On this [artist page](http://www.tcelectronic.com/john-petrucci/) for John Petrucci of [The G3 Jam](http://equipboard.com/band/the-g3-jam), [Dream Theater](http://equipboard.com/band/dream-theater), [Liquid Tension Experiment](http://equipboard.com/band/liquid-tension-experiment), [John Petrucci & Jordan Rudess](http://equipboard.com/band/john-petrucci-jordan-rudess), [explorers club](http://equipboard.com/band/explorers-club), and [Nightmare Cinema](http://equipboard.com/band/nightmare-cinema), is his T.C. Electronic pedals on display, among them is his TC Electronic PolyTune Polyphonic Tuner.more
On this [artist page](http://www.tcelectronic.com/joe-perry/) for Joe Perry of [Aerosmith](http://equipboard.com/band/aerosmith), [Joe Perry Project](http://equipboard.com/band/joe-perry-project), [Steven Tyler & Joe Perry](http://equipboard.com/band/steven-tyler-joe-perry), and [Run-D.M.C & Aerosmith](http://equipboard.com/band/run-d-m-c-aerosmith), is all of the T.C Electronic pedals he uses, among them is aTC Electronic PolyTune Polyphonic Tuner Pedal.more
Trucks from a USA Today [interview](http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/talkingyourtech/2012/10/16/tedeschi-trucks-on-talking-your-tech/1628063/): "The most techie thing I have on stage is this (TC Electronic PolyTune guitar) tuner. You can play all six strings, and it shows you each string individually. I don't use that function ever, but I have it. It can tune all six strings if you're good enough to do them all at the same time."more
butchwalkerEverybody always wants me to post pics of my pedalboard. I don't. Because it isn't beautiful. It isn't organized. It isn't in order. It isn't much. It's actually very much just like me. But it is functional, easy, and awesome shit. L-R top: Keeley super modulation something something, TC electronics David Hasselhoff signature series reverb pedal, JHS superbolt (backup), JHS RubyRed ?R prototype (backup) Bottom row: Caroline kilobyte delay, JHS ?R signature pedal (soon to be released!), JHS Muffaletta sandwich fuzz, JHS colorbox, TC tuner. I don't play with a lot of gain. The amp is overdriving slightly. I play kinda hard. My fingers are caveman carrots. I can honestly say tho, if you like what to hear on the new record and live, 90% of that is my signature ?R pedal (coming out in the next week or so).more
“The most important thing of all,” according to John Scofield, “is the tuner,” (2:52). “I use the little Mini PolyTune here to tune up,” he says. “And if you want you can tune up like that, with all six strings. I never do that. I get one note at a time, one string at a time. I like this tuner. Also, it's small, which really comes in handy trying to fit all this stuff on a board.”more
“It’s amazing, because you can strum all of the strings and see simultaneously which ones are out. It shows you all of the strings in the spectrum, or you can use it just individually. A lot of tuners you can [only] use it one way or the other, but with this you can use both. It’s really small and the TC Electronic stuff is great… the firm’s really innovative with the way that it’s doing things.”more
"Paul controls his Fractal with a Rocktron All Access foot controller, but sets his patches up in song mode, with rhythms, leads, and other patches for each song based on the song’s tempo and tonal requirements. For the current tour he has dozens and dozens of patches—including an organ for the opening of the band’s cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”—because each song can have three to eight tonal presets triggered by the Rocktron. Like Waring, Waggoner has a few traditional boxes: two Mission Engineering EP-1 expression pedals (to control volume and delay times), a Strymon TimeLine (the main delay used for mainly clean tones and the pedal’s ice function that adds an ethereal harmonizer to the mix), a Wampler Faux Tape Echo (used for longer, shimmering delay vibes), Port City Salem Boost (to cut through on solos), a Wampler Leviathan Fuzz (usually kicked on top of a clean patch and played with Waggoner’s neck pickup on), and a TC Electronic PolyTune"more
His signal chain goes something like this: TC Electronic PolyTune, TSVG Best Coast Signature Fluzzy (based on the old Ibanez Standard Fuzz), to a custom A/B looper built by American Loopers. It has an Electro-Harmonix Nano POG and a Mr. Black Eterna Gold in Loop 1. The second loop has the Bigfoot F.X. Magnavibe and Catalinbread Valcoder. Bruno’s “gnarly” Forever Fuzz was given to him by Nels Cline. Then a Strymon Tap favorite switch triggers the Strymon Deco’s tape chorus simulation, because there are three different effects out of that one pedal: chorus mode, slapback tape delay, and tape saturation. Next is a Mi-Fi Electronics custom effect with two pedals in one housing: the Psych Byke fuzz and Fuzz Wall. Bruno uses a Noise Clamp with those effects. The MI Audio Super Crunch Box is Bruno’s main distortion, which he uses 75 percent of the set. The board is rounded out by a Catalinbread Zero Point, TSVG Hard Stuff, Strymon El Capistan, Catalinbread Talisman, and a Line 6 DL4 (not pictured).more
Gillard starts his pedal chain by running straight into a TC Electronic PolyTune tuner. From there, in order of signal flow, the sound hits a Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive Mod, an original Landgraff Dynamic Overdrive, a pair of Boss GE-7 Equalizers, TC Electronic Corona Mini Chorus, Boss PS-6 Harmonist, and an Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Neo. The whole board is powered with a Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2+.more
In his TC Electronics [artist page](http://www.tcelectronic.com/lee-ritenour/) Lee Ritenour of [Lee Ritenour & Larry Carlton](http://equipboard.com/band/lee-ritenour-larry-carlton), [Fourplay](http://equipboard.com/band/fourplay), [Maxi Priest And Lee Ritenour](http://equipboard.com/band/maxi-priest-and-lee-ritenour), [Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin](http://equipboard.com/band/lee-ritenour-and-dave-grusin), [Gerald Albright And Lee Ritenour](http://equipboard.com/band/gerald-albright-and-lee-ritenour), [Lee Ritenour & Michael McDonald](http://equipboard.com/band/lee-ritenour-michael-mcdonald), [Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour, Diane Schuur & Dave Valentin](http://equipboard.com/band/dave-grusin-lee-ritenour-diane-schuur-dave-valentin), [GRP All-Star Big Band](http://equipboard.com/band/grp-all-star-big-band), [Brass Fever](http://equipboard.com/band/brass-fever), [Love Unlimited Orchestra](http://equipboard.com/band/love-unlimited-orchestra), [Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band](http://equipboard.com/band/gordon-goodwin-s-big-phat-band), and [Sparks](http://equipboard.com/band/sparks), shows the TC Electronics equipment that he is using, one of the pieces of gear being the TC Electronic PolyTune Polyphonic Tuner Pedal.more
"10th June 2013 at Red Lion, Isleworth, Middlesex (gig with Derek Nash). The photo shows (left to right) a Marshall Bluesbreaker (which emulates the sound of the combo amplifier of the same name), a DigiTech EX-7 Expression Factory, Line 6 DL-4 Delay Modeler Pedal, an Ernie Ball VP JR (volume pedal), TC Electronic PolyTune (tuner) and a Boss CH-1 Super Chorus (makes sounds of similar timbre and pitch converge as one)"more
I’ve used the Boss since the 70s. When I was playing the Roland 505 guitar, I used to put it first in the chain, because it loaded the signal in a way that seemed to work with my other pedals and amp. Eventually, I started using other guitars and found that it didn’t work well in the chain with them, so I would just hook it up to the tuner out on the volume control pedal. Then, two years ago I was playing at the NAMM show with Chris Minh Doky, David “Fingers” Haynes, and George Whitty at the TC booth and the guys at TC turned me on to the Polytune. It’s a total game changer. The deal is you can hit all the strings at the same time and it will tell you which ones are in or out of tune!more
During his time in Undivide, Leda has released an album called "Materials Left Aside." One of the songs in the album, "White Hole," featured an ambient chorus/delay sound in the intro section. 3:51 - Several of Leda's front-of-amp pedals can be seen - he uses a TC Electronic Polytune 2 Mini, a TC Electronic Polytune, a wah pedal, MXR Phase 90 and an ISP Decimator.more
Strum your guitar and the polytune will tell you what strings are sharp or flat so you don't waste time tuning strings that are in. Pluck a single string and it automatically goes into classic tuner mode. Its pretty acurate and responds quickly. My one gripe is that the display could be bolder and brighter for dark stages. I think the brightness was addressed in v2. And this tuner is true bypass. Sweet.
I considered the tuner the most important piece of gear of any musician and the tc eleftronic polytune is the best tuner,hands down! It does the job properly, super birght led display with four different tuning visual. You can also set your tuning and it will show you the tuning of the instrument based on the one selected. And the. is polyphonic, strum all the strings and it will show you with maniacal accuracy the tuning of each string. Last but not least it has a link of the power so that we don't "waste" a power supply output for just a pedal that needs almost no power to work.Perfect.
I got the regular, the mini and the clip version. And the iPhone app. It's great. The only con is the addiction to the PolyTune experience, you'll never go back to a standard tuner. And that's not good for your pockets...
Polytune was my first tuner. Primarly i chose it for the strum tunning thing. But the bass tuner, 4/5 strings, drop D options also are great stuffs! The size and the look also makes me choose it. TC Electronics is a very respectable company and it does the difference. There is others great tuners out there, but i haven't need to looking for another for a long time. It's flawless for me!
I only got this because Tallest Man on Earth uses it and because I liked the design.
That said, it seems to actually tune my guitar faster and better than my Korg and Snarks, so I'm happy. My only gripe with it is that you can't tune to 432 HZ, the frequency of the universe, with this thing.
Bought it new in 2011 and haven't taken it off my board since. It's never not worked, even after getting beer and blood spilled on it. I'm a nearsighted loser, so when I'm onstage with my glasses off, I can read the display clearly.
Does the strum trick or flips back to single note soon as you do. Not as bright of a display as I'd like but I just found out their ver2 addresses that. Also, damn sturdy.
this is a tuner pedal, and that's about it. It tunes very accurately and the led display is very easy to see in the dark. My only complaints are that it only has one output , making a dual amp setup impossible if you want to have this at the end of your pedalboard (like i do), and that the lowest tuning frequency you can use is A453, as i prefer to use A432. the difference is so miniscule most people won't even hear it, but it still bothers me as the TU-3 can tune to A432. Overall, this is a great tuner for the price and will do it's job until the nuclear bombs go off.