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Korg Pitchblack PRO Rackmount Tuner   

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The Pitchblack PRO Rackmount Tuner is the latest in a series of professional quality rackmount tuners that Korg has produced since 1987. Korg's lates...Read More

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Stylish professional tuner.

The Pitchblack PRO Rackmount Tuner is the latest in a series of professional quality rackmount tuners that Korg has produced since 1987. Korg's latest rackmount model features a new 3D visual meter that's so beautiful you'll think of it as an aspect of your stage performance. The 3-dimensional expression of light inspires a feeling that for want of a better word, is just cool.The visual element of your performance is key, so why not make your tuner an asset ather than a distraction?. Although it's in a rackmount form factor, the body is ultra-lightweight and slim, allowing it to be used anywhere. This is a new generation of rackmount tuner that every guitarist/bassist with professional aspirations should experience.

FEATURES
  • Large 3D visual meter ensures unprecedented visibility
  • Lightweight, thin, and removable
  • Three meter display modes (regular, strobe, half-strobe)
  • Built-in cable checker
  • Mute function

Order today and streamline your stage.

SPECIFICATIONS

Pitchblack PRO Rackmount Tuner

  • Tuning: 12 Note Equal Temperament
    Detection Range: E0 (20.60 Hz) C8 (4186 Hz), Sine Wave
    Calibration Range: A4 = 436-445 Hz (1 Hz steps)
    Detection Accuracy: +/- 1 cent
    Display Mode: Regular / Strobe / Half Strobe
    Input impedance: 1 M Î (when tuner is on)
    Connectors
    Front Side:
    Input 1 (mono 1/4" jack) for Guitar /Bass
    Mute (mono 1/4" jack)
    Cable Check (mono 1/4" jack)
    Rear Side:
    Input 2* (mono 1/4" jack)
    *This jack is intended for use with the line output from an effect unit or keyboard; this cannot be used simultaneously with the INPUT 1 jack Output (mono 1/4" jack) DC IN (9V)
    Power supply: DC 9V, AC adapter(KA350)
    Dimensions (W x D x H): 16.93 x 1.93 x 1.73"
    When used with the rackmount adapters: 8.98 x 1.93 x 1.73"
    Weight: 363 g / 12.80 oz.
    Accessories: AC adapter, Screw x 4, Washer x 4, Rack mounting adapter x 2
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KorgPitchblack PRO Rackmount Tuner
 
4.5

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (16)
  • Functional (14)
  • Good quality (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (12)
  • Concerts (11)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pitchblack Pro Rackmount Tuner

I've been searching and searching trying to find this tuner available and everywhere you turn its on backorder or out of stock. I was lucky enough to find one on ebay last week and...Read complete review

I've been searching and searching trying to find this tuner available and everywhere you turn its on backorder or out of stock. I was lucky enough to find one on ebay last week and it came in 3 business days. I paid ten extra for shipping but hey it was worth it. So far this tuner fits perfectly for what it was meant to do. Ive read alot of people complain about it being plastic, but if you think about it, the purpose of a rack is to protect your gear. So it shouldnt matter if its placstic or not, as long as your not choke-slamming your rack, it'll hold up just fine. The display is super bright and visible. I like the display options, vary for individual's taste. It recognizes quick, is very accurate. I give it a 5 out of 5. The blue lights look great coming from the all black unit. No complaints on this. I run my guitar through input, then output, then to my amp. I have a footswitch hooked up to mute it for silent tuning. Functions perfect, no loss in tone or anything. Don't listen to the elitests that call themselves tone purists. Just give it a try and find out what you lik efor yourself. Im very pleased with this product and I think you will be too if you can get your hands on one.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good lucks, not so great functionality

Really cool looking tuner with big display that is easy to see across a stage. Has some major downsides though, one of whic is that its very cheap plastic. It kind of bows...Read complete review

Really cool looking tuner with big display that is easy to see across a stage. Has some major downsides though, one of whic is that its very cheap plastic. It kind of bows out slightly in the rack, and the rack ears are just snap on plastic tabs. Should hold up fine in a protected rack, but just doesn't have a real confidence inspiring build, if you know what I mean ?

Also the accuracy is just "okay", basically its like any old cheap pedalboard tuner, but in a rack. Fair price for the price I guess, but not the best tuner on the market.

Main issue for me though is the stupid power supply design. The plug in part of the adapter is about 2+ rack spaces tall. I have my Furman above my processor and had to move it to the top of the rack so I could have the power supply adapter positioned downward without hitting the gear below it, if that makes sense? Really dumb design for a rack item Korg!

They should of put a "line lump" in there at the very least, so then you'd have a normal plug, or maybe made it at a right angle. Either way, it would of worked better in a rack.

AC adapters are always a problem with rack power conditioners, but you'd think gear designed specifically for a rackmount would address this.
My L6 Relay for example sticks out sidways, so it easily goes into 1 rack space.

Finally, its really dumb you have to hit the power button to turn it on every time. All my other gear I leave "on" and with one switch on the Furman it boots up. This unit needs to have the power hit each and every time, even if you left it powered up when you turned off your main power supply.

Just all and all falls a bit short of what I would expet in a pro rack tuner

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5.0

Best decision I have made in a while!

By Nathan

from undisclosed

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing
    • Studio Work

    Comments about Korg Pitchblack PRO Rackmount Tuner:

    Love this! I have 2 of them inline, 1 for Bass and 1 for guitar. There is no bypass, so you MUST turn them on if you keep them inline is the only CON I can even think of, and that is pushing it..... Some of the best cash I have ever spent! Buy it, you wont regret it.

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    5.0

    Prefect piece of equipment

    By Jump Bass

    from JBER, AK

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Korg Pitchblack PRO Rackmount Tuner:

      Hands down for the price best tuner you can pick up for your rig. Sweet look, very easy to use.

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      5.0

      Great tuner

      By Pete

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about Pitchblack PRO Rackmount Tuner:

      great tuner. Simple to use.

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      5.0

      great tuner

      By Rsn

      from Tulsa

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Korg Pitchblack PRO Rackmount Tuner:

          great tuner , ive had it about 2 years and never had any issues , my bass player has one in his rack to and the only gripe is that it is plastic, if you can get past that its great.

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          5.0

          Pitch perfect

          By Big All

          from Lamar Colorado

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

            Comments about Korg Pitchblack PRO Rackmount Tuner:

            I own this product and it works well

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            5.0

            Great Looking & Performing Tuner

            By 7DollarHaircut

            from Overland Park, Kansas

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Korg Pitchblack PRO Rackmount Tuner:

              This is a very effective tuner, both from its ability to quickly and precisely tune a guitar and it's high visibility display. It also looks cool on stage or in the studio.

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              5.0

              10/10 wuld buy again.

              By dave

              from minneapolis MN

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Korg Pitchblack PRO Rackmount Tuner:

                I have this in my practice / gig rig its sweet the display options are also cool.

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                5.0

                could not be easier to use

                By WMFielding

                from Huntington WV

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Concerts

                Comments about Korg Pitchblack PRO Rackmount Tuner:

                I love this rack tuner its all but fool proof. And the cable checker has saved me more than once already

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                4.0

                Pretty good tuner

                By Mark the Clermont

                from Atlanta, GA

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Korg Pitchblack PRO Rackmount Tuner:

                    The tuner looks good and tunes my bass, even on the lowest notes. That's what I hired it to do. So it's good.
                    I don't know what some of these reviews are about flimsy construction. It goes in a rack, it's not meant to be bulletproof. One review even said it sagged in the middle when suspended in a rack because it was so flimsy. What?? It doesn't. It's fine.
                    My only issue - when the tuner's powered on, it's tuning your instrument. So if you leave the tuner on, your audience gets to see all the notes you're playing as you're playing them. E-A-B-G-A etc. Great for people who want to learn your bass part. It's a little weird to me that you have to power down the entire tuner if you want those readouts to stop reading out while you're playing. Because it takes a few seconds to power back up when you need it again, it's not instantaneous. Seems like their should be a tuner off switch where you could bypass the tuner function but still keep the unit on. As it is, you have to turn the unit off if you want to stop the readouts.

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                    4.0

                    Great tuner for great price

                    By DatGeek

                    from North Carolina

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Korg Pitchblack PRO Rackmount Tuner:

                      Looks cool on stage with the lights, also makes it very easy to see in daylight or stage lights.
                      one complaint, the output is on the rear only a simple hole drilled in one of the ears lets you route a cable through the front to plug into a normal amp.

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