The original PolyTune rocked the world. It forever changed the way people look at tuning. The world's first polyphonic tuner took the hearts of guitarists by storm. Was it the jaw-droppingly awesome p... Read More
The original PolyTune rocked the world. It forever changed the way people look at tuning. The world's first polyphonic tuner took the hearts of guitarists by storm. Was it the jaw-droppingly awesome polyphonic tuning that made tuning much faster, easier and intuitive? The bright LED matrix with auto-dimming that ensured maximum visibility? The slowing of the needle as you approached the correct pitch? Maybe the monopoly technology that sensed whether you played one or six strings and instantly adjusted accordingly?
It was probably a combination of factors. Whatever it was, you loved it. But TC Electronic is all about moving forward, so they've improved on perfection and added some guitarist gems that cement PolyTune 2 as a leader of the pedal tuning pack.
• PolyTune Technology - Tune all strings simultaneously
• Retina-scorching bright display
• Ultra-precise chromatic strobe tuner
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few years, you know with PolyTune, you simply strum all strings on your guitar or bass at once, and it will immediately tell you which strings need tuning. It really is as simple as strum - tune - rock! This way, you spend minimum time tuning and maximum time doing what you love most: playing.
And They Thought Einstein Was Bright!
The display on PolyTune 2 is primed with some of the brightest LEDs. Remember when some tuners were really good for daytime gigs, and others excelled in dark clubs? With PolyTune 2, you get an instant clear overview, no matter the situation. And the ambient light sensor makes sure you get just the right amount of brightness. Every time.
The Strobe Is Strong With This One
The original PolyTune was best-in-class when it came to precision. Great - but why stop there? TC Electronic has gotten many requests from the guitar community to add a strobe tuner - a decision they'd been debating internally as well. So let there be strobe! For fine-tuning your precious gear and giving it the care and attention it deserves to super accurate tuning in the studio or by a roadie on stage. This strobe tuner is lightning fast and ultra precise. How precise is it? Well, let's just say if you tune and then put your pick on the fretboard - you're gonna see the difference.
PolyTune 2 - FineTuning Innovation
With PolyTune 2, TC Electronic wanted enhanced performance and maximum precision, without getting away from what made the original PolyTune such a hit. Have a look at their feature list, which combines the revolutionary with a strong display of innovation.
Full Strobe Ahead
The strobe tuner in PolyTune 2 is super accurate and super fast. Finetune your instruments with surgical precision at blinding speeds. Sounds good, right? We're talking 0.1 cent tuning accuracy and in case you don't really know what that means - there are atomic clocks who'd kill for that accuracy.
The tuner magnet feature slows down the needle once you get close to the desired pitch, delivering a quick and easy tuning experience - any time, every time.
MonoPoly instantly recognizes whether you play one or more strings and replies with the appropriate poly- or monophonic tuning mode.
PolyTune 2 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.
Brighten Up Your Day
This feature will make you smile - basically, the new LEDs in PolyTune 2 are bright enough to be seen from space, but the ambient light sensor in PolyTune 2 ensures you always have the right brightness. The result? A clear and pleasant visibility, no matter what situation you're in.
This allows for your carefully sculpted tone to flow unaffected when the pedal is bypassed and for silent tuning once engaged.
GUITAR CENTER'S PRO COVERAGE
Pro Coverage gives you added warranty protection for your new gear. Stepping in where the manufacturer's "normal wear and tear" coverage ends, our Pro Coverage program offers you upgraded coverage if your product ever fails Read More.
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This is hands down the smoothest, most accurate, tuner I have used on my board. The ability to go into Strobe mode has been great for doing setups before going on the road, I can even use the poly mode to check bridge tension on my Strat. The bright LED is even visible at outdoor gigs, it doesn't color my tone like the Boss TU-3. I've had mine since version 2 was released and have not had a single issue with it. I can see this becoming the new industry standard for pedal tuners.
I am well impressed with this tuner. I brought it to an open mic and everyone who tried it liked it too. I use the polytune feature to quickly see which strings are already in tune, and which need a "touch-up". I switch to individual strings as needed. It is faster than the other tuners I have and easy to see on stage.
so i wanted to get a nice tuner pedal right and well this is not that. what i mean is that the pedal could not tell the difference between the poly mode or the mono mode i would pluck one string and it would go to poly mode. i told my friend who owns a polytune and he said to update it on the website so i went to plug it in but the mini usb didn't fit! i own a tc transition delay and i wanted to see if it was the cable and it wasn't the usb slot on the polytune was broken and i bought it brand knew this isn't my first tc pedal and i know they make nice stuff so i was very disappointed in this pedal. i was playing live when it first stared acting up i got it the before the gig and onstage it stoped i checked if it was getting enough ppower when i gave it its own 9v but it still wasn't working. mine might just be a factory issue but i don't know i am very disappointed
The guy that wrote previously that the pedal "burps" digitally was right. My brand new pedal wouldn't lock on tuning at all and just popped so loud every time the band quickly turned my Ampeg down so it wouldn't blow my speakers. Wow, horrendous failure considering it was 3 hours before a gig while we were setting up. Stupidly I hadn't bothered to check it out yet since the sales guy gave me so much confidence how great this technology was. Fortunately there was a guitar center three miles from the gig so I traded it in immediately for a good Boss tuner since my old Boss had died after 6 hard years of road use every week and countless practice sessions. I'd read the blog about the TE Electronics tuner "burping" but thought it was probably just an anomaly. Wrong!! Don't buy one. Same price exactly as a Boss and I should have known better. Stick with the proven reliability of Boss and avoid this lemon altogether. Oh...the display is really too small (from the second long brief look I could see of it until it defaulted back to amp on setting and the brightness is dim at best. I play with my band almost every weekend and can't afford a loser like this with out of the box failure.
I previously had a Boss TU-3 that I bought because of the reputation of the TU-2. I was underwhelmed with that tuner, so after a couple years I decided to buy this once I saw that the display was now brighter. This tuner is awesome! I find it easier to use than the Boss, and it seems to be more accurate. So accurate in fact that on the strobe mode I am able to intonate my guitars. I also like that it's true bypass. I can put it at the beginning of my chain and not have to worry about it messing with my fuzz. I also doesn't change my tone like the Boss did. I wish I would have bought a polytune sooner as I'm sure the original was still better than my experience with the Boss. I can't comment on the reliability yet, but I have two other TC pedals that I have been extremely happy with, and I'm guessing this one will be no different.
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