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DigiTech Hardwire Series HT-6 Polyphonic Pedal Tuner   (Open Box)
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Product# H72348
OVERVIEW

One strum is all it takes to get in tune.

Plucking sucks. Every single string you pluck on stage to tune between songs kills the vibe, driving a dagger through the heart of your show. The momentum of everything you've built up to since stepping on stage crumbles all around you as the crowds' excitement dies.

The HT-6 Polyphonic Tuner takes you from tuning to tuned, faster by showing you the status of each individual string after one strum. With the HardWire HT-6, one strum and you are on to do what you came to, play.

HardWire Pedals include the following stage accessories:
Pedal Switch Glow Sticker helps you locate the pedal in adverse stage lighting
Custom-cut Hook and Loop pedal board Pad to attach and lock your pedals to your pedal board

FEATURES
  • True-bypass circuitry preserves your tone when bypassed
  • Five tuning modes: Standard, Drop-D, 4-string, 5-string, and 6-string bass
  • Intuitive display with 90 LEDs (15 per string) so you can quickly see which strings need to be tuned
  • 9V battery operation with constant high-voltage rails
  • 9V DC Power output for power chains (cable optional)
  • Patented Pedal Release Pins for fast access to battery compartment
  • Rugged, all-metal construction for durability
  • Slightly wider footprint for stability on stage
  • HardWire Pedals include the following stage accessories:
  • Pedal Switch Glow Sticker helps you locate the pedal in adverse stage lighting

Plucking sucks! Strum once, tune up, and rock out! Order the HT-6 now.

SPECIFICATIONS

Hardwire Series HT-6 Polyphonic Pedal Tuner

  • Power Input: 9 VDC
  • Power Consumption: 365mW
    Current Draw: 40mA
    Battery: Single 9 VDC
    Battery Life: 9 hours
    Optional Power Supply: 120 VAC, 60 Hz Adapter: PS200R - 120
    Dimensions: 3.5"W x 5.5"L x 2.15"H
    Weight: 1.3lb.
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DigiTechHardwire Series HT-6 Polyphonic Pedal Tuner
 
4.5

(based on 65 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive (26)
  • Versatile (22)
  • Compact (12)
  • Good quality (9)
  • Easy to use (8)

Cons

  • Not responsive (4)

Best Uses

  • Performances (33)
  • Home studio (26)
  • Outdoor events / games (19)
  • Amateur recording (15)
  • Professional recording (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (30), Professional musician (20), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Know how to use polyphonic tuners...

I'll start by making sure you know the purpose of a polyphonic tuner, as I've seen it used incorrectly to a fault:

The best purpose of a tuner's polyphonic tuning mode is...Read complete review

I'll start by making sure you know the purpose of a polyphonic tuner, as I've seen it used incorrectly to a fault:

The best purpose of a tuner's polyphonic tuning mode is in between songs, or for a quick spot-check of tuning. During a gig, I will just give it a quick strum and let the polyphonic mode let me know if there are any glaring mistakes, which the HT-6 does correctly and accurately. If something sounds awry during a song, I'll do a quick-click of it (I use the mute mode, not the thru-mode), and a quick strum check to see if something is obviously out of whack.

What the polyphonic mode ISN'T intended to do is for tuning before a gig or when you have time. The reason being is that the accuracy of polyphonic tuning is not as accurate as the single-string tuning mode. No polyphonic tuner is. I can have polyphonic mode tell me I'm right on, but single string tuning could have me half a cent flat or sharp, but poly doesn't notice. This is intended. You won't notice close inaccuracies in performances and it gets you close to in tune on the go. If you find a string is way off, the easiest way to get it back is to single string tune it.

I love the detection mode in this tuner. It gives you full display tuning of a single string if you just play a single string.

Very intuitive, very accurate, and if you know what a polyphonic tuner is intended to be used for, it can save you a bad sounding song or two! :) (ask me how I know)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

This gets a solid "meh"

I bought this because it was a SDOTD, I wanted a tuner for a backup pedalboard and the reviews were pretty good. It's my third pedal tuner. I also own the TC Polytune...Read complete review

I bought this because it was a SDOTD, I wanted a tuner for a backup pedalboard and the reviews were pretty good. It's my third pedal tuner. I also own the TC Polytune 2 and the Boss TU2. When tuning one string at a time, the Boss and the TC catch the notes much faster. that's not to say that this doesn't get the job done, but the slow tracking combined with the large footprint will prevent this from ever being part of my main board. In full disclosure, when checking all the strings it picks up very quickly. I'd stick with the TC if I ever needed another.

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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

hardwire does it again

By timbo526

from PA

About Me Professional Musician

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Quick

Cons

    Best Uses

    • A tuner is a tuner
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about DigiTech Hardwire Series HT-6 Polyphonic Pedal Tuner:

    Best tuner pedal out there for the money. This thing is accurate and saves so much time tuning between sets. I prefer to tune once but we all know that never really works out. Thanks to hardwire and digitech I don't have to go through each string, cutting down that awkward time where the singer has to pretend to be a people person haha. Two thumbs up!

    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Know how to use polyphonic tuners...

    By Mo

    from Urbana, IL

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Easy To Use
    • Fast
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Multiple Modes

    Cons

    • Learning Curve

    Best Uses

    • All Occasions

    Comments about DigiTech Hardwire Series HT-6 Polyphonic Pedal Tuner:

    I'll start by making sure you know the purpose of a polyphonic tuner, as I've seen it used incorrectly to a fault:

    The best purpose of a tuner's polyphonic tuning mode is in between songs, or for a quick spot-check of tuning. During a gig, I will just give it a quick strum and let the polyphonic mode let me know if there are any glaring mistakes, which the HT-6 does correctly and accurately. If something sounds awry during a song, I'll do a quick-click of it (I use the mute mode, not the thru-mode), and a quick strum check to see if something is obviously out of whack.

    What the polyphonic mode ISN'T intended to do is for tuning before a gig or when you have time. The reason being is that the accuracy of polyphonic tuning is not as accurate as the single-string tuning mode. No polyphonic tuner is. I can have polyphonic mode tell me I'm right on, but single string tuning could have me half a cent flat or sharp, but poly doesn't notice. This is intended. You won't notice close inaccuracies in performances and it gets you close to in tune on the go. If you find a string is way off, the easiest way to get it back is to single string tune it.

    I love the detection mode in this tuner. It gives you full display tuning of a single string if you just play a single string.

    Very intuitive, very accurate, and if you know what a polyphonic tuner is intended to be used for, it can save you a bad sounding song or two! :) (ask me how I know)

    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    6 strings at the same time

    By Colin Hatch

    from Los Angeles, CA

    See all my reviews

    Comments about DigiTech Hardwire Series HT-6 Polyphonic Pedal Tuner:

    This pedal is so great. You strum all 6 strings - you get an easy readout of all 6 strings. You decide to drop one string a half step - you get an easy readout. I love how fast it makes tuning between songs when I play live.
    This pedal is so easy to use and accurate. Tuning all 6 strings with one strum makes tuning super fast between songs. I use this live and it's sooo helpful. Not to mention that it can power other pedals.
    Super durable.
    I always have resisted buying tuning pedals because they're so pricey, but this one is def worth the money.

    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Better than the TC polyphonic tuner!

    By playswithothers

    from Tempe, AZ

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about DigiTech Hardwire Series HT-6 Polyphonic Pedal Tuner:

      Way better than the TC polytuner. The TC gets a little confusing having to switch between vertical and horizontal views when tuning single vs poly. It's easier to understand and more accurate in my opinion. It's as intuitive as reading tab. Plus the build on this thing is SOLID. Tank. I love my HT-6 and I've owned a lot of tuners. The capo/drop tune function is awesome which means I can capo up or tune to E flat or lower and set the tuner to follow my guitar's tuning. Amazing. Don't know how they do it but I'm glad they do.

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fantastic Tuner

      By Unnamed User-zNUXE

      from Huntington Beach, CA

      See all my reviews

      Comments about DigiTech Hardwire Series HT-6 Polyphonic Pedal Tuner:

      Don't hesitate to get this or any of the Hardwire peals - top notch!
      I purchased this tuner - yet I was torn between the new Boss tu3 and the Digitech HT-6 even after I purchased it. Well - It arrived today and I am so pleased with it. Extremely easy to read (nice bright led's) and extremely accurate. It is so nice to be able to strum all strings at once and see if you are in tune - then you can tune the ones that need to be - OR you can sturm each string one at a time. You will not be disappointed if you purchase this tuner!
      Built like a tank. All of the Hardiwre pedal are of the highest quality.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Better than polytune! TUNE IN SECONDS!

      By luis.inuay

      from Zacatecas, Mexico.

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Great Display
      • True Bypass

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Live gigs
      • Studio Record

      Comments about DigiTech Hardwire Series HT-6 Polyphonic Pedal Tuner:

      I've bought 3 units, not because a failure or something but because when I first bought mine, we realiced how great this tuner is!. Our vocalist saw it and fell in love with it, so we ordered his unit, and months later our bass player also liked it so he ordered one too. Now, the three of us use this tuner in each one's pedalboard. We do not want anythng else, since this pedal resulted to be amazing!

      I personally have tried many other tuners, and no other was this efficient, i mean, you can play all your strings and get a pretty accurate (almost perfect) overall tunning, perfect for checking little tunning details between songs, or in little pauses while playing. AND if you want to be more sure about your notes, you can easily tune string by string.

      Here's how we use it, FIRST: when you finish a song, you just press the pedal, play all strings in one strum, and you can see how the led lights tell you, in a very easy and friendly way (WAY BETTER THAN POLYTUNE), if you are in tune. NEXT, tune the strings you needs; you'll note that when you just play one string, you will see only one led, and qhen you play all strings, you'll see all leds, each one for each string.

      IT'S AMAZING!

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I like it!

      By arlotone

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

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      Comments about DigiTech Hardwire Series HT-6 Polyphonic Pedal Tuner:

      Reading the display took a little getting used to, and it still feels awkward to stand on stage and strum all my strings while tuning (I play acoustic guitar and people can hear it) but this thing really does work as advertised. It tracks quickly and accurately either when strumming all strings or a single string.

      The display changes depending on how many strings you strum, so you can instantly switch between polyphonic and monophonic tuning if you want to. This has been helpful while adjusting to the new tuning style.

      For a while I thought it wasn't reading my low E string, then I realized it was in drop D mode. This might be because I bought an open box unit and the previous buyer had left it like that. Once I changed to standard mode it worked perfectly.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great pedal

      By Michael Crews

      from California

      See all my reviews

      Comments about DigiTech Hardwire Series HT-6 Polyphonic Pedal Tuner:

      There is nothing to dislike about this pedal. I can't think of a negative aspect to complain about, or to wish was done better.
      I've never owned a tuning pedal, and I guess I won't need to own another one. This does everything you could possibly want a tuner - pedal or not - to do. Plus, it acts as a quick mute switch. A friend who owns a stroboscopic tuning pedal is now jealous of mine.
      Heavy construction, looks like it could take getting run over by a SUV and still work.
      A bit pricey.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Pedal. Love it.

      By Karl Withaklay

      from St. George, Utah

      See all my reviews

      Comments about DigiTech Hardwire Series HT-6 Polyphonic Pedal Tuner:

      If my HT-6 got stolen, I'd buy another one. (reguardless of the price).
      I actually WON this pedal in a contest from Digitech. I can't say enough about it. You can tune all six strings at once. This makes tuning between songs super fast. Had I known how awesome this pedal was, I would have gladly paid the money merchants are asking for it. Highly recommended.
      Made to last. No need to elaborate on that I don't think.
      A bit pricey some may say but you get what you pay for. I tell you, if you buy this, and pay the high price, when you get it and try it out, you will NOT be sorry or feel like you were ripped off. Worth every pennny.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Your Search is Over.

      By sixstringer09

      from Boston Area

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about DigiTech Hardwire Series HT-6 Polyphonic Pedal Tuner:

        I do not write reviews, but feel compelled to make a comment.

        This is the best tuner I have ever used. It tracks quickly and more accurately than ANY other poly tuner hands down. And yes , I've used a bunch of them. If you are picky about your tuning, and need a poly, just get this one and be done with it. That is all.

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