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Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner  

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One of the world's top-selling stage tuners, the BOSS TU-2, has evolved and improved into the TU-3 pedal tuner. Housed in a tank-tough BOSS stompbox ...Read More

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OVERVIEW

Provides easy-to-read tuning with a display made to be visible in dark or bright conditions.

One of the world's top-selling stage tuners, the BOSS TU-2, has evolved and improved into the TU-3 pedal tuner. Housed in a tank-tough BOSS stompbox body, the TU-3 chromatic tuner features a smooth 21-segment LED meter with a High-Brightness mode that cuts through the harshest outdoor glare. Choose between Chromatic or Guitar/Bass tuning modes. Accu-Pitch Sign gives you pinpoint visual verification that tuning is complete. The BOSS TU-3 tuner incorporates a convenient Note Name Indicator that can display notes of 7-string guitars and 6-string basses, while the Flat-Tuning mode can support up to 6 half-steps. It's the kind of instrument pedal tuner that no performing guitarist or bass player should be without.

FEATURES
  • 21-segment LED meter with brightness control
  • High-Brightness mode enhances meter visibility outdoors
  • Accu-Pitch Sign function provides visual verification when tuning is complete
  • Chromatic and Guitar/Bass mode (tune by string number, with support for 7-string guitars and 6-string basses)
  • Flat tuning is supported with Guitar Flat mode, which allows for drop tunings up to 6 semitones below standard pitch
  • Signal is automatically muted when the tuner is on
  • Supplies power for up to 7 BOSS compact effect pedals (with optional PCS-20A Cable)
  • Accessories:
  • Owner's Manual
  • Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTES," and "Information")

Get in tune, quick, easy, and accurately with the BOSS pedal tuner. Order one today.

SPECIFICATIONS

TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner

  • Tuning Range: C0 (16.35Hz) -C8 (4186Hz)
  • Reference Pitch: A4=436-445Hz (1Hz step)
  • Tuning Accuracy: ±1 cent
  • Power Supply: DC 9V: Dry battery 6F22 (9V) type (carbon), Dry battery 6LR61 (9V) type (alkaline), AC Adaptor
  • Current Draw: 30 mA (DC 9V), 85mA (DC 9V, when High Brightness mode is on)
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 73 mm, 2-7/8"
  • Depth: 129 mm, 5-1/8"
  • Height: 59 mm, 2-3/8"
  • Weight: 390g, 14 oz.
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BossTU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner
 
4.9

(based on 53 reviews)

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    (47)

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  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (26)
  • Easy to use (25)
  • Functional (22)
  • Improves sound (9)
  • Accurate (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (21)
    • Practicing (21)
    • Back-up (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (17), Professional musician (10)

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    More options than I expected

    By bgm93

    from Monroeville, IN

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner:

      My jack finally went bad on my old tuner. I noticed alot of musicians use this BOSS tuner so I decided to give it a try. It is built very solid, very easy to see and use, and even has settings for 1/2 step and multiple guitars. Very glad I spent the cash to get a nice tuner!

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      We All Need a Tuner and This one is BOSS

      By Mr. Guitar

      from Appomattox, Va

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast And Accurate
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Highly Visable Display

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Anytime With Your Guitar
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner:

      There isn't any excuse for playing out of tune anymore. Back when I started playing you had to tune to a pitch fork or a pitch pipe, what a hassle !!! If you were lucky you had a keyboard in the band and everyone tuned to the keyboard. This BOSS tuner is slick, it can mute your sound when tuning so you can check your tuning at any break in your performance, therefore, you have no excuse for playing out of tune.

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      5.0

      Sets the bar

      By Crash

      from Madison, Ohio

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner:

        This thing is awesome, solid, accurate, so many functions. I've had it for 9 months now. My only problem (and I think some others of my demographic will agree)[age, not race or whatever] that I need my glasses (at that age) so I can read all the functions. lol, and this is my problem, not really the boxes' fault.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Why would you buy anything else?

        By John Melby

        from United States

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        Pros

        • PERFECT

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing
        • Studio

        Comments about Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner:

        There is no other tuner that does the job like this one does. LEDs are super bright if you do outdoor shows. This tuner is so accurate.

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        5.0

        Boss TU-3 Tuner

        By megohms

        from Kent, WA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Operates As Expected

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

          Comments about Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner:

          It's a Tuner that is easy to work with.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good basic tuner with different modes.

          By fenderLover

          from Bay Area, CA

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • 12 Step Flat Tuning
          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Half Step Flat Tuning
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • Show Polarity Of 9v In

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner:

          Easy to use and you can tune in silence. I play some SRV and EVH and Hendrix so half step tuning is a must for me and this has it. I would give it a 5 star except that they don't show the polarity of the external 9V (BTW, it's negative center.) You can buy a generic external supply a lot cheaper than the Boss brand. The battery gets drained quick if you forget to unplug the input.

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          5.0

          Excellent tuner!

          By Rubdr

          from Iowa

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner:

            Typical Boss product. Built like iron and has great functions! Recommend this over the cheaper tuners. Worth the price to get the best!

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            5.0

            Best tuner I have owned!

            By guitarguy423

            from Upstate, SC

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            Pros

            • Bright And Easy To Read
            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Inline Or Bypass Connect

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner:

              This is an awesome tuner with so many capabilities in regards to different tuning modes. Need to tune a half step or whole step (or more) down? No problem! This thing is also very responsive and quick. Practically keeping up with fast playing pretty well. You obviously don't tune that way, but I mention to illustrate quickness in processing and correctly identifying different notes. Also find this to be very accurate. Although strobe tuners are ideal for intonation, I can set intonation with this pedal pretty well, so if you need to at a gig or don't have access to an expensive strobe tuner, give it a shot!

              Illuminates very nice and bright, so no readability issues in dark room or stage. I also like how you can run bypass or thru, so in one cable output routing, kills sound upon engagement, and in the other routing option, keeps sound and volume untouched when engaged, giving you options.

              Like all my other Boss pedals, this thing is built like a tank. Very durable.

              I power 7 other pedals with this through a separately sold 'daisy chain' multi-plug power chord. If you need one, I went with Visual Sound 1 Spot, or just buy the cable only, if you already have a power source.

              This pedal is excellent. Get it!

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              5.0

              Solid Tuner

              By Jessica Gonzales

              from Austin, Tx

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner:

                I was a bedroom guitarist using a hand held tuner until i decided to actually join a band and start upgrading my gear. This pedal is SOLID like all boss pedals. I gigged with it heavily with out it being on a pedal board (took a bigger beating from transport and stage accidents) even when its beat up it still works perfectly. The LEDs are easy to see and I've never had an issue with any of the jacks.

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                5.0

                Love this thing!

                By Rafe27

                from KY

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All the time

                  Comments about Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner:

                  I was given this for Christmas. I love the visibility! Easy to use. Can't wait to use it live.

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