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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 65 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (52)
  • Functional (49)
  • Good quality (46)
  • Improves sound (8)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Practicing (41)
  • Concerts (33)
  • Back-up (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (38), Professional musician (15), 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 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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      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

      Micro headstock tuner

      By Clay

      from Marianna, Fl

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      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 tuner works much faster than others I have used. It is small enough to be unnoticed. The metronome is small, but what can you expect, the unit is small. If you are using it for tempo check then just glance and adjust with foot timing. It is hard to see when looking forward. Other than that it is fine and I will buy more when the different brands that I use wear out.

         
        5.0

        The ONLY headstock tuner I would buy.

        By DC

        from Dulles, 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 (2-Pack):

          Everything else is bulky in the tuner world. But I love that this is minimalist looking, accurate, and in a pack of two. I bought the two-pack because I knew I could share the love with another friend. Truly, I've never gone out (or online) to buy any other tuner but this one. (D'addario, if you want to sponsor me, hit me up. I got you.)

           
          4.0

          There when you need it.

          By Bj Surfdog

          from Central Texas

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Good Value

          Cons

          • Hard to see in brighter light situations

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Recording

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

          For the most part, I love these things. They work and are a good bang for the buck. They can get a little dicey on picking up the Key center when you tuning falls too low or too high ( eg, tuner begins to register D# a few cents below E natural) Also when using in outdoor natural light, lower and higher values are dimmer than exact tuning values.
          Still....a great tuning tool for the money, which is why I purches the 2 pak units.

           
          5.0

          perfect and unobtrusive

          By Kennybob

          from Pontotoc MS

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          Verified Buyer

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

          small (I just leave it on) and accurate, and responds well

           
          5.0

          Love these!

          By Stac3y

          from Austin, Texas

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              These tiny tuners are great! They are unobtrusive and work well.

               
              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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                    Verified Buyer

                    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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                            Verified Buyer

                            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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                                  Verified Buyer

                                  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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                                      See all my reviews

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      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.

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