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Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner   

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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
 
4.6

(based on 627 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (474)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (99)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (27)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (451)
  • Functional (412)
  • Good quality (360)
  • Improves sound (158)
  • Accurate (12)

Cons

  • Poor quality (20)
  • Not functional (7)
  • Not durable (6)
  • No cons (4)
  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (328)
  • Concerts (224)
  • Back-up (163)
  • Tuning (9)
  • All the time (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (293), Professional musician (105), Novice (87)

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

Love the Snark!

By 

from Londonderry NH

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

    As a performer and a luthier; I have a snark in the practice room, clipped to a shelf near the repair bench and in each guitar and mandolin case I have. It just the easiest and most sensitive and accurate clip on tuner I ever used ( I've used quite e few of them )

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    5.0

    Incredibly Easy

    By 

    from Jacksonville, FL

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

      Very easy to use even for the raw beginner like myself. Very colorful graphics make it easy to see while tuning guitar. Soft grip on guitar as well. Would definitely recommend this product. Nice price too.

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      5.0

      Works great!

      By 

      from Georgia

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

        Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

        Blue one works great. Don't know why the black one costs more. Easy to use and tunes perfectly.

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        4.0

        Great sensitive tuner

        By 

        from Deep in the Rockies

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Tuning

          Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

          Great for tuning without interference from other instruments I the room.

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          5.0

          Money well spent!!

          By 

          from Holland MI

          About Me Novice

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Any time your out of tune
            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

            This is a great little gizmo, very easy to place accurately, and very easy to tune with. I like it A LOT!!

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            5.0

            Blue Space Alien

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            from Colorado

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

                Looks like a blue space alien landed on my guitar but he has a new home there. Blue wasn't my first choice but it was on sale. I figured I'd use it occasionally but it's always on the guitar now and I find myself tuning a lot more. Much faster tuning than waiting for a needle to settle down. The display just makes tuning quicker and more accurate. I will buy more.

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                5.0

                The only tuner you need!

                By 

                from Mokena, IL

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

                  I love these tuners. I own 3. Every Guitar case has one in it!

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                  5.0

                  I've bought 6 of these, and given most of them away.

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                  from Lakeland, FL

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

                    This is one of the best basic tuners for the money I've ever owned. Easy and accurate enough for almost anyone to use. I've given them to other musicians, especially those needing a small user friendly tuner. Great value for the price when on sale.

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                    4.0

                    I would buy this product again

                    By 

                    from North East MD

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • ease of tuning

                      Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

                      nice people to deal with

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                      4.0

                      Blue tuner

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                      from maryland

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

                        Easy to read tuner that stands out.

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