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D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner

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This versatile chromatic tuner can be used to tune a number of instruments.

The Planet Waves Universal II Chromatic Tuner precisely tunes guitars, basses, and other stringed, woodwind, and brass instruments.

FEATURES
  • Built-in microphone for acoustic instruments and 1/4" input for electronic instruments
  • Dual-mode operation for Auto or Manual tuning
  • LCD and LED displays for tuning in both well-lit and dark environments
  • A440 calibrated. May be user-calibrated to any pitch from A435 to A445
  • Requires one CR2032 battery (included)

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D'Addario Planet WavesPW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner
 
4.4

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Functional (9)
  • Good quality (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Back-up (4)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Novice (5), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I Love My Universal II Chromatic Tuner

The Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner is a very fine tuner.

You can use this tuner on any instrument, whether it is electric or acoustic.
I...Read complete review

The Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner is a very fine tuner.

You can use this tuner on any instrument, whether it is electric or acoustic.
I can store it in my guitar or trumpet case.

This was a great buy at a very cheap price. I would highly recommend this tuner to any musician.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Its a Tuner that works

I own many tuners like most players. Always got your eye out for one that may work better than others.
I really wanted this for a easy to use tuner to set...Read complete review

I own many tuners like most players. Always got your eye out for one that may work better than others.
I really wanted this for a easy to use tuner to set on my desk. The display is easy to read from many angles.
Very simple setup. Not over packed with useless functions. I use this for tuning banjo's.
It does work most of the time, My issue is the response time. It is very slow, It works ok if its setting within 12 inches or so from the instrument. Moved away and it will start to not work. I dont have a problem with the distance, But the slow response time is almost a deal breaker. I used some backstage pass points, so I didnt pay full price, And I'm glad of that. It will fill the need for some situations. There are better Tuners out there .

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I Love My Universal II Chromatic Tuner

By Henry Eewll

from Detroit, MI

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

The Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner is a very fine tuner.

You can use this tuner on any instrument, whether it is electric or acoustic.
I can store it in my guitar or trumpet case.

This was a great buy at a very cheap price. I would highly recommend this tuner to any musician.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome little tuner.

By Jimmy Two Fingers

from The Milky Way

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Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

This is a wonderful little tuner that is cheap but works well. It tunes my 5-string bass as well as my acoustic guitar. I don't use it on stage, but as a backup or tuner for practice you can't beat it. Throw it in your case and never be caught without a quality tuner. I've had one for over a year and havent had to change the battery yet, so it seems to last quite a long time. The only issues I have is it dosen't have a line through so I can run it to the amp, or a stand to keep it standing up where I can read it, but for sixteen bucks I'm not complaining. Accuracy seems good and its easy to tune in a hurry. Well worth the money spent.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Trick with This Tuner

By davemcg

from Boston, MA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

    I have had this tuner for a couple years and just figured out a cool trick. Set the tuner on top of your combo amp and turn the tuner on. As you play through the amp, the tuner accurately reports on each string. My amp is a Roland Cube with a built-in tuner, but I have to turn a knob to tune each string with the amp. Putting the Planet Waves tuner on top is MUCH easier!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Only Tuner That Works On My FenderJ Bass

    By Gemsroadwarrior

    from Northeast North Carolina

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Performing
      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

      I have been trying to find a tuner that works with my electric Jazz Bass. I have tried several, many labeled as a Bass tuner. I've tried the clip-ons, microphone based and other plug-ins. The Planet Waves Universal II Chromatic Tuner does the job exactly the way I need it to and is the only bass I have found to easily tune my bass. I happily use this with my Fender electric J Bass and keep my other tuners for my regular acoustic guitars.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Super Accurate, Super easy to use... a bargain, and a must-have.

      By Musicman971997

      from California

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      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

      The sweep guages are easy to understand, and easy to get your guitar in tune, in no time at all.

      More importantly, this thing is accurate. (My Line 6 amp's built-in chromatic tuner sucks)

      This unit delievers the goods.
      This came with a coin battery, ready to use, right out of the box.

      Setup too all of two minutes, and I was ready to go.
      Solid Construction. Rugged, ready to hit the road. Easy to slip into a guitar case.
      A bargain, and then some..

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Tuner and metronome

      By Tec

      from Wyoming

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

        I can not get this to work correctly.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        PW-CT-O9 tuner

        By Chuck

        from Minnesota

        About Me Novice

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

            I have a built-in tuner on my Fender amp and a built-in tuner on my Fender Kingman acoustic/electric. Needed a tuner for my mandolin when a web tuner was not available.

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Great Tuna!

            By George Koprivica

            from IL

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            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

            This Planet Waves tuna is great! Highly accurate, inexpensive, small, reliable. Perfect! I own about four or five of these for each instrument case. This allows me to compensate tuning when a piano is not at A440.

            I really love the Planet Waves strobe tuner that looks like a guitar pick. I always use this for tuning my basses and electric upright bass. Simple! Inexpensive! Accurate. Perfect for situations where a piano or keyboard is perfect A440 (in other words, almost always useful).

            Buy either tuner! They both are about the same price and work perfectly!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Little Tuner

            By Donald Filbert

            from Atlanta GA

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            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

            THis is a great little tuner - small enough to fit in your guitar case - big enough to see the display easily.
            THis is a great little tuner - small enough to fit in your guitar case - big enough to see the display easily. I liked it so much I bought two more - one for a friend !!!
            And - a great price !!!

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fantastic value

            By basilisk

            from OC, CA

            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

            Accurate. Fast. Cheap. Easy to use. Lightweight. What else do you need from a tuner? For the asking price it's a steal. Best tuner I've owned (and I've had quite a few), even the auto mode actually works the way it's supposed to. Pretty sturdy, unless you plan on dropping a 150 lbs amp on it. If you don't own one, get one, it's the best bang for the buck.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Long time player

            By Big "O"

            from Gastonia, NC

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            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

            Works great for my use. No problems.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Works very well

            By Alan Meyer

            from Baltimore, MD, USA

            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

            I'm a beginner to music so I chose this on the recommendation of musiciansfriend.com when I ordered my guitar. I'm very pleased with the device.Besides tuning my own guitar with it, I used it to evaluate tuning of a YouTube video of a guitar teacher playing scales. The device said her guitar was exactly in tune - which I took to be a confirmation that the device really is accurate. A friend of mine who is a serious musician also liked it.If I could change one thing I'd give it a flat bottom or something to enable it to stand up on a table for easier visibility.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Little Tuner

            By Donald Filbert

            from Atlanta GA

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            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

            Small, accurate, inexpensive, stylish, and fits in your guitar case.
            What a great little tuner !! I already have 3 more expensive / larger tuners; but this one is small, accurate, inexpensive, stylish, and fits in your guitar case. I liked it so much - I bought another one - as a back-up !!!!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner

            By TobyG

            from Winnfield, Louisiana

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            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

            Great Product. Small size makes it easily pocketable. Only thing that I would like is for the tuner to have a lighted display.
            So far, so good.
            Great price, as long as it continues to perform.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Tuner Does the Job

            By Ira Kay

            from Arizona

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            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

            Bought on a STUPID DEAL .... was looking for a smaller tuner to take to the Guitar Store etc.

            I really like the Korg Tuners ... even the $20 ones.

            This tuner works great, indicated how flat or sharp you are to let you know when to gross or fine tune.

            Little thicker then I would like.

            Also uses more expensive button batterie (can buy on line to greatly reduce the cost, don't spend $4.00 at the Shack

            Tunrer lack out put jack ... can't be used in line with amp. Means nothing if you use the built in mic.

            All told for the same money I'ds get the Korg CA-40 for about the same price. Larger display better for an old man's eyes (that's me)

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Trustworthy tuning

            By Scooterflash

            from Florida

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            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

            I've had this inexpensive little gem for about 2 years now. It is very accurate tuning to 440 A. An added benefit fot this tuner is that it is so accuarate, it will show an open plucked string as sharp or flat, but moving into the green showing in in tune. The sharp or flat is an indicator that there are intonation problems, perhaps even needing a neck reset with the truss rod. A very nice, accurate and inexpensive tuner. If used a lot, it will need a battery change every 6 months or so.

             
            3.0

            Its a Tuner that works

            By TexasDave

            from Texas

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • SLOW to respond

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

            I own many tuners like most players. Always got your eye out for one that may work better than others.
            I really wanted this for a easy to use tuner to set on my desk. The display is easy to read from many angles.
            Very simple setup. Not over packed with useless functions. I use this for tuning banjo's.
            It does work most of the time, My issue is the response time. It is very slow, It works ok if its setting within 12 inches or so from the instrument. Moved away and it will start to not work. I dont have a problem with the distance, But the slow response time is almost a deal breaker. I used some backstage pass points, so I didnt pay full price, And I'm glad of that. It will fill the need for some situations. There are better Tuners out there .

             
            5.0

            Great

            By Gege

            from Warthen, Ga

            About Me Professional Musician

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

              Saves time in tuning

               
              4.0

              Works well.

              By S

              from TX

              About Me Professional Musician

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

                Does its job, great that it has a mic in it as well.

                 
                5.0

                Great products

                By mike

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves PW-CT-09 Universal II Chromatic Tuner:

                Great. Great deliver .

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