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Boss TU-12EX Chromatic Tuner for Guitar & Bass   (Open Box)
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Product# 580382
OVERVIEW

The industry-standard chromatic tuner with Flat Tuning and ACCU-PITCH.

This successor to the legendary TU-12 provides BOSS' famous needle/LED indicators for fast, accurate tuning. Other features include Flat Tuning of up to six half steps, ACCU-PITCH with an audible beep, a reference tone, a built-in microphone for acoustic instruments, and battery-saving Auto-Off.

FEATURES
  • Needle/LED indicators for fast, accurate tuning
  • Flat Tuning of up to six half steps
  • ACCU-PITCH with an audible beep
  • A reference tone
  • A built-in microphone for acoustic instruments
SPECIFICATIONS

TU-12EX Chromatic Tuner for Guitar & Bass

  • Tuning Range: E0 (20.6 Hz) to C8 (4,186.0 Hz)
  • Reference Pitch: A4 (438 to 445 Hz)
  • Tuning Accuracy: ± 1 cent
  • Power Supply: Dry battery R03 (carbon) or LR03 (alkaline); (AAA) type x 2; DC 3V, AC adaptor DC 9V (PSA series; optional)
  • Current Draw: 12 mA
  • Expected battery life under continuous use (carbon): Approximately 15 hours (this figure will vary depending on the actual conditions of use)
  • Accessories: Dry battery (R03 (AAA) type) x 2 (carbon), piezo microphone, Owner's Manual, soft case, holder, leaflet ("Using the Unit Safely" and "Important Notes"), information
  • Width: 5-13/16" (148 mm)
  • Depth: 2-1/8" (54 mm)
  • Height: 1" (24 mm)
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BossTU-12EX Chromatic Tuner for Guitar & Bass
 
4.4

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Good quality (10)
  • Functional (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Back-up (3)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (8), Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing tuner!

This tuner is extremely accurate. For many years I used a cheap tuner that would never settle and constantly jump around when trying to tune my guitar. This tuner does not jump around at...Read complete review

This tuner is extremely accurate. For many years I used a cheap tuner that would never settle and constantly jump around when trying to tune my guitar. This tuner does not jump around at all even when tuning low.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Overpriced and out of tune.

Well, I wanted good quality tuner for my studio. This one does not tune correctly - so there is not much to say about it more. There is better tuner out there that...Read complete review

Well, I wanted good quality tuner for my studio. This one does not tune correctly - so there is not much to say about it more. There is better tuner out there that most people including me are afraid to use - OUR EARS. I tuned my guitars for half of my life (I'm 51 now) using my ears and I was fine. The minute I started using tuners - I have problems with tuning.... LOL

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing tuner!

By Chuck79

from New York City, NY

Comments about Boss TU-12EX Chromatic Tuner for Guitar & Bass:

This tuner is extremely accurate. For many years I used a cheap tuner that would never settle and constantly jump around when trying to tune my guitar. This tuner does not jump around at all even when tuning low.

(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not happy

By Bear

from Ely Minnesota

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Comments about Boss TU-12EX Chromatic Tuner for Guitar & Bass:

I bought this tuner to use in my studio. After one year, it malfuctioned. Try getting anything back from Boss. A VERY high priced tuner for what you get. I bought a korg yaers ago for the road, and it is now in the place of the Boss. I`ll pick up another Korg for the road. I am really unhappy with this tuner and Boss. Their quality has been going down hill for years, and they seem to be making a good living off their former reputation. I`d skip this product and save some bucks in the long run.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great tuner

By zep-GwoCs

from ga

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Comments about Boss TU-12EX Chromatic Tuner for Guitar & Bass:

I had this tuner for a few weeks now and love it.Ive had lots of different tuners over the years but never one like this.Most cheap tuners will get you close to pitch but this thing is just great i never have to fine tune by ear anymore.Very nice case.Lights up nice and bright at night.It even makes a cool little beep when in tune.Awesome product.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Tuner

By CMG

from SC

Comments about Boss TU-12EX Chromatic Tuner for Guitar & Bass:

This is a good example of you really do get what you pay for. I have used several other tuners in the past (Various iPhone apps, QuikTune, Korg, Intellitouch etc) and this one by far is the most accurate. The needle doesn't jump like most other tuners either.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great So Far!

By 54strat

from Lubbock, Texas

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Boss TU-12EX Chromatic Tuner for Guitar & Bass:

      I ordered the Boss TU-12EX to replace the TU-12H I've used for thirty years. Although a little thinner than the older model it is just a touch taller so I had to enlarge the space a little in my old Boss pedal box, not a problem with a Dremel. I like the fact that the needle is adjustable without taking the thing apart like the old one, good to know if it ever gets off. Also, cents are marked every 2 cents instead of every 5 cents which might be useful. I've never used some of the features like flat tuning, or the audible tone; just need a reliable, accurate tuner. And I like these instead of the Boss pedal tuner because I can always take it out of my pedal box, put a battery in it and use it for acoustic instruments with the mic when needed.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love this tuner

      By Chris In Illinois

      from Central Illinois

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Works Well With My Pb1000

      Cons

      • None that I can think of

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Electric Guitar And Bass
      • Practicing

      Comments about Boss TU-12EX Chromatic Tuner for Guitar & Bass:

      I have tried several tuners - I prefer this one over the other two that I have (Behringer TU300 and Yamaha YT150}. In fact, I gave the Yamaha away.
      I have been a big fan of the Behringer line (most all my effects are) but have been slowly moving away case in point, the tuner being reviewed!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Almost as good as the Boss TU-15

      By Cool Breeze

      from Bisbee, AZ

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      Pros

      • Comes With Cover
      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Works Well - Good Size

      Cons

      • No Display Light

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Boss TU-12EX Chromatic Tuner for Guitar & Bass:

      I was trying to find the Boss TU-15 Chromatic tuner (no longer available it seems) and thought I`d give this a try. The older unit had a display light(with on/off switch)and some preset open tuning settings but this is a solid tuner and still has the two red tuning arrows as well as VU meter style display and the flat tuning feature.

       
      5.0

      TU-12EX chromatic Tuner is the Best Tuner I've ever Had.

      By Freyr 01

      from Helena, Arkansas. U.S.A.

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      Pros

      • Agrees with My' DigiTech Digital Tuner
      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Boss TU-12EX Chromatic Tuner for Guitar & Bass:

        It's better than My' Older Model Boss Tu-12 was.

         
        1.0

        Overpriced and out of tune.

        By Loopio

        from Tucson, AZ

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Does not tune correctly.
          • Not Functional
          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Boss TU-12EX Chromatic Tuner for Guitar & Bass:

            Well, I wanted good quality tuner for my studio. This one does not tune correctly - so there is not much to say about it more. There is better tuner out there that most people including me are afraid to use - OUR EARS. I tuned my guitars for half of my life (I'm 51 now) using my ears and I was fine. The minute I started using tuners - I have problems with tuning.... LOL

             
            5.0

            Good Tuner

            By Cool Breeze

            from Bisbee, AZ

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Boss TU-12EX Chromatic Tuner for Guitar & Bass:

              Wish they still made the Boss TU-15 tuner

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