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Fender FCT012 Clip-On Tuner  

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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-i...Read More

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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
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Functional (8)
  • Good quality (8)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5), Professional musician (4), Novice (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    great little 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...Read complete review

    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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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Did not like, maybe I'm just picky.

    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...Read complete review

    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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    5.0

    It has the Fender quality!

    By Clinton

    from Southern California

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender FCT012 Clip-On Tuner:

        Purchased three units so far for different instruments. Using it mostly for tune checking my Fender Jazz Bass and for my Gretsch and Kala ukuleles. I've given my grand daughter her own for her ukulele also. Planning on ordering a couple more for backups and for gifts. Can't beat the price and service from Musician's Friend!

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        5.0

        "Good deal"

        By Jimb

        from Independence,MO

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender FCT012 Clip-On Tuner:

            Great item for the price.

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            5.0

            Easy to use

            By jiminy

            from Raleigh, NC

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Really Easy To Read

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fender FCT012 Clip-On Tuner:

                The A440 switch is easy to use and makes tuning to an out of tune piano easy!!!

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                5.0

                Fender clip on tuner is slick

                By Thor Hammerdahl

                from Phoenix

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Easy To Read Affordable
                • Easy To Use
                • Functional

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Fender FCT012 Clip-On Tuner:

                  excellent customer support from musicians friend!

                  Comment on this review

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  This Fender tuner could be more accurate

                  By Fritoman

                  from Clintonville, Ohio

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                  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

                  About Me Experienced

                  Ask me a question

                  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

                    About Me Novice

                    Ask me a question

                    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.

                    Comment on this review

                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Did not like, maybe I'm just picky.

                    By Stanislao

                    from South Dakota

                    About Me Novice

                    Ask me a question

                    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.

                      Comment on this review

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      It's Excellent

                      By Acquisotic

                      from santa barbara

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Ask me a question

                      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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