Tuning used to be a necessary evil. The last barrier before you could get truly rocking. But now, tuning is ready to get blasted into the 21st century with PolyTuneTM, the stomp-box sized tuning miracle from TC Electronic!
PolyTuneTM is the world's first polyphonic tuner, and a game-changing total tuning turnaround that will have future guitarists wondering how we ever got by without it.
It couldn't be done - until we did it.
The magic lies in a never before seen approach to tuning aimed at speed, accuracy and ease of use. With PolyTuneTM, you simply strum all strings on your guitar or bass at once, and it will immediately tell you which strings need tuning! This cutting-edge tuning technology revolutionizes the way you tune and accomplishes what has been deemed 'impossible' until now: tuning all strings simultaneously! It really is as simple as strum - tune - rock, and this quantum leap forward allows you to get in tune fast, and back to doing what you love: playing.
Strum - Tune - Rock
Providing an instant overview of the pitch of all your strings, PolyTuneTM is an invaluable tool in live-settings, where it is essential to be in tune quickly and ready to play. Crowds don't want to wait around, they want to rock, and, let's face it, so do you. Besides live use, this stomp box will deliver like no other in any situation where you want to get tuning out of the way and focus on play.
Equally effective for guitar and bass, PolyTuneTM is extremely flexible as well. The reference pitch can be set to your preference and ranges from 435Hz to 445Hz. This guarantees you'll be able to play along with anyone, with any instrument and in any situation.
Drop it like it's hot
If you are a guitarist that likes to play at a different pitch than standard, this is your go-to pedal, allowing for dropped tunings from E-flat all the way down to B. Whatever your pitch or tuning, PolyTuneTM is a sure-fire way to be spot-on, with an accuracy of just plus/minus 1cent.
Besides the Polyphonic tuner, PolyTuneTM has a chromatic tuner that can hang with the best current tuning technology out there, with an amazing 0.5 cent accuracy. But we are never satisfied with the current norm, and added some features to make this tuner's chromatic section stand out from the crowd.
Let's start with the two separate chromatic tuning modes, which cater to your individual preferences and needs. Needle mode is for those that are used to the classic view on a tuner. For the people that want a little more real-time information, we have included stream-mode, which measures even the slightest pitch variation and instantly feeds the info back to you via a rotating motion on the display.
Key to both these great chromatic modes is an ultra-fast and precise response, which is achieved via the use of the unique tuner magnet feature. This slows down the needle once you get close to the desired pitch, making it much easier to get the job done quickly.
Whether you want to use the polyphonic tuner to get in tune, or prefer to go the chromatic route,this pedal has you covered. PolyTuneTM features "MonoPoly", a unique, patents pending technology that recognizes whether you play one or more strings and instantly replies with the appropriate poly- or monophonic tuning mode.
Of course, all of these amazing features would not mean a thing if they were a pain to use or set up. So, we added some traits to ensure this tuner is calibrated to the guitarist. Unlike most other tuners, PolyTuneTM stores your preferences. From pitch reference to tuning mode, it hangs on to this information even after it is powered down, making sure you only have to set how you want things to happen once.
The next time you power up again, it will show you the settings, so you instantly know Everything is exactly how you want it to be.
Tuning as it should be
PolyTuneTM was our chance to build the ultimate tuning tool from the ground up and finally get rid of some of the current tuner drawbacks that guitarists run into time and time again. Tuners have been around for some 30 odd years and we felt it was high time they got in tune with todays guitarists.
Design is where beauty and technology meet
But besides all the spearheading features inside the tuner, we took a long hard look at the outside as well, and pushed tuner design to new heights in the process!
A strong display of innovation
Starting with the display, it instantly becomes clear why PolyTuneTM is lightyears ahead of current tuners. Guitarists that play gigs, will no doubt recognize the nightmare of an unclear display, due to for example bright sunlight, an overeager light technician or a stage smoke machine gone bonkers.
PolyTuneTM offers unprecedented visibility using an ambient light sensor, which automatically matches the brightness of the LEDs to its surroundings.
What is the Matrix?
PolyTuneTM features 17 LEDS which allow for a higher resolution and the LEDs themselves are super bright and focused to ensure optimal visibility at all times. This guarantees the most effortless tuning experience money can buy. And as an added bonus, the 100 LED matrix can give you information right on the display, so you won't have to go dig for the manual mid-gig.
PolyTuneTM will brighten any pedalboard, and we aren't just talking about the LEDs! Besides looking like a million bucks, its small footprint design means that PolyTuneTM doesn't take up more of your precious pedalboard real estate than absolutely necessary.
Spruce the juice
Battery changes are a breeze thanks to the one-screw easy access to the battery compartment and when powered by an external 9v DC power supply, the 9v DC out can be used to power other pedals on your board.
The true bypass feature ensures PolyTuneTM is only there when you need it. It allows for your carefully sculpted tone to flow unaffected when the pedal is bypassed and for silent tuning once engaged.
We can't make tuning fun. But we can sure make it a whole lot easier.
We want to do our part for the guitar community and truly innovate the life of guitarists. And with PolyTuneTM's extraordinary features and cutting-edge technology, we feel we have accomplished just that.
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10 reviews, average score of
|2015-07-03||BearMan79||9/10||Works great, in every mode/setting. TC quality!||...|
|2014-10-02||maxthebassplayer||9.5/10||Great guitar tuner, but it doesn't track bass well. I use it in my studio for guitar all the time though.||...|