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Snark SN-5 Tuner for Guitar, Bass and Violin (Black)
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- Full Color Display
- Display rotates 360 degrees for easy viewing
- Features frequency range tailored to guitar and bass
- Tuner can be used on front of back of headstock
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Now, the pluses: it's dead-simple to use. The most complicated bit is trying to move the gauge around on the swivels to line up to be most comfortable to view - this does NOT use a gooseneck connection like some resonator-based tuners. If it's a vibration-based instrument and you can clip it to a part that resonates, you can tune it with this pretty darn accurately and easily. I'm sure it will work perfectly when I test it on a bass guitar. Also, it comes with a kinda snazzy little bag. I don't know exactly why, but hey - it's a bonus.
For the price and being dead-simple to use, it can't be beat for most instruments. If it's got a pegbox instead of a headstock or soundboard, it may be a bit more of a challenge to find a good place to clip it. I look forward to the inevitable video of someone using it to tune a piano or harpsichord.
After the strings are tuned, the pitch is correct across the board. I checked to see if there was any drift on the display after a few minutes. As far as I could tell, there was no change due to the electronics. I would say that this tuner will save people a lot of time and hassle.
The Snark is very sensitive to your touching any of the strings (other than the one you are working with). You barely have to touch the other string and it will register on the Snark’s display. At this point, you have to damp the string and wait a couple of seconds for the display to go quiet. Same thing happens if you bump the body of the guitar while tuning a string.
I like the idea of being able to accurately tune without having to deal with the beats, but it is good to know how to do that, too. I wish that the Snark model that I have showed the actual frequency. It would be nice if it could show you the beats between two strings so that you could tune to the same sharp or flat scale for all the strings or just one string.
I like the Snark and I am glad I got one. I am being very careful with it because it is not very robust. I think keeping it in a box when not in use is a great idea. Overall, I found the tuner to be pretty darned good.
What i liked about it is that I can tune between songs or even during a song without changing anything. I leave it on my headstock most of the time when I play. It's compact, fits inside your case with ease, even if you have a tight-fitting contour case. I find it gets accurate readings on an electric guitar without the guitar being turned on in a noisy room. It is no frills - don't expect it to sound a pitch for you to match, and it's not chromatic, so it's not going to be any good to tune brass instruments or anything like that. But, for your guitar, bass, violin, ukulele or mandolin, it works well.
The only complaint - and it's not really a complaint for me - is that it's somewhat like clipping a capo to your headstock. It's going to take away from the look of the guitar. So, if you don't like that, you're not going to like the tuner.