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Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner  Black

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The Snark Clip-On Chromatic Guitar/Bass Tuner makes tuning easy and fun! It's got a full-color display that rotates 360 for easy viewing, along with ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Convenient, precise tuning for guitar and bass.

The Snark Clip-On Chromatic Guitar/Bass Tuner makes tuning easy and fun! It's got a full-color display that rotates 360 for easy viewing, along with a sturdy clip that ensures it stays put on your headstock.

FEATURES
  • Full color display rotates 360 degrees for easy viewing
  • Stay-put clip
  • Tap tempo metronome
  • Flat tuning/Transpose functions
  • Pitch calibration (415-466Hz)
  • High-sensitivity vibration sensor
  • Frequency range tailored to guitar and bass

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

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SnarkSN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner
 
4.6

(based on 840 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (655)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (120)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (31)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (640)
  • Functional (568)
  • Good quality (519)
  • Improves sound (231)
  • Accurate (14)

Cons

  • Poor quality (26)
  • Not functional (8)
  • Not durable (6)
  • Difficult to use (4)
  • No cons (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (461)
  • Concerts (297)
  • Back-up (210)
  • Tuning (9)
  • All the time (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (409), Professional musician (137), Novice (129), Child (3)

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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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing.....Period

By Chris

from Texas

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Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

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.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Tuner

By Jay Jay

from Granite City Illinois

About Me Experienced

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound
  • Nice Blue Color

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing
    • Tuning

    Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

    I already had one but,for the price i had to have another one.I like the color,i like the small size,i like the ease of tuning.The cr2032 battery last's for a very long time ,plus easy to install the battery.You can rough tune and then go to the 12/th guitar fret and fine tune.I have other tuners but,this snark beats them all.The snark tuner can make your Insturment sound soooo SWEET.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Tuners

    By Ronbo

    from Tucson, AZ

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

        This tuner is easy to use, highly portable and accurate. That's why Snark has sold millions of these. I don't know a musician that doesn't have one and uses them everyday. The customer service is superlative, bar none. I had a problem with one and the Snark Company responded quickly and completely to my satisfaction. Love these tuners in every way. I've been playing for 45 years, own 13 guitars and 7 tube amps. I care about tune and tone. Believe my recommendation.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Purchased several, all broke in the same

        By CoastMusicTherapy

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to read
        • Easy To Use
        • Functional

        Cons

        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

          I've purchased several of these, and they always break in the same spot (the part that attaches the tuner to the clip). The one I most recently ordered was already broken when I received it. I will not be buying these again.

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          awesome little tuner

          By dan caldwell

          from ohio

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          Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

          this little tuner is awesome
          i have been using another brand clip on tuner for awhile, but i decide to get some more tuners, one for every guitar chase, i decided to get a snark since i hear lots of good things aobut them

          fist off this thing is much nicer than it looks in the picture, the way it clips on the guitar is great compared to other tuners i have seen and used, its much easier to fit on any spot on yoru neck compared to other tuners, and the head swivels and moves around so you can position the head at waht ever angle you want.

          i chose the blue one and it's a nice matelic blue, i have noe complaint, the metronome is worthless, there is a little heart that blinks on and off yet makes no sound. yep that is all you get for a metronome. i did not buy this for that option so i dont care.

          the options for different tunings if you using a capo and wnat not are very nice.
          well i am guessing its going to last along time as per teh reviews i have read so i am going to go ahead and give this a good rating for quality, it looks like a nicely made product so i will assume it is.
          i have seen these for sale for half the price at a certin place but since i was putting in a order from here i just decided to order it from here,

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Snark Tuner

          By James Hoinski

          from Lakeview, NY

          Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

          LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! Tunes my bas in 20seconds and sounds great. Easy to use and as long as you don't manhandle it won't break.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best tuner going right now

          By BRDouglas

          from Belton, Kentucky

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          Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

          I bought one of these a couple weeks ago having used a friend of mines to tune my electric bass with and I feel like its the best deal all around as far as a tuner goes and I have used plenty of different tuners. This ones on the money. Dont know much about the Chromatic part other than you can adjust it to whatever tempo you want and seems pretty simple to figure out. I did have a problem with my order though as the tuner was shipped in the same shipping carton as my hardshell guitar case and when it arrived and I opened it there was the tuner box but no tuner inside. I promptly called Musicians Friend customer service and told them and they had me a replacement in the mail that day. Now thats how you conduct business and I wont ever be ordering from anyone else but Musicians Friend for my musical needs just for that reason. Great Job Musicians Friend and rep Patty.

          (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          After 1 gig with Snark, went back to TuneTech

          By Tim Votaw

          from Dallas-Fort Worth

          Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

          Poor overall rating for the reasons already stated.
          Good reviews on this product, and the features, brilliant colors etc. all seemed great. My problem is that is a 3 hour gig last night, ranging from bright sun at 6:00pm to 9:00pm twilight I just could not see it. Particularly in bright sunlight.

          Today I did and A/B comparison between this and my old TuneTech TT-1000 in terms of seeing them in bright sunlight AND tuning accuracy. I decided to return the Snark and go back to the TT.

          I will say, it is very cool looking and I was excited to use it.
          Seems to be well made and solid. Fits very securely on the headstock.
          Low value for me since I could not use it effectively in my use case.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I would buy this tuner again if need be!

          By Jess

          from Oklahoma City, Area.

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          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:

            I would recommend the Snark SN-1, Guitar and Bass chromatic tuner to any musician, working, or just jamming! The main thing is, you always want to be tuned to perfection to sound good, and this little, easy to use tuner is the way to go! Buy it, try it and you'll see what I am talking about!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The very best!............

            By JoeyBall

            from Port Richey FL

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Simple, compact, accurate
            • Tune in a dark room. Easy

            Cons

            • Cons?...None.

            Best Uses

            • Guitar Accoustic/Electric
            • Practicing

            Comments about Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner:

            Tune any guitar in seconds. Tune in a noise filled room. Snark tunes your guitar from the string vibration. Sound or noise have no effect on Snark. Tune with your guitar plugged or unplugged. Batteries (disk type) last forever, practically. I'm on the same battery that came with my Snark 10 months ago.
            I'm buying a spare right now. MF currently has Snark for less then ten green backs...Includes shipping! Can't go wrong.
            BUY IT!.....Love it.

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