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Works great! Beats my 30 year old analog VU tuner for precision, speed and price. These things are great....too great. If your guitars tuning pegs have 14:1 or better ratio, tuning may only take seconds. If you have some lower quality tuners, (like 90% of us), you may never achieve what appears to be "perfect" tune. But you don't have to. There are 1200 "cents" per octave, being off as much as 10 cent is imperceivable to the human ear. This is one of those rare moments in life when "close" actually IS "good enough". Edit: Be aware...this tuner is good to keep with a guitar for a quick tuning check... however, it is not capable of initial setup tuning as it's range is less than an octave. (i.e. - it cannot be used for intonation)
I use this for 6 acoustics in my home music area. I wanted the smallest footprint and least complicated design. Note there are no directions on putting it together, look at the pictures on Amazon and it is obvious how it works. It only takes a few minutes to assemble. You can move the top to have the guitars angled how you wish; mine are almost standing straight up which saves space in a crowded room. For the money and my intended use this works well. I would not recommend it for stage however.
Hope these tips will be helpful since it arrives with no instructions....1) review pictures on Amazon 2) you will notice very small indentations in foam covering bottom (2) base tubes...cut out the foam here to expose holes to thread these sections to the 2 leg sections (left and right) using the provided bolts (4)..if you insert your finger inside these tubes you will feel the nuts inside. 3) when you bolt the vertical tubes to this assembled base they will snap in place and stay upright!
I bought this tuner for my old Johnson Tenor Uke, and not my guitars. It is capable of doing both. It only has two modes. One for Ukes, and the other for Guitars or Baritone Ukes. It is colorful, and seems as well made as Fender or Danelectro tuners, maybe not as well as the Epiphone tuner. It works and tunes accurately. What it does not do is Chromatic scales. If you need your tuner to do Chromatic scales look elsewhere. It does not do Bass guitars, or non standard tuning like some Korgs do. The price is good for this tuner made for Ukes.
The 1st tuner I received from Ranch would not recognize the thickest string on my guitar. I tried both the "Guitar" and the "Chromatic" settings. I tried 3 different guitars and moved the tuner to various locations on the headstock. Nothing worked for the thickest string. I contacted customer support via email and the were VERY responsive. They asked all the right questions and requested that I provide them with a video showing the problem. I sent them the requested video. They provided me with a video of the NEW (working) tuner they were going to send me. It arrived the very next day. Wow, talk about fast. And the best part is that the new tuner works flawlessly. Great company. Great service.
I noticed about a week ago that the tuner was not picking up notes after fewer than 30 days. By comparison I have had other devices that held their function for years until the batteries died. I was pleased with the ease of use, but this thing had me thinking I was losing my mind. I’m relatively new to peripheral needs for my acoustic instrument. I can only go by what was working. This was a bad experience. For a couple of dollars less than I was paying this was not worth it. Maybe the one I got was defective, but I was only 2 days outside of the return window. Not being a professional acoustic player, I was slow in identifying the issue. If it’s defective, I would like to have a replacement. If the product is not good, I would like a refund.
The tuning identification at this point is wildly all over the place. I thought I was about to snap a string and the readings, after using another source to tune, made me think something was seriously wrong with my instrument.
Typical, poorly manufactured hardware from China. Straight out of the box, two of the holes were drilled out too much for the screws to be screwed in. Also, half the nuts didn't fit half the the screws. Can't understand the great reviews? Do these guys spend the extra time/money to make the first batch good and then once they have good reviews, start sending out garbage? Don't waste your time with this.
Works like it says for my bass, for the most part. Except that it cannot seem to register the E string. Leaving me to tune it against my A string. Which is kind of the reason I got a tuner, so I wouldn't have to do specifically that.
I hadn't bought a new tuner in several tuners, my last one being an old-fashioned pitch-pipe! I was delighted when a friend introduced me to one similar to this model. It's easy to use, and it will help to tune several different instruments. O happy day! So much easier than trying to rely on a pitch pipe to get exactly the right note. This little gadget tells you when you are right on the money.