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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 340 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (159)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (68)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (61)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (184)
  • Functional (172)
  • Good quality (139)
  • Improves sound (47)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

  • Not functional (43)
  • Poor quality (43)
  • Difficult to use (37)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (142)
  • Back-up (100)
  • Concerts (81)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (184), Professional musician (78), Novice (26)

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
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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

 

Great Tuner but poor quality casing

The tuner works fine...the quality of the casing is questionalbe.
Features are good. You can change from chromatic to guitar, bass or ukele. You can modified the pitch.
I...Read complete review

The tuner works fine...the quality of the casing is questionalbe.
Features are good. You can change from chromatic to guitar, bass or ukele. You can modified the pitch.
I marked down the quality only because the battery door is a pain. It is very easy to break the pins off of the end of the door, and it is very difficult to get the door with pins intact into the slot. The door must push the battery into place... too much pressure in closing the door...the tuner is toast... or the pins snap off.
I got mine at the stupid deal price of $14...this is about right for the quality of the item...full price at $28...I recommend another tunner like Boss.

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5.0

My favorite tuner

By guitarpicker7

from SW Ohio

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast Response
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound
  • Tiny! Fits almost anywhere!

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      My favorite tuner! It's tiny, so it fits everywhere. I usually play solo, so I don't worry if the guitar is "properly tuned." But sometimes I get a chance to play with a singer so it's important to get it right = the FT-1 works quickly and accurately, so I'm ready in a few seconds and people aren't standing around waiting for the guitar guy to get in tune. The screen is visible in any light, and I love the bright red/green indicator! I've never had a problem with sensitivity or background. Using the clip on different headstocks can be interesting, but that's a much bigger issue with other tuners - I have one guitar with a 5x2 tuner setup and I learned to clip the FT-1 on the headstock, on the bass side, as close to the nut as possible. It worked so well, I clip the FT-1 they same way on all my guitars. Overall, I'm very pleased and the FT-1 gets my biggest OK!

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      5.0

      Awesome buy!

      By Atomike02

      from Houston Tx

      Verified Buyer

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

      Great little tuner, perfect for home use, not a gigging tool.

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      1.0

      Works fine on guitars

      By Oscar

      from Juarez, Mexico

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

      Having problems to tune the fifth of 5 string bass.

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      1.0

      never again

      By Jeff

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

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

      Bought two of these...... after days of trying to get these to work properly i threw them both in the trash.....i own many tuners and have never had one as poorly made as these!!!!

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      5.0

      YES I WOULD BUY THIS TUNER AGAIN

      By VINCE

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

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

      GOT A GOOD DEAL FOR A FRIEND WHO WAS HAVING TROUBLE TUNING IN A CROWD IN A JAM-PROBLEM SOLVED- YOU CAN TUNE WHENEVER YOU NEED

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      3.0

      Good Deal when on sale

      By Gerardo

      from undisclosed

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

      Very Convenient

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Tuner, easy to read

      By Mick Colorado

      from Colorado

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

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

        Great tuner. For the price you can't beat it. Display is easy to read.

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        1.0

        Trouble

        By Ronnie

        from undisclosed

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Not Functional
          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

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

            Not very good...

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Don`t buy it!

            By Jerry

            from Ridott, Il

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            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use
              • Not Functional

              Best Uses

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

                Very difficult to use.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect! It's works, It's cheep, It's what you want!

                By superg1174

                from Delaware

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • groups tuning at same time
                  • Practicing

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

                  I use this tuner now as my main tuner personally, and I bought 4 so when I do group guitar lessons/rehearsals, several guitars can be used at once. I use it for a banjo as well. I'm new to banjos so not sure if this is a perfect device for banjo but it worked.

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