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Korg Pitchblack PRO Rackmount Tuner 

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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

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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 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (19)
  • Functional (17)
  • Good quality (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (15)
  • Concerts (13)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (8)

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 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pitchblack Pro Rackmount Tuner

By BHargis

from Wichita Falls, TX

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Korg 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 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.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Good lucks, not so great functionality

    By Curefan

    from Columbus, Ohio

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To See From A Far
    • Looks Cool

    Cons

    • Plastic Build
    • Power Supply Design

    Best Uses

      Comments about Korg Pitchblack PRO Rackmount Tuner:

      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

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very impressed!

      By dlb

      from PA

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Korg Pitchblack PRO Rackmount Tuner:

        I recently decided to move away from multi-fx processors (G-System) and as a result I became in need of a stand-alone tuner. And due to the way I prefer to have my pedalboard configured, I decided to go with a rackmounted tuner as opposed to a pedal. Shopping around, I noticed there aren't a whole lotta rackmount choices... this Korg tuner is IMO the best bang for buck.

        My amp is rackmounted, and atm I have the amp's line-out connected to the Korg's rear input jack (Input #2, which is designed for a line level signal)... and it works perfectly. Nice and tidy too, with just a 12" patch cable, and the tuner is not in my signal path.

        I also tested it in front of the amp, listening for any possible tone loss or coloration, and I did not perceive any difference.

        I find the tuner to be very accurate, and for live shows I use the basic mode 1 (partly because I don't want a crazy strobe light show coming from my gear haha) but for use at home if I'm setting intonation or whatnot I'll use the strobe modes #2 or #3 for a higher level of accuracy. But mode #1 is PLENTY accurate enough for live work.

        I've seen some complaints online about the build quality (it's all plastic) but this is a non-issue for me. IMO it does not need to be made of metal because it is protected by the rack enclosure. It's fine.

        Design-wise, if I had to think of a complaint, I think it would be nice to have an additional "Input #1" on the rear, which if used would deactivate the front input, this would make it more flexible with how you can configure your connections, but it's not a big deal.

        All in all, I am very pleased.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        All that I hoped for.

        By Fred M.

        from Brooksville, Florida

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Tunes Low B On 5 String

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Korg Pitchblack PRO Rackmount Tuner:

          Functions well out of the box. Tunes bass guitar, even low B string with no problem. I recommend this tuner.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best decision I have made in a while!

          By NathanRitchie72

          from Toledo, OH

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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.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Pretty good tuner

            By Mark the Clermont

            from Atlanta, GA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            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.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                AWESOME!

                By Def Shepherd

                from Chiraq

                About Me Professional Musician

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Cable Tester
                • Dual Input
                • Easy To See Good Visibil
                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Tiny

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Anything
                  • Guitar Setups
                  • Live
                  • Rackmount

                  Comments about Korg Pitchblack PRO Rackmount Tuner:

                  I needed another rackmount tuner with strobe capability for the studio; we were using the one in my guitar rack and it was getting old swapping out cables everytime I wanted to actually play my guitar.

                  SO, I bought one of these babies. I got it last night - and I am planning on ordering another. First, my other rackmount tuner is also a Korg - just a later model. This Pitchblack is about 1/3 of the size, which is great for angled racks where you can run into space problems. It seems like it's an inch deep, but the quality is incredible. It has 2 inputs, which I do use (one for direct in, one for my wireless system). I noticed right away that there was no input selector button - so I didn't understand. I tested this - I plugged both inputs in, and plugged into #1. It picked up my guitar and started tuning it right away - with great accuracy, I love the strobe on this. Then I plugged a cable in #1 and put my guitar in #2 to see how it would work. It picked up my guitar in #2 as well, so there's some sort of "smart switching" in this. I dig it. Excellent quality, very easy to see because of it's V shaped meter, lightweight, and super accurate.

                  If you're looking for something reasonably priced to do guitar setups with or just to get that perfect tune on stage - this is the way to go. Super sleek, flat face, and great lighting. I will be ordering at least 1 more of these (and giving away my old strobe!!!)

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Disappointment

                  By yafal

                  from Buenos Aires, Argentina

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Very Precise

                  Cons

                  • Hiss

                  Best Uses

                  • Maybe Bass Tuner

                  Comments about Korg Pitchblack PRO Rackmount Tuner:

                  For the money, its'a good tuner, very precise and fast. BUT, as a guitar player, I have to put it in front of my preamp (VooduValve) to use the feature of silent tuning. In that position, it changes slightly the tone of my guitar, not bad but different, but it hisses like Godzilla, using high gain (I play metal, what can I do...). I compared its "buffered" bypass with the one of a Corona chorus, and the noise was a lot lower. Also built a simple j-fet buffer myself, and the noise was almost zero. I can only say that the circuitry Korg used in its buffer is lame, to say the least. So beware guitar players, test the thing so you won't be disappointed like me. If you're a bass player, however, everything's gonna be all right.

                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Accurate, but cheaply made

                  By David

                  from Arlington, VA

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Korg Pitchblack PRO Rackmount Tuner:

                    This tuner seems to work well, but is cheaply made. All plastic. The rack ears are thin, plastic snap-in parts. The input jacks are plastic. It weighs only a few ounces. I don't expect it to last very long. The only real reason to buy this is if you absolutely need a rack-mounted tuner and cannot afford the Peterson.

                     
                    5.0

                    Easy to see and operate.

                    By BBGUN

                    from Texas

                    About Me Experienced

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Korg Pitchblack PRO Rackmount Tuner:

                      It's easy for my poor eyes to see as well as being easy to operate, seems very accurate next to my Peterson Strobe, easy mount just be careful not to over tighten the screws because the mounting ears are plastic.

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