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Korg Rimpitch AW-1 Acoustic Soundhole Tuner

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Since the KORG AW-1 appeared, clip-on tuners have been the standard for tuning an acoustic guitar. However, some guitarists may feel that a clip tune...Click To Read More About This Product

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Installs in your soundhole for easy-to-read, convenient tuning.

Since the KORG AW-1 appeared, clip-on tuners have been the standard for tuning an acoustic guitar. However, some guitarists may feel that a clip tuner attached to the headstock is too distant from the eye or that it's annoying to have a tuner attached to the headstock.

KORG has responded by releasing a revolutionary new tuner. The Rimpitch is a unique tuner that you use by attaching it to the soundhole of your acoustic guitar. It provides an incredibly convenient viewing angle since you can see the tuning meter within the natural angle of your sight. With a compact size, it's visually unobtrusive since it fits inside the guitar's soundhole and is easy to fit and remove.

Installing
To use the Rimpitch, you attach it to the lower side of the soundhole. This means that you'll be able to check the tuning meter at the closest possible distance within your natural angle of vision. Since it's attached in a position where only the performer can casually see it, it will be virtually unnoticed by the audience. This is the ideal tuner for people who don't want to appear to be using a tuner during a live performance.

The Rimpitch can be installed in round soundholes with a diameter of 100 mm±3 mm, allowing it to fit a wide range of acoustic guitars. There's a hook that keeps it from falling, and since the portion that touches the guitar is made of rubber, there's no danger that your valuable instrument will be scratched. You can then leave the Rimpitch attached when stowing your guitar in its case, making transportation and storage even more convenient.

Excellent visibility
High-brightness LEDs are used for the tuning meter and for the string name indicator, ensuring excellent visibility even on a dimly-lit stage.

FEATURES
Scale: 12-note equal temperament
Range (Sine Wave): E2 (82.41Hz) - E7 (2,637.02Hz)
Precision: +/-1 cent
Reference Pitch: 440Hz
Dimensions (W) x (D) x (H): 79mm x 32mm x 17 mm / 3.11" x 1.26" x 0.67"
Weight: 13g/ 0.46 oz. (including battery)
Battery Life: Approximately 12 hours (Tuner continuously operating, A4 input)
Installable Size: Circular sound hole of diameter 100mm ±3mm
Accessories: CR1620 lithium battery (3V) x 1 (for verifying operation)

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KorgRimpitch AW-1 Acoustic Soundhole Tuner
 
4.3

(based on 92 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (72)
  • Functional (65)
  • Good quality (57)
  • Improves sound (19)

Cons

  • Poor quality (5)
  • Not functional (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (48)
  • Concerts (35)
  • Back-up (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (57), Professional musician (15), Novice (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Discrete and Accurate Tuner

I do NOT like the current crop of guitar tuners that clip on to the head of a guitar and look like another appendage. They stick out like a sore thumb and look horrible...Read complete review

I do NOT like the current crop of guitar tuners that clip on to the head of a guitar and look like another appendage. They stick out like a sore thumb and look horrible (in my humble opinion) My favourite tuner is the Sabine AX2000 that stuck on the side of the guitar out of the way and unassuming. It was fairly accurate, and didn't draw attention. Now they are no longer available (please make them again SABINE!!! I'm begging you!) The Rimpitch AW-1 Acoustic Soundhole Tuner is the next best thing. But it's quicker and more accurate than the old Sabine AX2000's. It mounts in seconds, and is so easy to use. The only issue I've had so far is that I sometimes knock it into the sound hole by accident. I do a lot of finger style playing and sometimes I just inadvertently "pick" it loose. I've found that if I use some of that wall-sticky stuff on the inside, it helps mitigate this problem. The other thing is a minor issue: you can't really read the string letter like on the Sabine where the actual note e.g. "E" would light up. Instead a red diode lights up UNDER the note that's being tuned. Not really a problem because I'm looking at the tuning meter diode to light up GREEN when tuned. It would be nice if the actual note would light up - but that's just being picky. That being said, I do really like how accurate this tuner is. It's actually way more accurate than the old Sabine was and tunes up much faster. If you a) Play an acoustic guitar and b) don't want your tuner to make your guitar look like it has a Siamese twin growing grotesquely out of it's head, then this is the tuner for you...trust me...you will not be disappointed in the performance and the discreteness of this little gem.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Works great but not for expensive guitars or small holes

It works fine but the instructions come with a warning that it could hurt the finish of some guitars. So why would I use it if I can not keep it on all the...Read complete review

It works fine but the instructions come with a warning that it could hurt the finish of some guitars. So why would I use it if I can not keep it on all the time on a expensive guitar. On a guitar I don't care about the finish as much it work great. However I tried it on a small parlor size guitar and it would not stay on because the hole was to small to hold it on tight. It works great but it is not something you want to put on and off. On a guitar that is beat up or not real valuable it is a good buy.

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Discrete and Accurate Tuner

By P Racer

from Austin, TX

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Pros

  • Accurate and Discrete
  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

  • Can be jarred loose

Best Uses

  • Tuning an acoustic guitar

Comments about Korg Rimpitch AW-1 Acoustic Soundhole Tuner:

I do NOT like the current crop of guitar tuners that clip on to the head of a guitar and look like another appendage. They stick out like a sore thumb and look horrible (in my humble opinion) My favourite tuner is the Sabine AX2000 that stuck on the side of the guitar out of the way and unassuming. It was fairly accurate, and didn't draw attention. Now they are no longer available (please make them again SABINE!!! I'm begging you!) The Rimpitch AW-1 Acoustic Soundhole Tuner is the next best thing. But it's quicker and more accurate than the old Sabine AX2000's. It mounts in seconds, and is so easy to use. The only issue I've had so far is that I sometimes knock it into the sound hole by accident. I do a lot of finger style playing and sometimes I just inadvertently "pick" it loose. I've found that if I use some of that wall-sticky stuff on the inside, it helps mitigate this problem. The other thing is a minor issue: you can't really read the string letter like on the Sabine where the actual note e.g. "E" would light up. Instead a red diode lights up UNDER the note that's being tuned. Not really a problem because I'm looking at the tuning meter diode to light up GREEN when tuned. It would be nice if the actual note would light up - but that's just being picky. That being said, I do really like how accurate this tuner is. It's actually way more accurate than the old Sabine was and tunes up much faster. If you a) Play an acoustic guitar and b) don't want your tuner to make your guitar look like it has a Siamese twin growing grotesquely out of it's head, then this is the tuner for you...trust me...you will not be disappointed in the performance and the discreteness of this little gem.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Never look for your tuner again!

By ColsTiger

from Columbus, GA

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Korg Rimpitch AW-1 Acoustic Soundhole Tuner:

    This small, but convenient tuner fit perfectly in the sound holes of all of my standard sized acoustics. I know it looks tiny, but the tuning display is easy to read even for my 54 year old eyes. Other than the convenience of it basically being attached to the guitar, it's just nice to have "hands free" tuning for a change. It's worth every penny.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Good idea - needs refinement

    Comments about Korg Rimpitch AW-1 Acoustic Soundhole Tuner:

    Tuner works fine and is very handy - the downside is that it is not terribly secure when mounted and we've had to go fishing for it through the sound hole during a gig - not so good. Someone with an inventor's mind could probably figure out a way to make the clips more secure. Probably better for me to go back to my super snark.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Like the concept, but it needs a better attachment mechanism

    By Jerry

    from Mount Pleasant, SC

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    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Tuning while on stage

        Comments about Korg Rimpitch AW-1 Acoustic Soundhole Tuner:

        They need to look at some acoustic pick-ups and improve the way it attaches. This could be a great tool.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Not for multi-guitar use

        By Robert

        from undisclosed

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        Comments about Korg Rimpitch AW-1 Acoustic Soundhole Tuner:

        Not chromatic, will only do standard tuning. Spring clip lost tension from multiple installs, so chose your guitar and leave it there.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Okay but would stay attached

        By JSTJEAN

        from Greenwood, DE

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        Comments about Korg Rimpitch AW-1 Acoustic Soundhole Tuner:

        The tuner worked fine and I liked the idea of a sound-hole tuner but the way the clips were made did not hold the tuner in place for long and kept falling off into the guitar.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Really nice tuner.

        By 6 - 12 Strings

        from Mi.

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Korg Rimpitch AW-1 Acoustic Soundhole Tuner:

            I don't like the trend of putting tuners and capos on the head stock. Seems tacky to me to cover a nice guitar with equipment. The RimPitch is the way to go if your guitar does not have a built in tuner. It does not mute but hey you need to be in tune!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great little tuner

            By Nonickname

            from Carmel Valley, CA

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Korg Rimpitch AW-1 Acoustic Soundhole Tuner:

              I have been using other outside the sound hole tuners with frustration. Then I saw these on Musicians Friend and bought two. Got em tried em love em. Sometimes tricky to get in place around the soundhole but once there they tune your guitar with ease. I dont leave mine in place but take them out after practicing. I can now tune my guitars with ease. Great product. A must have.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              best tuner I've had for acoustic guitar

              By Trump supporter

              from Trumpsville, USA

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Korg Rimpitch AW-1 Acoustic Soundhole Tuner:

                I like this tuner because it's so easy to tune up my acoustic guitar. It's right there in the sound hole. Turns on with a button. Turns off just as easy. Gets it in good tune easily. It's mounted right where you need to do it quickly and right. Doesn't seem to get in the way of sound output unplugged. Good deal that is worth the price of admission.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                good product

                By Rick

                from rockport, Tx / North Bay, Ont

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Korg Rimpitch AW-1 Acoustic Soundhole Tuner:

                  very handy...easy to see while tuning

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Simple and accurate

                  By mrjirey

                  from Austin,TX

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Korg Rimpitch AW-1 Acoustic Soundhole Tuner:

                    I got this tuner because it was compact and out of the way. I have been surprised at how easy it is to use and how accurate it is. I had been using my iOS device for tunning, but this is so much faster and is ways there.

                    Great concept in a great quality product. Highly recommended

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    i would recomend this to all

                    By gary

                    from chunky ms.

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Korg Rimpitch AW-1 Acoustic Soundhole Tuner:

                      I really like the design of the unit. Better then any clip on tuner because it is right there.

                       
                      5.0

                      HIGHLY RECOMMEND. WOULD AND HAVE BOUGHT AGAIN.

                      By TERRY

                      from HUDSON, FL.

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                      Comments about Korg Rimpitch AW-1 Acoustic Soundhole Tuner:

                      THESE ARE VERY NICE. FIT GOOD AND LOOK GREAT. WORK GREAT.

                       
                      1.0

                      Now I can tell if my garbage can is in tune.

                      By Rick

                      from Central Florida

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                      Comments about Korg Rimpitch AW-1 Acoustic Soundhole Tuner:

                      Did not stay in place. When I went to secure it (one of the many times that it fell into the guitar cavity) the rubber cushion kept coming off. I did not want to take the chance of scratching my Taylor so I threw it away.

                       
                      4.0

                      super tuner

                      By Joseph

                      from Pendleton ,or

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                      Comments about Korg Rimpitch AW-1 Acoustic Soundhole Tuner:

                      great!

                       
                      5.0

                      I already have bought it again and again.

                      By none

                      from Oklahoma

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                      Comments about Korg Rimpitch AW-1 Acoustic Soundhole Tuner:

                      Great idea. The tuner tucks away in the sound hole with non-marring clips, but you can move it to different guitars if you want to.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Tool!

                      By Kem Cre

                      from Aiken, SC

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                      Comments about Korg Rimpitch AW-1 Acoustic Soundhole Tuner:

                      Great tuner that doesn't fall off or gets in way!

                       
                      5.0

                      Have 2

                      By Ronald

                      from undisclosed

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                      Comments about Korg Rimpitch AW-1 Acoustic Soundhole Tuner:

                      Great tuner for anyone playing acoustic guitar.

                       
                      5.0

                      An Excellent Buy!

                      By Singing Cowboy

                      from Acton, Ca

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                      Comments about Korg Rimpitch AW-1 Acoustic Soundhole Tuner:

                      An Excellent Buy!

                       
                      5.0

                      Great product

                      By Christopher

                      from undisclosed

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                      Comments about Korg Rimpitch AW-1 Acoustic Soundhole Tuner:

                      Discreet tuning solution

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