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The Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner makes tuning a breeze, thanks to a versatile design that includes a high-sensitive vibration sensor plus a stu...Read More

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Convenient, precise tuning for guitar and bass.

The Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner makes tuning a breeze, thanks to a versatile design that includes a high-sensitive vibration sensor plus a sturdy clip that can go onto either the front or back of the headstock so it can be used by both left- and right-handed musicians. Adding to its ease of use is its full-color display that can be rotated 360° so it gives you even more visibility when you need it most. The SN-1 also offers you flat tuning and transpose options for down-tuning and capo situations, plus pitch calibration.

FEATURES
  • Full-color display rotates 360 degrees for easy viewing
  • High-sensitivity vibration sensor
  • Tuner can be used on front or back of headstock for left and right-handed players
  • Stay put clip
  • Flat tuning/Transpose functions
  • Pitch calibration (415-466Hz)
  • Frequency range tailored to guitar and bass
  • Tap tempo metronome

This tuner stays put so you're sound does too.

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SnarkSN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner
 
4.5

(based on 565 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (425)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (88)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (27)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (394)
  • Functional (365)
  • Good quality (315)
  • Improves sound (146)
  • Accurate (11)

Cons

  • Poor quality (19)
  • Not durable (6)
  • Not functional (6)
  • No cons (4)
  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (286)
  • Concerts (196)
  • Back-up (144)
  • Tuning (8)
  • All the time (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (264), Professional musician (92), Novice (70)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing.....Period

I am a gigging professional that has been searching for a great tuner. I have found it. Just wish I would have had this years ago. I love that it stays clipped to...Read complete review

I am a gigging professional that has been searching for a great tuner. I have found it. Just wish I would have had this years ago. I love that it stays clipped to my headstock and that I position it behind the headstock so the crowd doesn't even realize it is there. Very discrete. Also MUCH less time spent tuning in between songs which equals very happy fans! No one likes waiting on "that guy" tuning his guitar every song. DON'T BE THAT GUY! The rest of my band is ditching their pricey tuners and getting this!
Has more features than most will ever need. Transpose mode allows easy "capo" tunings on the fly. Chromatic allows you to tune each string to whatever note you choose, therefore allowing "alternate" tunings. Metronome is a VERY nice feature for rehearsal. VERY easy and fast to operate.
Quality is very good. When clipped on the headstock, it doesn't move. And I'm a VERY energetic performer. The accuracy rivals almost every tuner I have used, except some very high end strobe tuners that cost thousands. Currently I own Boss, Digitech, Korg, and several other pedal tuners. Was trying to find "THE tuner" that was accurate enough for my discriminating ear and fast. Even with subs rumbling and guitars blaring, this tuner tracks accurately and allows me to tune mid song if needed with NO issues whatsoever. This tuner has DEFINATELY made tuning easier, faster, and MUCH more accurate.
Literally an amazing value. I would easily have paid double for this and been happy paying it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Calibration Dissapointment

If it wasn't for the goofy and inelegant way the Snark handles calibration I would have given this five stars. For those who only tune to 440 Hz this won't be an issue. For...Read complete review

If it wasn't for the goofy and inelegant way the Snark handles calibration I would have given this five stars. For those who only tune to 440 Hz this won't be an issue. For those who tune to something other than 440 you may want to consider something else.

For someone like me, who tunes to 432 the Snark is a bit clunky. It recalibrates itself to 440 every time it is turned off and on. It also recalibrates itself to 440 every time the calibration button on the back of it is pressed. Note that when the Snark is powered on it does not display the calibration frequency. When the calibration button on the back is pressed it resets itself to 440 Hz and "440" pops up on the lower right side of the display. In order to recalibrate you have to press the (+) or (-) buttons on the back. As you do the display readout changes to show its current calibration. This is fairly easy to do by feel.

Unfortunately, someone tuning to 432 Hz has to make 10 button presses every time the tuner is turned back on. If someone wanted to tune to 415 Hz it would require 27 button presses every time the tuner was turned on. It would have made a lot more sense to always have the calibration frequency show on the display and to simply have it default to whatever tuning was last used when it is powered up.

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5.0

Great for bass/guitar, shows/recording

By dt35205

from Birmingham, AL

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

Use it on acoustic, electric & bass, in the studio or live shows. Quick & easy. Is even quicker to use than my Boss tuner pedal! Bought them for my son & my bassist.

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5.0

Tuning is a breeze!!!

By Marcster

from Tehachapi, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

    Tuning my acoustic & bass guitar has never been easier, quicker, and more accurate! Fantastic product & highly recommended!!!

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    5.0

    The best!

    By Brad

    from Two Rivers,WI

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

      I've used alot of different headstock tuners on my Martin's, mandolin & fiddle. And now...a Nashville Telecaster. No matter how much background noise, this tuner is spot on! So easy to read also. Can't go wrong here folks...

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      5.0

      Snark SN-1 Tuner

      By Chuck

      from Montgomery, TX

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

        The Snark tuner worked perfectly right out of the box. I bought 2 more as stocking stuffers for my two guitar playing boys. Seems to tune very accuratly. I read the reviews that said to be cautious with the clip guitar attachment because it can be breakable. Have been careful and had no problems with it.

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        5.0

        Excellent Tuner

        By Doc

        from Overland Park, KS

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

          I already had one of these tuners, and it is excellent. Very accurate and easy to use. When I saw the sale price, I couldn't resist getting another one.

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          5.0

          works wonderfully

          By gary duncan

          from alabama

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Works On Basses And Guita

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

          second one I have bought and am pleased with the function, look and toughness

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          5.0

          Great little tool

          By Robert C.

          from San Antonio, Texas

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

            Practical, very fast and precise, easy to use. I bought two of them and I use on my electric guitars, acoustic guitars and on a 5 strings bass guitar.
            I am very happy with the purchase, it's a great little tool and surely can't bit the price. A must have.

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            5.0

            It's a great tuner

            By Acoubassman

            from Pensacola, FL

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional

            Cons

            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

              I rated this tuner as excellent with regards to the effectiveness of it's tuning ability, but I gave it a poor quality because of the swivel mount. The three nub mount that holds the ball end of the tuner/face to the clip broke. Two of the three nubs broke off completely. I've had the tuner for about three years and I didn't expect it to last forever. I attempted to fix it with superglue, but it didn't hold. Even though the mount broke I am going to replace it with two of them. One for my guitars and the other for my basses.

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              4.0

              Good value,good tuner

              By Old folkie

              from Kearney, NE

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To See Read
              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Improves Sound
              • Very Accurate

              Cons

              • Ball And Socket Breaks

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

              It does what it's advertised to do. Nothing fancy, just helps tune the guitar. I wish the plastic ball and socket on the back didn't break quite so easily, but if I'm careful with it, it serves me well.

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              4.0

              Nice Tuner

              By spirittoo

              from Conneaut, Ohio

              About Me Novice

              Ask me a question

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional

              Cons

              • Overpowed In Bright Light

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

              I got this so I could tune my accoustic guitar, my violin and my mandolins ... works just great. Easy to use and it can move and bend in serveral directions. A great buy for the price.

              I use it in my home, so I don't have to worry about the light being too bright where I can't see the display. I'm a baby boomer and I don't have the near sightiness I use to have but I can easily read the display.

              Easy to carry with you if need be. If you have any kind of string accoustic instrument this tuner is great. IMO

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