The BOSS TU-2 Chromatic Tuner incorporates BOSS' world renowned TU-Series tuner technology into an ultra-convenient stompbox design. For the first time ever, guitarists and bassists can now tune their instruments with unrivaled accuracy and an unm...
According to [this](http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/21355-rig-rundown-helmets-page-hamilton) rig rundown, "Hamilton runs all of his pedals in front of the amp and controls the rig with a Custom Audio Electronics RS-5 MIDI Foot Controller designed by Bob Bradshaw. The signal starts with a Hello Kitty-modified Fryette Valvulator before going into an MXR Custom Audio Electronics Boost/Overdrive. From there the signal hits a Real McCoy Custom wah, Eventide TimeFactor, MXR Bass Octave, Boss PS-5 Super Shifter, Boss NS-2 Noise Gate, and finally a Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner."more
At exactly 0:33 you can see clearly the Boss Chromatic Tuner as his first pedal, right before the T-Rex Luxury Drive booster, and then the signal goes to the pedalboard, apparently to Overdrives/distortions: Tube Screamer TS808, Digitech Bad Monkey Tube Overdrive, T-Rex Møller, Chorus/Phasers/Flangers; T-Rex - Twister Chorus & Flange above it, Reverbs/Delays: the Boss - FRV-1 '63 Fender Reverb by his side, the Boss Digital Reverb RV-5 below, Electro Harmonix - Holy Grail reverb by his side, Line6 - DL-4 Delay Modeler delay outside the pedalboard, Amp switcher: Tonebone Radial JX-2 Switchbone AB amp switcher + booster As he seems to select which amp he goes to (there's the both option too; maybe he just uses it as a final boost for both amps), I imagine he doesn't use the effects loop of the amps, or maybe the reverb/delays part goes through the effects loop of only one of the amps? After going crazy I found this great work by a japanese that saved me from searching the Holy Grail (don't think I'd had identified it) and the Delay: http://garymoore.blog.fc2.com/blog-category-25.htmlmore
"He runs two pedalboards, one for acoustic and one for electric. The acoustic board consists of an Ernie Ball volume pedal, Boss FRV-1 reverb, TU-2 tuner and a Radial Tonebone PZ-Pre acoustic preamp. Electric-wise, there’s a Menatone King of the Britains, Electro-Harmonix HOG, Digitech Jamman, Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man and MXR 10-Band Graphic EQ, all powered by a Dunlop DC Brick. It’s an impressive selection and one that ensures Cornell’s acoustic shows are so much more than just, well, acoustic."more
pedalboard As you can see (above), Reb's pedalboard is constantly evolving as he adds and discards effects - it ain't the neatest thing you've ever seen! We asked Reb to describe his signal path: "My signal goes into very expensive Shure wireless units, which are the closest thing to being on a cable I have found. From there it goes into a Bradshaw router that helps with guitar changes. Then it goes to the pedalboard and out to the amps." "The pedalboard signal goes to a Cry Baby wah, a Boss Metal Zone distortion, a Danelectro echo for long delays when making weird noises, a Boss tuner and a Digitech Whammy pedal, which is in a loop because it messes with my signal in line. The whammy pedal is great with the long delay for weird noises. Then to a A/B box, which chooses between clean or dirty amps." "The clean line goes from the A/B box into a Guild Hartke bass head with a TC electronics multi effects unit for wetness. The bass head gives a very loud full clean sound. The other signal from the A/B box goes to the Marshall dirty heads." Reb has recently replaced the Boss Overdrive pedal seen on his Homegrown DVD with the Boss Metal Zone, as he felt that the overdrive pedal (used for solo boost) was taking away too much low end. Anyone who has heard Reb's live sound on the 2004 Whitesnake tour will agree he made the right choice!more
Published on 19 Jul 2016 In this episode of Song Stories, Scottish songwriter and guitarist KT Tunstall walks us through her songs “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” and “Evil Eye,” discusses the importance of rhythmic playing in her performing, what makes looping interesting (and not so interesting), and performs the hit off of her most recent EP, Golden State.more
[This photo-article from MusicRadar/*Guitarist* magazine](http://www.musicradar.com/guitarist/manic-street-preachers-james-dean-bradfields-gear-280353) details all of the gear Bradfield used during the making of the Manic Street Preacher's 2010 album *Postcards From a Young Man.* The TU-2 is depicted in James' pedal collection.more
Boss BCB-6 Pedal Effects In Case (Est. $3,000 - $5,000). Six Boss pedals including: chromatic tuner TU-2 white, super chorus ch-1 blue, digital delay DD3 silver, digital reverb/delay RV3 grey. The case also contains tools including a pair of Les Paul’s sunglasses and has all of his settings recorded on masking tape. This is the gigging case used by Les Paul during his weekly shows at both Fat Tuesdays and the Iridium Jazz Club for decades. 3 ½ by 25 by 11 inchesmore
“Jeff Tweedy’s acoustic pedal board just consists of an [Electro Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb](http://equipboard.com/items/electro-harmonix-holy-grail-reverb-guitar-effects-pedal), a [volume pedal](http://equipboard.com/items/ernie-ball-volume-pedal), and the ubiquitous Boss TU-2 tuner.” - [*Austin City Limits*](http://acltv.com/tag/gear/).more
"The effects in Morton's chain include a Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor, MXR Carbon Copy Delay, MXR EVH Phase 90, MXR GT-OD, a rackmount Cry Baby Custom Shop wah unit, a rackmount dbx 266XL Compressor/Gate, and a Boss TU-2 Tuner, states [this](http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/Rig_Rundown_Lamb_of_God) rig rundown, by Premier Guitar.more
"Briggs took a more svelte approach for his pedalboard on the Coma Ecliptic tour. His stomp station includes a Boss TU-2 tuner, a Wamper Faux Tape Echo (used for a constant warbling tone), an Electro-Harmonix Bass Micro Synth (ideal for “Tom Sawyer”-ish bass-synth washiness), a Boss DD-3 Digital Delay, Boss TR-2 Tremolo, Boss PS-3 Digital Pitch Shifter/Delay (Briggs’ favorite pedal, which he currently uses as a chorus), and a Darkglass Electronics Duality Fuzz (which replaced a Keeley-modded Ibanez Tube Screamer because the Duality has a mix knob that allows Briggs to keep a more natural tone of low-end fury)"more
"Do you use BOSS’s famous TU-2 tuner pedal too? I do. My dad initially bought me a regular [handheld] tuner, and then upgraded me to the white BOSS pedal. As soon as I got the pedal, I thought it was so cool, and it was easier for me to use onstage. It’s reliable and it doesn’t lie to you. I love it."more
"Gillard plays his ‘76 Les Paul Custom through his Mesa/ Boogie Dual Rectifier half-stack, and uses a pedal-board loaded with a Boss TtJ-2 tuner, a Boss BD2 Blues Driver overdrive, a Boss TR-2 tremolo, and an Ibanez CF-7 chorus/flanger." - 2001 Guitar World Interview, interview was found on the official Guided by Voices website.more
http://www.premierguitar.com/ext/resources/images/content/2015_09/Rig-Rundowns/Social-Distortion/Jonny-FX-WEB.jpg Hands-down the pedal freak of the band, Wickersham travels heavy with three stompboxes—a Boss TU-2 Tuner, an MXR Micro Amp that he utilizes as a clean boost to push the amp a bit more while still retaining the guitar’s natural tonal characteristics, and a J. Rockett Audio Designs Archer that he uses as a fairly-transparent dirt box that fills his tone out and adds harmonic richness.more
The "Equipment" section of this article sourced by the World Heritage Encyclopedia™ states that "Simpson's pedal-board consists of a Boss DD7, a Morley Bad Horsie Wah, a Dunlop Dime Signature Wah, an Ibanez TS9, an MXR Noise Gate, a Boss TU2, as well as a Boss BF3 and a Boss DD-6 delay pedal."more
Fresh off the release of their new album, Leveler, Pennsylvania's August Burns Red are currently on tour as part of the Vans Warped Tour. Even in the midst of a busy tour, August Burns Red lead guitarist JB Brubaker found the time to send us some pictures of his gear and tell us about the philosophy behind his setup. From JB: "I’ve been playing Ibanez guitars for years now and I prefer the prestige series necks because of how skinny and fast they are. Great for shredding. The Peavy 6505+ and 6505 amps have been a staple to the August Burns Red sound since our first full length. We’ve always played these amps live and have used them to record all our albums. The Ibanez TS-9 and EMG pick ups are also instrumental in getting 'my tone.' We’ve been using Mesa Boogie cabs since 2007 and have used them to record guitar on all our albums." "I recently switched to Midi controlling for all of my effects pedals. I found that with our new material I had to do too much 'tap dancing' on my pedal board to get the sounds I wanted and I needed something to that allowed me to change channels on my amp and lots of pedals at once." "Enter the RG-16. This midi interface has made my life a lot easier. Now if I want to go from, say, my lead channel with my NS-2 and TS-9 to my clean channel with my compressor, DD7, RV5, on and my NS-2 and TS-9 off, I just have to hit one button on my Mastermind Midi Controller. It makes my life a LOT easier and makes tone changes a breeze. The setup was pretty complex and required the building of a ton of custom cables. The cable making was easy though, thanks to the custom cable making kits that Planet Waves makes. " My rig has come a long way over the last few years. For a long time I used only an overdrive pedal, noise gate, and tuner. It’s funny how the longer I’ve played the more obsessed with gear and effects I’ve become."more
At 2:50 of this video clip provided by Gear Gods and from their "RIGGED" series, Buz McGrath, lead guitarist of Unearth runs down the pedals he uses, which he has sitting on top of his cabinet. He shows his Boss TU-2 Tuner. His tuner has a piece of green tape over it which displays his tuning. (Drop B) B - F# - B - E - A - G# - F#more
"New set up! Boss TU-2 > Digitech Whammy > Zinky True Grit > Visual Sound Jekyll & Hyde > Electro-Harmonix Nano Muff Overdrive > Line 6 FM4 >Boss DD3 > Boss TR2 > Ernie Ball VP JR > Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Plus > Akai Headrush > Boss RC-20" Taken from Joseph Andreoli's Facebook.more
The handful of stomps that he relies on includes: Fulltone OCD, Fulltone Fat-Boost, Ernie Ball Volume Pedal, Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner, Fulltone Full-Drive 2, Pro Co RAT, Maxon Rotary Phaser, Dunlop Crybaby Wah, Line 6 Echo Park, TC Electronic G-Force. And for strings, picks, and accessories, he currently jams D'Addario EX115 (.010-.049), Rocktron MIDI Mate, Whirlwind Selector A/B, Sunrise acoustic pickup, K&K Pure Classic acoustic pickup, and Avalon U5.more
For guitarist, Nershi mainly uses a Collings I-35, a Santa Cruz D-Nershi Signature Model, a ’70s Martin D-28 ("FrankenMartin"), a 1955 Martin D-18, and a Ton Nershi T-Style Guitar. When it comes to amps, Nershi goes with his tried-and-true Fender formula involves a Blues Deluxe and a Blues DeVille. The handful of stomps that he relies on includes: Fulltone OCD, Fulltone Fat-Boost, Ernie Ball Volume Pedal, Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner, Fulltone Full-Drive 2, Pro Co RAT, Maxon Rotary Phaser, Dunlop Crybaby Wah, Line 6 Echo Park, TC Electronic G-Force. And for strings, picks, and accessories, he currently jams D'Addario EX115 (.010-.049), Rocktron MIDI Mate, Whirlwind Selector A/B, Sunrise acoustic pickup, K&K Pure Classic acoustic pickup, and Avalon U5.more
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Its main purpose in the chain is to split the signal letting the bypass go into more effects and than into the guitar amps and the effect output signal to hit the Boss OC-3 and let the lower octave go into the ampeg bass amp. That gives him the ability to turn off the lower octave upon engaging the TU. For the song "Billion Year Contract" he also switches out the cables between the wet and dry signals going out of this effect so he can only play the lower octave only.more
The BOSS TU-2 Chromatic Tuner incorporates BOSS' world renowned TU-Series tuner technology into an ultra-convenient stompbox design. For the first time ever, guitarists and bassists can now tune their instruments with unrivaled accuracy and an unmatched tuning range--with just a single stomp.
Here's a somewhat long review. Fact is, It's a very accurate tuner housed in metal armour. The output acts like a killswitch, and the bypass makes it a regular tuner with no killings. You can do a few other settings, but I just use the chromatic tuner. Solid piece, and definitely worth your money, especially for newer guitarists. The clip-on's and box tuners are nice, but this one does it's job perfectly.
The standard, need I say more? :p
In recent times, I have found the routing on the pedal very useful for creating effects loops. Search for me 'Adam Flanagan' on youtube to see what fun you can emulating bands such as Royal Blood with a TU2, LS2, Pogs and a whole lot of overdrives!
This is one of those pedals that kind of magically makes its way into your shopping cart and says, "Look, everyone else uses me, I'm relatively inexpensive, why would you buy any other tuner?" ... and it's kind of right. My buying decision was pretty much based on how popular the TU-2 is.
You get the Boss build quality and reliability, no issue there. Virtually indestructible. Nice display, easy to read in the dark. Another thing that's cool about it is if you have other Boss pedals, you can use this one to chain them all together and power them all. Oh and it tunes well, too :)
If I needed a new tuner today, maybe I'd get the TU-3 just because it's newer.
This pedal paid for itself in just 1 gig. When you step on the pedal to turn it on it serves to must have functions. 1: obviously its a great tuner. 2: it mutes your signal so nobody has to hear you tune. When you tune when everyone can hear you, it's really unprofessional. Also, the muting is a must have for anyone switching instruments. Nobody wants to here that loud buzz when plugging and unplugging, plus it's not good for your amp. Must have pedal.
I've had my TU-2 for about 12 years now and its still working perfectly. Its probably the most popular tuner pedal ever because its accurate, tough and very user friendly. A reputation its successor, the TU-3, will have a hard time trying to top.
Tunes my guitars. Duh. Nice bypass. Sometimes it glitches out in the middle of a show and I can't tune. Not cool. But, mostly, I dig it.
This is just honestly the most reliable tuner pedal I've used in my life. Cheap, durable, and reliable, I would recommend this to anybody, from people who gig out, to people who just jam in their rooms.
This is my go to pedal. I have had it for years. I used to use a Korg DT-1 Pro. The only con for this is playing day festivals. The LED isn't bright enough to be visible during the day.
It tunes bass, mandolin, acoustic, electric - friggin everything. It's incredibly accurate and bright as a lighthouse! Don't fart about with anything else - just get one of these and it has a simple on off unlike the new Tu-3
The Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner has become the industry standard for the one pedal that everyone needs. Accurate, easy to read and bulletproof, there's no reason to think hard about this one. Join the millions of players both famous and bedroom-bound who start their signal chain with this little white box.
So this story starts while I was in Zombie Jihad. I bought this thing off the other guitarist for $50.00 when he basically wanted us all to have the same tuner - and me, for over 20 years, had used my own ears to tune my guitar, and it always worked great, never a tuning issue in any of the previous bands....but this one, we relied on BOSS TU-2s for everything.
So I wound up adding it to my board for $50 and it's been well worth it and become a handy tool for intonating my guitars. I usually just keep it in the chromatic mode because not everything I use is in EADGBE - as I use Drop-D, Drop CG, Ricky Wilson (B-52's) tunings, and tune a Bass VI and regular basses and build/setup my own and friend's guitars and do the intonation with this as well.
My only problem is I've found with my big clodhopper feet is I can have a tendency to knock it into the wrong mode when playing live if I get a bit uh.....wild on stage. It's happened a few times, currently I'm not as reliant on it because most bands I use my ears to so I can compensate a few strings for specific songs using my ears and my touch. Something a lot of guitarists don't realize is a guitar is not a perfect instrument and no guitar is 100% perfectly in tune, you have flat and sharp spots all over the fingerboard - unless you buy one of those $500 compensated fretboards - even an Earvana Nut or Buzz Feiten system won't give you 100% accuracy on a guitar as the nature of it's design lends to sharp/flat notes. Also, like all BOSS pedals, it has a Buffer in it so it comes AFTER my custom-built FazzFuzz prototype pedal on my board to prevent dynamics/input issues.
So yeah, handy tool, just remember it does not fix the limitations of guitars and always put a Fuzz BEFORE it or you might have some problems with the behavior of your fuzz devices.
I bought this used from a guy who giged with it for several years and I have been using it for a while now. It still works great and really that's it. The "always on" buffer inside only pleases me also. i personally like the subtle change it gives my setup.