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D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner (2-Pack)

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Two tuners with 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 (2-Pack)
 
4.5

(based on 60 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (48)
  • Functional (45)
  • Good quality (42)
  • Improves sound (7)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (3)
  • Not functional (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (38)
  • Concerts (31)
  • Back-up (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (34), Professional musician (14), Novice (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Tuner !!! Nice & Compact..

This item is very much improved over the previous model. I really like the streamlined compact design that doesn't stick out like a "sore thumb" off the headstock. Visually, it...Read complete review

This item is very much improved over the previous model. I really like the streamlined compact design that doesn't stick out like a "sore thumb" off the headstock. Visually, it blends well with the headstock on my PRS SE Custom.

The D'Addario NS-Micro 2-pack is a really great idea because it was a pain swapping out a single tuner between my working guitar and my stay-at-home guitar. I guess I balked at getting a 2nd one previously because of these 2 things in particular that got fixed with this new design. With the old one, surface pressure from being jostled in the gig bag almost always either (1) turned it on & used up battery life, or (2) dislodged it from its bracket so I had to hunt for it & reconnect it . Neither of those situations has occurred yet with the new design. Plus, the display orientation is user changeable, so you can mount it on the front or back of the headstock & still read it correctly.

I haven't had a gig with this one out in sunlight yet, but I recall the old one being hard to see in sunlight. That's the reason I also use on BOSS TU-2 tuner on my pedalboard(PedalBoard Nano). I've found the new D'Addario NS-Micro Headstock Tuner to be as accurate as the TU-2, which is a good thing, if I decide to free up that TU-2 space on Pedalboard Nano for some other effect.

Overall, in my opinion, this D'Addario NS-Micro is probably the best Headstock Tuner available. Glad it's available in the 2-Pack.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Tuner rattles audibly during play

The control buttons are loose and they rattle during play. The purpose of this tuner being as small as it is is to keep it clamped on the back of the head stock all...Read complete review

The control buttons are loose and they rattle during play. The purpose of this tuner being as small as it is is to keep it clamped on the back of the head stock all the time but when it rattles audibly during play that makes it just another tuner and not one that is easily taken on and off.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

easy tune

By Nickman

from Outside Detroit.

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner (2-Pack):

    After buying one to try out I ordered the 2 pack so I wouldn't have to switch between guitars so much. I like the display, it's easy to see and that you can calibrate it, that makes it easy to tune down a half note which comes in handy for vocals and bending notes.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great

    By weimardr

    from Tx

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner (2-Pack):

      Seems to work fine.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I have several ,one on each guitar

      By Tiny

      from Any where I choose to be.

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clamp On And Leave On
      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Great Display Visibility
      • Great Little Tuner

      Cons

      • Clamp Could Hold Tighter

      Best Uses

      • Any Time Any Where

      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner (2-Pack):

      I like that it is small enough not to interfear with guitar functions yet screen big enough to see good. I Like clamping on my guitars and leaving there. I own one for each of my several guitars from LPs to Teles

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      WORTH HAVING

      By Tlaw

      from Gulf Coast

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact And Accurate
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Not Digestable
      • Sometimes Confused

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing
      • Stringed Instruments

      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner (2-Pack):

      Nice compact unit; Easy to Use; sometimes gets confused and slow to respond when other instruments are tuning. At the Bluegrass JAM we may have up to 20 players within a 25 ft radius circle. When everyone starts tuning or playing at the same time the unit is sometimes slow to respond because my instrument is picking up resonance from other instruments close by, this is not the tuners fault. In a solo setting, at home, the tuner is responsive and works great. I recommend searching out the two-pack for a better deal in price. I have three of these tuners now, they're fixed to my stringed instruments for convienence. This is a Good little tuner, don't be fooled by the size. Don't leave home without one!!!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I must say, Pretty Cool...

      By Sharkey

      from Columbia Arts Academy. Columbia, S.C.

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Functional

      Cons

      • Hard To See Outdoors
      • Not Too Difficult To Use

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner (2-Pack):

      It having Di'adarrip branded on the unit, obviously means it's gonna do the job. I purchased a pair and I am considering buying a few more pairs... I teach guitar at Columbia Arts Academy, Columbia, S.C. And for the price, the fact that it works well, it's not hard to operate, it's small enough you can leave one on each of your guitars, for me, I can use it as a great incentive to give to students..

       
      5.0

      Great little tuner

      By Elkvalleyman

      from East Kootenay, BC Canada

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner (2-Pack):

          Bought these for the times I'm not plugged in but also used it recently on a bass that was plugged direct into an amp. Works well in both situations.

           
          1.0

          Tuner rattles audibly during play

          By John

          from Leesburg VA

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Quality
            • The control buttons are loose and they rattle au

            Best Uses

            • Backup

            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner (2-Pack):

            The control buttons are loose and they rattle during play. The purpose of this tuner being as small as it is is to keep it clamped on the back of the head stock all the time but when it rattles audibly during play that makes it just another tuner and not one that is easily taken on and off.

             
            5.0

            GREAT TUNERS, and SO SMALL !

            By 440

            from BLAIRSVILLE, GA

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • PERFECT AND CONCEALED

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner (2-Pack):

              These tuners never cease to amaze me! The MICRO TUNERS are small enough to go unnoticed when mounted on your guitar's headstock, also, so easy to use. I first ordered one from Musician's Friend last year, then when I used it several times, I ordered more for my other electrics and acoustics; Man, these are perfect for EVERY GUITARIST ! Bought more for my friends !

               
              4.0

              i would buy agian

              By G Payne

              from Mount Airy NC

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner (2-Pack):

                  Banjo Tuning

                   
                  5.0

                  Accurate, so small I can leave it on the headstock.

                  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 (2-Pack):

                    This is my go to tunner. Sturdy little guy. Accurate tunner. Don't need to look for it......You can leave it in the headstock inmost cases. It clamps on well. So small, people don"t notice it. Great price as well.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great tuner

                    By Mulligan

                    from York, ME

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner (2-Pack):

                        Have several of these. Most practical tuner one can buy.

                         
                        5.0

                        Was looking at others...

                        By Jared

                        from Anaconda, MT

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner (2-Pack):

                          I'm so glad I stumble across these, I was actually looking at the korg sledgehammer, but after a few reviews showing it rattling and buzzing I quickly lost interest. I did see korg has addressed this in the korg sledgehammer pro or something like that but instead of an up charge and adding pro to the title why not fix the first product. Not a korg hater used them exclusively for the last fifteen years plus, just sad in the quality of these clip ons. Now on to the NS micro it's so tiny but not in a bad way, the screen is so big it almost takes up the whole unit. Had concerns on the clip but once I put it on my first guitar couldn't be simpler really a one handed operation, the clip is a plastic ratchet so only time will tell if it last but the plastic does seem strong and holds tight. Easy to use on different guitars from twelve string acoustic to strat.

                           
                          5.0

                          D'Addario Headstock Tuner

                          By Super

                          from Wake Forest, NC

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner (2-Pack):

                            Arrived on time. Nice and small and unobtusive, plus it can stay attached in the guitar case. Power off feature is nice.

                             
                            5.0

                            Love them. From my Uke to my bass.

                            By Joey

                            from Wv

                            About Me Experienced

                            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 (2-Pack):

                              I use it on stage. They stay in place we'll. I have 7 of them now.

                               
                              5.0

                              Get one for every guitar you own!!!

                              By Metal Mcgyver

                              from Louisiana

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                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Adding a tuner to every guitar you own
                                • Backup
                                • Concerts
                                • Practicing

                                Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner (2-Pack):

                                I love these tuners! They work very well to help keep all of my guitars and bass in tune at all times. The main reason that I would recommend these tuners is because they are so small and inexpensive, that I bought one for every guitar and bass that I own. I just leave them on the headstock perminently, so I never have to go looking for a tuner no matter what guitar I'm playing. The one thing I will say negative is that when using it with a bass, the B string (5 string bass) and sometimes E string have trouble searching for a reading on the tuner. I find it helps to pluck the string at around the 3rd fret or so instead of down by the pickups when the tuner has trouble searching for a reading. Get these tuners for all of your guitars and just leave them on the headstock. You'll be glad you did.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Easy To Use, Love The Small Size & Versatility!

                                By John

                                from Lansing, MI

                                About Me Novice

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                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Functional

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Practicing

                                  Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner (2-Pack):

                                  Thought I was buying only one at this price. Pleasantly surprised at two! The small size means I don't have to take them off my 6 & 12 string guitars. The rotating head piece allows you to tune up without being a contortionist. Very quick and easy to use.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Why isn't this a thing ?

                                  By Homeboy Steve

                                  from NYC

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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 (2-Pack):

                                    I never write reviews , but I really like this product. I always hated the way clip on tuners stick up from the headstock. Looks terrible. Also makes them prone to breaking off. These folks had the great idea to make it so the tuner hugs the back of your headstock. Very discreet. Appears to be very accurate. So inexpensive I was able to buy two so that I can keep one permanently on each guitar I use the most. It remains to be seen how durable they are in the long run, but so far so good.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Love these little tuners

                                    By Joe

                                    from Glenside PA

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                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner (2-Pack):

                                        I love these little tuners, they work well and stay put. I clip them on the headstock of every guitar so I'm never without one. I've seen other tuners go flying with an energetic player, but these stay put. Great value for the price.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        NS MICRO HEADSTOCK TUNER-BEST ON MARKET

                                        By Tubeblues

                                        from Alabama

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                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Functional
                                        • Good Quality

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Concerts
                                          • Practicing

                                          Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner (2-Pack):

                                          I play and teach Classical and Acoustic Guitar for over 43 Years. I have used every type that's out there.
                                          These are so accurate and lay so close to the head stock I never take it off. I buy and give them to students because it helps them learn ear training by tuning but it helps them set Metronome Marking Times. It has an adjustable Blinking Metronome ( silent ) that is the intent. My Students always arrive in tune or they immediately tune very quick so we can go into the lesson time. I use in in my home recording studio. These are for Acoustic instruments, I tune the Mandolin, or Violin or Cello, Bass, Guitar- But not for electrics. They do not transmit enough vibration up the neck to detect the string frequency for that USE a TC Polytune

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Decent

                                          By Barry

                                          from Smiths Grove

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                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Functional
                                          • Good Quality

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Practicing

                                            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner (2-Pack):

                                            For the price it is a good tuner. Nice & compact

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