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Such a huge improvement on using the old “pitch pipes” method of tuning my guitar! I could never get the hang of that and always needed a friend to tune for me, as I don’t have the ear to do it. This Snark digital tuner is fantastic though. Simply clip the small, light weight gadget on top end of guitar and twizzle it round (ball joint) to view the readout. It took me a little while to get the hang of tuning gently to get within the lines. I also realised that new strings need tuning more often. Once I got the hang of it, then I found it so easy to use. I’m using it on a steel string acoustic guitar. I’d highly recommend this to anyone who can play a guitar but doesn’t have the natural ear to tune by pitch.
My favourite thing about this is the screen - it is so bright and clear. I didn't give it a 5-star because I use it on my 36-string harp, and this tuner does not pick up the top 3 notes at all, and seems to only pick up the lowest 3 or 4 notes when I play them quite strongly. I'm also not always 100% sure that it has my string 100% in tune as I can slightly sharpen or flatten a string and this still lights up to say it is ok. As a professional music I would like it to have 100% accuracy. I'm sure it's not far off though. A previous tuner I had (a different brand) had a more detailed dial on the screen that I really appreciated, and it picked up all of my harp strings, but it ultimately fell apart. This Snark is better than my old tuner as it is sturdier and has a clearer screen. I will have to tune my highest notes by ear though.
Neat design- clips onto head of your guitar. the jaws of the clamp are well padded to avoid making marks (NB there are some warnings that it can harm the paint eg nitro-celluose on some guitars, so check before hand) The display is bright so great if playing in bars or pubs. Red is flat, green is good and yellow is sharp. The controls are simple - you can set the frequency level- 440 is the default. Seems to pick vibration from instruments well so not distracted by other sounds in the environment.
Snark tuners are simply great, and this new model is no exception. There is only one small thing which I DON'T LIKE about this tuner. It just happens to be the same on, as far as I know, on all Snark tuners. That is the ON/OFF switch. where it is placed, it is very prone to be accidentally switched on by the unit being pressed up against another object.
This has happened to me several times when I have put it away in a gig bag with other items. Result a flat battery. This in my opinion could be easily solved by using a slidable on/off switch and not a push button type. So come on Snark, make your product even better and change the on/off switch type.
Brilliant little gadget. Bought as an update for the old needle variety one I had for my violin. This little gadget not only had my new cello tuned in less than a 1/4 the time it took with my old tuner but also helped me work out where to put my fingers on the fingerboard to find the notes accurately. Tuned my violin in seconds too. Very pleased and wish I had had one sooner.
A great tuner!,saves having to plug in my electric into an FX unit or tuner,as it tuned it up without no amplification,with the TV on in the background!. Also did a great job on my 2 acoustics in the same enviroment. Thanks to the HZ feature,you can dial this in to unbelievable accuracy,or alternative tuneings,without issue.Also tunes with a capo!. The best tuner I own by far. Has a nice quality feel to it too,especially the clip,and it puts my Ibanez chromatic tuner to shame. It may be slightly pricey,but trust me,it is worth the extra outlay,as you wont be disappointed!.!
I returned the first SNARK HZ I ordered because all it seemed to do was flash '0000' when I used it's frequency counter. Its replacement did exactly the same!! This SNARK HZ model may work well for guitars but I suggest you DO NOT BUY this model if you want frequency info for violin, octave-violin, mandolin and Irish mandola unless you are prepared to use a calculator!!! For all these instruments the results were the SAME, irrespective of octave. In ascending order of strings, G read 96.8, D 73.1, A 54.7, E, 41.3 Hz, factors of half, quarter, eighth and sixteenth adrift of their actual values, and half those factors for the octave instruments!. This accounted for the lower frequency readings for the higher the string!! The 'tuner' function was good, clear and fast however.
I think this device requires a firmware or ASIC modification because the 'SUPER TIGHT HZ' certainly doesn't do what is says on its box!!!!!!!. Let's hope SNARK's HZ MKII will be better! ( I'll be keeping the tuner as it's too much hassle to change it.)
I have several different versions of the Snark tuner and keep one in each case for both guitars (6 & 12 string + electrics) and also a baritone ukulele. This particular model works well but some of my earlier versions work better. (These now seem to have been superceded by modern 'improved' updates!!!!!!!) It can be a bit 'twitchy' when it can fail to immediately recognise the higher strings (irrespective of what tuning is being used). However, after a second or third attempt it always works. There are obviously some weaknesses with the tuner but at long as you attach it firmly where vibrations will be strongly sensed, then it should suffice.
After using an assortment of other tuners I mainly use these. They are consistent, accurate, and easy to read. As with all tuners they tend to be better for some uses than others, though with a bit of imagination you can use them to tune almost anything within reason.
New musicians may find a different tuner that reminds them of what their instrument is meant to be tuned to, i.e. a uke setting say. (Remembering that your dog has fleas isn't always what folks need!)
The colour display is so much clearer than a simulated black needle display.
Weaknesses - after much use my eldest shed the rubber pad on half its clip, an adhesive hard rubber pad appears to got over that problem, otherwise I have four usually attached to the headstock of something and had no problems whatever, keeping a spare battery handy is always a good idea for when youve squeezed the last glimmer from the display.
Bought this to tune my banjo. Played guitar for yonks so can tune that just starting out on the banjo so need some help. It grips the headstock and tucks away around the back so you can leave it attached whilst playing and not look like a newbie. It is accurate and has lots of features including switch to move from vibration to microphone. This gadget could tune anything - except a fish. (you can't tuna fish) I highly recommend this tuner,it even has a metronome built in. Especially good for new players.