TC Electronic PolyTune Clip
- Poly tune technology - tune all 6 strings simultaneously
- Chromatic ( +/- 0.5 Cent) and extra accurate strobe ( +/- 0.02 Cent) modes
- Ultra-bright and easy to read adaptive display - ensures a perfect readout No matter what orientation clip is attached
- Flat tuning and capo modes
- Elegant yet durable design, with high-quality stainless steel clip
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Black is the New Black
Sporting ultra-precise strobe, chromatic and polyphonic modes, the PolyTune Clip is the reigning champion and resident black belt of all things tuning.
Fittingly, we’ve awarded this tiny headstock ninja the highest of all honors - the fabled black coating!
PolyTune Clip Black’s discreet design provides stealthy tune-ups - on stage or in the studio - so you’re back to perfect pitch before anyone even notices you’re drifting. With the PolyTune Clip Black your performance will be legendary!
- Bass guitar selection provides access to strobe and chromatic tuning modes
- Internal memory retains all settings even after power down or removal of battery
Clip-On Tuner with Polyphonic, Strobe and Chromatic Modes and 108 LED Matrix Display for Ultimate Tuning Performance
PolyTune Clip is designed to be your trusty tuning companion, whether you're going for a quick onstage tune-up or an ultra-precise setup of your instrument. PolyTune Clip sports three distinct tuning modes ranging from the game-changing polyphonic tuning mode that lets you tune all 6 strings at once, to your trusty chromatic tuner and all the way to an ultra-precise strobe tuner mode, which offers +/-0.02 cents of tuning precision.
- State of the art clip-on tuner offers multiple tuning modes for total tuning accuracy
- Polyphonic tuning allows you to tune all 6 guitar strings at once
- Ultra-precise strobe tuner gives you ±0.02 cent resolution for ultimate tuning performance
- Lightning-fast chromatic tuning mode allows for quick on-stage tune-ups
- Super-bright 108-LED matrix provides a high accuracy display in all viewing conditions
- Adaptive screen automatically switches orientation for left - and right-hand viewing
- Monopoly feature automatically switches between polyphonic and monophonic tuning modes
- Flat and capo tuning and reference pitch selection for total tuning flexibility
PolyTune Clip Black
• State of the art clip-on tuner • Polyphonic perfection: the best polyphonic tuner to date • New strobe tuner with +/- 0.02 cent accuracy
Dressed to Impress
Developed with a luthier-like attention to detail, PolyTune Clip is the perfect combination of beauty and brains. With its carefully chosen high-quality components and stunning clean looks, PolyTune Clip is designed to complement you and your instrument, while containing the most advanced tuning technology to date. Through a massive engineering feat we managed to condense our proprietary PolyTune algorithm, shrink key components and increase battery life all while creating a tuner more powerful than any PolyTune released before it. The new tuning standard has just been defined and its name is PolyTune Clip!
In Tune with You
As musicians we are all different. We play different instruments in different styles on different stages around the world, which is why it's a shame that all clip-on tuners are so set in their ways until now! With its adaptive display, PolyTune Clip is designed to be in tune with you and your needs by automatically switching between polyphonic and chromatic tuning modes. By adjusting to however you want to use it; left handed, right handed, horizontally, vertically, electric, acoustic, guitar or bass; PolyTune Clip's got your back!
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PolyTune Clip is here to change all that and bring about a revolution! Combining renowned state-of-the-art tuning technology with unprecedented good looks and functionality, PolyTune Clip gives all electric and acoustic players a tune-up that's unmatched in speed, precision, flexibility and refinement. With the adaptive display, even left-handed players or those who may simply want to hide The tuner behind the headstock can use it too. PolyTune Clip is much more than just a clip-on Tuner, it's a revolution! Perfectly combining state of the art tuning technology with an unprecedented attention to aesthetics and functionality, PolyTune Clip gives a tune-up that's unmatched in speed, precision and grace. Not only is PolyTune Clip The best polytune we've ever made - it's the best tuner by any measure.
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I worked in Quality control for NASA. and I can tell when a company will ship anything that rolls off the assembly line - including DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS. The display did not work on one and only part worked on the other.
I bought and returned TWO of these paperweights...er... tuners.
TC Electronics obviously does not care about the musician. I want to spend my time performing, not running back and forth to UPS to return their malfunctioning (and expensive, as tuners go) hardware.
My advice? Don't buy it.
Oh, almost forgot. The clip does not swivel. You read that right. I clipped it on the head of my Fender Jaguar every which way. And I could not see the screen unless I pushed the guitar way in front of me. Forget about using it on stage. The designer of this paperweight was obviously not a musician.
UPDATE: After returning this piece of junk, I bought a PETERSON STROBOCLIP tuner from Amazon. (I will review the Peterson after I've had it for a while). It is very much BETTER than the TC Electronics tuner - in every way except one. It doesn't have the cool multi-color light show. Some call the TC display a 'cheap Fisher-Price toy light display" but I liked it. But the Peterson is better because: it works! you can see the display because it swivels. As much as I like the light show on the TC, it was confusing to read, so the Peterson wins big time.
Do yourself a favor - avoid the TC - unless you like driving to UPS to return it.
*Please note that this is not me griping about the right product used for the wrong purpose: TC Electronic has a FAQ video on its website specifically assuring folks about using the clip on for bass. It just doesn't work as advertised in this mode for this instrument.
The tuner is a lot smaller than most pictures would have you believe. The clip is mostly metal, compared to plastic in most competitors. Accuracy seems very good - I don't have the capacity to test the accuracy scientifically, but it sounds good to my ear (I've played guitar for over 40 years) and compares favorably with the other tuners I referenced it against - namely a Boss TU-3 and a PolyTune Mini, as well as other clip on tuners (see below).
I have heard some complaints that the adjustability is only on one plane, so you can't place the tuner "just so", but in practice, I haven't had a problem putting it where it is highly visible on a variety of guitar head stocks, both 6 on a side (Fender style) or 3x3 (Gibson/Guild, etc.). When you “flip” the tuner to attach it “upside down”, the display automatically adjusts.
So, let's compare to some of the competitors that reside in my music room.
A lot of my friends love the Snark tuners - I own a few, myself. They are cheaper - a lot cheaper, and work pretty well. However, I have seen too many break at the clip for me to spend more money on them. Snark SN-1 Tuner
D'Addario NS Micro-clip tuners. Hard to position just right and the display is too small to really tune easily. D'Addario NS Micro Clip-On Tuner They make a different model that has a more flexible clamp system - making it easier to find the right spot, but the too-small display plagues this one as well. D'Addario NS Micro Universal Tuner
Up until now my favorite clip-on tuner is the Intellitouch PT-10. Intellitouch PT10 Mini Clip-On Tuner - Easy to use, and a display that is easy to "dial-in". While I still like this model, and will use them when the occasion warrants it, it is a slight step below the PolyTune clip.
What I liked about the PolyTune Clip:
* Style - the multiple LED lights are easy to read and make it easy to dial in the proper pitch. When the string is out of tune you see red lights and green when it is in tune. The multiple LEDs make it easy to see just how far out of tune you are.
* The ability to check all strings at once (the "PolyTune" feature is unique to TC Electronics).
* Multiple tunings available (and tuning for Bass guitar)
* Ease of use.
* Quality - I have never bought a TC Electronics product (And I have a lot of their products) that wasn't really well built.
What I didn't like:
* Price - at around $49 street price, they are more money than some, but they are a lot better built. I got this one through Amazon Vine to evaluate, but I also bought another one because I like them a lot!
* The cheap, flimsy instruction sheet written in extremely small type that was hard to read. You'd think for $50 that they'd give you a copy of the manual (which is very well written and easy to follow). You can download the owner's manual from the TC Electronics website.
Clip-on tuners are easy to use, especially in a live setting. Even the fact that you can almost maintain eye contact with your audience while tuning, rather than looking down at a floor mounted tuner adds professionalism to your performance. The TC Electronics PolyTune Clip is the best clip on tuner I’ve had the pleasure of working with to date.
I do like it, hence the 4 stars, but it does have some 'bugs' that can be annoying.
For whatever reason, it doesn't like the guitar's, low E, bass string? It goes into it's multi-string mode and only turns to it's single string tuning indicator when I squeeze it while striking the low E string? The rest of the strings show up normally but the B string often flickers between indicating F# and B?
BTW This isn't on just one guitar! I currently have 12 guitars and these failings are visible on all of them!
I have not contacted the manufacturer, yet so, I can't say if they will help or not?
I do like bonus computer tuning plugin that came on a small strip of paper, inside of the box! I almost missed it but it has a code that lets you download your free bonus ... a $50 software plugin that lets you tune your guitars when connected to your computer! It works perfectly!
I've used the strobe mode, too.
Overall I like it but I wish it didn't have this weirdness which I figure they will fix over time? Because of it, when I am rushed I still use my old faithful (but not as accurate?) Snark clip-on tuner.
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In the end, after "humming and haa'ing" over the price (who wants to pay 37 quid for a tuner?!), I decided to bite the bullet and buy one ... WOW, just WOW.
In terms of build quality, it's head and shoulders above the others, in terms of usability it also is so much easier to use and work with than any of the others I have had and discarded - by far.
So far I've used it on my Taylor 414, Yamaha SLG, Yamaha F310 (All steel string guitars), Sheridan BC010E (classical), and my Snapdragon (travel guitar). I still have to try it on my Telecaster and my bass, but so far it's performed admirably and I have no reason to assume it won't also perform just as well on them.
Thinking about it, I've spent easily as much if not more in buying tuners which don't make the cut, and I'd have been better off buying this one in the first place!
I reckon it is.
The PolyClip is discreet, with a simple rubber-coated steel clip, unlike the Snark's 'USS Enterprise' look
It has a **very** bright & simple display.
In strobe mode it's accurate to the point of stupid - way more so than the Snark's "speedometer" dial - & in Normal mode it's pretty much idiot-proof. Not tried it in Polyphonic mode as I bought it for a bass, Speaking of which...
Low B? Yep, no problem there.
This isn't intended to be an anti-Snark rant. The Snark is a superb tuner for the price, but its design leaves it open to damage; mine took a knock & cracked the casing right through the ball joint & is now held together badly with superglue & cable ties. Its gigging days are done.
This device switches off automatically after 3 mins. That's it. The simplicity of the action of tuning seems almost worthless to note.
On the surface of it, it is ludicrous to be excited about such a finctional bit of kit as a tuner. But, once you've used many cheap tuners over years and then use the Polytune, you might immediately wonder why you didn't use this before. I could go on and on but there are plenty of fantastic reviews here and the features of the tuner are very well explained so I just wanted to say "It's great" and lets you just get on and play.
I love kit that does its job as quickly and simply as it can, is built to last, incorporates a minimal style and does not include superfluous features and fuctions. Get all that right and the price for anything meeting these points is probably right as is the case with this Polytune clipon.
This tuner is a beautiful example where the balance of function, usability, build and style are perfect. I can see myself using this tuner for years. There is one point of irrationality though as I will probably buy another, possibly just because I want two as it is that good, which is not very rational and I know that I will convince myself that having two is a good idea for some reason.
Regarding the design, I did read one review which criticised the clip for being 'naked', capable of damaging the finish and not capable of swivelling. The clip has two silicone patches. on each part that will come into contact with your guitar. The silicone on the fixed part of the clip even has a raised back end acting as a STOP to prevent the spring from contacting the headstock. The clip allows for 180 degree lateral movement of the tuner only. However, simply pivoting the clip will pitch it up and down to find the best angle without damage. If damage was so much of a concern, one might want to cease using a clip-on altogether for something more favourable as dirt and particles may create microscopic scratches to the finish which may become noticeable in time and if the instrument is not regularly maintained.