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TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner Black

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PolyTune Clip-On perfectly combines state-of-the-art tuning technology with an unprecedented attention to aesthetics and functionality, PolyTune Clip-On gives a tune-up that's unmatched in speed, prec... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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PolyTune Clip-On perfectly combines state-of-the-art tuning technology with an unprecedented attention to aesthetics and functionality, PolyTune Clip-On gives a tune-up that's unmatched in speed, precision and grace.

PolyTune Clip-On is designed to be your trusty tuning companion, whether you're going for a quick onstage tune-up or an ultra-precise setup of your instrument. PolyTune Clip-On sports three distinct tuning modes ranging from the game-changing polyphonic tuning mode that lets you tune all 6 strings at once, to your trusty chromatic tuner and all the way to an ultra-precise strobe tuner mode, which offers +/-0.02 cents of tuning precision. No matter what method you choose to use, the tuning trinity of PolyTune Clip-On will always guide you to pitch perfection.

Developed with a luthier-like attention to detail, PolyTune Clip is the perfect combination of beauty and brains. With its carefully chosen high-quality components and stunning clean looks, PolyTune Clip-On is designed to complement you and your instrument, while containing the most advanced tuning technology to date. TC Electronics condensed their proprietary PolyTune algorithm, shrunk key components and increased battery life all while creating a tuner more powerful than any PolyTune released before it.

FEATURES

State-of-the-art clip-on tuner
Polyphonic perfection
Strobe tuner with +/- 0.02 cent accuracy
Ultra-bright and easy to read display
Adaptive screen ensures a perfect readout no matter where you place it
Elegant, yet durable design
High-quality stainless steel clip
Flat tunings and capo mode
Chromatic only mode
Up to 18 hours of usage via a standard Lithium Coin battery (sold separately)
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TC ElectronicPolytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner
 
4.3

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (25)
  • Good quality (23)
  • Functional (20)
  • Improves sound (9)
  • Accurate (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (16)
  • Concerts (12)
  • Back-up (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Novice (6), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Try it in the store

The online videos sold me on this. I picked up one at my local Guitar Center. It did not seem to work as well in polytune mode as the ones in the videos. ...Read complete review

The online videos sold me on this. I picked up one at my local Guitar Center. It did not seem to work as well in polytune mode as the ones in the videos. I brought it back to the store and they took another one out of stock. We put both of them on a guitar and tested. The second one worked much better, so I took that one home. Thanks, GC, for a no-hassle fix.

The Polytune Clip on Guitar Tuner works great on my MIM SlideOCaster. The Strobe mode lets you become more precise. The unit checks out as right on the button when tested on my electronic keyboard, and agrees with my Korg plug/mic model.

When clipped to the bottom side of my MIM Strat, on the back, I get a clear view of the unit whilst tuning. I find it much easier to see what I am doing than with the Shark units I also tested. The package is small enough to carry, and has a place for a second battery. The instruction sheet is tiny and multilingual. There are more tricks that are not explained, but i don't think I need them.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good tuner, just not for extended range guitars

Works great for standard tuning, let me start off by saying that. It even works well for Eb but anything below that the tuner has a really hard time picking up notes. I...Read complete review

Works great for standard tuning, let me start off by saying that. It even works well for Eb but anything below that the tuner has a really hard time picking up notes. I tried using it on my 7 string and I tune to Drop G# (which for a 7 string isn't that low) and it cannot pick up a G# at all. If you're using this for an acoustic or electric in normal tunings it works great, just not for lower tuning

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Polytone Clip On Tuner

By david

from Richmond,VA

Site Member

Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

Just purchased from seeing video reviews. Very nice and accurate tuner. Also has strobe for more accuracy ? It does a very quick tuning and has a great bright display. Only complaint is that it is a little difficult to tilt for optimum viewing. Very solid build, but also very small and should come with a case, or something attached to fasten to. Easy to lose because of size.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just got this - works great and is easy to use.

By rdrocks62

from Collierville, TN

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Easy to use
  • Fast response
  • Sturdy

Cons

  • none so far

Best Uses

  • On Any Guitar Or Bass

Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

I just received this and used on my PRS P22. I compared to my regular tuner in my setup and was exactly the same on accuracy in the default 'strum' mode. I haven't yet tried the 'strobe' function but expect it to be as advertised. It fits my headstock better than a couple of other clip on tuners I have and the flip up function is sturdier than most others. I am very happy with it's performance so far.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I PURCHASED ONE AND LIKED IT SO WELL I PURCHASED ANOTHER!

By Jim

from Kansas

About Me Experienced

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

    I use it to tune my guitars when practicing and jamming.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Easy Accurate Tuning

    By Mister Eat

    from Indiana

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Tuning

      Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

      I have used TC Electronics Polytuners since the original pedal version. Later an IOS Polytune app became available. I still use the app. Then the clever designers at TC Electronics came up with the Polytune Clip. So I purchased one. Suddenly, it became really easy to use a Polytuner on acoustic or electric guitars. Guitar Center sent a coupon, so I applied it to purchase a second Polytune Clip. Someday I'll have one for every room of the house. They even include a link allowing you to download a plug-in for a DAW. The plug-in is in the newer AAX format and cannot be used with older RTAS/VST software.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great tuning tool

      By Banjo Mike

      from Oswego IL

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

          This is a great tuner allowing you to tune all strings at once. It also has a bass mode to tune the far low strings that are usually tricky for clip on tuners

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Try it in the store

          By Phil

          from Saint Paul Minnesota.

          About Me Novice

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • Individual Variability

          Best Uses

            Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

            The online videos sold me on this. I picked up one at my local Guitar Center. It did not seem to work as well in polytune mode as the ones in the videos. I brought it back to the store and they took another one out of stock. We put both of them on a guitar and tested. The second one worked much better, so I took that one home. Thanks, GC, for a no-hassle fix.

            The Polytune Clip on Guitar Tuner works great on my MIM SlideOCaster. The Strobe mode lets you become more precise. The unit checks out as right on the button when tested on my electronic keyboard, and agrees with my Korg plug/mic model.

            When clipped to the bottom side of my MIM Strat, on the back, I get a clear view of the unit whilst tuning. I find it much easier to see what I am doing than with the Shark units I also tested. The package is small enough to carry, and has a place for a second battery. The instruction sheet is tiny and multilingual. There are more tricks that are not explained, but i don't think I need them.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I'm so happy!!

            By GrandpaScuba

            from Seattle WA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

            • Limited Positioning

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

            I've been looking for a clip on tuner for a long time. I was never happy with any that I tried. Common problem was not always capable of sensing the vibrations in the headstock. giving errors, etc.
            I decided to take another look to see if there were any "high end" models that might be better.
            To that point, the Polytune is more expensive than most of the other clip-ons. But it is well worth it. I finally found a clip-on that reliably works on all my guitars.
            The unit was actually smaller than I expected, judging from the online video, but the display is bright and easy to read. The mounting options are limited to a relatively simple pinch-clip. It is not quite as tight AS I'd like. However, it hasn't fallen off yet.
            It uses a lithium button cell for the battery. Easy to install battery.
            I'm really happy with this device and will probably buy a couple more.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Better than your average clip on tuner

            By Jax

            from Germantown, Wisconsin

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

              In this case you get what you pay for.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Good tuner, just not for extended range guitars

              By Matt

              from Greenville NC

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Practicing

                Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

                Works great for standard tuning, let me start off by saying that. It even works well for Eb but anything below that the tuner has a really hard time picking up notes. I tried using it on my 7 string and I tune to Drop G# (which for a 7 string isn't that low) and it cannot pick up a G# at all. If you're using this for an acoustic or electric in normal tunings it works great, just not for lower tuning

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Anyone else get F# showing when tuning the B string?

                By JCruzStudios

                from Woodland Hills, CA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

                  When tuning my B string, it reads F#. Does anyone else have this problem?

                  (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Polytune feature doesn't work right

                  By plainoldjason

                  from Massachusetts

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

                      Nice tuner, but the polytune function does not work correctly: The Low E consistently shows as being flat when I strum all the strings, but when I pluck just the E string it shows it is perfectly in tune. I verified it is in tune with another tuner and then strum all strings again to activate the polytune feature and it again shows the low E as being flat. If I actually tuned it using polytune, the low E would always be sharp, therefore the polytune feature is useless. Since the polytune feature is one of the main selling points of this expensive tuner, and it doesn't work, should just save the money and buy a snark. Other than one of the main features not working, it seems to be a great clip on tuner. Nice bright LED's that flip on there own so it always reads upright no matter how you attach the clip. Sleek looks and a strong spring. Without the polytune feature though, it's no better than an over priced fancy snark.

                      (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Poor tracking. Gets confused between B and E

                      By Frank Da Tank

                      from Murrieta, CA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Inaccurate
                        • Inconsistent

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup

                        Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

                        Bought it today at Murrieta GC for my Lakland 5 string. It has difficulty tracking my B string and it would sometimes read the E as a B. Checked and rechecked settings and yep, I had it set to bass mode. Maybe it's the 35" scale? But I have a $10 Snark and while it may not have the tuning accuracy, it at least picks my strings up correctly and quickly. Oh well. I thought I was going to have a fancy back up to my Turbo Tuner but I guess this one is going back.

                        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great tuner for guitar and bass even 5 string

                        By Jesse

                        from Pgh PA

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

                          Use it on my Gibson les Paul, gave it to my bass player for a practice who said he wouldn't like it, he was wrong. Works on the low B but was slow to pick it up, he just played on 5th fret and to get an E and it picked up much quicker. The polytuning aspect (all strings at once) on the bass did not work well but the single notes were more accurate then the tuner he normally uses, and had just used prior to trying mine.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Nice tuner

                          By Bendite

                          from Bend, OR

                          About Me Experienced

                          See all my reviews

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Quality
                          • Improves Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

                            I really like this tuner. It is fast, accurate and detects the low E better than other clip on tuners I have used.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Polytune Clip

                            By Dunnie

                            from Bloom, PA

                            About Me Novice

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality
                            • Not Bulky
                            • Very Light

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Practicing

                              Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

                              He loves it!

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Great Right Out of the Box

                              By Bobplawyer

                              from Monument Beach (Cape Cod).

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                              Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

                              I just received the product this afternoon and was very impressed with it right out of the box. The instructions, in dozens of languages, were very straightforward. The product was simple to use. I found it to be the best clip on guitar tuning product I have owned, of more than a half a dozen. I highly recommend it.

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                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Great!

                              By Bruno

                              from undisclosed

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

                              GREAT tuner!

                               
                              5.0

                              Fast and Accurate Tuning!

                              By Roy

                              from undisclosed

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

                              I need a tuner that is fast, accurate, and that doesn't go through batteries every couple of weeks. I had read good reviews about this one and, although it cost a little more than others, this one is worth the extra investment! Low profile, easy to read, and accurate, and, after several weeks of use, no indication of battery drain yet! I play a Martin 12 string and it does challenge the strum feature (where you can strum a chord and it tells you which strings are out of tune - which overtones are not matching the group) but that is not as important as the individual tuning indicator light - which is a line of red dots that runs parallel to the green 'in tune' row of dots (red dots indicate a string out of tune). As you bring the pitch of the string up (in the case of a flat string), or down (if it is sharp), to bring the string into tune, the 'out of tune' red line of dots fades smoothly away until the string is in the tuned range. I can easily guide each string into it's most accurate microtone position, which I'm getting faster at being able to do, allowing me to tune up much faster than I used to (when using needle or digital tuners). I've been playing guitar for 52 years, started out using a tuning fork to tune with, then pitch pipes, finally graduating to all kinds of analog and digital tuners - some inexpensive (ok for tuning, but it sometimes took a long time to tune and battery life was limited) - some, very expensive (too bulky) - but the Polytune is the best I've used. I've played 12 strings since high school and they are not always easy to get into proper tune and don't stay in tune as they are affected by the style you play, the weather, the length of time you play, the condition of the strings, etc.. I remember struggling for 45 minutes to an hour to get a guitar into tune on one day, and then, a few days later, only needing a few minutes. With this tuner, so far, every tuning experience has been under 3 minutes, often, even less. Very pleased!

                               
                              3.0

                              Bought 2 and one died quickly.

                              By Robert

                              from undisclosed

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

                              Bought 2. One died after a week or so. One is still kicking. GC sent replacement and it appears to be working...so far.

                               
                              5.0

                              Thumbs up!

                              By John

                              from undisclosed

                              See all my reviews

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

                              Best tuner I have had, I personally like it better than the Snark I have!

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