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Made especially for bluegrass instruments.

The Korg BA-40 is a dedicated tuner for bluegrass instruments featuring easy-to-use functionality in a compact size that fits in your gig bag or instrument case. With its sleek design, large display and Korg's renowned accuracy, the BA-40 is destined to become a staple among professional or aspiring bluegrass musicians.

Specialized tuning

People all over the world enjoy the lively up-tempo sounds and various stringed instruments of bluegrass. Korg has now created a dedicated tuner for bluegrass instruments. The BA-40 tuner allows you to tune bluegrass instruments including banjo, fiddle, mandolin, resophonic guitar in addition to standard guitar and bass. Perfect fifths are supported for fiddle tuning. The LCD meter-type display provides better than +/-1 cent accuracy, and features excellent visibility on stage or in the studio to ensure that you can tune easily and accurately.

Accurate tuning

With a detection range of E1 (30.868 Hz) to C8 (4186 Hz), the BA-40 covers the entire range of instruments used in bluegrass music*, and also allows you to adjust the pitch up or down in semitone (half note) steps so that you can use sharp/flat tunings relative to the standard tunings of these instruments. You can even tune your guitar with a capo still attached. Markings on the meter allow you to use a tuning reference in a range of 430 Hz to 450 Hz.

*Even if the pitch is within range, detection may not be possible for instruments that produce large numbers of overtones, or for instruments that have a very fast decay.

Sound Out mode

The BA-40 tuner's Sound Out mode uses the internal speaker to play a reference tone of the correct pitch for each string of the instrument you're tuning. You'll be able to tune more accurately by using both eye and ear as well as train your sense of pitch by repeatedly listening to the reference tone.

Bypass function

The Korg BA-40 provides an output jack that can be connected directly to your amp/speaker system. This allows you to leave your instrument connected to the tuner while you perform so you can easily check tuning at any time. By using the optional CM-100L contact microphone you can tune accurately even in noisy environments.

Auto Power Off function

The Auto Power Off function conserves battery life by automatically turning the power off when the unit is not in use for ten minutes.

Korg BA40 BLUEGRASS TUNER Features:

  • Dedicated tuner for bluegrass instruments such as banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and resophonic guitar
    Sharp/flat tuning allows you to tune with a capo attached
    Meter mode lets you tune according to the input pitch
    Sound Out mode lets you tune audibly to a reference tone
    1/4" output jack for amp connection
    Built-in stand for upright positioning
    Auto Power Off function preserves battery life


Korg BA40 BLUEGRASS TUNER Specifications:

  • Scale: 12-note equal temperament, perfect fifths (fiddle)
    Accuracy: ± 1 cent or better
    Detection Range: E1 (30.868 Hz)- C8 (4186.01 Hz): for a sine wave
    Reference Tone: Banjo (5G, 4D, 3G, 2B, 1D), Fiddle (4G, 3D, 2A, 1E), Mandolin (4G, 3D, 2A, 1E), Resophonic Guitar: (6G, 5B, 4D, 3G, 2B, 1D), Guitar: (6E, 5A, 4D, 3G, 2B, 1E), Bass (4E, 3A, 2D, 1G)
    Reference Tone Accuracy: ± cent or better
    Tuning Mode: Meter mode (AUTO), Sound Out mode(MANUAL)
    Connectors: INPUT jack (1/4" mono), OUTPUT jack (1/4" mono)
    Speaker: Dynamic speaker (28 mm diameter)
    Power Supply: two AAA batteries (included)
    Battery Life: Approximately 85 hours (Meter mode, continuous A4 input, zinc-carbon batteries)
    Dimensions: 100 (W) x 67 (D) x 17 (H) mm / 3.94" (W) x 2.64" (D) x 0.67" (H)
    Weight: 88 g / 0.19 lb. (with batteries)


Korg BA40 BLUEGRASS TUNER

USA Warranty Policy

All Korg products purchased from a Korg USA authorized dealer are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship to the original consumer purchaser as listed below:

Labor: 1 Year
Parts: 1 Year

Exceptions: Tubes, AC Adapters, Foot Switches: 90 days

Warranty Requirements and Limitations:

-Proof of Warranty - The customer must provide proof of purchase in order to obtain warranty service. The dated sales slip or copy thereof is the only acceptable proof of purchase.

-The product must be purchased from a Korg USA authorized dealer and have a valid serial number.

Damage resulting from the following causes are excluded from the warranty set forth above:
-Misuse, including damage occurring during shipment, damage caused by battery leakage, accident, fire, unauthorized repairs, tampering, cosmetic damage or other types of damage which are the result of improper handling or abuse.
-The cleaning of controls or contacts due to exposure to dirty, dusty, or otherwise contaminated environment.
-Damage resulting from modification.
-Damage to units used for loan or rental.

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  • Korg BA40 BLUEGRASS TUNER

    As reviewed by 97REB on 3/19/2010

    I got this for a friend to use with his mandolin. He gave me his mando to tune up for him. I cleaned it, put new strings on it, got this and a gig bag for him. This little tuner does the job. Quick and easy.

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  • Awesome tuner

    As reviewed by CONRAD MEJIA on 2/24/2012

    I have several tumers and have found this one to be extremely easy to use. Made tuning my twelve string guitar and mandolin a breeze and was quick and easy to use. I feel anyone who uses it will find it to be an essential tool in tuning your instruments.

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