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DigiTech Hardwire Series HT-6 Polyphonic Pedal Tuner  (Open Box)
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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
    • Custom-cut Hook and Loop pedal board Pad to attach and lock your pedals to your pedal board

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

    SPECIFICATIONS
    • 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)

    VS

    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

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    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

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      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

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      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

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        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

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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

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        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

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        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.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          So far so good!

          By Old fart with guitar

          from Malden, MA

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            I've only had this tuner a few weeks now but it is built solid, easy to use both in the poly and single string mode. Not sure how well it will do in sunlight but it may be fine.

            They include a battery AND a piece of velcro for attaching to the pedal board which is a nice touch.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Innovative and Precise

            By TheJaplace

            from Tucson, AZ

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            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Durable
            • Fast
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Worship

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

              After checking out many other top brandname pedal tuners, I settled on this one because of it's obvious differences from the "other guys". Which is the fact they ALL tune ONE string at a time chromatically.

              The HT-6 can accurately, inventively and interestingly tune ALL six strings at ONE time.

              Completely mutes signal when in use, and does not suck volume.

              I couldn't recommend this any more, fantastic tuner.

              If you get tired of strumming them all to tune, it also does traditional chromatic tuning one string at a time, so you get the features from the other guys, plus the awesome Polyphonic feature all in one box for the price of just the one featured "other guy".

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Good product, bad warranty service

              By Jazz Guitar

              from NorCal

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Breaks Easily

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

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

                New product arrived in non-working condition. I registered it, and sent it in for warranty service. The item they sent me works properly, but was used, with scratches and other signs of use. I don't think I will buy another DigiTech product.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good deal of the day. Seems to work awesome.

                By Smit

                from TBay

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

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

                  Be nice if you could enter alternate timings in.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The only tuning pedal worth buying twice

                  By Decibolic

                  from Midwest Michigan

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                  Pros

                  • Ease of Use
                  • Programmable Memory
                  • Responsive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

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

                    I have owned a variety of pedal tuners over the past 25 years playing and this is one of the very best. It's the only one I have owned, sold, and bought again. It feels like a tank, has a nice big switch and a super bright screen. Unlike its competition from a brand known for precision tuners, it remembers your last setting after you turn off your power source. Add to this a fast and accurate strobe mode and you have the best tuning pedal I have yet to find.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great Rival to the Polytune

                    By TheJaplace

                    from Tucson, AZ

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                    Pros

                    • Accurate
                    • Bright display
                    • Fast
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                    • Large footprint

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing
                    • Worship

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

                    This tuner from Hardwire/DigiTech is top notch, and rivals the TC Electronic Polytune. The technology used and display on the HT-6 resembles that of the Polytune. You can strum and tune all 6 strings at once (using multiple tunings) or tune one single string at a time as normal tuners function. The only con is it's larger footprint COMPARED to the Polytune Mini. However, this pedal can actually power another pedal if desired (or needed). For example, I power the HT-6 from 1 of my 8 isolated outputs on the Voodoo Pedal Power 2+ and then run a separate power cable from the HT-6 to a low mA pedal (such as a loop switcher or A/B).
                    There are many LEDs and multiple tunings available. True ByPass as well.
                    I definitely recommend!

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best Tuner I've ever used!

                    By ColsTiger

                    from Columbus, GA

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

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

                      I had never considered buying a pedal tuner until I was recently introduced to the Digitech Hardwire series. The tuner was the first of the series I tried. Needless to say, I was pleased enough that I quickly purchased the Hardwire Delay/Looper and Hardwire Chorus pedals. The polyphonic tuner has the ability to check your guitar's tuning with a simple strum. I had to get used to the display at first, but once I did, I fell in love with this device. Because it's one of the Hardwire pedals it is just built to take abuse. It's sturdy and appears to be solidly built. I will keep one for as long as I play guitar.

                       
                      5.0

                      Quick and easy tuning

                      By Tocobob

                      from Atlanta, Ga

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Pros

                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Events
                        • Performances

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

                        Great deal on stupid deal of the day. Works like it's supposed to.

                         
                        5.0

                        Nice cheap tuner (on sale)!

                        By Nathan Ritchie

                        from Toledo, OH

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                        Verified Buyer

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

                        I have more expensive tuners, and this one is spot on with those. No complaints, and its pretty when it runs. I have it attached inline with my pedals. Note: You do have to turn it on is you have it inline - there is no bypass.

                         
                        5.0

                        good stuff

                        By Connor

                        from undisclosed

                        Verified Buyer

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

                        I like it

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