Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 28

Thread: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

  1. #1

    Default man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    just read through the thread lots of good stuff there, but I though what about personal experiecnes with foot pedal style?
    I am using an old korg from 1985 still works fine , wondering if there have been updates and new tech since then , it is a needle type

  2. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    1,913

    Default Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    Just talked with a pedal steel player using a BOSS needle style tuner, and said it works great for that set-up. We also had a good discussion of Peterson tuners, strobe-light vs digital and all things tuning. Horses for courses.

  3. #3
    Registered User John Bertotti's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    SD
    Posts
    2,868

    Default Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    I'm eyeing the new Peterson strobo stomp hd, Buffered or true bypass.
    My avatar is of my OldWave Oval A

    Creativity is just doing something wierd and finding out others like it.

  4. #4
    Registered User foldedpath's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Posts
    4,949

    Default Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    I had the earlier version of the Peterson Strobo Stomp pedal with the orange display, back when I was using a small pedal setup. It worked fine; very easy to read, but then I've used the Peterson tuners of various kinds for years. If you're not used to a strobe-type display it might take a little adjustment, but I think it's the best way to show how close you are to being in tune, and how close is "good enough" for a given situation.

  5. #5
    Registered User Bad Monkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    178

    Default Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    the good ol' Boss TU-3 is solid, reliable, accurate, and cheap on the used market.
    The Polytune pedal is also rock solid, just as accurate as anything else, and locks in FAST. I have three TU-3's on stage and one Polytune which I picked up last minute a couple years ago. When.\/if any of the TU-3's take a dump I'll replace 'em with a Polytune due to how fast it locks on.

  6. #6

    Default Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    I am using the TC Electronics Polytune 2 on my fiddle/mandolin pedal board, and it works great. Polytune feature doesn't really work well other than with guitar, but the tuner is very sensitive and precise, and is easy to read on a dark stage or in bright sunlight. It also has no problems tuning the higher pitched strings of fiddles and mandolins versus guitar tuning. Many tuners struggle with the violin E. This on does not!

  7. #7
    not a donut Kevin Winn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    299

    Default Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    I have a Polytune (full-sized, battery operated) for my mando/Martin rig and a mini (no battery) on the pedal board for my Telecaster and both work great. Locks in super fast and easy to read onstage. No pops either.

  8. #8
    Quietly Making Noise Dave Greenspoon's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Leesburg, VA
    Posts
    914

    Default Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    The Polytune Noir is on my board. The only possible replacement would be a Sonic Research ST 300 mini.

  9. The following members say thank you to Dave Greenspoon for this post:


  10. #9
    Registered User Craig the Mad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Posts
    20

    Default Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    For my electric guitar and bass setups, I use TC Electronics' Polytune Mini. Works really well, very accurate.

  11. #10
    Registered User John Bertotti's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    SD
    Posts
    2,868

    Default Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    Ever notice how everyone's tuner is the best? hahaha, I find it funny. Not all are created equal you need to decide what you're after. I suggest trying a few at a store. If they have an HD Peterson model clip plus or the new stomp try one they will all have the same basic reactions while tuning. It isn't for everyone but I was opposite I hated how some just locked right on. I was never convinced they were where I wanted them, with the strobo I can see the slight variance. It certainly didn't help that I used a 599 auto strobe on my bench. I used it as the benchmark for all other clip on's and they all fell short for me. But do you really hear those slight differences? What can you bond with? you won't know until you try some. Pedals are even more touchy, is it bright enough, does it suck tone? How well can you lock onto it with your eyes? I saw one that was plenty bright but I needed a bit of time to focus in on the display. Will you use it in bright places? Darl Places? etc.
    My avatar is of my OldWave Oval A

    Creativity is just doing something wierd and finding out others like it.

  12. #11

    Default Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    The TC Polytune is a VERY good foot pedal tuner anyway you strike it. A good second to this would be the Korg Pitchblack Custom. Also very good.

  13. The following members say thank you to illinoisfiddler for this post:


  14. #12
    Registered User almeriastrings's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Almeria, Spain
    Posts
    5,441
    Blog Entries
    3

    Default Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    TC Polytune. These are a seriously fine tuner!
    Gibson F5 'Harvey' Fern, Gibson F5 'Derrington' Fern
    Distressed Silverangel F 'Esmerelda' aka 'Maxx'
    Northfield Big Mon #127
    Ellis F5 Special #288
    '39 & '45 D-18's, 1950 D-28.

  15. The following members say thank you to almeriastrings for this post:


  16. #13
    Registered User Frankdolin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    near Boston, MA
    Posts
    297

    Default Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    I got the Polytune 3 a few months back for my electric guitars and it's pretty great...

  17. The following members say thank you to Frankdolin for this post:


  18. #14
    Registered User Gabriel Wiseman's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Marion NC
    Posts
    66

    Default Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    TC Electronic Poly Tune pedals only have slight differences and they have nothing to do with the tuning function. The Mini versions and full size pedal versions have the same functions... full size one can run on a 9V battery if needed, the mini has to have a power supply. All versions of the pedal have both "normal" tuning mode and a strobe mode. Both are very quick, accurate etc. The Strobe mode does increase the accuracy percentage a little. Displays are bright and easy to see and read. As far as V2 and V3 tuners from TC, the V3 adds a buffer option for those running a lot of pedals.... thats about it.
    Gabriel Wiseman
    https://gabrielwiseman.wixsite.com/music
    www.jtrband.com
    https://www.curtmangan.com/gabriel-w...5-40-mandolin/
    https://gabrielwiseman.bandcamp.com/releases
    Northfield Master Model #70 (Driver),Bob Shue F-5
    2017 Martin Custom D-28,1947 Gibson J-50
    Taylor GS Mini acoustic bass, Fishman Loudbox Artist, K&K Pickups, Redeye by Fire Eye

  19. #15

    Default Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    thanks

  20. #16
    Registered User spufman's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Central CT
    Posts
    408

    Default Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    If I was looking for a floor tuner, I'd go with a Sonic Research model. Their readout is super fast, accurate and intuitive. I've had the original bench model for many years.
    Blow on, man.

  21. #17
    Registered User John Van Zandt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Location
    Mobile Bay
    Posts
    46

    Default Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    Korg Pitchblack for the win. BTW, Boss pedal tuners with paint missing, and hundreds of hours on stage are priced like diamonds. Pre-owned Boss tuners tend to be ridiculously overpriced.
    Kentucky KM-380

  22. The following members say thank you to John Van Zandt for this post:


  23. #18
    man about town Markus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,906
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    Have had the Sonic Research for many years and still absolutely love it. Fast strobe tuner, prefer it to every other tuner I own include Peterson clip on.
    Collings MT2
    Breedlove OF
    Ellie eMando
    Schmergl Devastator

  24. The following members say thank you to Markus for this post:


  25. #19

    Default Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    The Korg custom pedals have a great visual display, and are very accurate. I use a hand held one for home and studio, and it is extremely accurate and easy to tune.

  26. #20

    Default Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    had not heard of the sonic thanks

  27. #21
    coprolite mandroid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Outer Spiral Arm, of Galaxy, NW Oregon.
    Posts
    15,785

    Default Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    Piezo pickup and most any stomp tuner will work I have a Boss of that sort.


    this is their latest https://www.boss.info/us/products/tu-3/

    not using it much (no stage gigs) so I have a intellitouch PT10 XL with a 1/4" input

    works with a clip on, pickup made to grip the banjo-mandolin bridge directly..












    ...
    writing about music
    is like dancing,
    about architecture

  28. #22
    fishing with my mando darrylicshon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    atlanta
    Posts
    1,303

    Default Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    I bought a boss tu-3 for $55 off eBay a few months ago and it works fine
    Ibanez 70's 524, 521, 3 511's,2 512's,513,1 514,3 80s 513's, 522
    J Bovier F5-T custom shop
    Kiso Suzuki V900,
    The Loar lm600 Cherryburst
    morgan monroe mms-5wc,ovation
    Michael Kelly Octave Mandolin
    Emandos Northfield octave tele 4, Northfield custom jem octave mandolin 5 octave strat 8
    2 Flying v 8, octave 5, Exploryer octave 8 20"
    Fender mandostrat 4,3 Epip mandobird 2,4/8, Kentucky. KM300E Eastwood mandocaster
    Gold Tone F6,Badaax doubleneck 8/6

  29. #23

    Default Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    so I ended up with the sonic, it takes a bit to get used to but very quick which is something that I like. thanks for the help

  30. #24
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Pacific NW, slightly outside BC
    Posts
    653

    Default Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    I'm looking at the 2 petersons in $130 range to replace my Peterson Strobo flip, either the stomp pedal or the strobo HD that i can clamp onto my pedal steel. Tuning PSG's and lap steels is tricky without the Peterson. I haven't checked but maybe there are mando sweetened tunings uploaded in their website/database ("Peterson Connect"

    Should be obvious but i destroyed the mike on one Strobo flip by cleaning w/vacuum cleaner. The other mike seems to work pretty well for mandolin one string at a time when others are damped/muted.
    The Keepers: Kentucky km900, looking for next one
    Yamaha piano, clarinet, violin
    Stage1 pedal steel, some banjos and a dobro don't get played too much

    Shopping/monitoring prices: Yamaha brass, single/double reeds

  31. #25
    Registered User John Bertotti's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    SD
    Posts
    2,868

    Default Re: man I need a good tuner foot pedal model. not clip on

    I love my Strobo Plus HD but found the metronome had a bit of a learning curve to it. I needed to refer to the manual. My go-to on the Mandolin is the Strobo clip HD but this new Strobo Stomp had my attention for a board addition. I'm holding out for a few youtube reviews of it. I need a buffer and do not have a tuner pedal so it may be a win-win for a reasonable price.
    My avatar is of my OldWave Oval A

    Creativity is just doing something wierd and finding out others like it.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •