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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 204 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (145)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (151)
  • Functional (141)
  • Good quality (118)
  • Improves sound (44)
  • Accurate (3)

Cons

  • Poor quality (6)
  • Not functional (5)
  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (112)
  • Concerts (66)
  • Back-up (58)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (101), Novice (39), Professional musician (31)

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.

Reviewed by 204 customers

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5.0

Good Tuner

By OldieButNewbie

from Central Florida

About Me Novice

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Seems to do exactly what is expected of it and provides a display that I do not have to wear glasses to read

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      5.0

      Does the Job

      By Kate E.

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

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

        Easy to use and easy to read. No complaints, especially considering the price.

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        5.0

        nice, small, easy to use

        By Geo

        from WV

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Tuning

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

          Compact, easy to use,

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          5.0

          good

          By Carlos

          from MD Rockville from Chosica PERU

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

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

            good

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            5.0

            FT-004 Clip-On Chromatic Tuner

            By Jay

            from Summerville, SC

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                Works as designed, it's a little difficult to get the exact tuning, but gets it eventually. It's good for the price.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Hold out for a price drop

                By DjGuy

                from Upper New York State

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • The only cons are the pricing.

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

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

                I ordered this (in blue) because it was on sale for half price, and the black one wasn't. I prefer black, but at 1/2 price, blue is good enough (and it is a pretty blue). I received it quickly, turned on and tuned in. I came back to give a review of four stars, because it's not the end all of tuners, but it's functional, nicely sized and very affordable. That's when I found the black one was now less than what I paid. Ah, c'mon.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I would recomend.

                By William

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

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

                Works well and picks up on the instruments vibrations easily. I use it on my guitars, bass, and ukulele and it works well.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Yes

                By douglas

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

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

                Easy way to stay tuned.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                If it breaks I'll buy another one

                By Robert

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

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

                I do not have a lot of experience with clip-on tuners. This is the first one I have owned. It seems to do the job on my 5-string bass, with a nice bright display that is WAY easier to see in daylight than my old, worn out Korg, but you might have to wait a few seconds for the display of each note. Access to the battery compartment only requires a coin in your pocket. From the reviews I have read on other brands, I would say that this tuner matches up well with most others costing 3 times as much.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                TUNER

                By Gregory

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

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

                For the price/one of the best in my opinion (chromatic/guitar/violin/bass) it's there!

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