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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 218 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (133)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (12)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (178)
  • Functional (158)
  • Good quality (135)
  • Improves sound (43)
  • Small (8)

Cons

  • Poor quality (13)
  • Not functional (12)
  • Difficult to use (10)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (105)
  • Concerts (76)
  • Back-up (49)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (131), Professional musician (55), Novice (21)

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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1.0

junk

By spiiikes

from K.C.

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

Had one that worked, lost it. Bought a two pack, neither worked, just blink two squares and two triangles. Junk.

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5.0

Very unobtrusive on the banjo peghead. Would recommend.

By Dick

from Hamburg, NY

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

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

    Use it to keep intone all the time.

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    5.0

    VG

    By Pocoloco

    from el cajon, ca

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • low profile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

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

      yes

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      5.0

      Ideal for leaving on head stock

      By Shima

      from Hawaii

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact enough to leave on headstock
      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

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

        This tuner was ideal for nylon string acoustic which needs frequent tuning. Just leave it on head stock of guitar. And because there is no foam padding, no need to worry about damaging nitro cellulose finish.

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        3.0

        difficuty in using it, used my other tuner to verify

        By Brenda

        from youngstown,ohio

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Quality

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use

        Best Uses

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

          not happy with it, going to try another guitar

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          5.0

          The product seems to work the way the directions say.

          By DAVE

          from Columbus, OH

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

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

            The tuner does easily and securely fits on the guitar the way the picture indicates.
            I was glad that a battery was included with the tuner. It was ready to use.

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            5.0

            Love this tuner

            By gr

            from South Dakota

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

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

              Just leave it on all the time. It's always on board and ready.

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              5.0

              Handy little gadgets

              By Cheshire Cat

              from Havasu AZ

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  I'm so happy with these little tuners that I bought a few as stocking stuffers . . and it's not even Christmas ! It's nice to have the colored digital readout since I live in the dark and am only fed BS most of the time. Seriously though . . they are great to have and a real value add for the price.

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                  1.0

                  doesn't last and not reliable

                  By mal

                  from Lawrence KS

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                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Not Functional
                    • Poor Quality

                    Best Uses

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

                      I like that it allows a range for in tune (I play the fiddle) but it stopped working after only a few months and even a new battery (actually two new batteries) it doesn't work. not worth even the low price.

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                      5.0

                      There when you need it.

                      By Bruce

                      from undisclosed

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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:

                        These Micro Headstock tuners seem to be reasonably accurite. The big selling point for me is that they are so small, I just leave them on my guitars ( acoustic and electric) all the time. Tuners are there when you need them and their low profile keeps them out of your way when not in use..
                        My only gripe about them is that they can be a little challenging to view sometimes if you don't angle them correctly. A feature I'm coming to appreciate more, is that they can be turned off when not in use to save battery life. All in all very useful !

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