Manufacturer Snark

Snark Tuners is a brand of the Evets Corp., an import/export company owned by Steve Ridinger and based in Camarillo, California. Evets is also the current owner of the Danelectro and Honeytone Amp brands.



1161 Calle Suerte, Ste D, Camarillo, CA 93012

US: +1 (805) 389-4605 or +1 (805) 361-2100

Clip-On Snark HZ-1

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The HZ-1 is a bit of an oddball in the Snark line-up, smaller than most of Snark clip-ons and with a slimmer clip. It offers very basic functionality augmented by a cute but awkwardly-implemented Hertz tuning feature.
Clip-On Snark SN-1

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The familiar blue Snark SN-1 has been around since at least 2010. It’s got a sharp, colorful LCD display, but we’re wary of frequent reports of quality and durability issues.
Pedal Snark SN-10S

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Snark’s lone pedal is a basic tuner with an unusual art-deco vibe, but Snark’s failure to disclose detection accuracy and detection range specs leave us tuned out.
Clip-On Snark SN-1X

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Snark released the blue SN-1X in 2016 as an update to the SN-1, claiming a faster processing chip and high-definition screen — although we prefer the display on the SN-1.
Clip-On Snark SN-5X

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Released in 2016, the black SN-5X offers very basic features (it cannot be calibrated and offers no transposition options, no metronome and no built-in mic) and is intended for use with bass and guitar.
Clip-On Snark Super Tight ST-2

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The red ST-2 is Snark’s “Super Tight®” 2016 update to the all-instrument SN-2, promising a “faster chip” and “more accuracy” than previous versions. Its precision is difficult to quantify, however, since Snark does not publish accuracy specs.
Clip-On Snark Super Tight ST-8

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The black ST-8 Super Tight is another in Snark’s mystifying line-up of clip-on tuners. Its specs are similar to the red ST-2, but the ST-8 lacks that model’s built-in mic and has a lower-resolution display.
Clip-On Snark Super Tight H.Z. ST-8Hz

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Snark’s ST-8Hz Super-Tight is similar to the ST-8 but offers an optional tuning mode showing frequency to 1/10th of a Hertz. Using this feature, however, requires tuning your strings in a specific order. Not very practical.