Chromatic floor tuner with a large LED display.
The KORG Pitchblack Chromatic Tuner is now available in various collectible colors, but only for a limited time. The Pitchblack Chromatic Pedal Tuner offers you high precision, advanced functionalit...
Guitar icon Steve Vai had this to say about the Korg Pitchblack Poly pedal tuner: "The Pitchblack Poly tuner by Korg is a great example of how Korg is always looking around the corner to create gear that is practical, user friendly, and almost magic. I had to scratch my head and think, ‘How did they do this?’ Tuning on the fly has never been easier."more
In an interview from Jan 2011, Paul Gilbert is asked: > "If you had to give up all your pedals but three, what would they be?" In his reply he praises the Korg Pitchblack pedal tuner: > PG: That is a painful question. I cannot give up my pedals. I suppose my most stomped-on pedals at the moment are a HomeBrew Electronics CPR Compressor, a Fulltone Soul Bender, and a Korg Pitchblack tuner. > The CPR makes the guitar more sensitive, so I can play lightly and still have the notes come out loud, even with a clean sound. The Soul Bender has the most unique character of any distortion box I've tried. And the Korg tuner is the easiest to read and most accurate tuner I've used. Original interview on MusicRadar [here](http://www.musicradar.com/guitartechniques/what-strings-do-you-use-paul-gilbert-360391).more
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At 3:05 in this Rig Rundown for G.E. Smith of [Moonalice](http://equipboard.com/band/moonalice), [Saturday Night Live Band](http://equipboard.com/band/saturday-night-live-band), [Hot Tuna](http://equipboard.com/band/hot-tuna), and [Hall& Oates](http://equipboard.com/band/hall-oates), displayed is a Korg Pitchblack Chromatic Pedal Tuner.more
This video of Digital Tour Bus', "Gear Masters Ep. 74" features touring bassist Acey Slade and his musical equipment. At 9:15 of this video, Acey begins showing the gear he uses when he tours with Dope. He shows us his Darkglass Electronics Vintage Deluxe pedal, his Korg Pitchblack Tuner, a Line 6 Relay G30 Wireless Receiver RXS06, and his Digitech Whammy DT. He states that this latest Dope tour, the band is going all Direct In.more
Guitar —> Xotic EP Booster (always ON, DOD knob) —> Ibanez WH-10 —> Pigtronix Envelope Phaser (with Xotic Voltage Doubler) —> Korg Pitchblack —> Xotic SP Compressor (Boss knobs) —> Truetone VS-XO Dual Overdrive (sends to Fulltone Octafuzz—> Jimi Hendrix System Octave Fuzz, and returns) —> MXR Six Band Equalizer (mod TBP) —> Hartman Analog Flanger —> TC Electronic Nova Repeater —> AMPmore
Chromatic floor tuner with a large LED display.
The KORG Pitchblack Chromatic Tuner is now available in various collectible colors, but only for a limited time. The Pitchblack Chromatic Pedal Tuner offers you high precision, advanced functionality, and sleek style to make it KORG's most advanced guitar/bass stompbox-style tuner yet. The Pitchblack tuner has a tough aluminum die-cast body that will endure hard use on the road or in the studio. The large LED meter and note name display with light-emitting surface is easy to read in any setting from daylight to stage light to no light. The extremely smooth eleven-segment LED meter allows accurate visual tuning from any angle. The Pitchblack has a red LED to indicate on/off status and a tuning range of E0 (20.60 Hz) to C8 (4,186 Hz) with adjustable calibration between 436-445Hz.
The Pitchblack's LED meter can be switched among four display modes including: Meter, Full Strobe, Half Strobe, and Mirror.
Similar to using a needle meter, tune your instrument so that the green LED in the center of the LED display lights and both tuning guide LED's are lit. The tuning LED's will be to the right of center if your instrument is sharp, and to the left of the center if your instrument is flat.
Full Strobe mode
Tune your instrument so that the LED meters stop streaming and both tuning guide LED's are lit. The LED meters will stream from left to right if your instrument is sharp and from right to left if your instrument is flat.
Half Strobe mode
Tune your instrument so that the LED meters stop streaming and only the green LED in the center is lit and both tuning guide LED's are lit. The LED meters will stream to the right of center if your instrument is sharp, and to the left of center if your instrument is flat. When the pitch is correct, only the center LED will be lit.
Tune your instrument so that the two LEDs on the left and right sides of the center LED meet in the middle and both tuning guide LED's are lit. The pitch lit LEDs will spread farther apart the more your instrument is out of tune. The left tuning guide will light if your instrument is flat, and the right tuning guide will light if your instrument is sharp.
100% True-bypass output keeps your tone intact
The Pitchblack mutes the input signal for silent tuning, and when you're not tuning the input is passed directly to the output jack without being affected by any circuitry (True Bypass). So even if you connect the Pitchblack between several of your favorite pedals, the signal will pass without going through the internal buffer amp, ensuring that the sounds you've created using your effects will not be colored in any way. The Pitchblack is designed to coexist transparently with other effect pedals.
A perfect fit in your pedal board plus the DC output powers other pedals
The Pitchblack is designed to fit conveniently into your pedal board system. It provides a DC OUT jack that can supply power to other effect pedals when the optional AC adaptor is used. By connecting optional DC cables, you can supply up to 200 mA of power to multiple effect pedals, simplifying the power connections in your pedal board.
I have this pedal in a almost blinding chrome finish, love how it looks and its never let me down in the two years I've owned it!
Prefer the display compared to the boss or poly tuners.
The Korg Pitchblack is a chromatic tuning pedal with a giant, bright display that you can't miss on stage. It gets the job done pretty well, but the tuning engine seems to be borrowed from Korg's awesome rackmount tuners really could use more lights for really precise tuning in a flash. But then the pedal would get big. This tuner was also the first affordable chromatic tuning pedal to feature pop-free true bypass switching which is why I ditched my old TU-2 for it. Its faster and more accurate than the Boss and when I bought it the Pitchblack was easily the best pedal tuner that wasn't a Peterson. I since switched to the TC Polytune and gave my Pitchblack to a friend of my wife's who is always going out of tune on stage. I miss the wicked display, but the Polytune is more accurate and the at-a-glance multiple string feature of the Polytune is a real time saver.
I still highly recommend the Pitchblack.
The Korg Pitchblack Tuner is a chromatic tuner and, therefore, can tune basiclly any instrument that's got pickups and a p10 output jack. The screen is very intuitive and accurate - the minimum, slightest difference of pitch will be noticed and briefly showed in red. The perfect pitch, of course, is showed in green and it has 4 different screen modes (when in fact the main one is the best and only necessary). It can power other pedals just as a Boss tuner, but it's better due to a true bypass switching. It's also faster than a Boss and more precise. In fact, it is so precise that, if you play an open chord like an E or a G, it will detect the pitch. The only downsides for the pedalmaniac (me not included), when in comparison with a TC Electronic Polytune Mini, is the size and the play-all-strings-and-detect-the-out-of-pitch-one function (but the screen in the Korg is nicer and cleaner, on the other hand).
There's not much to be said. Calibration is easy, the display options are nice, and the thing is always on the money; I never have to worry about it giving me false readings, and it's sensitive enough to put me square on the intonation dot, unlike the Boss and Danelectro units I've had in the past that only got me close to true intonation. I have two of these for a reason.
I;ve been through a few of these and my findings are the same....the Boss TU2/TU3 is simply better. The Korg is ok and tunes accurately enough but doesn;t track or pick up the signal quite as quick.
This is a fantastic tuner, and a great addition to my future pedal board. This pedal has 4 different display modes, inviting one to tune their strings up and down, over and over just to see the beautifully retro looking flashy lights. I have seen videos comparing different tuner stomp boxes and the KORG Pitchblack stands head and shoulders above the rest.
What can I say? It clears the job for a good price. I also like the looks of the pedal. I can recommend this pedal to everyone. Smaller than the boss, so you have more space on your pedalboard for the real stuff.
The Pitchblack is the same size as a compact effect unit, and features a tough aluminum die cast body that will endure hard use on the road or in the studio. While small in size, it boasts a large; easy to read LED meter with a light-emitting surface for excellent visibility in any setting from daylight, to stage light to no light as well as an extremely smooth eleven-segment LED meter that allows accurate visual tuning from any angle. With a red LED that indicates the tuner's on/off status, a large note name display, and a tuning guide that indicates whether your instrument is sharp or flat, you'll always be able to tune quickly and accurately in any situation. The Pitchblack provides a tuning range of E0 (20.60 Hz) to C8 (4,186 Hz), and adjustable calibration between 436--445 Hz. - See more at: http://www.korg.com/us/products/tuners/pitchblack/page_1.php#sthash.oan18iF8.dpuf
Its a great all round tuner. The large LeD display allows you to see the pedal on stage with smoke machines blowing in your face and strobe lights everywhere, no matter what you'll see it. its got great response to your instrument, and has the chromatic tuning option, where if you strum all the strings the display will show how in tune all you strings are, i dont use it much but its feature.
A great little pedal that is bright and fast to tune. Not a whole lot to say-- it keeps you in tune! It also has an additional power output for effects pedals, so that's a handy feature.