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Boss brings the TU-02 guitar tuner to your guitar headstock

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GEAR 2021: The most fundamental necessity of playing  is being in tune so investing in at least one guitar tuner (opens in new tab) is a no-brainer – and there's so much choice out there for pedals, clip-on tuners and apps. And when the makers of industry standard guitar tuner pedals bring a new clip-on model to your headstock, it's definitely worth your attention. 

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The Boss TU-2 and TU-3 (opens in new tab) have had a ubiquitous presence on pro pedalboards over the years for its rock solid performance and build, so the idea of another mobile version to add to the range with the existing TU-01, TU-10 and TU-03 sounds appealing (yes Boss is quite keen on headstock tuners and it also has a tuner app (opens in new tab)).

The TU-02 is a clip-on tuner (opens in new tab) designed for guitar, bass, ukulele and other stringed instruments and offers a high-contrast colour display with a choice of tuning modes for electric and acoustic guitar (opens in new tab), 4- and 5-string bass, plus ukulele. 

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A chromatic mode is available for alternate tunings and other stringed instruments with flat tuning up to two semitones down also supported.

A single CR2032 lithium battery provides a continuous runtime up to 24 hours and the tuner powers down to conserve battery life if left idle.

The best news is the price - just $12.99 and available in February. 

More info over at Boss (opens in new tab).

Rob Laing
Rob Laing

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.