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ChromaCast CC-440 Clip On Chromatic Tuner, Surf Green, Pack of 2
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- Small compact size one-handed swivel clamp
- Easy to read LCD display changes color to show correct tuning
- Tuning Range A0-C19
- Tuning modes include: Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Violin and more
- Includes: 2 Surf Green Tuners
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Top Customer Reviews
I almost bought a Snark, but was put off by the many reports of breakage of the long and apparently flimsy support arm, making the Snark round screen sticking up like a badminton racket. In comparison this Chromacast has a short, seeming stronger base, and displays all the info in a nice, narrower but more visible vertical fashion. It was certainly worth a chance at just $6.98. I also like the fact that it has auto turn off if you forget, that can also be turned on/off manually to save the battery.
Bottom line: I received and tested it, love it. A good deal made even better by its competence, and inexpensive enough that I can afford to buy another for my other uke.
PROS: You can sorta see it in bright sunlight, which was my main concern...outdoor gigs. Not well, but enough to be useable.
Works on my mandolin...seems to be very precise and found the tone even when the string is struck lightly.
The price. Seven bucks and change? Awesome!
The display turns green when it is in tune, which is nice.
It also has different settings for guitar, chromatic, bass, violin, and ukelele. It shows you the string number. If you hit the low G on a mandolin, it says "1" . If you turn it to the Guitar setting, plucking the same string it will say "3". If you are tuning a mando, it will only tune to G D A and E. For a guitar, only E A D G B E. It has a Chromatic setting if you want to see every note. I assume you would have to use this mode to do any alternate tunings. However, the way you switch between the different modes is part of a larger problem mentioned later.
CONS: You have to mount it so that the unit is in front of your headstock if you want to look at the display right side up. It flips up, and can then be turned to the left or right, but cannot be rotated. So if you want to keep it clipped to your headstock all night and don't want to hide that Gibson logo you paid so much for by keeping the main unit behind the headstock, you have to read it upside down.
It only has one button, and its on the wrong side...awkward to reach over with my left hand to turn it off and on. And that's a little awkward, too, since you need to use a long press to turn it off or on, and short presses to switch between Guitar, Violin, Ukelele etc modes.Read more ›
So as far as this tuner goes, I would recommend it for tweaking but if you are beginning on a stringed instrument and don't know your way around the keys, don't use this. Use a piano or watch a video on Youtube and tune it by ear first, THEN use this tool to make everything pitch-perfect.
2 of the 4 are working OK, only minor problems. The other 2 have a stroke several times a day. Here is the problem: All the turner lights come on at once, the button freezes and it will not reset the tuner or turn it off. To fix this problem temporarily the battery needs to be removed for a few seconds and then replaced. This action usually resets the brain and it works fine for a while till the next time it freezes. Sometimes I need to repeat this process more than once to fix the issue.Annoying! Contacted the seller but I was of the warranty period. ( I guess it was only 30 days, not sure now) For the price I really can't complain. But had I known the reliability was < 50% I would have looked elsewhere and saved the aggravation. I see the current price of this tuner is almost double what I paid, but I also see better options now that offer lifetime warranties. I think I'll ditch the 2 that work from stroke to stroke and purchase 2 new similar tuners that offer a lifetime warranty.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Pleasantly surprised by the build quality and the accuracy of this for the price. Probably one of the best bargain deals I've ever purchased. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
Works great. Automatically turns off after a while. Very handy little thingPublished 11 days ago by Ainsley Hauser
The tuner is perfect. During church yesterday, it tuned an acoustic guitar, bass and quickly tuned a uke for performance. Service and shipping on the purchase was also perfect. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jay P Tennies
This tuner is so handy to have in your gig bag! Quick and easy tuning w/ different settings. Can't beat the price.Published 1 month ago by Patricia Williams