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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.
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 (These now seem to have been superceded by modern 'improved' updates!!!!!!!)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.
Probably good for noisier locations. I was hoping it would be better than the app I use n-track tuner. As far as I can tell though this is not as accurate as tuning on my phone. Snark just shows it as tuned when it's in the right ball park...while the app has a mode that still shows more detail.
EDIT: I do find myself using this tuner quite a bit so bumping to 4 stars.
I found this tuner accurate and easy to use. However after 1 year it broke, one of the 3 plastic prongs on the socket on the tuner (where the ball of the mounting clip plugs in) broke off. At first I couldn't see how this had happened as I'd always used it carefully but looking at it closely I could see that it had been broken before and fixed back. There is clear evidence of what looks like superglue. The repair would have been virtually impossible to see as the break it very clean. I suspect this is a returned item possibly broken and returned as faulty by someone else and repaired. Either way it was not new as advertised. I guess a consequences of buying from Amazon and why I no longer do so.
This tuner arrives in a tiny box and comes with a bag, some instructions, and a hertz guide. The tuner feels well built and clips onto the headstock with ease. In use it occasionally misses a string being plucked or takes a while to register the note, but overall seems very accurate. Although no headstock tuner will ever be as quick or accurate as an inline one. The display is bright and easy to read and can be angled anywhere, so whether you like to clip this on the front, back, top or bottom you should be able to see it clearly. The tuner has a hertz setting, where you can tune to a specific hertz. I havent used this feature in anger but have played around with it and it works smoothly. I definitely would recommend this to anyone who asks, who wants a cheap, easy to use, accurate and portable tuner.
I was recommended this model to allow for different tuning on an electric guitar.
Out of the box and for standard tuning, it’s a great bit of kit. Easy to get it on and the display is really clear, day and night. From an accuracy point of view, it is the best I have used to date. There is a warning inside, and in other reviews here, about damage to the coating of guitar if the unit is left on all the time. For me, there is an easy solution to that.
I haven’t given it 5 stars due to the flexibility of tuning. The whole reason I was looking for a digital tuner was to allow different tuning, dropped D or half down etc. While the tuner will do this for you, it reads the tuning as a htz value so you need to know these for the tuning you want rather than like other tuners where you select the alternative and tune the guitar.
i bought this tuner which i liked. It keeps good tuning....also did not take long to tune up properly once i got used to how it worked....I thought it could have been made a lot smaller as if you have a small Ukulele which is what it was bought for..as it was advertised as Guitar/Ukulele etc....It looks too large on my Uke..i would prefer it to blend in with a small instrument
This is a great wee tuner for a bedroom guitarist like me. Only disappointment is that the metronome is visual; there's no audio, so fairly useless whether you're good enough to play with your eyes closed or need to look where you're putting your fingers.
Recommended as a tuner, but don't choose it because of the metronome.
I like this guitar tuner, its got a big display,it attaches firmly ( although I wished they'd make the clamp deeper to accommodate Ovation rounded headstock as its not secure enough, see attached photo ), I was happy so bought two, one for upstairs guitars and one for downstairs guitars 🎸