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Overview

  • Small format for discrete and simplified placement
  • Accurate tuning in noisy areas
  • Large LCD that's easy to read in the dark
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    $19.99
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      A super-compact tuner that works with most stringed instruments, even under darkened stage conditions.

      The small format FT-004 Clip-On Chromatic Tuner from Fender is easy to operate even under darkened stage conditions. Built-in vibration sensor for accurate tuning in noisy areas. The large LCD display with easy-to-read needle shows white when out of tune and bright green when in tune. Small, compact size one-handed swivel clamp. Tuning modes include: Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Violin and Chromatic. Tuning range B0 – B7. A4 Calibration: 440Hz. Lightweight: 30 grams. Power: 3V2032 cell battery (one piece)

      Features

      • Small format for discrete and simplified placement
      • Accurate tuning in noisy areas
      • Large LCD that's easy to read in the dark

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      FenderFT-004 Clip-On Chromatic Tuner
       
      4.4

      (based on 143 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (97)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (23)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (7)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (9)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (7)

      89%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Easy to use (104)
      • Functional (96)
      • Good quality (76)
      • Improves sound (31)
      • Accurate (3)

      Cons

      • Poor quality (4)
      • Not functional (3)

      Best Uses

      • Practicing (74)
      • Concerts (47)
      • Back-up (42)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (65), Professional musician (27), Novice (25)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      great lil' tuner for price

      good tuner

      good tuner

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Batteries seem to drain even when off

      Good:

      Easy to see
      2 axis of adjustment
      price

      Bad:

      1. Battery life. I went through 2 batteries with only a few uses of...Read complete review

      Good:

      Easy to see
      2 axis of adjustment
      price

      Bad:

      1. Battery life. I went through 2 batteries with only a few uses of the tuner. It appears this unit drains the battery even when off. I measured this with a precision micro-amp meter (Model MV-852). When the tuner is on, it draws about 7.4mA (milliamps). This is no problem. However, turned off it draws about 72uA (microamps). I think excessive compared to other similar tuners. To keep it short, if you do the math you get about 90 days battery life with the tuner OFF. Less if you use it. I either got a dud, or the sleep mode current is high on this unit. I now plan to take the battery out if i'm not using it once a week or more.

      2. Positioning. Even though it has 2 axis of rotation it seems it's hard to get it level with your eyes / vertical to the ground when used on a guitar, bass, or especially a violin. This is no big deal if you dont mind viewing it sideways.

      3. Modes: I wish there was a seperate on/off button and Mode button. It's quite easy to click the on/off button an extra time on power up and get into a mode you don't want.

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      4.0

      Good Deal

      By Uncle Billy

      from Ocilla, GA

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender FT-004 Clip-On Chromatic Tuner:

          Good vaule for the price and quick and easy to use.

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          5.0

          Great, basic clip on.

          By tlhamon

          from Flat Rock, MI

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Small

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender FT-004 Clip-On Chromatic Tuner:

              I have found this very good for quick, easy tuning. I have used it clipped to both my headstock and my amp (as long as it picks up the vibration, it works. It works well for stage tuning or practice. Not what you want for studio work or set-up.

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              5.0

              Excellent little thing

              By JimN

              from Chicagoland

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional

              Cons

              • Not Sturdy Construction

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender FT-004 Clip-On Chromatic Tuner:

              This is the second purchase and I really dig this little thing. Two things that are "drawbacks" - the little screw that holds that back plate on is small and this doesn't seem to hold up to an accidental drop or two. All that being said, you have to love a tuner that tunes guitars, basses, ukeleles and violins-(I believe). Highly recommended.

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              5.0

              Great little tuner

              By FTDeBert

              from Fayetteville, Ga

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Fender FT-004 Clip-On Chromatic Tuner:

                  The tuner is a lot smaller than I had originally pictured it would be but that does not diminish it's functionality and usefulness. Just clip this little guy to your guitar and start tuning away. It's easy to use right out of the box without even reading the directions first. For me as a beginner this is a great tool to learn the correct intonation for each string but I can see it being a quick reference for someone with more experience.

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                  5.0

                  My go-to tuner

                  By TwentyHz

                  from Ohio

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Fender FT-004 Clip-On Chromatic Tuner:

                      I have been tuning guitars and basses for 25 years.

                      This little fender is easier to locate on the headstock than most clip-on tuners, and more consistent in its behaviors independent of location.

                      It responds well to subtle changes at the tuning peg, and snaps in solidly with a color change and a steady 'needle' when it is in tune. It resets quickly when the string is muted. When jumping from string to string it adjusts promptly, allowing me to tune with two quick laps through the strings, once for a coarse adjustment, and then for the final.

                      The display appearance and needle behavior are not just super-functional but aesthetically pleasing, and very legible at a glance.

                      The settings for different instruments/scales, work well, even on the low B of my 5-string bass. Bass harmonics work well. Accuracy is good enough to set intonation.

                      I compared it to my big orange Ashdwown Bass-O-Meter or pedal; while ultra-final adjustment not as fine-grained, the results are very very comparable, and frankly getting there through the coarser tuning is easier.

                      However, depending on its location on the headstock, the display screen may be at an angle to you for reading. My sense is that the limited swivel must aid in its accuracy. For me, it is well worth it.

                      Also, having to hold the button in for a moment to turn it off is a minor nuisance for on-the-fly-tuning while playing.

                      It performs better and is more pleasant to use than my old Intellitouch SP-1 and 2.

                      6 months in, durability after some drops and battery life are all great.

                      Overall, highly intuitive and easy to use.

                      Buy a handful and give them to your friends.

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                      5.0

                      So Convenient!

                      By nochrome66

                      from SE Wisconsin

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Fender FT-004 Clip-On Chromatic Tuner:

                        I own several guitars and basses. I'm thinking of picking up a couple more of these things as they are so useful. A little helpful hint to those that want to go beyond tuning individual "open strings" tuning and want to ensure proper intonation which is critical to staying in tune in all ranges of play: select the "C" mode. I.E. the bass setting (displayed as B) will not properly recognize a harmonic note, or the octave note. In fact, the same hold true for guitars as well.

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                        5.0

                        Great tuner

                        By Muxtaiter

                        from Brooklyn, NY

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Fender FT-004 Clip-On Chromatic Tuner:

                            It does what I expect a tuner to do. I've had my share of cheap and bad tuners but this one really does the job. And for that price, it's great!

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                            5.0

                            Excellent Tuner Overall

                            By Mr. Stomp

                            from Pittsburgh PA

                            About Me Experienced

                            Pros

                            • Affordable
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                            • A Pain To Shut Off

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts
                            • Loud Room
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Fender FT-004 Clip-On Chromatic Tuner:

                            I found this to be the best clip on tuner overall for several reasons. I Can see it clearly. It's cheap enough to have a few spares just in case it gets lost. I don't like having to reach up to turn it off though. If you don't turn it off, the batteries run down a lot quicker. The first battery lasted about a month by not turning it off. I'm still on the second battery over a year later. I've been turning the tuner off each time.

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                            4.0

                            Not a bad little thing

                            By JimN

                            from Chicagoland

                            About Me Experienced

                            Pros

                            • Easy to read
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional

                            Cons

                            • Back Cover Screw
                            • Not Sturdily Constructed

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Best For Lazy Musicians
                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Fender FT-004 Clip-On Chromatic Tuner:

                            Hey, for the price this thing is fantastic (I got it because I am too lazy to tune by ear anymore). With that said it will not, I suspect, hold up to more than 2 or 3 accidental drops. This is not of a sturdy construct. Bottom line - I recommend it.

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                            5.0

                            GREAT LITTLE TUNER

                            By Bassman

                            from Southern colorado

                            About Me Professional Musician

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Concerts
                              • Live Recording
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Fender FT-004 Clip-On Chromatic Tuner:

                              Awesome little tuner does a great job letting you know when in tune by changing colors from blue to green when in tune.
                              Also like that it tune's guitars to!
                              The only thing I can find weak is the clip could be stronger, tends to work loose if you leave it on during a live performance, but it hasn't flow'n off yet

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