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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
 
4.6

(based on 598 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (451)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (94)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (27)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (424)
  • Functional (391)
  • Good quality (339)
  • Improves sound (150)
  • Easy to read (12)

Cons

  • Poor quality (19)
  • Not functional (7)
  • Not durable (6)
  • No cons (4)
  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (308)
  • Concerts (213)
  • Back-up (154)
  • Tuning (8)
  • All the time (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (279), Professional musician (101), Novice (78)

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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4.0

Good Tuner

By kirajayd

from Colorado

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

    difficult to see under bright light or sunlight, otherwise a nice tuner.

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    5.0

    SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner

    By Ted

    from Tirana, Albania

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

      This thing is great. Just clip it on, and go! It works great, is easy to use. I have no complaints. And at MF's sale price, it's a no-brainer!

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      5.0

      Quick, Easy and cheep..... buy two

      By Crossfire 143

      from Rochester NY

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

        To tune my guitar, I use to have to pull out my phone for a app, or plug into a GT100 pedal or into a fender amp to perfectly tune the low E (in a pinch I can do the rest by ear) Just clipping this on the head stock, I can quickly get Eb or drop D, quickly. With a little practice, you can tune all your strings in 30 seconds.

        I bought two. Comes with a battery and is up and running in seconds. Having used this several times on several instruments, I have noticed no issue with my guitars finishes, I do not however, leave it on for longer than I need it to tune. For the price, how can you go wrong.

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        4.0

        Works exactly as I wanted

        By TidBitRocks

        from Upstate NY

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

        • Could Be A Bit Smaller

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

        Works great.

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        5.0

        So far so good

        By Hawkeye

        from SC

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

              A few more bells and whistles than I'm used to but so far so good.

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              5.0

              Much better than expected

              By CHURCHBASS50

              from Ralston, Ne

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Visibility Is Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

                  Good value for the price. Love the quick, accurate response.

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                  4.0

                  Cool!

                  By Marilyn May

                  from Victorville, ca

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

                    Very cool!

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                    5.0

                    Fantastic!

                    By mibbly

                    from Bay Village, OH

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Ask me a question

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Keep In Tune During A Gig

                      Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

                      Easy to read, cool color, easy to use especially on my double bass!

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                      5.0

                      Stay sharp--be in tune

                      By preacherman

                      from Carmi, Illinois

                      About Me Experienced

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                      • No Cons--love It

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

                      Well worth the money. Planning to buy a couple more!

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                      4.0

                      Snark SN-1

                      By JDHart

                      from Kansas City

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Can Damage Nitro Finish
                      • Can Damage Poly Finish
                      • No Instructions In Box

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

                      The box did not include the instructions so I looked them up online. The instructions state that the unit can damage nitro and poly guitar finishes etc. and of course this is not in the advertisement. Most guitars have these listed finishes.

                      I will not be using on my Gibson Les Paul because I do not want to take any chances on the finish being damaged - but I will use it on my Fender Road Worn Strat & Tele, and other acoustic & electric guitars.

                      I have several clip on tuners that cost 3 times as much but like the Snark tuner the best.

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