Korg’s newest guitar tuner, issued in late 2016, features very good ±0.1 cent accuracy and a new circuit designed to reduce signal noise when the pedal is connected to a power supply cable.
- DigiTech HardWire HT-6Korg PitchblackBoss TU-3w (Waza Craft)Fender’s free app sports a clean, modern design and lots of alternate tunings, but the tuner’s essential feature — its tuning meter display — is slow, jumpy and often frustrating to use.
- TC Electronic PolyTune for SmartphonesMartin Tuner AppPeterson iStrobosoft AppThe compact Boss TU-3s offers the same specs (and some of the same functionality) as the full-sized TU-3 in a compact, always-on version, but the lack of mute functionality may be a deal-killer for some.
- TC Electronic PolyTune 2 MiniWarwick Rocktuner PT1Korg Pitchblack Mini
PedalYes, the Behringer TU300 is the poor man’s Boss TU-2 — a plastic simulacrum of the legendary Boss tuner at 1/4 the cost. But that’s okay. What bugs us is that Behringer doesn’t specify the tuner’s detection accuracy or range. You deserve better.
- Boss TU-2 A superb tuner in its time, but now a bit out of date.