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Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner 

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A fully chromatic, clip-on, digital tuner that's ideal for acoustic instruments including guitar, bass, or ukulele.

The Fishman FT-1 Digital Tuner is an ideal companion for any acoustic instrument. The clip-on fully chromatic Fishman tuner quickly and accurately finds the note being played and indicates if you're in tune, sharp, or flat. The FT-1 tuner's adjustable clip sensor is easily secured to the instrument and ensures great results, even in noisy environments.

The Fishman FT-1 tuner's bright, backlit LCD display is equipped with a meter-style pitch indicator with a large readout that turns from red to green when the note is in tune. Powered by a single coin battery, Fishman FT-1 clip-on digital tuner is lightweight and packed with value.

FEATURES
  • Fully chromatic: automatically displays the note
  • Adjustable clip attaches to flat surfaces
  • Swivel mount rotates for easy viewing
  • Extra-bright LCD display lights green when in tune and lights red for sharp or flat
  • Meter-style sharp and flat display
  • Built-in microphone
  • Clip-on sensor for tuning in noisy environments
  • Instrument modes display the string number for correctly tuning guitar, bass, or ukulele
  • Adjustable reference pitch from 435Hz to 445Hz
  • 'Flat' mode for easily transposed tuning
  • Automatic power save and shut-off features save battery power
  • Includes one 2032 coin battery
  • Dimensions: 1.87" H x 1.85" W x 1.61" D
SPECIFICATIONS

FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner

  • Tuning Source: clip or mic
    Tuning modes: chromatic 12-note, 6- and 7-string guitar, 4- to 6-string bass, ukulele (key of C)
    Pitch range: 435 Hz to 445 Hz (saved)
    Detection range: A0 (27.5 Hz) to C8 (4,186 Hz)
    Battery: one 2032 coin battery (included)
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FishmanFT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner
 
3.7

(based on 451 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (214)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (84)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (79)

68%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (257)
  • Functional (237)
  • Good quality (202)
  • Improves sound (63)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

  • Not functional (60)
  • Poor quality (57)
  • Difficult to use (48)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (199)
  • Back-up (133)
  • Concerts (114)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (249), Professional musician (111), Novice (32)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great value clip on tuner

As a tuner with a wide range of uses this fishman can easily be recommended highly.
As a dulcimer player it is a bit of overkill. All I need is the chromatic...Read complete review

As a tuner with a wide range of uses this fishman can easily be recommended highly.
As a dulcimer player it is a bit of overkill. All I need is the chromatic function. Others, particularly beginners may find the rest of the modes makes their tuning easier.Dulcimer
For my needs this has almost too many options.
It can be used as a clip on tuner, for a crowdor may be used with the built in mike.
There are 4 modes: chromatic, guitar, bass and ukulele.
The pitch can be based on a @440 or from 435 thru 445.
the range can be adjusted from normal down thru 4 flats.
the screen comes on red if out of tune with an arrow indicating tune up or down. when string is in tune the screen turns green. Green is a narrow slice and it is very easy to pass thru green to red.
Screen is 11/16 " high and 1 and 1/16" wide making it very easy to see. when out of chromatic the tuner tunes by string number
'
Three small buttons to the left of the screen are easy to use as thet are raised and separated enough to avoid hitting two at once,
Bought it on sale at 1/2 price making it a great value

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

You're buying the brand, not the tuner.

I bought a couple of these tuners when they first came out about a year ago because I thought I'd be getting a great product coming from Fishman compared to what I already had...Read complete review

I bought a couple of these tuners when they first came out about a year ago because I thought I'd be getting a great product coming from Fishman compared to what I already had (SNARK clip-ons). I was wrong, these are terrible tuners in my opinion. It's hard to recognize a note when in clip mode and even worse with the microphone mode on. I hardly ever get to tune a string perfectly, I can only get close. I wouldn't recommend this tuner to anyone unless you're getting it really cheap, otherwise it's too expensive for what it does. The only thing I liked about this tuner is the build quality, it feels very solid and its smaller than most clip-ons. For now, I'm very happy with my other brand tuners, those feel cheap but do the job amazingly.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Did Not Work

By Rick

from Kansas City

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner:

      Product did not work even with new battery other than the one that came with it. Got this on Deal of the day, so did not return, just ate the cost.
      Probably been laying around in a box for who knows how long in the warehouse..that's why it was on Deal of the Day. Get them out the door, who cares if they work or not...just sell them all.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Disappointed

      By Jibguy

      from Virginia

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Not Functional

      Best Uses

      • Backup

      Comments about Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner:

      It works on the 1-4th string on my guitar. Has major trouble on the 5th and 6th. Sometimes it can't even hear the 6th string. It's a piece of junk. I love my Snark.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      bad quality product! is not for a 5 strings bass. not support the string B.

      By Alvaro Flota Arpaiz

      from tolleson,az.

      Comments about Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner:

      this product is not desing for a 5 strings bass, not support the low string B, for a guitar maybe works, but for a bass not.
      good price.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great tuner!

      By Giantdoctor

      from Missouri

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      Pros

      • Bright
      • Can flat the pitch
      • Change Hz
      • Easy To Use
      • Everything I need
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner:

      I've had intellitouch for years and I was impressed by this fantastic little tuner

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Pretty darn good...

      By geetarman&KCfan

      from New Jersey

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      See all my reviews

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      Pros

      • Functional

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner:

          It's a pretty good tuner. A little flimsy and the head can only be rotated one way, but it's pretty accurate.

          I have a peterson stroboclip for myself and have used korgs in the past. The peterson is by far the best, but I bought this for a 14 year old beginner...for that...it's PERFECT!

          I kind of liked the Korg clip on tuner I had a little better though. That had it's minor issues as well though.

          (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Dead Battery

          By Robert Johnston

          from Canada

          Comments about Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner:

          Would not buy again
          This tuner works fine and I like the red/green screen -- but the battery is always dead! This because it doesn't turn off automatically if there is any noise in the room. If to tune your instrument, forget to shut it off and start playing, it stays on. The battery is an expensive watch battery too. Piece of crap and a company like Fishman should know bettter.
          Cheap
          Less than zero

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great value clip on tuner

          By Carol France

          from York SC

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          Comments about Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner:

          As a tuner with a wide range of uses this fishman can easily be recommended highly.
          As a dulcimer player it is a bit of overkill. All I need is the chromatic function. Others, particularly beginners may find the rest of the modes makes their tuning easier.Dulcimer
          For my needs this has almost too many options.
          It can be used as a clip on tuner, for a crowdor may be used with the built in mike.
          There are 4 modes: chromatic, guitar, bass and ukulele.
          The pitch can be based on a @440 or from 435 thru 445.
          the range can be adjusted from normal down thru 4 flats.
          the screen comes on red if out of tune with an arrow indicating tune up or down. when string is in tune the screen turns green. Green is a narrow slice and it is very easy to pass thru green to red.
          Screen is 11/16 " high and 1 and 1/16" wide making it very easy to see. when out of chromatic the tuner tunes by string number
          '
          Three small buttons to the left of the screen are easy to use as thet are raised and separated enough to avoid hitting two at once,
          Bought it on sale at 1/2 price making it a great value

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Slow ant not sensitive.

          By John K

          from Danbury, Ct

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use
            • Not Functional
            • Slow to track

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner:

              Very slow to find the note. I pretty much have to stick it I. Front of the amp for it to track at alll. I bought two on sale because the price was right and they are both the same: terrible

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Wouldn't have another one, if they gave it to me for free

              By Gary

              from Mountains of Georgia

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use

                Best Uses

                • A weight on your fishing line

                Comments about Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner:

                If you accidentally hit the wrong button, it's very difficult to get back to what you really wanted. Have to remove from headstock and keep hitting buttons or you will be tuning flat or sharp. Never disliked any tuner as much as this one

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Arrived broken.

                By wasted time

                from Jackson, MS

                About Me Professional Musician

                See all my reviews

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Not Functional
                  • Poor Quality

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner:

                    It was broken so I can't really tell you how it worked. Now, the question is do I take the time to send it back or just stay away from the Stupid deals?

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