TC Electronic Polytune 2 Reviews
The evolution of a revolution in tuning from TC Electronic.
The original PolyTune rocked the world. It forever changed the way people look at tuning. The world's first polyphonic tuner took the hearts of guitarists by storm. Was it the jaw-drop... read more
Trusted musician and artist reviews for TC Electronic Polytune 2
Based on 33 Reviews
This is how modern tuner should look and work. I would give it 5 stars but it can't be set to tune in 432Hz. Minimal setting for concert A is 435Hz. Firmware could make this work but it doesn't seem it will ever happen. That's real shame because it can be deal breaker for some. Anyway for me this for overweighted with great display and ease of tuning so I bought it.
Really good tuner
Well what can I say, except it's a really good tuner for live gigs. It's roughly the same price as the BOSS Chromatic Tuner, but it looks a lot cooler and it shows you what strings are detuned if you strum all of them at the same time (without capo in standard tuning, mind you). Sometimes it's a little slow, or maybe I'm just too impatient, I don't know.
Easy to read, neat polyphonic features, upgradeable.
Super clear LEDs for easy reading on a dark stage. Polyphonic is clever, but not for everyone. Fortunately the Polytune instantly knows if you're strumming 1 or all strings, and the standard strobe tuner functions very well. Full size version has a mini USB port for firmware upgrades.
Kicked boss TU-3 off my board
It's a nice tuner, easy, and user friendly. After my TU-2 died, I bought a TU-3 and had it for a couple of years. The bassist in my band used the Polytene, and I liked the design more, so I bought the Polytune2, and sold the Boss.
Great tuner for your pedalboard
There is really not much to say. It is a tuner and it does help with tuning your guitar. It does so with a nice bright LED display showing you how close you are to being in tune. The polyphonic mode works fairly well and it can be nice for a quick check up if anything is in dire need of a tuning. The polytune 2 also comes with functionality for different tunings which I personally don't use but I'm sure other people might find use for it. It also can double as a tuner for bass guitars.
The only draw backs to this fine pedal is it's price which I find is fairly steep. The power switch is the non-clicky type used across all TC Electronic pedals and I personally don't like the lack of tactile feedback. I've also had issues where the pedal freezes up causing me to have to reset the power to my pedalboard. Luckily I don't do shows so this hasn't been an issue and I'm fairly sure this is an issue with my unit rather than an issue with the product line.
One of the best pedal tuners I've had.
This is a one of the greatest tuners I've tried. Accurate. I really don't use the other functions such as capo and drop tunings. The thing I love is that you can change it from bass to guitar with one button. I also like that the leds adapt according to the light in the room or the place you're playing. Great tuner, I also use it to intonate guitar, really accurate.
Best Tuner hands down!
Most accurate tuner out there, SUPER clear and bright display, amazing features that you should;t expect out of a simple tuning pedal, all types of tuning supported, and the poly tuning is a nice touch for a quick check. Dc out is a nice additions well. I have one problem with this, is that it doesn't let you tune your A reference to 432 hz, only goes down to 435 hz, which is a bummer considering that it could have been done or i am hoping for a software upgrade for it to do that, as i am experimenting with this tuning
Best floor/board tuner out there
I've been through many tuners over the years from rack mounted and software based to floorboard units. This one is the best I've tried by a long way. It's accurate but most are. What sets this apart is that the display is visible at any angle and in even the brightest of lights. The polythene element of it is useful. A gentle strum across open strings will show you which need adjusting if any. If you want to dive in a single out a string then one more pluck on that single string will do it. Useful setting for the popular drop d tuning and can be set to other tunings too. I'm also a fan of the fact that it has a power output too. Makes it sit on a board more easily, taking up less ports on your supply. Feels solid as any other pedal and also uses the lovely soft touch button.
Best Tuner On The Market
Pretty much the only tuner I'd ever use on a solid pedalboard at my feet until I switch over to a fully-digital or compressed "tour-ready" assembly. No reason to hate anything about this pedal! It's superb and the readout is extremely clear.
More than just your average tuner
Do not take your tuning pedal for granted. The polyphonic tuning feature is a game changer, allowing me to make sure all my strings are in tune at once in the time it takes to strum all strings. I don't know where I would be without polyphonic tuning.