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Fender FT-004 Clip-On Chromatic Tuner   

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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 ac...Read More

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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 216 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (153)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (162)
  • Functional (149)
  • Good quality (124)
  • Improves sound (50)
  • Accurate (3)

Cons

  • Not functional (8)
  • Poor quality (8)
  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (119)
  • Concerts (69)
  • Back-up (59)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (105), Novice (45), Professional musician (33)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

great lil' tuner for price

good tuner

good tuner

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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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3.0

Good price.

By Cope

from Grand Bay

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Not Functional

Best Uses

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

    Bought this for my daughter. The LCD screen only moves in one direction, which makes it difficult to see once it's clipped onto the headstock. I'll stick with Korg.

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    1.0

    not up to standard

    By none

    from quinebaug ct

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Not Functional
      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

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

        I own many Fender products, they have always been good, this was a waste of money I should have bought a snark, My rating is actually zero 1 is generous

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        5.0

        Great tuner!

        By Morgan

        from Denver co

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • UsUsmUsUsmUsUsmU

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

          Very impressed with this little tuner! Even works on my bass not plugged in !

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          5.0

          Love it. works very well so far. Nice small size.

          By Playing For Christ

          from mansfield, Ohio

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              Love it. small does not get in my way. Works well when guitar is not to far out of tune. Great for quick tuning .

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              4.0

              Seems like a great tuner

              By mata

              from wisconsin rapids wi

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

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

                I play bass and use this instead of the plug in kind to tune my bass. What I like is its quicker to use it works for many different instruments and when its on it gives you a bright green light on the whole face of the tuner to show your in tune. I checked it with my korg tuner and they agree so it works good. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is I want to see what the battery life is like and ive only had it 2 weeks

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                5.0

                Works great and an unbelievable price

                By Jane

                from NY

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easier to tune bass without tuner going nuts.
                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

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

                  A regular tuner was impossible to tune the bass because of ambient noise...needle would swing wildly. This you can set on "B" for bass and it locks right in with a bright green screen when you're on key.

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                  4.0

                  Alright

                  By Ha

                  from Joplin

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                  • Not Functional
                  • Poor Quality

                  Best Uses

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

                    You have to take the battery in and out to reset

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                    5.0

                    Good product. Would give one to a friend

                    By Big tom

                    from North georgia

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Practicing

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

                      Easy to use

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                      5.0

                      Great product

                      By None

                      from Ft Lauderdale, Fl

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

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

                        Small and functional, so easy to use, even for a novice

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                        5.0

                        Clip-On Tuner works great!

                        By db

                        from San Antonio, Tx

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

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

                          I use these tuners on all of my guitars. I have three electrics and one acoustic. It seems to work well on all of these. Great investment, low price!!

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