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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 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.

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

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 196 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (118)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (161)
  • Functional (141)
  • Good quality (120)
  • Improves sound (38)
  • Small (8)

Cons

  • Poor quality (12)
  • Not functional (11)
  • Difficult to use (9)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (94)
  • Concerts (69)
  • Back-up (46)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (118), Professional musician (52), Novice (17)

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

NEXT TO INVISIBLE ON GUITAR

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from AUSTIN TEXAS

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

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

    VERY EASY TO USE AND OUT OF SIGHT IN THE PERFECT PLACE ON THE TUNER HEAD. WHEN ON STAGE WITH OTHER PLAYERS YOU CAN ALWAYS BE IN TUNE.

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    5.0

    I would buy this again

    By 

    from MN

    About Me Novice

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        Very User friendly . I have it clipped on the back side of a acoustic just above the nut . You can easily forget that it's on there and I keep it on continuously . Doesn't interfere while playing or in case, but not sure about a wall hanger. If so, it could be relocated. Unit does swivel on clip for optimal viewing and I have no complaints on it's accuracy.

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        5.0

        Love this little tuner!

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        from Asheville, NC

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • For discreet tuning!
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

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

          I like to keep a tuner on my guitar, but I hate to look at the bigger ones.

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          1.0

          Not ready for Prime Time...

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          from Central Ohio

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Not Functional
          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

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

            Used it twice and it seemed to work O.K., tried to use again and display would only "Flash" repeatedly and only intermittently respond to the Highest frequencies (B & E strings)....Tried replacing Battery, moving tuner around to different positions on Headstock...no luck!

            Got replacement from Musicians Friend and it was same "out of package", did not even work one time!!!

            Bought a snark...WORKS GREAT!!! ...got "blue" one for less...

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            5.0

            Great Guitar tuner!

            By 

            from Alabama

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound
            • Very easy to use and accurate tuner.

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

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

              Will fit on practically any guitar.

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              5.0

              Good for stage and practice

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              from NC

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  Excellent for stage cause it does not pick up other instruments and it goes by the vibrations of the strings, it is also discrete and easy to see. The only con is that it's plastic and the clip on can break but I have only broken one of three in the last three years.

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                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again.

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      Great compact tuner, can be left on the guitar.

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                      5.0

                      Works Fine

                      By 

                      from Wisconsin

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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:

                        These work just fine. Very small and concealable. The ratchet seams a bit frail but it hols fine. I wouldn't move these from instrument to instrument as the ratchet will wear out. In my opinion, it would be best to install this on an instrument and leave it. Really no need to remove it. Buy one for each instrument.

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                        5.0

                        Its Just Awesome

                        By 

                        from Springfield, MA

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            I use this to tune my bass guitar and its just freaking awesome! My only problem is that clamping it on is kind of an issue for me, but once its on, its on, so other than that no problems. It's really easy to use and super accurate. I'm happy with this tuner

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                            4.0

                            Nice

                            By 

                            from Newton , NJ

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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:

                              Practice and Gigs, compact, nothing bad about it.

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