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D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner   

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The NS Micro offers improved accuracy, faster response, expanded calibration range, visual metronome mode and an improved ratchet design. A highly se...Click To Read More About This Product

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All the features of the NS Mini, and more, but in an even smaller size.

The NS Micro offers improved accuracy, faster response, expanded calibration range, visual metronome mode and an improved ratchet design. A highly sensitive piezo transducer and easy-to-read multi-color backlit display allow smooth and highly accurate tuning in noisy, dim or well-lit environments while the micro design and reversible screen allow the tuner to hide effortlessly behind or mount on the front side of the headstock allowing the tuner to remain clamped to the instrument inside most cases when stored. A 360-degree swivel mechanism and adjustable padded clamp offer optimal viewing angles and maximum positioning flexibility. As a result, the NS Micro is equally at home on left- and right-handed instruments as well as on small and large headstocks, making it an ideal choice for the widest variety of players and instruments. The NS Micro is powered by a readily available CR2032 battery (included) and provides maximum battery life utilizing an auto-off function, shutting the tuner off automatically after several minutes from power up.

FEATURES
  • Built-in piezo transducer picks up instrument's vibration rather than sound
  • Improved software for faster response and improved accuracy
  • Tri-color reversible backlit LCD screen makes it easy to tune in dark environments while allowing mounting in front or behind headstock
  • Wide calibration range (410Hz to 480Hz) and visual metronome
  • Compact design blends into the aesthetics of instrument while adding considerably less weight than other headstock tuners
  • Tunes acoustic and electric guitars, basses, mandolins, banjos and other stringed instruments
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D'Addario Planet WavesNS Micro Headstock Tuner
 
4.3

(based on 296 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (187)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (235)
  • Functional (211)
  • Good quality (184)
  • Improves sound (53)
  • Small (8)

Cons

  • Not functional (14)
  • Poor quality (14)
  • Difficult to use (12)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (149)
  • Concerts (103)
  • Back-up (66)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (168), Professional musician (72), Novice (29)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice upgrade---now have 4

I ordered some more PlanetWaves headstock tuners and these came instead---they're apparently newer/updated models. Still compact, unobtrusive and accurate. The compact design might limit visibility with some placements but it...Read complete review

I ordered some more PlanetWaves headstock tuners and these came instead---they're apparently newer/updated models. Still compact, unobtrusive and accurate. The compact design might limit visibility with some placements but it surely contributes to keeping the unit out of harm's way and accidental damage. Small enough to leave on you axe when you put it to bed in its case. They work just as well as the original version with theses added/updated features: (1) Metronome (visual) function, (2)Display "flip" function (useful!), and (3) an easier to use clamp/clip. The battery compartment is, however, more difficult to open than the original version---you may need a pair of needle-nose pliers to apply the proper amount of squeeze and pull to release the battery holder. The good news is that I've been using my original ones daily, for months, and have yet to replace the battery.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nosey little thing

This is the first tuner if this type I've used and it works great in the home or where ever there isn't much ambient noise, but it's definitely not a good stage tuner. It...Read complete review

This is the first tuner if this type I've used and it works great in the home or where ever there isn't much ambient noise, but it's definitely not a good stage tuner. It picks up every noise on stage, which makes for a difficult time trying to retune during a performance. I found myself having to wait for a quiet moment then hurriedly tuning whichever string was out. For home use, it works well, just not on stage.

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4.0

Good Like the Other One

By Dave

from Yreka, CA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner:

    This is my second one. Now my Seagull and my Taylor have one. They are easy to see and I can tune quickly with them.

     
    5.0

    Excellent

    By A beginner

    from NY

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner:

        Small, functional, easy to use, bright screen make it easy to see, can be mounted in different positions at the headstock, can be left on guitar all the time, automatic shutting off preserves battery, can be used on both electronic's and acoustic's, inexpensive

        Little bit of tingkering with the holding arm to fit the thickness of headstock. Also the rubber padding dropped out - a drop of super glue solves the problem but check yours so that it does't get lost - without which scratch is likely.

         
        5.0

        this a good product and I would buy it again

        By Wes Gleason

        from Floral City, Fl

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • church
          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner:

          I use this on my 6 string Gretsch guitar. It is great as I can tune on the fly.

           
          5.0

          NICE, compact enough to leave on guitar full time

          By CorsairJock

          from Kalamazoo, MI

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner:

            I have several Snarks, but this tuner is compact enough to just leave it on my Gretsch full time, even when it's in the case. Bright too, and even seems to be more precise than the Snarks

             
            5.0

            Bought an extra one for my grand daughter

            By Carolsue

            from Spencer, WV

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner:

              Love the size and so easy to use

               
              3.0

              The price of this product is the attraction

              By nick

              from Kingman, AZ

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner:

                Made of plastic that will eventually break. Put it on one instrument and leave it there. If you want a tuner that you can move from instrument to instrument, spend a little more money.

                 
                5.0

                Great tool! Need more!

                By 1469

                from Goodview, VA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner:

                  Works great! Love that I can tune A4 to 432 Hz... looking for another sale so I can get two more. Every guitar deserves one.

                   
                  5.0

                  Unique mounting design

                  By G

                  from Chicagoland

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner:

                    The mounting system is new to me. Clips on so it's nearly invisible from the front...but on my son's Alverez, the headstock is not flat and does not clip securely behind the high E tuning machine but fits fine at the end of the headstock. Also, the clip is not spring loaded so it does not seem prone to easily break. It's Tiny but the display is bright.

                     
                    5.0

                    My Go-To-Tuner

                    By Mike

                    from Apple Valley CA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner:

                      If fractional ratings were offered, I would give this neat little product a 4.95, only because of the inherent mechanical weakness in the clip mechanism. I have owned many of these fine tuners in the past, and they far exceed the performance of any other brand out there. However, I have found that, if you're not careful, the (necessarily ?) thin plastic at the right-angle part of the head-stock clip can be rather easily broken, necessitating the purchase of a complete new tuner. I would really like the manufacturer to at least consider some way to "beef-up" the clip; that would make it a truly 5.000-star product.

                       
                      5.0

                      D'Adairo tuner

                      By Rob

                      from Charleston, WV

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner:

                        I have one of these on every guitar I own, it is small enough to stay on the instrument, even while in the case, and it stays on whatever setting you have it on, even when you turn it off.

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