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Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner

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The Fishman FT-1 Digital Tuner is an ideal companion for any acoustic instrument. The clip-on fully chromatic Fishman tuner quickly and accurately f...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
  • Weight: 1.9 oz.
SPECIFICATIONS
  • 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 459 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (217)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (85)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (82)

68%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (261)
  • Functional (242)
  • Good quality (206)
  • Improves sound (64)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

  • Not functional (61)
  • Poor quality (59)
  • Difficult to use (50)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (202)
  • Back-up (137)
  • Concerts (116)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (254), Professional musician (113), Novice (33)

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 5 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 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Arrived broken.

      By wasted time

      from Jackson, MS

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Verified Buyer

      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?

          (3 of 4 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)

           
          5.0

          Keep in tune

          By Quicksilver

          from Prescott Valley, AZ

          About Me Novice

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            My wife and I use this tuner in our church to get our ukuleles tuned. We have had others join us and use the tuner as well. It works for guitar and ukulele and others have purchased this tuner because they first used ours. They also have been very satisfied with it.

            (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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            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 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Handy little tuner

                By Billsguitar

                from Jersey Shore

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

                Overall... I'm a professional guitarist with more than 40 years under my belt. This is my quick & handy tuner when I'm either around my house or drop over a friend's place to jam. My pedal board holds a Boss TU-2 & I find this "clip on" as accurate as that.
                It has just about everything you need in a very portable unit.
                OK... the first unit I recieved did not work but, but I was able to get a replacement quickly. The first one did not power up...
                It's great to keep around... small enough to toss in your case or gig bag & the LCD screen is large enough to see.

                (3 of 7 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 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      A true bargain in tuners

                      By Mike the guitar collector.

                      from Stuarts Draft, VA

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          A great little tuner for the money. Clip it on the head stock turn it on and start tuning. Has a selector button for Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, or Chromatic.Green and Red back light to get you in the ball park. Shows the note in LCD and arrows to pin point the pitch.

                          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Great deal great product.

                          By Jim

                          from Hudson FL.

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Practicing

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

                            Again great deal great product but one for my buddy looking forward to jamming thank you.

                            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            The absolute best tuner available.

                            By Jim Standley

                            from Prairieville, Louisiana

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                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

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

                              I had misplaced the first one of these that I bought, so I recently ordered another. I was not willing to compromise on the accuracy and overall quality, so I did not even consider any of the other tuners on the market. This is absolutely the best, most practical, and easiest to use tuner you can get.

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              love this tuner!!

                              By Pam

                              from Avon, MA

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                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Functional
                              • Good Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Practicing

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

                                didn't know about these style tuners until a friend introduced me to them...i found this one to be very simply and easy and accurate!! I have no problem with mine..works every time and its quick!!

                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Fishman Clip on Tuner

                                By JB

                                from Lancaster PA

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                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Functional
                                • Good Quality
                                • Improves Sound
                                • Small And Unintrusive

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Concerts
                                  • Practicing

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

                                  This tuner allows for tuning while the rest of the band is playing because it "feels" the vibration. It doesn't need to "hear" the string. Accurate! Small and unintrusive but readable. I like the red / green display. The lighted display helps in poorly lighted venues. This is my second purchase of this product. This one is for a friend who has a tough time with other tuners. This should help!

                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  2.0

                                  cheap and inconsistant

                                  By Cdawg

                                  from Seattle WA

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

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

                                  I found this tuner to bounce all over and not hold a consistant reading

                                  (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Not Good

                                  By Teo

                                  from Palmetto Florida

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Pros

                                  • None

                                  Cons

                                  • Difficult To Use
                                  • Not Functional

                                  Best Uses

                                  • I really don't know

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

                                  It doesn't work every well. I wished I had read the reviews before I purchased it. I have to pull the battery out and reseat it several times, just to get it to come on so I can use it. I don't think it tunes well at all. I usually have to use someone's Snark to get a true tune. Yes I am going to purchased a Snark. The Korg I have is almost as bad.

                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Accurrate, Fast, Easy, Inexpensive

                                  By AHG

                                  from Northern California

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

                                  From reading comments online from other 12-string acoustic owners, I know that I am not the only one who especially appreciates this tuner over the old microphone-based units because of the way it ignores the extra tones and harmonics of double-course strings. Much more accurate; much faster; much easier to use. Of course, true for six-strings, as well.That it?s made by Fishman, a company with a well-deserved reputation for quality (for their products, customer service and, of course, sound) is kind of a low-cost home run. The microphone-based tuners that we have all used will be gone soon because this is, simply, a better mouse trap. Happily, something we?ve gotten used to in the electronic age: better electronic mouse traps?

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