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D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Headstock Tuner  

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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
 
4.2

(based on 143 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (83)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (116)
  • Functional (106)
  • Good quality (87)
  • Improves sound (28)
  • Small (7)

Cons

  • Not functional (8)
  • Poor quality (8)
  • Difficult to use (5)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (69)
  • Concerts (46)
  • Back-up (32)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (87), Professional musician (39), Novice (11)

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

2nd version better than first

By Doug Outt

from Springfield OR

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Better Grip
  • Easy to install
  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Initial Tuning
    • Practicing

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

    I liked the first version,but the clamp was weak and would come off in the case. I play 5 string fretless basses both electric and accoustic. I bought 2 newer units and like them better.Grips well,quicker response,fits nicely. Our singer got one for his 6 string accoustic and likes it as well.

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    5.0

    Nice little tuner!

    By stratman67

    from Denver, CO

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    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Easy To Use
    • Functional

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

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

      This little tuner is amazingly accurate. Side by side comparison with my Snark was dead-on identical. I like it because I can leave it on my guitar and not have to fish one out of my case. You can flip the display (electronically, not physically), and there's a decent metronome feature. The Red-Yellow-Green feature is a nice addition. Great value, IMHO.

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      5.0

      Best tuner I've ever owned.

      By Mr.Mike

      from Tonawanda, N.Y.

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • I Just Leave It On Guitar

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Like Having Onboard Tuner
        • Practicing

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

        This is a great tuner. It's easy to use, it's accurate,and with it's mini size,I just leave it on my guitar,even in the case.just like an onboard tuner ,only with more funtions. the metronome really works!This is the second tuner I bought for a friend.

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        4.0

        Decent tuner

        By Puru

        from Gainesville, Florida 1

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            This updated model seems to be more sensitive and quick on bass than the previous one. That is cool. Unfortunately I purchased 2,and one didn't work, so I got a refund for that one. I like that if you change the reference pitch, it keeps that pitch even after turning it off (unlike the earlier version of the tuner).

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            3.0

            headstock tuner

            By Ole' Smokey

            from dobson. nc

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                Didn't send any instructions, but I was able to figure it out.

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                5.0

                I've bought more, they're that good

                By PHutch

                from North of Chicago

                About Me Professional Musician

                Ask me a question

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • In Song Tuning
                  • Performance

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

                  I've bought four pairs now (eight in all) because they work better than the others I own, sensitive enough to do the low E on my old Jazz Bass as well as the high G on my solid body twelve string. This is a very good tuner.

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                  5.0

                  you get what you pay for- sometimes more

                  By Jas

                  from Mars, PA

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                  Pros

                  • A Steal At Under 10
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

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

                    does the job intended at a great price - what's not to like?

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                    5.0

                    Great Little Tuner

                    By Squinting Patrick

                    from Atlanta GA

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality
                    • Low profile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        Works great on my bass guitar headstock. The display is easy to read and the low profile keeps it from looking unsightly. The metronome is a nice added feature.

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                        4.0

                        Great addition for that travel acoustic

                        By Jeff

                        from North Alabama

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Lightweight Unobtrusive

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Last-minute-check

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

                        Great value for the price, is accurate and easy to use, and stays relatively out of sight.

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                        5.0

                        Best Acoustic Tuner Ever

                        By Hootie

                        from Dallas, TX

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts

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

                          How much more simple can tuning get than using this tuner? No weird looking gismos hovering over your headstock like a vulture. No micro tuner necks getting hit and snapped off right before you start playing. Plu-perfect! Wish I'd invented this.

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