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Snark Clip-On Chromatic All Instrument Tuner

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The Snark Chromatic All-Instrument Tuner provides a solid connection to your instrument or music stand, precise tuning, and advanced features too! It...Click To Read More About This Product

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Precision tuning plus advanced features for a steal!

The Snark Chromatic All-Instrument Tuner provides a solid connection to your instrument or music stand, precise tuning, and advanced features too! Its full color display makes it fast and easy to tune, plus it's got a tap tempo metronome, pitch calibration, and a transpose feature. Use the Snark tuner's built-in mic or internal vibration sensor to tune your instrument quickly and accurately.

FEATURES
  • Full color display rotates 360 degrees for easy viewing
  • Stay-put clip
  • Tap tempo metronome
  • Transpose function
  • Pitch calibration (415-466Hz)
  • High-sensitivity vibration sensor
  • Built-in mic
  • Extended frequency range suitable for all instruments
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SnarkClip-On Chromatic All Instrument Tuner
 
4.7

(based on 181 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (148)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (127)
  • Functional (110)
  • Good quality (102)
  • Improves sound (48)
  • Accurate (8)

Cons

  • Poor quality (6)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (94)
  • Concerts (56)
  • Back-up (48)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (88), Professional musician (29), Novice (23)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best inexpensive tuner I've bought

The tuner is solidly built, accurate, and very bright/easy to read. My favorite aspect is that it seems to "fix" on a note for just the right length of...Read complete review

The tuner is solidly built, accurate, and very bright/easy to read. My favorite aspect is that it seems to "fix" on a note for just the right length of time. The slightly more expensive "red" one allows full chromatic tuning as well as the ability to switch from vibration to microphone modes.The vibration mode worked particularly well live, and I could use it while the entire band was playing by turning my pickup volume all the way down and doing a quick tune when I was laying out during a section.In my experience, it worked equally well for acoustic and electric. Our bass player tuned up with it as well, and it seemed to work well for that.(Part of the reason I'm so happy with this tuner is that my local music store is selling it for less than half what MF has listed here, so you may want to check.)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great addition to any guitar

Overall a great product. If mine would break due to my own misuse I'd replace it with another of the same brand. I'm very pleased with this and actually bought 8 when I ordered...Read complete review

Overall a great product. If mine would break due to my own misuse I'd replace it with another of the same brand. I'm very pleased with this and actually bought 8 when I ordered for Christmas presents for my guitar students. All so far have been VERY pleased with them.
Basing this tuner off it's tuning ability it's Fantastic. I normally use a boss TU-3 chromatic tuner for my electrics but when I'm on acoustic I now use this Snark. I use the vibration setting not the auditory setting due to background noise. The vibration setting so far has not let me down in a month of using it. I'm very pleased.
Quality is pretty good but when working with moving parts like the pivot points on this tuner and the fact it's made entirely of plastic I could see some breaking if not treated with a bit of care. Overall for the price I'd say it's worth it compared to other similar clip on tuners
at the price it's worth buying 2

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best inexpensive tuner I've bought

By jt-cYLsd

from Chicago

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Comments about Snark Clip-On Chromatic All Instrument Tuner:

The tuner is solidly built, accurate, and very bright/easy to read. My favorite aspect is that it seems to "fix" on a note for just the right length of time. The slightly more expensive "red" one allows full chromatic tuning as well as the ability to switch from vibration to microphone modes.The vibration mode worked particularly well live, and I could use it while the entire band was playing by turning my pickup volume all the way down and doing a quick tune when I was laying out during a section.In my experience, it worked equally well for acoustic and electric. Our bass player tuned up with it as well, and it seemed to work well for that.(Part of the reason I'm so happy with this tuner is that my local music store is selling it for less than half what MF has listed here, so you may want to check.)

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Finally...

By michael rommel

from S.D.

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Comments about Snark Clip-On Chromatic All Instrument Tuner:

I'm pretty cynical when it comes to these things until I try them out myself. I like to hold the wow factor down until I put gear through my little tests. I must've had a dozen tuners that said they did it all and I still remember back when all I had was a pitch pipe to tune up. Those days are gone... I've found this thing and gonna keep going with it. I presently keep 5 guitars going both electric and acoustic. I've had the snark on all of them and it does a good job. And did I mention accurate? That's the purpose of a tuner. Not to just get near the key. I've tested against my aging old reliable Boss tu-70 and it's right on the money. I have an intellitouch that was horrible ands returned it. I got a new one back and it was way better but still, not as accurate as this. I have to have another now. Nothing like a guitar tuned up dead on. I think the color is a little odd... it's like maroon. It's bigger than the intellitouch but you can manuver the thing so it faces the back of the headstock. It moves from guitar to guitar easily without any trouble or leaving marring anywhere. Maybe the biggest win factor for me is... it doesn't frustrate you. All in all, a dandy product
Seems solid
I want a spare!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

So Far...

By Patrick James McKenna

from St.Marys, GA

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Comments about Snark Clip-On Chromatic All Instrument Tuner:

My recommendation is to find a place for the Snark SN-2 in your instrument case.
The only reason taht I gave this a rating of 7 is that I just acquired it. It's too soon to give a 10 rating.
It's practical, small, user-friendly, easy to use and convenient.
Among the features are the illuminated face. There is no need to find a lighted area so that I can effectively tune my instruments. Also, there is no need for any cables to connect the tuner with the instrument. To use it, all it takes is to clip it on to the head stock.
So far, it exceeds my expectations!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Snarky....

By No Labels Acoustic

from Lancaster, PA

Comments about Snark Clip-On Chromatic All Instrument Tuner:

I have had the Snark All Instrument Chromatic Tuner for a few months now and I have found it absolutely wonderful. My partner has a similar clip on turner, as well as an onboard tuner with her Acoustic Guitar...and she still asks to borrow my snark before every gig! Still waiting to try it out on my Sax, but the mere fact that I am able to do so speaks volumes. It is a great product, easy to read and works flawlessly...

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Mr.

By J

from USA

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Comments about Snark Clip-On Chromatic All Instrument Tuner:

This little tuner is great! I bought it to replace a Korg CA40 which only lasted about 2 years. The display is easy to read. Moreover, it's very accurate, much better than the Korg ! My guitars sound better since I purchsed this tuner, I liked it so much I bought three of them . The read out doesn't dither a great deal as is responsive to small adjustments on the keys.
This little jewel is fantastic! It's got chromatic tuning, a bright color display which is very easy to read and a visual metrodome. It's so small I leave it on my guitar. I don't even know it's ther until I need it.
This tuner seems to be of good quality. Time will tell about the longevity... I've had it two weeks. The only concern is that the clamp spring looks a little under size although it holds the head stock just fine at this point in time.
A great buy for a chromatic tuner with pizo pickup.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT VALUE !!

By Drfuji

from Junction City, KS

Comments about Snark Clip-On Chromatic All Instrument Tuner:

This was my first clip-on tuner...I have lots of tuners, from a Korg to apps on my Ipod..but this thing is handy as heck....I highly recommend it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great!

By Tom-7DW5c

from Montana

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Comments about Snark Clip-On Chromatic All Instrument Tuner:

I need to buy a tuner to replace my Korg cromatic tuner that finally gave out after 5 or so years. I was skeptical to buy anything but a Korg at first but the man at the music store convinced me to buy this and I'm glad I bought it. The display is bright and colorful and it is very accurate. I like the vibration feature because you can tune accurately in a noisy room. I use this to tune my guitars, my bass, my ukulele, my dobro, and my 12 string and it works amazingly. The metronome feature is nice too, but I haven't used it very much. Bottom line, buy it and you will not be dissapointed.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Red Snark tuner

By Donnie Scott

from Duncan Oklahoma

Comments about Snark Clip-On Chromatic All Instrument Tuner:

Until a couple of weeks ago I was still using my old quick tune tuner which I have had for many years. The quick tune tuner is a great tuner but the Snark is much more vesatile
Awesome!!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best must have accessory ?!

By Sticky Fingers-7hRMg

from Florida

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Comments about Snark Clip-On Chromatic All Instrument Tuner:

Need a tuner ... looking for the perfect gift for the axeman in your life? look no further. Get this NOW!

I've always needed/wanted one of these but was concerned about the accuracy, visibility, size etc. Talked to my guitar mechanic and he recommeded this and I'm sorry I hadn't done this sooner. This thing is rediculous. Its easily the best. Its super accurate, loaded with features like capo tuning pitch adjustment, tap metronome. Its compact, bright easy to read in daylight, easy to use, I've used it on my acoustics and electrics alike and this may be the only tuner I ever use again. Imagine a TU-2 but as a tiny clip-on with a just as bright and easy to read display and you got this. Need a backup if the battery dies? ... simple solution ... buy 2!
What you want is something that is accuarte light, easy to use, supports differnt pitches can detect sound and vibration (selectable) has a bright display.

you just desscroibed the features this has. Does everything you need, but does not support alternate tunings, but it does support Capo Pitch.That's why it gets a 9.
Made ov durable platsiuc its compact enough and light and really grabs the neck well enough to not leave a mark but remain firmly in place. Why a 9? .. if it were made of lightweight metal it would be the uber clip-on.
This is off the charts, its a rediculous no brainer in this area, don;t spend a nickle more on any other brand just becuase of brand name recognition. In fact get 2 .. I did.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Skeptic No More

By billymac72

from Chicago, IL

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Snark Clip-On Chromatic All Instrument Tuner:

    I've been playing guitar for 30 years. I learned how to tune the old fashioned way: by ear and/or with a tuning fork. I'm pretty stubborn in my ways!
    I had an old Kwik Tune that I would use on occasion. The problem there was inaccuracy. I didn't think the mic feature worked well, so I would have to plug into it, which I could only realistically do before gigging, then check back with it during a set break. Ultimately, the range for each note on that allowed a little too much wiggle room, imo. Frustrating.
    When one plays with a band, it's SO extremely important to keep in tune. Like I said, I used to do this by ear, but with this terrific little tuner, I can tune WHILE I'm playing with others. It simply clips onto the headstock and senses the vibrations of the notes. No mic interference and/or plugging in! While my ear is very good, my guitar does tend to go a little flat after a few songs (typical of a floating trem), so this is a HUGE time saver. Also, the tuning scale is very accurate. You see a vivid display meter with very closely spaced hash marks. I'm definitely sold on this product. Goodbye Kwik Tune!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Bang for the buck

    By shamus

    from New Hampshire

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Snark Clip-On Chromatic All Instrument Tuner:

        I bought this to replace my Seiko ST606 which works well when plugged in but the mic doesn't pick up well enough for my acoustics. The Snark was the answer to my problem. It works well on all my guitars as well as my mandolin. Great for spot tuning on the fly or between songs. I can see where some might have a problem with its durability but I'm not one to smash my guitars on stage either so it is what it is for the price.
        Overall, I'm quite happy with it.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Happy!!! Happy!!! Joy!!! Joy!!!

        By Debbie Lee

        from Nashville

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        Comments about Snark Clip-On Chromatic All Instrument Tuner:

        I couldn't be happier with this little bobble! I'm a bit of a clutz and I have knocked this thing more than a time or two and it has certainly stood up to the tough blows. Better yet, I can see it in any light and it's accurate as can be! I can use it based on vibration or based on actual sound. And, for either guitar or bass. I'M A HAPPY CAMPER!!! BUY THIS!!!

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Fragile!

        By bd-IPm2n

        from midwest u.s.

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        Comments about Snark Clip-On Chromatic All Instrument Tuner:

        what a shame it wasn't built better! It worked great the first time I used it- easy to read meter- rather easier, I thought- to tune with it, as the meter seemed to grab the note and hold it for awhile. The head broke off the second time I used it.... it has a swiveling ball and socket type joint, and the socket is extremely fragile. It's like the Bengals....so much wasted potential.....
        it's a great tuner, but it's worthless if it breaks the second time you use it.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Snark not snarky

        By Eran Strauss

        from NE USA

        Comments about Snark Clip-On Chromatic All Instrument Tuner:

        Very happy so far with this item,
        This great little tool has all the features one could want: alarge, clearly understood lighted dial, intuitive set-up and use, its own little travel bag to protect it, and an aesthetically pleasing look. It works well both in the contact and nearby/mike modes.
        THe clamp seems strong, but since it's new I am not sure how long it will remain springy.
        got it for a good price.

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        good tuner, poor design

        By stephen kerasotis

        from new york

        Comments about Snark Clip-On Chromatic All Instrument Tuner:

        while the tuner functions well, the poor and cheaply designed plastic that it is constructed out of
        breaks quite easily.
        provides basic features found in most tuners
        poorly constructed swivel and clip made entirely of plastic that breaks very easily
        not overly expensive, but you get what you pay for

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome Little Tuner

        By cathead

        from McDowell County, WV

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        Comments about Snark Clip-On Chromatic All Instrument Tuner:

        Never fails to pick up the E-string on my upright bass.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Tuner, Can't Go Wrong

        By TomCarlos

        from Sacramento, CA.

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        Comments about Snark Clip-On Chromatic All Instrument Tuner:

        I tried a handful of clip on tuners and was dissappointed every time. I just received the Snark All Instrument Clip On Tuner and wow- it is cool looking, easy to use, and very accurate, even on my Strat. You won't be dissappointed with this unit; it's a great buy.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Tuner!

        By Bart Knapp

        from Charleston, SC

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        Comments about Snark Clip-On Chromatic All Instrument Tuner:

        Buy This Tuner!
        Easy to use dead on tuner that you can see even in strong light. Metronome feature is helpful when rehearsing. Haven't had a chance to use all the other features.
        Put the battery in and they all worked! No problem.
        This deal was too good to pass up so I bought three more so everyone in the band could have one. Everyone is in tune now, always.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Tuner!

        By mr.wilson

        from Austin, TX

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality
        • Great Display

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Snark Clip-On Chromatic All Instrument Tuner:

            I have a few of these. I use them on my guitar and bass. Bought one for all my garage band members for Christmas. IMHO they are the great tuners. Easy to use and the display is visible in all types of lighting situations. The price is great also.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            hope it lasts...

            By janjam

            from coventry, vt

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Snark Clip-On Chromatic All Instrument Tuner:

              Hope this one lasts longer than the one I bought earlier this year. The clip broke off and one of the pads came off.

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