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Snark S-5 Mini Guitar & Bass Tuner  Black

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The Snark S-5 Mini Guitar & Bass Tuner is one of the smallest clip-on tuners out there. It's fully chromatic and at just 1 x 1 inch hides perfect...Click To Read More About This Product

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Ultracompact and accurate tuning.

The Snark S-5 Mini Guitar & Bass Tuner is one of the smallest clip-on tuners out there. It's fully chromatic and at just 1 x 1 inch hides perfectly behind your headstock. The bright diplay is big and easy to read, while the design is rugged enough to resist the riguers of stage and travel. The S-5 is ultrafast and accurate and works on acoustic and electric basses and guitars.


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SnarkS-5 Mini Guitar & Bass Tuner
 
4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Functional (7)
  • Good quality (7)
  • Improves sound (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Back-up (4)
  • Concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Yes, I'd buy it again. I've got one on each guitar (3).

This thing can stay on your guitar even when you put it in a case. It's so quick, people don't realize your not tuning by ear because you just glance at the tuning gears...Read complete review

This thing can stay on your guitar even when you put it in a case. It's so quick, people don't realize your not tuning by ear because you just glance at the tuning gears and you can see the tuner at the same time. The negative comment that I read: Can't tune the low E, well everyone knows that the low E and sometimes the B have to be one (light notch) flat. So that doesn't apply. Watch for the flat yellow on the low E and you'll be in tune. Also, highly accurate when you've got a capo on. Good correction factor and again, very fast!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

could of done better.

I have used multiple Snark tuners in the past, and have always found them to be top notch both in functionality and accuracy. So what's the problem here? I guess it functions just...Read complete review

I have used multiple Snark tuners in the past, and have always found them to be top notch both in functionality and accuracy. So what's the problem here? I guess it functions just fine, but considering how many options are out there, I would not purchase this again or recommend it to anyone. The main problem for me, is that you naturally block the little screen while tuning...which is the only time you need to see the screen right? So I have had to adopt an elbow up technique so that I can turn the machines and see at the same time. This looks very un-cool and is totally unacceptable on stage. (no, really it is annoying) Also does not seem as accurate as other (slightly more expensive) models. As a back-up this is fine, and can pretty much stay hidden behind your head stock, but I much prefer the original Snark design, and would recommend those all day and night.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not my favorite from Snark, but works fine

By TeleRay

from Houston, TX

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Comments about Snark S-5 Mini Guitar & Bass Tuner:

Other Snark models have better displays and attach more easily to head stocks.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

could of done better.

By PiddlePlunk

from NYC

About Me Experienced

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Functional

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup

    Comments about Snark S-5 Mini Guitar & Bass Tuner:

    I have used multiple Snark tuners in the past, and have always found them to be top notch both in functionality and accuracy. So what's the problem here? I guess it functions just fine, but considering how many options are out there, I would not purchase this again or recommend it to anyone. The main problem for me, is that you naturally block the little screen while tuning...which is the only time you need to see the screen right? So I have had to adopt an elbow up technique so that I can turn the machines and see at the same time. This looks very un-cool and is totally unacceptable on stage. (no, really it is annoying) Also does not seem as accurate as other (slightly more expensive) models. As a back-up this is fine, and can pretty much stay hidden behind your head stock, but I much prefer the original Snark design, and would recommend those all day and night.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Yes, I'd buy it again. I've got one on each guitar (3).

    By Pierre

    from La Mesa, CA

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Rapid and quick!

    Cons

    • None.

    Best Uses

    • Every situation when tuning is necessary.

    Comments about Snark S-5 Mini Guitar & Bass Tuner:

    This thing can stay on your guitar even when you put it in a case. It's so quick, people don't realize your not tuning by ear because you just glance at the tuning gears and you can see the tuner at the same time. The negative comment that I read: Can't tune the low E, well everyone knows that the low E and sometimes the B have to be one (light notch) flat. So that doesn't apply. Watch for the flat yellow on the low E and you'll be in tune. Also, highly accurate when you've got a capo on. Good correction factor and again, very fast!

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    NOT FOR BASS

    By Bass Lover

    from north Alabama

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Not Functional

    Best Uses

      Comments about Snark S-5 Mini Guitar & Bass Tuner:

      Works reasonably except lower tones. Low E is almost undetectable by this gizmo.
      A, D and G strings it works ok. I went back to my 20 year old Korg tuner (analog needle and all)
      so much easier and accurate. really no contest. Korg wins hands down. I think I will go look at their new stuff.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again!

      By Dave

      from N C.

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      Pros

      • Easily Read
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound
      • Very Sensitive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Snark S-5 Mini Guitar & Bass Tuner:

        I have tried this tuner and feel I can get a real good tune. Fits just about anywhere,even in shirt pocket

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I will buy this tuner again.

        By Chai

        from Kralendijk, Bonaire C.N.

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Snark S-5 Mini Guitar & Bass Tuner:

          I play in a band that plays cultural music in my country (Bonaire).
          I use this to tune my electric-acoustic guitar and other string instruments.

           
          5.0

          I use it!

          By Chuchuchip

          from Queens, NY

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Snark S-5 Mini Guitar & Bass Tuner:

            I now have one on all my guitars, electric & acoustic. They're small, so they don't change the balance, I can leave it on the head when packing up so i always have one with me. Easy for me to see, & I wear glasses. Just turn on & tune.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent product and service!

            By Michael D

            from Lawrence, KS

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Snark S-5 Mini Guitar & Bass Tuner:

              I love this particular version of the mini Snark tuner. Having the indicated pitch visible from the corner of the tuner, makes it much easier to read than the stock mini Snark tuner. This one is the best. And, it's black. The best color!

               
              5.0

              Great little product.

              By Dr. Mark

              from Southfield, MI

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy On The Eyes
              • Easy To Use
              • Good Quality

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Snark S-5 Mini Guitar & Bass Tuner:

              Sawyer was very helpful and provided great customer service!

               
              5.0

              Fast live and during recordings

              By Pierre

              from La Mesa, CA

              About Me Professional Musician

              See all my reviews

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Snark S-5 Mini Guitar & Bass Tuner:

                Clip it on headstock, push button, green is go and you can do it all on stage while you speak for 5 seconds or 3 seconds to launch. Fast, quick-tune. While practising, don't have to think relative pitch with a fork. I pack one on the headstock of each guitar I have now and leave it there. I just have to remember to turn it off when I'm playing live because there's not enough time inbetween numbers.

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