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D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Violin Tuner   

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Thee NS Micro Violin Tuner features an easy-to-read, multi-color display and visual metronome in an attractive compact design. A non-marring, lever-l...Click To Read More About This Product

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Quality tuner for violin and viola.

Thee NS Micro Violin Tuner features an easy-to-read, multi-color display and visual metronome in an attractive compact design. A non-marring, lever-lock clamp holds the tuner securely to the instrument while allowing easy application and removal. The precision violin tuner is not only perfect for tuning, the unique mounting system and fast pitch response allow it to be used as an effective practice tool for referencing and improving intonation while playing.

D'Addario electronic tuners are designed by musicians for musicians featuring intuitive features, easy-to-read displays and exceptional tuning accuracy.

FEATURES
  • Features a non-marring, lever-lock clamp that holds the tuner securely to the instrument while allowing easy application and removal.
  • Built-in piezo transducer picks up instrument's vibration rather than sound
  • Tri-color reversible backlit LCD screen makes it easy to tune in dark environments
  • Wide calibration range (410Hz to 480Hz) and visual metronome
  • Tunes both violins and violas

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D'Addario Planet WavesNS Micro Violin Tuner
 
4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (19)
  • Functional (18)
  • Good quality (13)
  • Improves sound (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (16)
  • Back-up (5)
  • Concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Novice (5), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

GREAT product! Handy, discreet, and it works!

I was given one of these by a pro musical friend, and I must say it's a great product. You attach it to the side of the violin body next to the neck...Read complete review

I was given one of these by a pro musical friend, and I must say it's a great product. You attach it to the side of the violin body next to the neck (upper left bout) and leave it there. It's always there when I need a quick tuning, and it does NOT interfere when I put my violin back in the case. Just put it on and forget it. The buttons work fine, it has + and - buttons to change pitch from the default 440, you can flip the display over with another button, and it even has a flashing metronome (no sound). Really easy to use, and all these features are great, but if you install it or use it improperly, it won't survive. It's VERY small (around 1" square) and it mounts to the violin with a sliding foot and cam mechanism. The trick is to mash it down as tight as you can then lock the cam lever and it will be fine. If you don't get it tight enough, it might fall off, but that's pretty easy to get the hang of. Another thing, these tuners (and that includes most digital tuners) respond MUCH better to pulling a full, lasting tone on the string with your bow - - NOT by plucking the string! Bowing is MUCH more accurate, and the tuner responds better. Just physics. Also, keep it turned OFF when not in use, and the battery will last a long time (one of my pet peeves is these people who leave their tuners on all the time, flashing and changing color endlessly). What a waste! One more thing, the buttons are very close together on top, so be careful NOT to hit the + or - button by mistake or you'll be tuning and playing OUT of standard 440 before you know it (boy, that's embarrassing!). The display is rather small, but bright enough to show up fine except in the brightest sun. Other than these few "DUH" points, this is the best violin tuner money can buy and it will serve you well. I've had mine now for 2 years and I play daily and have only changed the battery once. I highly recommend this tuner, and if you exercise any reasonable care it will do the trick!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice tuner but totally broke withing three gigs.

Bummer, we really thought this one would last.

Bummer, we really thought this one would last.

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5.0

Nice, mid priced tuner. Does the job well

By Zippy

from Visalia, CA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

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

    Works very very well. Helps tune the violin, and I can recommend this to my students as a mid-priced tuner that's affordable and yet dependable.

     
    5.0

    GREAT product! Handy, discreet, and it works!

    By Fiddle & Guitar Man

    from Mars Hill, NC

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Long Battery Life
    • Stays Out of the Way

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

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

      I was given one of these by a pro musical friend, and I must say it's a great product. You attach it to the side of the violin body next to the neck (upper left bout) and leave it there. It's always there when I need a quick tuning, and it does NOT interfere when I put my violin back in the case. Just put it on and forget it. The buttons work fine, it has + and - buttons to change pitch from the default 440, you can flip the display over with another button, and it even has a flashing metronome (no sound). Really easy to use, and all these features are great, but if you install it or use it improperly, it won't survive. It's VERY small (around 1" square) and it mounts to the violin with a sliding foot and cam mechanism. The trick is to mash it down as tight as you can then lock the cam lever and it will be fine. If you don't get it tight enough, it might fall off, but that's pretty easy to get the hang of. Another thing, these tuners (and that includes most digital tuners) respond MUCH better to pulling a full, lasting tone on the string with your bow - - NOT by plucking the string! Bowing is MUCH more accurate, and the tuner responds better. Just physics. Also, keep it turned OFF when not in use, and the battery will last a long time (one of my pet peeves is these people who leave their tuners on all the time, flashing and changing color endlessly). What a waste! One more thing, the buttons are very close together on top, so be careful NOT to hit the + or - button by mistake or you'll be tuning and playing OUT of standard 440 before you know it (boy, that's embarrassing!). The display is rather small, but bright enough to show up fine except in the brightest sun. Other than these few "DUH" points, this is the best violin tuner money can buy and it will serve you well. I've had mine now for 2 years and I play daily and have only changed the battery once. I highly recommend this tuner, and if you exercise any reasonable care it will do the trick!

       
      5.0

      Great little tool and a metronome too

      By Just JIim

      from Cocoa Bh. Fl.

      About Me Child

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Discreet but easy to read
      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing
      • Teaching tool

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

      Picked this little jewel up for 12 yr. old violin student and recommend all versions of it to musicians of all experience levels. BONUS: It's a metronome too. No sound just a blinking light. One fits inside the sound hole of an acoustic guitar, and is only visible to the player. The one for the violin clamps onto the body of the instrument unlike others that only clamp onto the scroll. This makes it visible to the player both for quick note reference or metronome, as they can set it up to view in line with their music stand.
      John was awesome and added this last minute to an order that was placed the day before.
      GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE, PRICES, AND FREE QUICK SHIPPING
      Thanks Musicians Friend, and John. Told her orchestra teacher and students about your great company and service. We will always check here first and refer others for all our musical needs.
      Jim

       
      5.0

      Great little tuner and price is right!

      By Gabby

      from Hamilton, Illinois

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

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

        I use the little tuner to check my position of fingers on violin are correct and in tune. Found out that I was playing a little flat on most notes and helped me correct this.

         
        5.0

        Inexpensive and does the job, nice display.

        By Fiddlinjim

        from Wellington, FL

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

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

          It's great to have a tuner that is attached to the body of violin instead of tuning head!

           
          4.0

          I love this produyct

          By Dot

          from Tri-Cities, WA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

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

            These tuners are a great idea since you can leave them on your instruments (guitar, banjo, mando, violin, etc) Not sure yet of quality since one did not work out of the box. Musician's Friend was great, they sent me a postage paid UPS return and promised to send a new one when the nonworking one was received by them. I am disappointed that I am going without for quite awhile waiting for this transaction.

             
            2.0

            Nice tuner but totally broke withing three gigs.

            By Studio1e

            from Central Wisconsin

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional

            Cons

            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

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

            Bummer, we really thought this one would last.

             
            4.0

            A good tuning tool.

            By Clark

            from York PA

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

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

              When they say Micro, they mean micro. It is a lot smaller than other tuners I have used and smaller than i anticipated. Other than having a small screen for those of us who are visually impaired, the small size is not a complete disadvantage. It is small enough to leave on the instrument during the entire session.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great little tuner

              By Ken

              from Robertsdale, Al

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

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

                As an experienced performing musician who has decided to add fiddle/violin to my repitoire of instruments played, I found this tuner a solid tool for not only normal tuning, but also a training tool that hel poo s me observe my intonation as I practice. This is a great little tuner that has accuracy, sensitivity, and function all rolled into one compact unit.

                 
                5.0

                Bought this for my daughter...she loves it!

                By Dave

                from Imperial Beach, CA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

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

                  The nice thing about this tuner is that you can clip it permanently onto the instrument, so it's always there and ready to go. I also like that orientation is such that it is easy to see and use, especially since it was bought for my 11 year old daughter. She loves it!

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