The Pitchblack Custom puts Korg’s “3D Visual” display (vertically oriented) in pedal format. Detection accuracy is a superb ±0.1 cent, but it’s a little short on advanced features.
- Carl Martin TunerKorg Pitchblack PlusPeterson StroboStomp ClassicLess of a functional tuner than a descent into a skeuomorphic steampunk nightmare. Martin customers — presumably serious guitarists — deserve better than this.
- Boss Tuner AppTC Electronic PolyTune for SmartphonesPitchLab AppThe Korg Pitchblack mini is a brilliant little tuner, offering ±0.1 cent accuracy and a detection range better than the TCE PolyTune. It also costs less.
- Kliq TinyTuneTC Electronic PolyTune 2 MiniGoGo Horizon
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- Boss TU-2 A superb tuner in its time, but now a bit out of date.