Behringer’s rack-mount tuner offers lots of features, including built-in metronome, mic and rack light — all in a slim, lightweight package.
Made by Behringer
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.
For those looking for a well-made, compact handheld tuner with an analog needle gauge, Boss’ TU-12EX is a solid, if rather pricey, choice.
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.
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 TU-30 is Boss’ compact successor to the popular (and discontinued) TU-80, offering solid specs and numerous features including a built-in mic, metronome and beeping “Accu-Pitch” function. It lacks, however, an output jack.
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 Carl Martin
The Carl Martin is a rugged beast of a tuner, with ±1.0 cent detection accuracy, super-simple controls, and a large, easy to see display. It’s basic and built to last.