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        Tunes a wide variety of stringed instruments without drawing attention to itself.

        Designed in conjunction with Ned Steinberger, the Planet Waves NS Mini Headstock Tuner precisely tunes a wide variety of stringed instruments in a compact, lightweight, and easy-to-use design. The highly sensitive piezo transducer and backlit display allow for smooth and highly accurate tuning in noisy, dim or well-lit environments, where other tuners fail. The compact design allows the tuner to hide effortlessly behind the headstock, concealing it from your audience and allowing it to remain mounted on the instrument inside most cases.

        Featuring a 360° swivel mechanism and adjustable padded clamp, the NS Mini offers optimal viewing angles and maximum positioning flexibility. As a result, the NS Mini is equally at home on left and right-handed instruments as well as on small and large headstocks, making it the ideal choice for the widest variety of players and instruments, from 5-string bass to Ukulele. The NS Mini also features an easy-to-read color changing backlit display which is easily seen on dark stages or in direct sunlight. Maximum battery life is provided by the auto-off function, shutting the tuner off automatically after several minutes to preserve the life of the CR2032 battery (included).

        Powered by the latest version of the highly praised and super accurate Planet Waves Headstock tuner software, the NS Mini also offers adjustable calibration between 430 Hz and 450 Hz for use in a wide variety of playing situations.

        Features

        • Low-profile compact design hides behind the headstock, concealed form the audience - leave one on every instrument!
        • Ultra-sensitive piezo pickup provides extremely accurate chromatic tuning based on vibration, no sound or cable input required
        • Innovative 360 degree swivel and adjustable ratchet mechanisms for versatile placement on both both left- and right-handed instruments
        • Easy-to-read color changing display performs in well-lit & dark environments
        • Accurately tunes a wide range of instruments, from 5-string bass to ukulele

        Enjoy effortless and inconspicuous tuning. Order today.

         
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        Planet WavesPW-CT-12 NS Mini Headstock Tuner
         
        4.5

        (based on 51 reviews)

        Ratings Distribution

        • 5 Stars

           

          (37)

        • 4 Stars

           

          (11)

        • 3 Stars

           

          (0)

        • 2 Stars

           

          (0)

        • 1 Stars

           

          (3)

        100%

        of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

        Pros

        • Easy to use (32)
        • Functional (29)
        • Good quality (24)
        • Improves sound (7)

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing (23)
          • Concerts (21)
          • Back-up (12)
            • Reviewer Profile:
            • Experienced (20), Professional musician (7), Novice (4)

          Most Liked Positive Review

           

          Best of the clip on tuners

          I own 4 of these and several Intellitouch tuners that I don't use any more since I started using the Planet Waves mini tuner. I didn't expect the first one to last long because...Read complete review

          I own 4 of these and several Intellitouch tuners that I don't use any more since I started using the Planet Waves mini tuner. I didn't expect the first one to last long because I thought the clip would be flimsy and not hold and would probably break easily. Wrong. It holds it securely and it's had heavy use for 2 years. With the first one I moved it from instrument to instrument because I liked it better than the Intellitouches, so I gradually bought more. What convinced me to go completely Planet Waves mini tuner was my Stelling banjo. It gets my banjo in perfect tune when no other tuner in my (or anyone else's) collection could get the job done. Here's my list of instruments that it tunes perfectly. Martin HD-28V, Gibson F5-G mandolin, Taylor GS-8, Stelling Sunflower, Peavey 5-string bass. I play a lot of music and these things are the best. They are easy to use, stay out of the way, and most importantly, keep me in perfect tune.

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          Most Liked Negative Review

           

          Awesome!

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          Great little tuner. Easy to read display in any lighting. Accurate as can be. My only complaint is that it might slip off under extreme body antics, but not under normal...Read complete review

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          Great little tuner. Easy to read display in any lighting. Accurate as can be. My only complaint is that it might slip off under extreme body antics, but not under normal playing. Also, I love the idea of one tuner for each stage guitar. I ordering a few more, but at this price a pop it can get expensive. They should offer package deals.

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          4.0

          Perfect fit

          By Jacob

          from Florida

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Planet Waves PW-CT-12 NS Mini Headstock Tuner:

              I have a Lanakai soprano pinapple ukulele with very little room on the headpiece for a clip on tuner. With only a minor adjustment, this unit fits beautifully and has not been off of my instrument since. I have been delighted with it's performance for the past several months now and would highly recommend it to a friend.

              JR

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              5.0

              Mini Tuner

              By combatguitar

              from Colorado

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Planet Waves PW-CT-12 NS Mini Headstock Tuner:

                Have 3 of these mini's and just bought another. Have one on each guitar that I use so eleiminates switching one around. Inexpensive enough to make having one for each guitar very practical. They work great, fast, simple and doesn't look like a computer hanging off the headstock of a guitar. Small enough that they do not interfer with the estetic look of a guitar and un-noticed by an audience. The minis are accurate and the batteries seem to last forever. Can't go wrong with these, they also eliminate a pedal tuner that takes up space on your board. Get one, get one for each guitar that you play regularly.

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                5.0

                Good for stage, studio, or home

                By ponchete

                from NC

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Planet Waves PW-CT-12 NS Mini Headstock Tuner:

                  I love this tuner. First it has a light you can see in the dark on stage, the batteries last a long time. It is the most accurate I have had so far, better than pedals and other clip on tuners. It does not hear the vibrations of other guitars around you, which has been usually my problem with other tuners. Lastly, it is invisible because you clip it behind the headstock and it is really small.

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                  5.0

                  Awesome tuner that everyone should own

                  By MaidenFan70

                  from Altoona, PA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Planet Waves PW-CT-12 NS Mini Headstock Tuner:

                    Awesome little tuner. The only thing I wouldn't use it for is setting your Intonation, I prefer a more accurate tuner like the Peterson Strobe tuners. Other than this I use it on all my guitars.

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                    4.0

                    I'm sorry I didn't buy more of 'em

                    By Paj

                    from Philly area

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                    Pros

                    • Convenient Unobtrusive
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Planet Waves PW-CT-12 NS Mini Headstock Tuner:

                      I bought a pair of these during a holiday "Stupid Deal of the Hour." I wish I ordered more. They are very convenient, and are compact and unobtrusive on the guitar crown. They have a ratchet mechanism for attachment, not a "clothespin" clamp, so they are most conveniently used on an assigned instument, not as a quick tuner from intrument to instrument. You may not be able to place them between any/every tuning peg on the crown because of this compact design but, even on my small-crown Martin backpacker I was able to put it between the low E peg and the nut without any interference/obstruction to playability. Generally doesn't even have to be removed to store with the instrument in its case. They seem to work easily and well, not only on guitar but also on mandolin, banjo, ukelele, sax and flute. Clear indications of functions, including on and off. (BTW, the button part of the battery (-ve) goes down onto the contact teeth; the battery casing (+ve) should be facing you when you close the cover.) I gave it 4/5 stars because I'm not yet sure of the battery life.

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                      5.0

                      Mini Headstock Tuner

                      By amped up

                      from Southern Indiana

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                      Pros

                      • Accurate
                      • Easy to read
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality
                      • Improves Sound
                      • Small

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing
                        • Whenever

                        Comments about Planet Waves PW-CT-12 NS Mini Headstock Tuner:

                        A very small, accurate tuner. Fits on my les paul (or most any) headstock very nicely. Has a nice green led readout, is easy to see neck length away on the headstock. It has and adjustable frequency and most of all it seems very accurate.

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                        5.0

                        A Great Solution

                        By Jaystrings

                        from Carolinas

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                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality
                        • Improves Sound
                        • Less Conspicuous
                        • More Visible

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Planet Waves PW-CT-12 NS Mini Headstock Tuner:

                          A good tuner is essential. This one is as accurate as any pedal or attached tuner I've ever used. It's almost hidden but always there for a quick tuneup that goes virtually undetected by an audience.

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                          4.0

                          Great Tuner!

                          By Brock

                          from Ettrick, WI

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Well Hidden

                          Cons

                          • Hanging Stands

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Planet Waves PW-CT-12 NS Mini Headstock Tuner:

                          I wanted a clip on tuner that would be very discreet that I could leave on my guitar. This tuner is perfect for that and is very easy to use. However, I run into problems whenever I want to hang the guitar from the headstock. If you use this tuner where it is meant to be placed, as shown in the picture, it cannot be hung. This was a let down for me because all my stands are Hercules and at home my guitar is on a wall hanger, so I can't ever leave the tuner on. Maybe this isn't all guitars, but I tried my two acoustics and my electric with same issue. If this doesn't apply to you, this will be a great purchase!

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                          5.0

                          Perfectly simple!

                          By Vinney P.

                          from Meadow Vista, Calif.

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                          Pros

                          • Always In Reach
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Planet Waves PW-CT-12 NS Mini Headstock Tuner:

                            Always ready for use at the touch of a finger, needs no volume on the guitar. Lets you check tuning silently at any break. I own two now.

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                            4.0

                            Excellent but requires a bit of space

                            By Tom

                            from Annapolis, Maryland

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                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Planet Waves PW-CT-12 NS Mini Headstock Tuner:

                              This is an excellent, sensitive, compact tuner that is inconspicuous enough to leave on the instrument all the time. The headstock of my 12-string guitar is pretty crowded with tuners, so it took some experimenting to find a spot where it would fit and not be in the way.

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