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286 of 292 found the following review helpful:
Best Clip-on tuner yet. Nov 27, 2010
It fits on the guitar well.
It has good contact areas that won't mar the guitar's finish.
It has an articulated arm that allows it to be placed on any guitar in a readable position, without interfering with the tuning knobs.
It has a clear, well thought out display.
The display is very readable in any light level.
It immediately responds to any note.
It immediately responds to any change in pitch.
It's pitch resolution is excellent.
It's pitch indication is accurate.
It has a visual metronome feature. (I don't use it, but it's a nice little extra.)
Aesthetically, it's not the prettiest tuner, but since it works so well, I don't really want to call it ugly.
You get the picture. I like it a lot.
182 of 184 found the following review helpful:
Easy to operate, dead-on accuracy, securely held to instrument Feb 11, 2012
By M. Erb
Watch Video Here: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1YGIX6E25AQHX The Snark SN-1 Tuner is an inexpensive gadget that works perfectly. It's features include:
- chromatic tuner for acoustic, electric and bass guitars
- Metronome (BPM) indicator with a range from 40-250
- pitch calibration from 415-466 Hz
- adjustment that allows you to tune your guitar even while using a capo.
In short, this is a fantastic electronic tuner. I love everything about this little guy. It has a battery saving feature that basically puts the tuner into sleep mode after 10 seconds and then turns completely off after 2 minutes of inactivity.
The BPM indicator is really handy and can be operated two different ways; either by tapping the BPM button once, which then defaults to 100 BPM and can be further adjusted to the desired BPM by pushing the up or down buttons on the back of the unit to achieve your desired BPM setting. Once it's set, the red colored, heart shaped display pulses to the BPM you set.
If you use a capo, you'll be pleased to discover this tuner works easily with the capo. You simply push the "flat" button on the back to either "1"-"2"-"3" or "4", corresponding to the capo position; 1'st fret, 2nd fret and so on. Tune as you normally would and the Snark accommodates the capo position and indicates when you're in tune.
The Snark has a very secure grip on your guitar headstock and it's rubber pads will help prevent any damage to your precious instrument. It's probably best to take the Snark off when you don't need it just to ensure it doesn't mar the surface of your instrument.
The color dial of the Snark is very easy to read and tuning is quickly accomplished. The Snark is extremely accurate. I confirmed this with a tuning fork. It was dead-on accurate.
What a great little device. Tuning your guitar has never been easier or more accurate. And it's inexpensive enough to have a couple of them wherever you need them.
You know how difficult it can be to tune accurately when you're in a noisy environment? Well the Snark eliminates that problem as ambient noise really doesn't affect it. It's picking up the frequency of the string from your instrument and therefore works well even when you can't hear what the heck is going. The bright, color display clearly indicates when your tuning is spot-on.
I can't think of anything I do not like about the Snark. Although there have been some comments about the tabs-that hold the ball-breaking off, I think that with reasonable care this is not a big issue. Clearly though, mis-handling the Snark-bumping it into a music stand or something-could cause the tabs to break. Just use caution and I think you'll be fine. As for battery life, I have not had my Snark long enough to comment on that. I will update my review if it seems like battery life is unusually short. Otherwise I can highly recommended the Snark SN-1 tuner..
76 of 82 found the following review helpful:
Nicer than the Intelli tuner Dec 08, 2010
This is my favorite clip on tuner. It's colorful display is easy to read even without my reading glasses. It's note tracking is stable and faster than on the Intelli. Nothing rattles when you play so you can leave it on your guitar. The only downside is that it doesn't fold up flat against the headstock so you may have to remove it when you put your guitar in it's case.
52 of 56 found the following review helpful:
works great on upright bass Aug 26, 2010
By Jeff Eyrich
I was given one of these to try with my upright bass and immediately loved it. It's the first clip on tuner I've used that actually works with an upright bass. I've got it with me out here on the road and it has worked perfectly every night. I love everything about it. The display is easy to read with the tuner clipped on the bridge. It makes tuning my bass way quicker than my previous tuner, the Boss TU-2.
34 of 40 found the following review helpful:
Great Little Tuner. Dec 25, 2010
By Softball Daddy
16 year professional musician in the Seattle, Wa area.
I purchaced this tuner because I was curious. So I tuned my bass, then my guitar to my korg rack mount tuner. I checked the instruments to the Snark, and they were dead on. I randomly flicked the tuning keys around, and tuned using the snark, then checked with the korg dtr2000 and it was again a match.
(This is normally not the case between two brands of tuner)
I then turned up the bass and had my son play billy jean (michael jackson) through my live stack, and attempted to tune my heritage guitar. The walls and floor were vibrating, but the tuner still responding very quickly to the notes I plucked on the guitar.
I moved the snark from the center of the headstalk to the bottom of the guitar's head (on the neck furthest away from the top(Low E)string) and still saw no hesitation.
I was amazed that there were no issues, it was quick to respond. Again on check with the rack mount tuner the snark was dead on with the korg again.
I then repeated this process with my jazz bass, and the kid played some moody kid song at top volume through the mesa boogie, and through all this I experienced no issue with the tuner, regardless of position on the headstalk.
I then tuned the bass down to C. No issues. Again a match on the korg.
I am very impressed, For out of the box functionality this little tuner is a gem.
I have not tried to drop it or bang it around in my case, but I was completely impressed with its accuracy and quick response, ( quicker then my rack tuner ) under conditions that seem to confound the other clip on tuners.
I have ordered 2 more to use live, I also ordered spare batteries.
Great job snark.
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