The legendary Boss TU-2 is the first great pedal guitar tuner — an almost indestructible piece of engineering matched with the Boss’s fabled buffer circuit. And while its ±3.0 cent accuracy represented the state-of-the-art in 1998, you’ll probably want a more accurate tuner.
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The TU-3 offers improved detection accuracy over the TU-2 (±-1.0 cent vs. ±3.0 cents), a higher-resolution display, high-brightness mode, and additional transposition and calibration options. Form, materials and build quality are exactly the same.
The 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.
The Waza Craft version of the TU-3 adds a true bypass circuit as an option to Boss’s traditional buffered bypass, along with an awesome black paint job and cool blue LEDs. Otherwise, it’s identical to the TU-3.
Made by Digitech
Digitech’s Hardwire HT-6 is a stupendous and highly-underrated tuner – and our favorite polyphonic tuner. It’s fast, bright and allows for seamless switching between single-string and polyphonic modes. Plus, it offers ±1.0 cent accuracy in polyphonic mode – something even the TCE PolyTune can’t claim.
Made by Joyo
In an appeal to the two-for-one shopper, Joyo’s JF-18R adds eight 9V DC outputs to a fairly basic tuner with decent specs. Forget about calibration and other features you’d expect from an ordinary tuner at this price.