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Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner

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The Fishman FT-1 Digital Tuner is an ideal companion for any acoustic instrument. The clip-on fully chromatic Fishman tuner quickly and accurately finds the note being played and indicates if you're ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Fishman FT-1 Digital Tuner is an ideal companion for any acoustic instrument. The clip-on fully chromatic Fishman tuner quickly and accurately finds the note being played and indicates if you're in tune, sharp, or flat. The FT-1 tuner's adjustable clip sensor is easily secured to the instrument and ensures great results, even in noisy environments.

The Fishman FT-1 tuner's bright, backlit LCD display is equipped with a meter-style pitch indicator with a large readout that turns from red to green when the note is in tune. Powered by a single coin battery, Fishman FT-1 clip-on digital tuner is lightweight and packed with value.

FEATURES

  • Fully chromatic: automatically displays the note
  • Adjustable clip attaches to flat surfaces
  • Swivel mount rotates for easy viewing
  • Extra-bright LCD display lights green when in-tune and lights red for sharp or flat
  • Meter-style sharp and flat display
  • Built-in microphone
  • Clip-on sensor for tuning in noisy environments
  • Instrument modes display the string number for correctly tuning guitar, bass, or ukulele
  • Adjustable reference pitch from 435Hz to 445Hz
  • 'Flat' mode for easily transposed tuning
  • Automatic power save and shut-off features save battery power
  • Includes one 2032 coin battery
  • Dimensions: 1.87" H x 1.85" W x 1.61" D
  • Weight: 1.9 oz.
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Tuning Source: clip or mic
  • Tuning modes: chromatic 12-note, 6- and 7-string guitar, 4- to 6-string bass, ukulele (key of C)
  • Pitch range: 435 Hz to 445 Hz (saved)
  • Detection range: A0 (27.5 Hz) to C8 (4,186 Hz)
  • Battery: one 2032 coin battery (included)
Pro Coverage
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year parts and labor warranty.


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FishmanFT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner
 
4.1

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Functional (11)
  • Good quality (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (11)
  • Back-up (7)
  • Concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great little tuner

We seem to have an unending supply of tuners in our house, from the Boss TU-3 down to a Korg unit that is over 25 years old and still going strong. We didn't...Read complete review

We seem to have an unending supply of tuners in our house, from the Boss TU-3 down to a Korg unit that is over 25 years old and still going strong. We didn't need another.... Until I saw the Fishman on sale at GC. I picked one up on a whim, and it's excellent. Very stable and accurate, and even works on my electric bass (some of the other headstock tuners have issues with the low E string on a bass). Read the instructions on this unit. It can be set to downtune in half-step increments; if you don't look at the display closely, you may not notice the little icons at the bottom of the screen. As for size - this is tiny. We leave it on the headstock of my wifes guitar, and we hardly notice it - but it's there whenever we need it. Best feature for me is the red/green backlighting; it only turns green when you're perfectly in tune, which is great for a quick tune up between songs. Downsides: None, really. It doesn't have a 1/4" connection, but it doesn't need one. It might not be as accurate as a rack-mounted tuner, but it's great for our use, and it gives the same readings as our TU-3. Highly recommended.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not worth the buck

I bought a bunch of tuners. Some are expensive and some are cheap. This one has the same quality with the cheaper ones. Not easy to use, less sensitive, and worst of...Read complete review

I bought a bunch of tuners. Some are expensive and some are cheap. This one has the same quality with the cheaper ones. Not easy to use, less sensitive, and worst of all...it drains battery very fast! You have to take the battery out if not using it. Turning it off is not helping, it still drains battery. Very inconvenient! I'm not going to buy this again even if it's on sale. Sorry.

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(23 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great little tuner

By Peter Connolly

from Layton, Utah

Comments about Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner:

We seem to have an unending supply of tuners in our house, from the Boss TU-3 down to a Korg unit that is over 25 years old and still going strong. We didn't need another.... Until I saw the Fishman on sale at GC. I picked one up on a whim, and it's excellent. Very stable and accurate, and even works on my electric bass (some of the other headstock tuners have issues with the low E string on a bass). Read the instructions on this unit. It can be set to downtune in half-step increments; if you don't look at the display closely, you may not notice the little icons at the bottom of the screen. As for size - this is tiny. We leave it on the headstock of my wifes guitar, and we hardly notice it - but it's there whenever we need it. Best feature for me is the red/green backlighting; it only turns green when you're perfectly in tune, which is great for a quick tune up between songs. Downsides: None, really. It doesn't have a 1/4" connection, but it doesn't need one. It might not be as accurate as a rack-mounted tuner, but it's great for our use, and it gives the same readings as our TU-3. Highly recommended.

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great for the money.

By Fred Walser

from Austin, Texas

Comments about Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner:

Took awhile to figure out how to turn it on, you have to hold the mode button down for awhile. Fast and accurate even on the low E. Wish I had bought another.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING

By Josh Halvens

from New York NY

Comments about Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner:

i bought this for my bass and it worked like a charm!! I LOVE this thing!

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tuner: Small, simple, sensitive, accurate, effective, inexpensive!

By Bob Mansfield

from Spokane, WA

Comments about Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner:

I was truly impressed by the accuracy, simplicity, size and cost of the tuner. The red/green "go-no go" background color indication makes tuning in low light really simple and accurate. The size is quite small, smaller than I'd anticipate from the ad which does a good job of enlarging the tuner to display the controls. It's no more obtrusive than a capo on the top of your tuning head. I use the tuner primarily in the pickup mode (rather than microphone) and find it's not confused at all by fairly significant background noise. The adjustable tuning reference and choice of string or note are added benefits. For open chord tunings and tuning my 12 string, the note mode is especially helpful. Overall, a really well-thought-out unit for a bargain price.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great little tool!

By Linda Meador

from Columbus IN

Comments about Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner:

An easy way to tune your instrument. Worth the money. I use it to tune guitar, mandolin & violin.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome tuner

By Dina LaBarca

from chino hills, ca

Comments about Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner:

easy to use, lightweight, cant go wrong. it makes tuning accoustics a breeze. impressive. very happy with this product.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A necessary tool.

By Larry

from Denver, CO

Comments about Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner:

Accurate, easy to use. Good battery life. I have several of these around the house, and several in instrument cases. Over the years I've had lots of tuners, and these are quick, easy, and reliable. I like the switchable mic so you can use it with anything, and the chromatic and instrument specific tunings make it even easier for the beginner.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simple. Sweet!

By Jennifer

from Phoenix, AZ

Comments about Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner:

My husband LOVES this tuner! Once he figured out to use it for the 12 string.....it was cake! Turns green when you got it!

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

dead battery

By randy voegler

from Rotonda Florida

Comments about Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner:

I really enjoyed the Martin guitar strings and the tuner. There is just one problem when I inserted the battery - it was dead 5 dollars later it works perfectly. I think better quality control and a credit to my account. Thanks R.V.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Tuner

By Kenny Rose

from New York, New York

Comments about Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner:

I had a bit of a problem fitting the battery. It took me an entire 2 minutes longer than I expected but aside from that it works like a charm. I've never used anything like it. It's fast a easy to use. No need for anything other than 'chromatic mode' for me.

 
1.0

Not worth the buck

By Khit the nurse

from Los Angeles

About Me Novice

Pros

    Cons

    • Drains battery faster than any tuner I know

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner:

      I bought a bunch of tuners. Some are expensive and some are cheap. This one has the same quality with the cheaper ones. Not easy to use, less sensitive, and worst of all...it drains battery very fast! You have to take the battery out if not using it. Turning it off is not helping, it still drains battery. Very inconvenient! I'm not going to buy this again even if it's on sale. Sorry.

       
      1.0

      Would not recommend this product

      By Leonard

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner:

      I've used several inexpensive clip-on guitar tuners over the past several years. All of them but this one have had roughly the same quality and accuracy. This one is by far the least sensitive tuner and has much trouble registering a signal from the guitar. Besides having to pluck each string hard to get it to register, I had to move it up and down on the headstock and place it nearer to the respective strings (higher vs. lower strings) to tune all strings. Nice attempt at screen design and features but essentially doesn't perform the basic task of tuning effectively and accurately.

       
      4.0

      I would recommend this product

      By MICHAEL

      from undisclosed

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner:

      Works great for my guitar's and banjo

       
      1.0

      I would not buy this product again it sucks .

      By Cvm

      from Portland OR.

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Not Functional
        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner:

          Not a good product it doesn't sense the vibration very good

           
          5.0

          A great affordable tuner for multiple instruments.

          By Jamey

          from undisclosed

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner:

          Great tuner. It seems to be more sensitive and accurate than other tuners in the same general price range. It is easy to use and seems to be pretty durable but only time will tell.

           
          5.0

          Easy to see in the Dark!

          By slowrower

          from Orlando, FL

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner:

          Very easy to tune with the bright green for in-tune and red with indications which way to turn the tuner. Would not work on my 12-string and not useable on my Acoustic with Nylon Strings

           
          5.0

          So far so good

          By Danny

          from Covina, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner:

            Good, cheap and easy to use. I would recommend it.

             
            3.0

            Jury is still out.

            By Jim

            from Las Vegas

            About Me Professional Musician

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Quality

            Cons

            • Not Functional

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner:

            Seems to have trouble picking up lower strings at times. Not sure how it compares to others in its price range.

             
            4.0

            For the price great tuner

            By Vee Gee

            from Florida

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner:

              Low price and very accurate.

               
              5.0

              Value for your money

              By Brooklyn Bob

              from Glen Rock, NJ

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Practicing

                Comments about Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner:

                While I have a pretty good ear for music, using this tuner ensures that I have the best tone for my guitar strings. I like the unique color change from being out of tune to being in tune. The display is nice and large and it is really cool to have the option to display string number instead of note name. I also found the package it came in to be extremely easy to open. I have 2 other guitar string tuners and I like this one the best.

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