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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...Read More

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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 96 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (78)
  • Functional (69)
  • Good quality (56)
  • Improves sound (20)
  • Accurate (4)

Cons

  • Not functional (5)
  • Poor quality (5)
  • Difficult to use (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (47)
  • Concerts (32)
  • Back-up (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (54), Professional musician (26), Novice (10)

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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5.0

It works ! And it's small

By Tocobob

from Atlanta, Ga

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Small I Might Lose It

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Practicing

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

Really good price. Works good. I haven't used it in a loud environment. Gotta be careful with this, it is very small and I need to be careful so I don't lose it. Price went up after I bought one. Still a good deal.

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5.0

What a steal!!!

By Deacondre

from Burlington, NC.

About Me Novice

Pros

  • It Is So Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing
    • Quick Read For Practice

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

    I havent learned all the notes and the number scale so it allows me to cheat without more seasoned musicians noticing.

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    5.0

    D'Addario NS Micro Headstock Tuner

    By TDL

    from Katy, TX

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Electric Or Acoustic Axes

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

      I have 3 of these tuners now and I just leave them on any of my acoustic guitars that don't have a built-in tuner. Also I really love them because they're so small and very easy to use.

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      5.0

      LOVE IT

      By STRINGBEAN

      from Bovey , MN.

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound
      • It's Small Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          I like this little tuner because of the size and how easy it is to use. Works well on guitars and mandolins.

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          5.0

          Perfect for my fender Tele&Strat.

          By CID

          from Elverta CA

          About Me Experienced

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          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            I put it under neath my strings and it's easy to see and tune my guitar, on stage or just playing it at home, yes I say buy one there really cool.

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            3.0

            Some flaws

            By Jtroxx

            from Kingston ny

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                This is a great micro tuner, but this is the 3rd one I've bought two of the units the batteries die fast , one the clip broke pretty easily . Very accurate and easy to use but not sure if ts worth the price to keep replacing them or the batteries..

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent tool!

                By GrungeFreak

                from Thornville, Ohio

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Speed Of Tuning

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    I am a left-handed guitar player, and tuners that clip on are usually like everything else in the guitar world, geared toward righty's. But this tuner is flexible, is solid, tuning is a breeze with it. It is small enough that I leave it clipped on my Taylor DN4e, so i'll be getting a few more for the old Guild D-40 and others.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Not even close to satisfied

                    By Calvin

                    from Post. Tx

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Poor Quality

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

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

                    It worked perfectly when I first turned it on. I turned it off and the next day, the battery was dead. This things is supposed to turn itself off even if you forget. So I buy another battery and it works perfectly. The next day the battery is dead again. I bought another battery and it happens again. This is a pain and a waste of money no matter what you pay. Don't buy one.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent product

                    By x

                    from Manchester,NH

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

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

                      OK

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Love it

                      By shreddman

                      from Rocky Mtns

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality
                      • Leave On Guitar In Case

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          BEST: VERY small; it can be left on the headstock when guitar is in case. Simple controls. Easy to see/read.
                          NOT best: not as fast or accurate as other tuners I have (both headstock and floor). When on stage, I want a tuner that is INSTANT and very accurate, to keep my tuning pauses as short as possible.

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