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Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner Black 

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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 540 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (405)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (83)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (27)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (372)
  • Functional (343)
  • Good quality (298)
  • Improves sound (138)
  • Accurate (11)

Cons

  • Poor quality (18)
  • Not durable (6)
  • Not functional (6)
  • No cons (4)
  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (269)
  • Concerts (183)
  • Back-up (135)
  • Tuning (8)
  • All the time (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (250), Professional musician (87), Novice (67)

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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2.0

Functional but poor construction

By Michael Valadez

from Georgia

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Functional

Cons

  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

    Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

    The tuner works fine, but the ball plastic ball joint is its weakest link. I own four of them and two have now broken. Too bad. Otherwise attractive and functional.

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    5.0

    Simply the Best for the $$$$.

    By MrJames

    from Cape Cod

    About Me Novice

    Ask me a question

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

      Of the 3 tuners I own, this is the best. I use it to tune my Bass, my acoustic dreadnaught (standard and open tunings) and my ukelele. 3 very different instuments (size and body wise) and the tuner works excellent on all 3. The lighted screen allows you to tune in dark places. The adjustable mount allows you to easily view the screen. Easy view for lefties and righties.

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      5.0

      works great

      By weimardr

      from Tx

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

        love it

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        1.0

        Have had two that broke...

        By John

        from KY

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

          The Snark tuners are an easy brand of tuner to use.
          However, the SN-1's are not a sturdy tuner. Have had two of these tuner's and the "head" on both of them have broken off.
          Not all tuners made by Snark break though, because have bought an SN-8 later on and it works great. Was going to buy another one as a gift for a family member, but for some reason Musician's Friend doesn't carry it. And the SN-8 is the best tuner I've ever owned or used.

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          5.0

          Great Tuner

          By Comet289

          from Harlem, GA

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

            Great Price, very easy to use

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            5.0

            A better idea tuner!

            By rockvolume

            from Vancouver, canada

            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:

              Very accurate, just clip on a wide variety of instruments - even banjo! I now have three - one on my music stand for practice, one for gigging guitars, another one for banjo. It's good that it's not in the effects chain when playing electric.Excellent battery life.

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              4.0

              good tuner

              By player101

              from fremont,ohio

              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:

                good tuner for the money you cannot beat it

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                5.0

                The best

                By Tatan13

                from Oceanside,ca

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Best Deal Ever

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

                    Good product

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                    5.0

                    SN-1 Second Purchase

                    By Don

                    from Lexington, KY

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                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

                      SN-1 is easy to SEE, super well built and unbeatable for the money!

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                      5.0

                      Tuner makes quick tuning easy...

                      By Arcenio

                      from Dixon New Mexcio

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

                          great for the cost

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