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Arion ARC-80 Tuner Pickup
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A clip-on pickup that attaches easily to any instrument and plugs into any tuner with a 1/4" input....Read More
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A clip-on pickup that attaches easily to any instrument and plugs into any tuner with a 1/4" input.
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This inexpensive tool works very well for my purposes. I use it two ways: as a way to tune my individual notes in noisy situations like an orchestra warm-up prior to rehearsals and as a method for isolating my tone from a pitch standard playing elsewhere in order to watch the results of moving the pitch up or down. The 2nd way is especially good for hearing Just intonation.
I must confess I have no idea how effective this little gizmo is with a tuner. I use this device for somethign a little different. This "Tuner Pickup" works as an absolutely fantastic contact microphone. Those of you who are in to making noise based music and sound will find that this ia sturdy, versatile, and effective contact microphone. The clip-on feature makes it easy to move it from item to item within your setup.I am sure that plenty of people can find numerous ways to quickly destroy it during the course of their sets, but I have so far found it to be far more sturdy than most homemade contact microphones.
I've used this tuner with a 6 string acoustic and 12 string acoustic. It attaches to the head of the guitar above the keys. It works very well with all of my tuners. I bought two of them and plan to buy two more. Very accurate. The wire is very small, but if you're careful with it, it should last you a long time. But at the sale price I bought mine, it's a real bargin. No problem at all picking up vibrations from the peg head. I highly recommend this unit.
The pick-up works, but is a little tempermental. The string must be picked with the right force otherwise it'll neglect the vibrations. Also a little delay before the tuner picks up the signal from the pickup, but in a noisy environment, these are not so big an issue as actually being able to tune correctly, though there are a cent or two of difference between what the pickup picks up and what the tuner's mic picks up.