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D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner

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The Planet Waves Universal II Chromatic Tuner precisely tunes guitars, basses, and other stringed, woodwind, and brass instruments.

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Overview

The Planet Waves Universal II Chromatic Tuner precisely tunes guitars, basses, and other stringed, woodwind, and brass instruments.

FEATURES

  • Built-in microphone for acoustic instruments and 1/4" input for electronic instruments
  • Dual-mode operation for Auto or Manual tuning
  • LCD and LED displays for tuning in both well-lit and dark environments
  • A440 calibrated. May be user-calibrated to any pitch from A435 to A445
  • Requires one CR2032 battery (included)
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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Planet Waves cables are warranted to be free of defects in material and workmanship for the lifetime of the original owner. Return to D’Addario or authorized Planet Waves dealer for replacement


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D'Addario Planet WavesPW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner
 
4.8

(based on 20 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good for the $$

the price this tuner is pretty amazing. Finally someone comes out with a new design in tuners. I've been using it for about 6 months now and I have to say it's probably the...Read complete review

the price this tuner is pretty amazing. Finally someone comes out with a new design in tuners. I've been using it for about 6 months now and I have to say it's probably the best compact tuner I've come across. Speedy, accurate tuning and the perfect size for my guitar case. Even though it's small, the display is pretty big and easy to read. I recommend it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Might have gotten a malfunctioned one

But the thing I disliked about this tuner from the get-go was the battery. It doesn't use any standard AA or AAA, but strange circular ones. Also, I'm not sure if I kept...Read complete review

But the thing I disliked about this tuner from the get-go was the battery. It doesn't use any standard AA or AAA, but strange circular ones. Also, I'm not sure if I kept screwing up with this or I just got a faulty product, but it drained through the battery (and I had to go get anther one) in like a week! The on button I believe was a bit sensitive so maybe I wasn't being careful enough or something. However, while it was working, I was a great tuner. If you want a simpler tuner, I'd go with the Korg CA-30, the same product as this one almost, except takes AAA's.

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(58 of 60 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good for the $$

By Johnny Test

from Colorado Springs

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

the price this tuner is pretty amazing. Finally someone comes out with a new design in tuners. I've been using it for about 6 months now and I have to say it's probably the best compact tuner I've come across. Speedy, accurate tuning and the perfect size for my guitar case. Even though it's small, the display is pretty big and easy to read. I recommend it.

(48 of 50 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Tuner

By Adrian

from WA

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

ive used this tuner for my bass and acoustic guitar. there 3 settings that are changed by one single button makes it easy to use and understand. the 1st setting is for cycling threw all the notes. the 2nd setting is tuning to a precise note and the depending on which one of the red lights lights up thats how close or far away you are from the note. the 3rd setting is like a microphone for acoustics. ive tried several other tuners and they were all terrible i use this to tune from standard to drop c.

(46 of 49 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tuner is a great buy

By B-Man

from Tucson, Arizona

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

I picked up this tuner about 5 days ago and it works like a charm. Things I really like about it are the size and the automatic mode that it features when tuning my guitar or any other stringed or brass instrument. Things I dislike about it is that sometimes I will be tuning in a noisy invironment and the part of the tuner that is used for acoustic guitars will try to tune the noise around me which is kind of annoying. If you are looking for a digital tuner for a great buy i recommend this one to anyone who needs one.

(10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Quick and accurate.

By Craig

from Dover, New Jersey

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

This is a good little tuner well worth the money spent. I can read the display without using my glasses which is a plus for me. This tuner works with electric and acoustic instruments. Measures 2-7/8" x 3" x 3/4" and display characters measure 1/2" x 1/2" for easy reading. Small and light enough to keep in tee-shirt pocket. Helps make settings to the intonation of a guitar or bass guitar a breeze and only takes a few minutes.

(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Easy to read display and very accurate!

By Dennis Snyder

from Vancouver, WA

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

I use this to tune my guitar, trumpet and my daughter's violin. Easy to read display and accurate. I like the option to be able to plug my guitar directly into the 1/4 inch input and be able to tune it.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good tuner

By Danika

from Fremont, OH

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

I love this tuner. It works really well and is easy to use. Nothing is wrong with it and it's good for anyone who needs to tune a guitar.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Might have gotten a malfunctioned one

By Roy

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

But the thing I disliked about this tuner from the get-go was the battery. It doesn't use any standard AA or AAA, but strange circular ones. Also, I'm not sure if I kept screwing up with this or I just got a faulty product, but it drained through the battery (and I had to go get anther one) in like a week! The on button I believe was a bit sensitive so maybe I wasn't being careful enough or something. However, while it was working, I was a great tuner. If you want a simpler tuner, I'd go with the Korg CA-30, the same product as this one almost, except takes AAA's.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Must have item

By Dan Sylvester

from Hopkinton, MA

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

I purchased this tuner with a guitar. It works great and allows anyone to accurately tune a guitar. A must have item especially for a beginner player.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Accurate

By James Sollmi

from Farmington Ct

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

I like the conveniece of this tuner and checked it against my amp tuner. The combination of the two shows the slightest variation. All you need this reasonbly priced tuner and you are good to go.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect Little Tuner

By Laura

from Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

You can't beat this for the price. I have owned a couple tuners in the past and this is my favorite. Right out of the box it's easy to use. I don't have a great ear so I plug into this little thing and I'm ready to go in just a couple minutes. Worth it!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Checking the note

By Pamela Nechville

from Berwyn, PA

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

This tuner is great if you have it right near the acoustic guitar. I have a little Martin that is acoustic and you don't plug in. I have noticed the 6th string E is very difficult to get that note to turn the tuner to green unless it is right near the guitar. I think if you guitar plugs in this tuner would work wonders. All the other strings seem to hit green right away. If you have an iPhone they have free tuner aps that work just as great!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Can's beat this.

By AAron Winn

from Rhinelander, WI

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

This, by far, is the best tuner I have ever owned. I even checked it against an old Banana Quartz tuner I have, and it was spot on every time. (The banana can't tune flats this easily though) Auto tune is a miracle in itself and makes tuning very quick and easy.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Exactly as described

By Becky Griffin

from Alma, GA

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

No one in our house has ever played a guitar before and we were able to tune the guitar effortlessly. This product is a lifesaver. Simple to use and works great!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner

By Robert

from Shannon Hills, Arkansas

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

I ordered one of these, received it fast, and it works great. If you are looking for a tuner that doesn't set you back a lot of money, then I would recommend this item. Now...if it will last, it will be an excellent buy, but time will tell.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Works great! Just plug & play.

By Nate Dawg

from Sunland, CA

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  • Easy To Use

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    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

    Accurate tuner. Easy to use.

     
    5.0

    chromatic tuner

    By Flaming fingers

    from elgin il

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

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      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

      easy to use.

       
      5.0

      Great little tuner

      By Terry Massie

      from Bremerton, WA

      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

      Bought this to replace my Matrix SR-1000 analog tuner that I have had for 20+ years. This thing is fast, accurate and easy to read. The microphone is very sensitive for tuning an accustic guitar. Small but has a large display plus the LED tuning is a plus. Great value for the price.

       
      5.0

      Great and affordable

      By Jeremy DeBose

      from Louisiana

      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

      For a starter, this is a good little accessory to have. I tried tuning by ear and then I bought this and tried it, and the difference is immense. It's quick, easy, small, and accurate.

       
      5.0

      JUST A GREAT HUMBLE TUNER

      By JAMES CUNNINGHAM

      from NAPERVILLE, IL

      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

      Good value, accurate, fast & cheap. There are no bells and whistles to be found here, but this is a good tuner with a wide and chromatic range. You won't be let down.

       
      5.0

      Best Bass Tuner That I Have Found

      By CHUCK HANKINSON

      from Raleigh, North Carolina

      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

      I have been trying to find a tuner that works with my electric Jazz Bass. I have tried several, many labeled as a Bass tuner. I've tried the clip-ons, microphone based and other plug-ins. The Planet Waves Universal II Chromatic Tuner does the job exactly the way I need it to and is the only bass I have found to easily tune my bass. I happily use this with my Fender electric J Bass and keep my other tuners for my regular acoustic guitars.

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