 2020 2:08 pm    
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I like the Korg CA50 for both its size, simplicity and ability to work with all my instruments including pedal-steel, acoustic/electric guitar and bass.
It also has separate mark to show just intonated major 3rd and just intonated minor 3rd.

https://www.korg.com/au/products/tuners/ca_50/

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Rene Brosseau


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Post  Posted 22 Feb 2020 11:30 am     Seiko SAT1100
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This is an awesome tuner. Physical needle with illuminated dial.I loved the TU12, but not good on dark stages...SAT1100
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Post  Posted 22 Feb 2020 11:42 am    
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Jon Light wrote:
This Seiko SAT501 is what I use.
Primary negatives are that it is twitchy -- I wish it were a bit slower and would average things out more -- and that it is not backlit so viewing on a dark stage is tough.
They are hard to find now and are presumably discontinued. When I bought it a couple of years ago someone on Amazon was blowing them out for around 10 @ under $100. Kinda wish I'd gone for it.



That's the one I like best, because of the cents display in the lower left corner. I was carrying them for a while, then my distributor dropped them.
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Jon Light


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Post  Posted 22 Feb 2020 12:41 pm    
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And you know what, b0b -- you jogged my memory. I bought it from you....maybe the last one. This, the model SAT50 is what I got on Amazon or Ebay as a backup. These are the only tuners I know that give the numerical read-out. Add two tweaks -- a backlight and a 'slow-downer'; on my first Korg, the DT-1, you could switch between fast and slow response -- and I've got my perfect tuner.


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