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    I keep my tuner in the case with whichever mandolin I'm using at the time. Was needing to tune a few days ago, when I noticed that my Snark had vanished. Vaporized. Rendering it totally useless.
    Has anyone else had this problem with their Snark? Can anyone recommend a tuner that doesn't become invisible after just a couple years?

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    Mine does this as well, although I have a 16-yo guitar player who helps the process. The good news is that it usually reverses itself and reappears. Well after you needed it of course...

    Snarks are cheap enough that I try to have one per instrument, but they can still disappear at random times.

    We won't even get into the battery that I know I replaced only a week ago, but is now low enough that I can't see the screen, although it's still on, sort of.

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    Is there a Vogan constructor fleet nearby? Anyone checked to see if dolphins have left the planet?
    One watch by night, one watch by day...if you get confused, just listen to the music play.

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    Default Re: Snark tuner vaporizing

    Man, when I first saw the thread title I thought they had made a Snark tuner-vaporizer! But I am from Colorado you know.

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    You should make sure you turn off the cloaking button before you put it back in the case. Happens to me all the time.
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    I know that both of mine vaporized batteries!

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    I have this theory that Snark tuners like to keep warm by crawling inside socks. They do this in private. This is why single socks seem to disappear from the laundry. They're being used as Snark snuggies. Two mysteries explained with a single theory!

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    But as you hunt for it, beware the Boojum!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheryl Watson View Post
    I know that both of mine vaporized batteries!
    I think these magnificent machines were invented so that we pickers will keep the battery company's in business

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    Sometimes I just shake my head and wonder why they can't make a nice $6.98 tuner that will last more than a couple years......

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    Perhaps the Snark wants more respect. My cheap Snark tuners are lost daily. My $35 Bluechip is accounted for every minute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ Donahue View Post
    Is there a Vogan constructor fleet nearby? Anyone checked to see if dolphins have left the planet?
    No, but I have my towel with me just in case...

    Mandolin: Mostly harmless (unlike a banjo...)

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    your large earlier intellitouch are big enough to not lose easily..

    but snarks are cheap enough to get 1 for each case..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ Donahue View Post
    Is there a Vogan constructor fleet nearby? Anyone checked to see if dolphins have left the planet?
    I've never trusted Dolphins.
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    Dont' forget to eat peanuts and drink beer... and as always, Don't Panic!
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    Frm Celticdude - "Snarks are cheap enough....".What is a typical cost of a Snark tuner in the US ?. Over here in the UK they're typically around £15 - £18 UK ($23 - $28 US),not exactly cheap,but not bank busting either. I've used a Red Snark for 3 years now & i'm on my second battery.
    From the OP F2 Dave - "my Snark had vanished...". Lewis Carroll kew all about that :- http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/173165,
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    Not only has my Snark tuner disappeared, but also my memory of ever owning one - this is more than just ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ Donahue View Post
    Is there a Vogan constructor fleet nearby? Anyone checked to see if dolphins have left the planet?
    A notable street in my Gold Rush-era county seat (Jackson CA) is the Vogan Toll Road. I always expect to see aliens with ukuleles hanging out there. Maybe there's a Snark stash in the vicinity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan Kelsall View Post
    Frm Celticdude - "Snarks are cheap enough....".What is a typical cost of a Snark tuner in the US ?
    About $10, so I guess that's just over 6 pounds or so. Basically the cost of a decent hamburger and a beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kadmos View Post
    About $10, so I guess that's just over 6 pounds or so. Basically the cost of a decent hamburger and a beer.
    Nah, just the cost of a decent beer! A decent hamburger will run you a bit more.

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    I think they run off with slides, capos and other accroutements you don't need till you need them. Straps too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ Donahue View Post
    Is there a Vogan constructor fleet nearby? Anyone checked to see if dolphins have left the planet?
    It looks fine from here...
    So I would advise-Don't Panic.
    Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Lewis View Post
    I think they run off with slides, capos and other accroutements you don't need till you need them. Straps too.
    And picks...
    lots of picks...
    Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan Kelsall View Post
    Frm Celticdude - "Snarks are cheap enough....".What is a typical cost of a Snark tuner in the US ?. Over here in the UK they're typically around £15 - £18 UK ($23 - $28 US),not exactly cheap,but not bank busting either. I've used a Red Snark for 3 years now & i'm on my second battery.
    From the OP F2 Dave - "my Snark had vanished...". Lewis Carroll kew all about that :- http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/173165,
    Ivan
    Others were quicker on the draw, but yes, I've never paid more than $12, or about 8GBP.

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