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Overview

  • Easy to read
  • Accurate tuning in noisy areas
  • Tuning range A0 – C8.
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $29.99
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    - $18.00
  • New Price:
    $1199

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      A great way to stay in tune no matter where you are.

      Fender FCT-12 Chromatic Color Clip-On Tuner is compact and easy to operate even under darkened stage conditions. It tunes instruments using a built-in vibration sensor for accurate and precise tuning even in noisy areas. The bright and colorful LCD screen with easy-to-read sweep needle display rotates 360 degrees for easy viewing. Tuning modes include: Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Violin and Chromatic. Tuning range A0 – C8. A4 Range 430Hz-450Hz. Weight: 50 grams. Power: CR2032 battery (included)

      Features

      • Easy to read
      • Accurate tuning in noisy areas
      • Tuning range A0 – C8.
      • A4 Range 430Hz-450Hz.
      • Weight: 50 grams.

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      FenderFCT012 Clip-On Tuner
       
      3.9

      (based on 8 reviews)

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      63%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Easy to use (6)
      • Good quality (5)
      • Functional (4)
      • Improves sound (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (5)
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        Reviewed by 8 customers

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        2.0

        FCT012 Clip-on Tuner

        By JC_Brouss

        from Thibodaux, La

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Partially Functional

        Cons

        • Partially Functional

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender FCT012 Clip-On Tuner:

        I hate to run down Fender in a review, and maybe I'm just doing something wrong anyways. But the tuner itself works / functions properly to tune a guitar. However, what I really don't like about this item is for me (right handed guitar player) I like to put the tuner on the back of the headstock; when I do that the chromatic tuner is upside down facing me, and I can't face it upright. I can have it upright on the front of the headstock, but... I'm not about all that.
        It works, it's a fast and easy way to keep your axe in tune. But if / when it goes out I won't be purchasing another like it for that reason.

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        3.0

        This Fender tuner could be more accurate

        By Fritoman

        from Clintonville, Ohio

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Chromatic
        • Nice Graphics
        • Quality Is Ok

        Cons

        • Inaccurate
        • Tunes Out Of Tune

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender FCT012 Clip-On Tuner:

        I got this clip on tuner so that I could discontinue using the plug in tuner I have been using since the things were invented. The tonal accuracies of this unit are no better than the old plug in units. Just average. Gets you into ballpark tune, no better than that. If I ever find an accurate guitar tuner, chromatic or otherwise, I will buy it. Also, I wish the graphics were larger. I have to squint to see the gauge up at the top of my guitar neck.

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        5.0

        Love my Fender tuners

        By Oldwfw

        from San Diego CA

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anytime

          Comments about Fender FCT012 Clip-On Tuner:

          I've been using clip-on tuners since they first came out. My last tuner broke in the plastic yoke that allows it to swivel. I glued it back together. It still works - but no longer swivels. The Fender is constructed better and works great. I bought one for each of my guitars.

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          5.0

          Fender tuner

          By musiccowgirl

          from Arizona

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Great For Noisy Venues
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Loud Gigs
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender FCT012 Clip-On Tuner:

          I am new to playing bass guitar and this tuner is easy for me to use.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Did not like, maybe I'm just picky.

          By Stanislao

          from South Dakota

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          Pros

          • Functional
          • Very Good Battery Cover

          Cons

          • Can Be Confusing
          • Difficult To Use
          • Dismal Screen
          • Limited Tunings
          • Not Good For 12th Fret

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender FCT012 Clip-On Tuner:

            Really don't like this. Got one for my first guitar, an Ibanez AF55. It has been functional, but I intend to replace it.

            I use a lot open tunings, mostly because I've been trying to play blues standards. None of these are supported by the FCT-12. The only tunings supported are standard, bass, violin, ukulele and keys of F, B sharp, E sharp, and C. The key tunings show the actual note, usually. Seemingly at random it switches to showing the key, which does me no good at all. The key is always displayed by a separate set of lights anyway. This is particularly confusing when tuning to b or d.

            There are two buttons on the back, a mode/power button and a seemingly useless pitch button. The pitch button moves a4 up one hertz at a time, between 430 and 450 hertz. My limited understanding of music theory leaves me puzzled as to why this would be useful. The mode button switches between tuning options, as detailed above.

            The screen is only readable if angled perfectly.

            Kind of slow, it takes quite a while to decide what to display.

            Worst problem is that checking the pitch at the twelfth string is difficult. I have to pop the strings hard enough for them to buzz, wait for the buzzing to subside and then read the tuner. Absolutely ridiculous.

            On the battery cover, I wish everything had covers like this. About a sixteenth turn for it to lock firmly. While there is a slot for a coin, you don't actually need it. There are two bumps for you fingers to push on, allowing it to be turned without a tool. Why everything doesn't have that I don't know.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            It's Excellent

            By Acquisotic

            from santa barbara

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Design
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performing
              • Recording

              Comments about Fender FCT012 Clip-On Tuner:

              Ok, you can't even begin to go wrong buying this, especially at it's price point it's a no brainer.

              I have it on my mandolin (because it doesn't have a built in tuner). It folds back to fit the mandolin in my case or gig bag without removing it.

              It works and it's easy to use and the mount feels very good and it works great.

              What can you add? Or yea, it works with other instruments also.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              great little tuner

              By roger_sf

              from Tripp, SD

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Fender FCT012 Clip-On Tuner:

                As i said in review of the fender sparkle tuner i was happy enough with it that i was going to try this tuner also. when i got it; it was a little smaller than i figured but it made up for size really fast. Easy to use, no cord needed!!! since i received the tuner i've used it on 4 and 5 string basses. 6 string guitars both elec. and accoustic and 2 different trumpets. It worked flawlessly. I'm impressed! It has mode memory which means i use it for bass guitar turn it off and next time i turn it on it stays in the bass mode. I just leave it clipped on turn it on and have a hands free tuner with no cord, no extra footswitch to mess with. It has swivelhead that also pivots so visability is good except in direct lighting, kind of like a smart phone screen. overall great little tuner. buy one, both of my guitars players are!!

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great little tuner for any instument

                By Hardtyme

                from Ohio

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • None so far

                Best Uses

                • 5 String Banjo
                • Backup
                • Bass
                • Guitar
                • Practicing

                Comments about Fender FCT012 Clip-On Tuner:

                I've used one for almost a year with no problems, you have to change the batteries but not that often every 3 to 4 months. I've got 2 and just ordered my 3rd for my grandson.

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