Korg Pitchblack Plus

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Korg’s Pitchblack Plus is underrated gem of a tuner. In addition to its excellent ±0.1 cent accuracy and wide range of tuning options, this tuner offers dual input jacks with each jack accommodating separate tuning settings. Now discontinued, you can often find good deals for the Plus on Reverb.

Martin Tuner App

Less of a functional tuner than a descent into a skeuomorphic steampunk nightmare. Martin customers — presumably serious guitarists — deserve better than this.

Sonic Research Turbo Tuner ST-300 Mini

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Sonic Research’s Turbo Tuner ST-300 is a remarkable piece of engineering and likely the best guitar tuner available. Here it is in mini pedal size, sacrificing only the battery option and DC-out jack.

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Behringer TU300

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Yes, 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.
Handheld

Korg GA Custom

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The Korg GA Custom is the company’s latest upgrade to its GA line of pocket-sized tuners, offering improved detection accuracy and Korg’s eye-catching 3D Visual display — all for a modest price.

Clip-on tuners

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