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Sabine AX3000 Contact Chromatic Auto Tuner

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The Sabine AX3000 contact tuner features the innovative MagnaPad for mounting right on your instrument so it's always at your fingertips and in clear...Click To Read More About This Product

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Mounts right on your instrument, works from direct vibration.

The Sabine AX3000 contact tuner features the innovative MagnaPad for mounting right on your instrument so it's always at your fingertips and in clear view! The MagnaPad is a 21st century material with a phenomenal ability to stay put, yet it releases with a twist. It works just like a magnet. Pull the AX Tuner straight up and the tuner won't budge. Give it a twist and the tuner comes right off.

When a music note is struck the chromatic AX3000 responds instantly, displaying the note and holding it longer for easy tuning. It grabs low notes all the way down to the bottom end of a 5-string bass, and high notes on mandolins. The new MagnaPad magnifies the note for the contact mic and the Sabine's super-fast tuning circuit beams the note's status to the three-color LED display. This unique IndiColor LED display combines the note indicator and sharp/flat indicator into one easy-to-read display. Each LED flashes yellow for flat, red for sharp, and green when you are in tune, and the flash rate indicates how far the note is from in-tune.

This contact chromatic tuner features Sabine's superior tuning algorithm and works for all stringed instruments including electric and acoustic guitars, basses, banjos, violins, mandolins, dulcimers, etc. The AX3000 features a built-in, cordless contact mic, a 3-color LED display, auto-recalibration, and a hardshell DomeHome case. Includes a long-life lithium battery and a 2-year warranty.

FEATURES
Direct mounting with MagnaPad
Works for all acoustic and electric stringed instruments
Chromatic
3-color LED display
Auto-recalibration
Hardshell case
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2.7

(based on 13 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

makes life a LOT easier

I use my AX 3000 to tune a hammered dulcimer, with a total of 62 strings, and my wife uses hers on her hurdy-gurdies. The total time to tune the dulcimer with the...Read complete review

I use my AX 3000 to tune a hammered dulcimer, with a total of 62 strings, and my wife uses hers on her hurdy-gurdies. The total time to tune the dulcimer with the Sabine is 10 minutes, as opposed to 30 minutes with a standard Korg pocket tuner with a sensor clip cord. That makes a world of difference, whether gigging, rehearsing or just playing at home. It's also unobtrusive and looks nice. But the main thing is it's FAST. No tuner is perfect; they all do weird and confusing stuff when you're trying to tune. But the AX 3000 is a lifesaver for me, and my wife reports similar results on her gurdies. As for the adhesive pad, you have to clean it with alcohol like the instructions say when it stops sticking, and then it works again. And when the tuner starts acting flaky, you replace the battery, just like any tuner.My only complaint is that it shouldn't shut off when you're tuning just because the time limit has expired. But that's a minor annoyance.

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It's not great

I've been using an Intellitouch for a long time, but I wanted something different. I had to send the Sabine Contact Chromatic Auto Tuner back. I spent way too much time trying to...Read complete review

I've been using an Intellitouch for a long time, but I wanted something different. I had to send the Sabine Contact Chromatic Auto Tuner back. I spent way too much time trying to find a good spot for it. I tried it on acoustic guitar; upright bass; and electric bass, and it was way too sensitive. Some times it wouldn't pick up anything. Sometimes it would change from sharp to flat to in-tune without turning the tuners. I like the idea of it sticking on the body of the instrument and being easily removed, but the main thing is that it has to tune the guitar.

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3.0

Magnapad sucks

By rsa

from Cali

This jelly left several marks on my guitar. The tuner is ok but magnapad sucks.

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1.0

Frustrating

This thing is so frustrating to use. It's very fickle and I don't trust it. My first one I sent back to Sabine because it just didn't pick up any pitches no matter where I put it on the guitar (acoustic), but the new one they sent me seems to not be much better. Not worth the money, maybe if it worked and I could count on it!

 
5.0

Sabine Contact Chromatic Auto Tuner

By FingerPicker

from Olympic Valley, CA

I have used this product for the last five years. I leave one installed on my Martin J40 and on my HD28 Kebmo. The tuner is quick and easy to use and works well when playing with other musicians since it doesn't need a quiet room to tune. I recommend this tuner to any aucustic player and suggest you mount it as close to the neck as possible on the side of your guitar that is up when you are playing. You will be able to quickly check your tuning in any noisey situation.

 
3.0

Guitar Girl

By GuitarMel-qt.YQ

from Riverside, AL

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I own 7 of these tuners (one for each guitar) & have various models, from the 850 to the 3000. Great features, concept and design. By far, the AX2000 is the BEST model. 2 of the AX3000's I ordered were badly defective, so I returned them. The replacement 3000's were acceptable, but not as accurate as the 2000, and the magnaPad on the 3000 is awful. Sabine needs to go back to the AX2000 model and quit changing a good thing! I hope they listen and learn! If they don't, this product will become obsolete.

 
4.0

New Sabine AX3000 Contact Chromatic Auto Tuner

By PRS1298987

from New York, NY

Sabine AX3000 Contact Chromatic Auto TunerI like it.. Very accurate and I use it while I'm gigging. It stays well in tact even when I'm jumping all over the stage and etc.. It's surprisingly much smaller then you would think.. It does take some time of playing around with the positioning but once you find the spot on the guitar it's good to go!

 
4.0

A good portable tuner

By Orlando-RhsXI

from Fullerton, CA

I've owned three versions of this Sabine Chromatic Auto Tuner (black & two in burl). I like these tuners for their small size and the sticky pad which doesn't mar the finish of the guitar. I leave the tuner on the lower bout of my acoustic so I can easily tune as necessary.The accuracy for a tuner of this size is very good. I use it to tune my acoustic and my wife?s violin. My only gripe is that the sticky pad works so well that it can come loose from the bottom of the tuner itself. This tuner works by detecting an audible tone. So if you're trying to tune in a noisy room you might have some difficulty.

 
2.0

It's not great

By fuzzycuz

from Undisclosed

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I've been using an Intellitouch for a long time, but I wanted something different. I had to send the Sabine Contact Chromatic Auto Tuner back. I spent way too much time trying to find a good spot for it. I tried it on acoustic guitar; upright bass; and electric bass, and it was way too sensitive. Some times it wouldn't pick up anything. Sometimes it would change from sharp to flat to in-tune without turning the tuners. I like the idea of it sticking on the body of the instrument and being easily removed, but the main thing is that it has to tune the guitar.

 
1.0

Sabine AX3000

By Lee-rIEsU

from Memphis, TN

The Sabine AX3000 is poorly designed. The "Magna-pad" on the back seems to be made of the same gummy material you find in glossy, junk-mail pamphlets. My magna-pad came off on the top of my acoustic guitar, so I returned the tuner. My friend has an older model with a different type of pad, and his works much better. The newer model should be redesigned.

 
1.0

WHAT HAPPENED

By D.B.-w__vW

from Arizona

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I've been using Sabine tuners for longer than I can remember, I recently missplaced my AX 2000 which I love so I bought a 3000 from a local dealer. The first one wouldn't read at all, the second wouldn't even turn on. parts of the pad stuck to my guitar. Thank goodness I found my 2000 or I would have to switch brands. I'm very dissapointed in a company I've recommended to so many musicians. Avoid this tuner.

 
1.0

Don't Waste Your Money

By Vito Sciali

from Undisclosed

Erratic performance with my electric guitars when "stuck" to the body. Worked ok with the acoustics as long as tuning was close. Not worth the price.

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