Korg Pitchblack Plus

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Korg Pitchblack Plus (PB-02)
Street price ~$45 - $99 Search on Reverb
Key specs
Detection Accuracy Meter, Full-Strobe, Half-Strobe, Mirror
Our test: ±1.48 centsCOMPARE
Flat: ±1.45 cents | Sharp: ±1.51 cents
Manufacturer's specs: ±0.1 cents
Detection Range 20.60-4186.01 Hz (E0-C8)COMPARE
Calibration range 436-445 Hz (In 1-Hertz steps) COMPARE
Responsiveness Not tested COMPARE
Notes:
Tuning
Instrument tuning modes Chromatic, 6-, 7-string Guitar, 4-, 5-, 6-string Bass, Open D, Open E, Open G, Open A, DADGAD, 5 programmable
Transposition options 1-5 semitones flat
Programmable? Yes
Memory? Yes
Polyphonic? No
Display
Display type 3-color LED
Display resolution Main meter: 13 segments (6-/6+); sub-meter: 11 segments (5-/5+)
Optional meter modes? Yes: Meter, Half Strobe, Mirror, Focus 1, Focus 2
Features
Bypass mode True bypass
Volume/Boost? No
Mute? Yes
USB? No
Power
Power source 9V battery or 9V AC adapter
Battery life 5 hours
Auto-off/Power save? Yes (20 min battery/4 hours AC)
Low battery indicator? No
DC out? Yes
Power consumption 50 mA max
Physical
Enclosure Die-cast aluminum
Dimensions 128 x 120 x 47 mm (5.04 x 4.72 x 1.85 inches) including rubber feet
Weight 492 g (1.08 lbs) including battery
Fine print
Warranty 3 years
Release date 2012
Made in China
Included extras dual input jacks, with each jack allowing for separate settings
Available accessories Truetone 1 Spot 9V Adapter ($15.90 at Amazon) or Boss PSA120 9V Adapter ($26.99)
Notes Discontinued
  Corrections? Suggestions? Please contact us.

Pros
  Very good detection accuracy   Dual (and separate) instrument inputs   High-quality build & materials   Large, bright display   True bypass   Many instrument tuning options
Cons
  Narrow calibration range   Large footprint

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About the Manufacturer

Korg is a Japanese multinational company founded in 1962. In addition to guitar tuners, Korg manufactures electronic musical instruments, audio processors, recording equipment and guitar pedals. Korg also manufactures products under the Vox, Blackstar, ARP, HK Audio, Ashdown, Dean Markley, Spector and Lâg Guitar brands.

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