GUITARS AND AMPS EXPO 2014: The humble tuner remains an essential tool for guitarists - not only does it help you tune up your own instrument, it ensures you're in tune with the rest of the band, too.
Nowadays, there's a huge range available, from pedals to clip-on headstock units, handhelds and, increasingly, apps for your phone or tablet. Here's a brief overview of some of our favourites, starting with TC Electronic.
TC Electronic PolyTune 2
TC’s flagship stompbox tuner is polyphonic, which means you simply strum all your strings at once and the pedal tells you which need tuning. The PolyTune 2 also adds a strobe display for 0.1-cent accuracy, ideal for setting intonation, while it features the true bypass operation, ultra-fast tuning and alternate tuning modes that made its predecessor such a success.
FULL REVIEW: TC Electronic PolyTune 2
BUY: TC Electronic PolyTune 2 currently available from:
UK: Andertons Music | Thomann | Gear4Music
USA: Sweetwater | Full Compass
FR: Thomann | Michenaud | Star's Music |