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TASCAM TC-1S Chromatic Tuner Black 

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The TC-1S chromatic tuner has a built-in microphone as well as a 1/4" input for guitar and bass tuning. Its lightning-fast pitch detection is display...Read More

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A portable chromatic tuner for planet-conscious musicians.

The TC-1S chromatic tuner has a built-in microphone as well as a 1/4" input for guitar and bass tuning. Its lightning-fast pitch detection is displayed on a wide bar graph display for instant feedback. Four display modes are available, including fine pitch display for 1-cent accuracy and strobe tuning animation. The tuner can be calibrated to an external source such as a piano or other hard-to-tune instrument.

The TC-1S charges its battery via a USB input or from a built-in bank of solar cells on the front panel allowing 6 hours of continuous use or an amazing 7 years of standby charge in darkness. It's wrapped in a shock-proof silicone cover that's available in multiple colors and keeps the Solar Tuner protected.

Included with the TC-1S is a nylon strap and clip. Snap it to your guitar or bass gig bag and it will stay charged all the time.

FEATURES
  • Chromatic tuner
  • USB input or solar-powered battery charging
  • 1/4" instrument/microphone input
  • Built-in microphone
  • Custom LCD display with note, sharp/flat indicators, bargraph for pitch deviation
  • Shock-resistant silicon case included
  • Includes strap and clip for attaching to instrument case
  • Four display modes: Bar, Fine, Strobe Animation, Needle
  • 12-note equal temperament scale
  • Pitch displayed in 1 cent steps (in fine mode)

Stay in tune and be green with the TC-1S Solar Tuner. Order now!

SPECIFICATIONS

TC-1S Chromatic Tuner

  • 3-3/4"W x 3/4"H x 1-1/2"D
  • 2 oz.
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TASCAMTC-1S Chromatic Tuner
 
4.5

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (45)
  • Easy to use (42)
  • Good quality (39)
  • Improves sound (9)
  • Solar powered (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (30)
    • Back-up (29)
    • Concerts (14)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (26), Professional musician (14), Novice (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Idea, Well Executed!

    The Tascam TC-1S Solar Tuner is a great idea executed very well. This is hopefully the first step in musical gear that is environmentally conscious, high quality and convenient to use. You...Read complete review

    The Tascam TC-1S Solar Tuner is a great idea executed very well. This is hopefully the first step in musical gear that is environmentally conscious, high quality and convenient to use. You never have to change the battery in this tuner and the internal battery has a lot of reserves. What I usually do to charge mine is place it on my dashboard the night before so in the morning the sun will shine on the solar cells. By the time I'm ready to use it it is fully charged again.

    Solar power coolness aside, this tuner is very accurate and it has a few different tuning options like strobe or fine tuning that really make this a quality product. I have bought tuners in the past that are calibrated a little bit off but this one is spot on and could be used for studio recording. I bought one of these as a Stupid Deal, lost it and immediately bought another one at the regular price.

    The only drawbacks are there is no output jack so it is not able to be linked as a tuner on a pedalboard and there is no backlighting to see the display in the dark. Hopefully Tascam will develop a solar powered pedal tuner next.

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    Bulky, awkward

    I purchased 2 of these. Saving the planet 1 battery at a time. They are large and not easy to use with my accoustic guitar or my fiddle. Seems the microphone picks up...Read complete review

    I purchased 2 of these. Saving the planet 1 battery at a time. They are large and not easy to use with my accoustic guitar or my fiddle. Seems the microphone picks up more ambient noise than instrument noise because you can't mount the tuner on the instrument. I stopped using them after 1 day.
    I would not want this on stage.

    Reviewed by 49 customers

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    5.0

    tuner

    By nwaz

    from chloride az

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Practicing

      Comments about TASCAM TC-1S Chromatic Tuner:

      A little larger than I was expecting but that is OK. I bought it on sale so I had to take pink. Not my color. will fix that. Other than that no problems with this tuner.

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      5.0

      survivalist tuner! in pink!

      By Jeff Uglyshoes

      from SF Bay area, California

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Convenient
      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Solar Powered

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Camping
        • Concerts
        • Outdoor
        • Practicing

        Comments about TASCAM TC-1S Chromatic Tuner:

        I bought two in bright pink. ... that way none of my fellow musicians are likely to steal them. The clip allows for attachment to a gig bag.. and it is great for outdoor shows as well as for clubs. Easy to see and to recalibrate (in case you like to tune down).. the best part. no batteries that you need to change. It recharges using the sun.. so I call it my survivalist tuner. When the world falls to the zombie apocalypse (or the power goes out and you dont have batteries) you can still kick it on a well tuned acoustic. Love it, will be buying more to give away as stocking stuffers this year.

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        5.0

        Works Brilliantly!

        By Rideout89

        from Olympia, WA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast
        • Seems Durable

        Cons

        • Larger Than Expected

        Best Uses

          Comments about TASCAM TC-1S Chromatic Tuner:

          This tuner is better than I expected. I bought it because I thought it'd be neat to have a rechargeable tuner, and the solar part seemed nifty too. However, it turns out this thing out paces several fancier, more expensive tuners I've used. It is very fast, smooth, and seems pretty darn tight with its accuracy. Also, the colored part of the case is a removable silicon-esque shell, so that's fun.

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          5.0

          Precision Tuner

          By ItMatters

          from Iowa

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Functional

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about TASCAM TC-1S Chromatic Tuner:

            This is a chromatic tuner that will let you tune your instrument to the
            exact pitch. It is very sensitive, and so will respond to extremely
            small changes in pitch. It has strobe, needle, fine, and microphone
            modes that make adjusting your instrument until it is in tune easy.
            It is a precision tuner that will not disappoint you.

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            5.0

            Awesome

            By RMJSTUDIO

            from Washington DC

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

            • No Backlight

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Everything
            • Practicing

            Comments about TASCAM TC-1S Chromatic Tuner:

            love this little guy.
            took it apart to see what kind of battery.
            It uses a PC motherboard battery,which will last a very long time!

            no backlight makes it hard to see in very dark places no big deal unless your a back stage guitar tech.

            if you don't want the strap "theft-loss"to come off just tape the latch or get a screw down type from your local hardware store.

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            5.0

            Fun to use

            By slo-blu

            from Virginia

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound
            • Many Fearures

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about TASCAM TC-1S Chromatic Tuner:

              Solar charged ! Cool !

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              1.0

              Bulky, awkward

              By Sam

              from Rochester, NY

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Functional

              Cons

              • Bulky
              • Slow Battery Charging
              • Susceptible To Amb Noise

              Best Uses

              • Backup

              Comments about TASCAM TC-1S Chromatic Tuner:

              I purchased 2 of these. Saving the planet 1 battery at a time. They are large and not easy to use with my accoustic guitar or my fiddle. Seems the microphone picks up more ambient noise than instrument noise because you can't mount the tuner on the instrument. I stopped using them after 1 day.
              I would not want this on stage.

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              5.0

              GREAT TUNER AT A GREAT PRICE

              By jpd4748

              from Salt Lake City, Utah

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about TASCAM TC-1S Chromatic Tuner:

                Great tuner very durable in design and quite functional. This tuner is also easy on the eyes.
                I highly recommend this tuner.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                No complaints.

                By Horncastle

                from Hampton, VA

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about TASCAM TC-1S Chromatic Tuner:

                    I have no complaints about this tuner. The product description is accurate. However, I bought this item because it was on sale and was a really great deal for the money. I do know I would never buy it at the MSRP or the regular price. If they are ever on sale again, I will probably buy several more as gifts for my students.

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                    4.0

                    Great buy for the price!

                    By Chris K

                    from Converse (San Antonio), TX

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality
                    • Several Instrument Modes

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about TASCAM TC-1S Chromatic Tuner:

                      Hard to tell the different modes / functions at first.

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