Trusted musician and artist reviews for TC Electronic PolyTune
Based on 33 Reviews
edited almost 6 years ago
A quick way to tune up.
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.
Tun em all
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.
Very accurated and useful tool!
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.
Why bother with anything else?
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 it's job well
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.