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TC Electronic Polytune Clip

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Nice Clip On ...  (By sanborns)
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I received this product a week ago and so far I am very happy owning it. Last night I used it on my 12 string acoustic tuned down to "C" and turned out effortless in the single-string tuning mode. I hope it is sturdy as it looks. Many tuners I have had in the past fall apart before the electronics fail. (Posted on 4/12/16)
Incredible value but room for improvement  (By Art B)
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First the positives:
- Polyphonic tuning works well
- Surprisingly affordable
- Small, yet remarkably sturdy
- Extremely accurate
- It automatically switches on the fly between polyphonic and single-string tuning, based on whether you picked one string, or strummed all six.
- Free Polytune plug-in for Windows or Mac

The negatives:
- No Feiten Tuning System or programmable offsets
- The clip is only adjustable in one axis
- The strobe tuner mode can be hard to read/interpret
- Changing from guitar to bass requires button presses (not automatic)
- Startup is not instantaneous (~ 2 seconds)

For the last several years, I've relied on the Peterson SC-1 clip on tuner, so the best way for me to review the Polytune Clip is to compare it to the Peterson.

The first thing that struck me is how much smaller the TC is. I can leave it clipped on to my headstock and put my guitar back in the gig bag and not worry about it in the least. However, it's a trade off. The Peterson has a much larger rotating elbow connection between the clip and the tuner itself, so it can be awkward to leave on the guitar. However it's adjustable every which way you could want, so you're never struggling to get a good look at it. The TC is only adjustable one way, so I'm still clipping and re-clipping it, trying to find the ideal spot on the headstock. I've found that since there's almost nothing between the tuner and the clip, my tuning machines on the back of the headstock can get in the way of the readout on the tuner. So, it's great how tiny the TC unit is, but it's not without a few drawbacks:

The Peterson starts up instantaneously after the power button is pressed.

The Peterson is also extremely accurate, with a strobe tuning mode that is very easy to see and interpret. The backlit LCD screen is simply fantastic to look at.

The Peterson is ready to tune pretty much anything you can clip it to without any button pressing. I've let sax and trumpet players use it to good effect.

The Peterson has several built-in tuning modes, including the Buzz Feiten Tuning System, if that's important to you.

The Peterson does not do polyphonic tuning, which (let's face it) is the primary selling point of the TC.

I love the fact that the TC switches from polyphonic to strobe tuning instantly and automagically. Though the TC takes a couple seconds to start up, it more than makes up for it with the polyphonic tuning mode.

The Peterson also costs over 60% more than the TC. That is no small thing to consider.

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In conclusion:
The TC Polytune Clip is a technological breakthrough for guitar tuners, but I think there are a few more refinements TC could add that would bring it from good to great. If you don't already own a clip-on tuner, buy the TC Polytune Clip. If you have been using the TC Polytune pedals, buy the Polytune Clip and gain back a slot on your pedalboard. If you don't care about polyphonic tuning and can afford an extra $30, buy the Peterson. (Posted on 7/27/15)
Classy, pretty, and a great buy  (By Patrick)
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Its just really is...classy. Plus the fact that there NO OTHER products out there that can do what this does.

Take off another $10 and this baby is 5 stars across the board. (Posted on 7/27/15)
The best clip on tuner to date!  (By Don)
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This has to be the best clip on tuner I've ever purchase!. TC Electronic has set another high standard for other's to have to excel 2..... (Posted on 7/27/15)
Amazing high twech  (By Stratoholic)
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This is the coolest gadget tuner ever seen. So intuitive. Even the packaging is state-of-the-art! This works better than any software or hardware tuner I've ever owned and I've had quite a few. TCElectronics has it down to a science... quite literally! Buy it, you will be impressed and there is NO BETTER VALUE period. (Posted on 7/18/15)

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TC Electronic Polytune Clip - Clip-On Tuner

Not long ago, TC tossed its hat into the pedal tuner game and quickly took it over. The company's PolyTune technology revolutionized the way players everywhere tuned their instruments.

TC has again changed the tuner game, fitting its PolyTune technology into the smallest package possible: the clip-on tuner. Yes, you read that right: The PolyTune is now available in a tiny clip-on form factor.

Not only is the PolyTune clip-on the smallest tuner in TC's PolyTune line, but it's the tightest technology yet. There's a built-in strobe tuner mode that's accurate to +/- 0.02 cents—it's crazy. Add that to TC's already powerful polyphonic tuning engine and you have a lot of value wedged into such a tiny spot.

The polyphonic action couldn't be easier to implement. Turn on the tuner and strum. The PolyTune lets you know which strings to tune. It's sort of like a regular chromatic tuner but six times as fast. It is the new standard of tuning, sorry Robert Fripp.

TC Electronic Polytune Clip - Clip-On Tuner Features:

  • Three modes: Polyphonic, Chromatic and Strobe
  • Strobe mode accurate to +/- 0.02 cents
  • Most advanced PolyTune technology yet 
  • Uses CR 2032 3v battery. (one battery included)

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  • We kick them, stomp on them, toss them and play them hard. They can take it. But on occassion a pedal may break down on us. PGS offers a One-Year Platinum Replacement Warranty that covers all new pedals purchased with us from manufacturer defects. Any manufacturer's defect in your pedal within one year of purchase will result in the replacement of that pedal free of charge. Units returned defective due to user error or incorrect powering resulting in a non-functioning pedal are not covered under our replacement policy.  In this case please contact the manufacturer for repair.

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  • Buy with confidence.
  • Hassle-free warranty replacement.
  • Fast turnaround.
  • We kick them, stomp on them, toss them and play them hard. They can take it. But on occassion a pedal may break down on us. PGS offers a One-Year Platinum Replacement Warranty that covers all new pedals purchased with us from manufacturer defects. Any manufacturer's defect in your pedal within one year of purchase will result in the replacement of that pedal free of charge. Units returned defective due to user error or incorrect powering resulting in a non-functioning pedal are not covered under our replacement policy.  In this case please contact the manufacturer for repair.

    Please contact us for more details on this policy or if you would like to use this policy on an item your purchase with us in the last year. (503) 670-4949.

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