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Snark SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue   

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The SN-11 from Snark is a fully chromatic clip-on tuner with a large display, a transpose function and even a pitch calibration option. Say you are p...Read More

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Clip-on tuner with transpose and more.

The SN-11 from Snark is a fully chromatic clip-on tuner with a large display, a transpose function and even a pitch calibration option. Say you are playing with an upright piano that is about a quarter-tone flat. Simply calibrate the tuner to a note on the piano and the relative tuning adjusts itself. The SN-11 is ideal for guitar, but works well for any stringed instrument and is viable for brass and woodwind as well.


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SnarkSN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue
 
4.3

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Functional (18)
  • Good quality (14)
  • Improves sound (7)

Cons

  • Poor quality (6)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (13)
  • Concerts (7)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (6), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It can be fixed! READ ON...

FIX THAT SNARK!!!

Do you have a Snark with the 3 tabs/ears that hold the tuner head on? Is one cracked/broken?
This is for you! Go to...Read complete review

FIX THAT SNARK!!!

Do you have a Snark with the 3 tabs/ears that hold the tuner head on? Is one cracked/broken?
This is for you! Go to youtube and search snark tuner repair (broken clamp). Thank Christopher for posting it. I was able to fix mine. Took about 15 minutes, cost almost nothing, required the intelligence of a child and the skill of a circus monkey. You can do it, trust me.

If you are the type who prefers to send things back for replacement or refund, read no further, I don't want to waste your time.

I play lead guitar and sing in a group twice a week. I do guitar tech work during the week. I have a small shop and fix things, so I fixed my tuner. The slightest amount of unintentional pressure will cause the tabs on the back of the tuner head to crack. Swivel the head too far and it's done.

The tuner works well enough, but the design flaw in the "clamp" holding the head on gets mentioned constantly in reviews. With some sewing thread, super glue, and a dab of oil on the ball (to keep it from sticking) you CAN repair these tuners.
Sure, sure, you can complain all you want about how flimsy Snark makes the 3 little tabs, but you might as well go ahead and fix yours and enjoy using it. That's what I did.
I think if I bought another I would do the fix BEFORE it broke, just to keep from losing one of the tabs. And no, I don't think anyone should HAVE to repair/reinforce a new tuner. (Then again, I just put compensated saddles on my Tele and shielded the thing so now it plays in tune and the hum's gone.) I fix a lot of stuff, sometimes it's just easier to repair and enjoy.

That's the deal with this tuner. I would have sent mine back but it's been too long. Besides, a replacement would have the same problem.

I also have a Digitech pedal tuner on my pedalboard. On nights I don't use the pedalboard I use the Snark, usually once a week, sometimes more.

The Snark tuner itself works well enough, most quartz tuners do (for guitar). I checked out some other brands in a local store, and most seem to have their own peculiar shortcomings. Flimsy build, poor display, hard to mount on headstock and position to read, jumpy readout, etc.
The Snark seems as good as any if you're willing to spend 15 minutes beefing up the tabs that hold the head to the neck. If not, then I would recommend you try another type tuner.
I prefer pedal tuners like my Digitech, but that's like comparing apples to oranges, the Snark is a plastic clip-on quartz tuner, it does it's job, it just needs stronger holding tabs. And IF yours breaks,(which it will), YOU CAN FIX IT.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I love the form factor of these tuners...

I have three Red ones and all are broken.
Could it be a die issue in the casting of the plastic?
Battery life doesn't seem to be that great.

I have three Red ones and all are broken.
Could it be a die issue in the casting of the plastic?
Battery life doesn't seem to be that great.

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5.0

Tuner Works Well

By Mom Sally

from Pleasant Hill, OR

About Me Child

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Snark SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue:

    My son's fiddle instructor recommended the Snark. It works well!

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    5.0

    BEST tuner I've ever owned.

    By blamar

    from North Augusta, SC

    About Me Experienced

    Comments about Snark SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue:

    The 'SNARK' is simple, easy to use, and a blessing. You can quickly and silently tune, in any lighting.
    No more using breath-rusted harmonicas, or boring your audience.

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    3.0

    Yes but

    By Grapeman

    from Stockbridge MA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Backup

    Comments about Snark SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue:

    Nice instrument but bettery drawer broke when inserting the battery !

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    2.0

    I love the form factor of these tuners...

    By mdvga

    from Georgia

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Snark SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue:

      I have three Red ones and all are broken.
      Could it be a die issue in the casting of the plastic?
      Battery life doesn't seem to be that great.

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      5.0

      Finally a clip on tuner that works

      By Blues girl

      from Cape Cod

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Snark SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue:

        I have bought at least 7 of these clip on tuners in the past 10 years, and this is the first one that wasn't disposable. The others were all hard to read, stopped working after a few months and it is accurate on both my guitars and my partners bass. I would recommend it to anyone.

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        5.0

        Great Tuner

        By Barry

        from Indianapolis, IN

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Snark SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue:

          This tuner is great. Very visible, clear functionality, easy to mount and very accurate. I wish I had this 30 years ago.

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          5.0

          Snark Tuner is worth every penny

          By Pax

          from Columbus Ohio

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Snark SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue:

              It's simple to use and dependable for tuning all my guitars.

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              5.0

              LOVE IT FAST JUST BUY IT

              By Bill

              from Junction TEX.

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Poor Quality

              Best Uses

              • Backup

              Comments about Snark SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue:

              EASY TO USE

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              5.0

              Bright in daylight..!!!

              By Lee

              from Bloomington, Indiana

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Bright in daylight

              Cons

              • Not sensitive enough IMO

              Best Uses

                Comments about Snark SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue:

                I use it for every situation but still have to use my ears for final tuning..

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                5.0

                Snark's on the Mark!

                By Zero

                from South Texas

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Live performances
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Snark SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue:

                  Did not purchase the Snark on a lark - I own several (4) and all of them have given me first rate service. In fact, after much use, all of them are still functional. Live in deep South Texas, humidity is atrocious here. It wreaks havoc on strings so a good reliable tuner is a must. Display is bright and easy to read even in bright sunlight. The unit itself is sturdy but will probably not tolerate excessive abuse, but then these days, what electronics will?

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