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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

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Overview

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

Polyphonic Perfection
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.

Tuning Magnet
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
MonoPoly instantly recognizes whether you play one or more strings and replies with the appropriate poly- or monophonic tuning mode.

Total Recall
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.

True Bypass
This allows for your carefully sculpted tone to flow unaffected when the pedal is bypassed and for silent tuning once engaged.

Features
  • PolyTune(R) - Tune all strings simultaneously
  • New chromatic strobe tuner - 0.1 cent tuning accuracy
  • New bigger and brighter LED display with ambient light sensor
  • Drop-D and capo tuning modes
  • True-bypass with silent tuning
  • 9V DC output for powering other pedals
  • 3M Velcro for pedal board attachment
  • DC adapter sold separately
Specifications
  • Input Connector Type: 1 Standard 1„4" jack - mono/TS
    Output Connector Types: 1 Standard 1„4" jack - mono/TS
    Tuning Range: A0 (27.5Hz) to C8 (4186Hz)
    Tuning Accuracy: ±0.1 cent - Reference Pitch: A4 = 435 to 445Hz
    (1 Hz steps)
    Input Impedance: 500 kÎ (pedal on)
    Power Input: Standard 9V DC, centre negative >100 mA (power supply not included)
    Battery option: Standard 9V (battery not included)
    Current Draw: 45 to 50 mA (typical use)
    Dimensions (W x D x H): 72mm x 122mm x 50mm / 2.8" x 4.8" x 2"
    Weight: 300g / 10.6oz. (including battery)
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TC ElectronicPolytune 2 Pedal Tuner
 
3.8

(based on 11 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Compact (4)
  • Responsive (4)

Cons

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best I've Used

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...Read complete review

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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Out of the box failure at a gig (good timing)

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...Read complete review

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.

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4.0

Great tuner, a bit pricey

By Michael

from Dallas

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner:

    Great tuner. A bit pricey.

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    5.0

    Easy to see, use, and much better bypass.

    By Captain InsaineO

    from Salem OR

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner:

      Better tone through it than my previous old faithful Korg DT-10. Tuning on par with my rack mount.

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      5.0

      I really like it

      By old guy

      from Wilton, NH

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Responsive

      Cons

      • Guitar And Bass Only

      Best Uses

      • Tuning

      Comments about TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner:

      Being able to see all the strings and determine which are sharp and which are flat is super. I used it on a Little Martin. I tuned the low notes first and was surprised to see my first two low notes drift flat when I began to tune the last two high strings. It makes sense because the neck is smaller than on my full size Martin. This has changed to way I tune my little Martin and now I tune the first to (low) strings a little sharp and as I tune the last two (high) strings the low strings drift down close to where the need to be. Sped things up a lot for me. Next time I consider a guitar I am going to being the Polytene with me and see how much change in the low strings tightening the high strings brings.

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      (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      POLYTUNE PEDAL TUNER

      By Jerry

      from Baltimore , Md

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Not Responsive
        • Wanders To Different Cord

        Best Uses

        • Try To Tune

        Comments about TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner:

        I wouldn't recommend this item. It wanders to different notes

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Simply the Best!

        By Phrankenstrat

        from Virginia Beach, VA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Read
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Tuning On Stage

        Comments about TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner:

        By far the best live tuner I've ever used and I've used a ton. Way better than any Boss tuner. Tried the Korg Pitchblack but that was way too slow to respond for a live show. This tuner is perfect in every way. Responsive, accurate, easy to read on stage whether it's dark or in direct sunlight. I've had zero issues with this. Can't recommend this tuner enough.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best pedal tuner ever!!

        By JAY

        from Layton, UT

        Site Member

        Comments about TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner:

        If you're in the market for a pedal tuner, search no more. This pedal tuner is the best I've seen or used..ever! It's accurate; easy to use; bright display, and in addition to the standard tuning display, this tuner has a strobe tuning display as well. This really comes in handy when setting the intonation. This is an awesome pedal for any guitarist arsenal. Simply a must have! Buy this tuner pedal, and you won't be disappointed; I promise! The only problem with this tuner that I can see...it should have been available 30 years ago. What are you waiting for??!!!! Go get one!!! (-: PS: Be aware that the mini version of this pedal requires a power cable. It's so small there is no room for a battery.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        New Industry Standard

        By Justin

        from N/A

        Comments about TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner:

        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.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Works for me

        By RICHARD JOYNER

        from Derry, NH

        Comments about TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner:

        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.

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        (3 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        very disappointed with tc...

        By Austin LeLaCheur

        from Detroit

        Comments about TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner:

        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

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        (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Out of the box failure at a gig (good timing)

        By Paul Plovick

        from Chandler Arizona

        Comments about TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner:

        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.

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