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Fender AG-6 Sparkle Tone Tuner   

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6 LEDs let you know exactly which string you're tuning. Includes mic, battery check, 9V adapter jack, and input/output jacks for easy in-line operati...Click To Read More About This Product

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Features a lighted meter for fast and accurate tuning on dark stages!

6 LEDs let you know exactly which string you're tuning. Includes mic, battery check, 9V adapter jack, and input/output jacks for easy in-line operation.


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FenderAG-6 Sparkle Tone Tuner
 
3.5

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Functional (3)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (3)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fender AG-6 tuner in blue sparkle

It's good. I plan to try and make it last. Once you take it out of the clamshell packaging
the product is vulnerable. Invent a small case for it, I did....Read complete review

It's good. I plan to try and make it last. Once you take it out of the clamshell packaging
the product is vulnerable. Invent a small case for it, I did. Found an old microphone
zipper-pouch.
I had a different tuner with no back lighting. Gigs are normally dark bars that barely have the
lights on. This tuner has the light. Believe me, it's essential.

The red L.E.D.'s let you know which string you're tuning. I play a 5-string bass and that
"other" tuner by the company which shall remain nameless (but starts with "K" and ends
in "org") you had to switch the button between "bass" or "guitar". This one just lights up
the "B" when tuning the low "B" on the bass as if it were a guitar string.
Seems about as stout as can be expected these days. I'm an old timer and can remember
the 60's when everything was built like a tank and built to last for 35-40 years or longer.

These days you just have to "baby" your equipment. Realize that things are built to be
as disposable as a Bic lighter and try not to rough handle them and maybe it will last you
an entire year.
I'm split on this. This is one item that every other year it seems the price gets cut in half.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't waste your Time or $$$

I had one of these when I bought my first guitar 15 years ago... wasn't worth $19.99 then and isn't worth it now... I had it for a few years but quickly...Read complete review

I had one of these when I bought my first guitar 15 years ago... wasn't worth $19.99 then and isn't worth it now... I had it for a few years but quickly upgraded to a pedal tuner that I still have to this day that works amazing... I have no clue why Fender would allow their name to be put on this poor excuse for a tuner. Don't ever drop it... even on carpet... that's how mine broke. I'm a full time worship leader and youth pastor and I'll often have kids in my youth group just learning how to play guitar bring on of these tuners and their guitar to me and say "Tune it... I use this tuner but it still sounds out of tune"... So I pull out my Boss TU-88 that I keep in my desk drawer and tune it right up or do it by ear with a piano in the church... After 15 years I can't believe Fender hasn't done anything to improve this gadget and still allow their name to be put on it...

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Don't waste your Time or $$$

By GotTheBlues84-FKsGw

from Southern California

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Comments about Fender AG-6 Sparkle Tone Tuner:

I had one of these when I bought my first guitar 15 years ago... wasn't worth $19.99 then and isn't worth it now... I had it for a few years but quickly upgraded to a pedal tuner that I still have to this day that works amazing... I have no clue why Fender would allow their name to be put on this poor excuse for a tuner. Don't ever drop it... even on carpet... that's how mine broke. I'm a full time worship leader and youth pastor and I'll often have kids in my youth group just learning how to play guitar bring on of these tuners and their guitar to me and say "Tune it... I use this tuner but it still sounds out of tune"... So I pull out my Boss TU-88 that I keep in my desk drawer and tune it right up or do it by ear with a piano in the church... After 15 years I can't believe Fender hasn't done anything to improve this gadget and still allow their name to be put on it...

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good for a starting musician

By Marcus6679

from Bridgewater, NJ

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Comments about Fender AG-6 Sparkle Tone Tuner:

I bought this tuner in a pinch to replace a Sabine ST-1100 which had been stolen. It's not the greatest of tuners, but for someone just starting out it's fine. The built in mic doesn't seem to work too well unless you're really close to the strings of an acoustic (within 3"). The pitch needle seems to get hung up once in a while, and you have to bump the tuner for it to work.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Average tuner

By Glenn-Y4Vt-

from New York, NY

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Comments about Fender AG-6 Sparkle Tone Tuner:

poorly made. I have to give it a smack every once in a while just to get it to work.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

STAY AWAY!

By fawwx

from superior, wi

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Comments about Fender AG-6 Sparkle Tone Tuner:

This sparkly tuner isn't worthy to the Fender name. It is very fragile, doesn't tune easily. Buy a Korg. Or better yet, save your pennies and invest in a pedal tuner, such as a Boss. Much more reliable, and build like a brick.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Okay Tuner

By Jred84

from Fort Madison, IA

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Comments about Fender AG-6 Sparkle Tone Tuner:

If you need a tuner and don't have the money to buy the boss tu-2. Then this would be a good alternative. But I would recommend the boss.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

a waste of money

By Neon Tim

from San Francisco Bay Area

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Comments about Fender AG-6 Sparkle Tone Tuner:

I bought this tuner as a practice rig tuner. Upon opening the package I was struck by how cheap and delicate it was. The battery cover fell off, never to snap back into place. "Oh well", I thought, I'll just velcro it to my pedalboard and plug it into my power supply. Next I plugged in my instrument and turned the unit on. The light went on but the tuning needle fails to move whatsoever. Apparently quality control was asleep at the wheel when this AG-6 was manufactured. In conclusion, do not waste your time or money on this piece of junk, save up for the boss pedal tuner. You'll be happy you did.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BUY IT

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Fender AG-6 Sparkle Tone Tuner:

this tuner is easy to use and cheap.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

good for guitar..

By guitarchick123

from Miami, FL

Comments about Fender AG-6 Sparkle Tone Tuner:

this is a great tuner for guitar acoustic and electric but its pretty much worthless for bass as mentioned below.. it works really well and it is very easy to tune your guitar with this.. just dont buy it for a bass.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Keeps on tunin'

By Rusty-T_0Ed

from nyc

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Comments about Fender AG-6 Sparkle Tone Tuner:

I've had this tuner for about a year. I've dropped it quite a few times. It even popped open once but the sparkle cover popped back in easily. And it still works very well. It's small, easy to use. I normally use a universal adaptor with it. But occasionally use battery and for that I'm glad for the battery check feature!

 
5.0

Nice!

By Stringtight

from Winchester, Tn.

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Pros

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

Cons

  • None at all

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about Fender AG-6 Sparkle Tone Tuner:

I received this Tuner as a Free Gift from Musician's Friend for Purchasing a Fender Champion Model Guitar Amp. The Amp in itself was a great Buy and the Free Turner just made it even Better. The Amp is Great and the Tuner is right on, & Easy to read and Its Pretty all Sparkly. lol All I can say is Musician's Friend is Just that a Good Friend!

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