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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 six hours of continuous use or an amazing seven 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)
  • Standby charge in darkness: seven years

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 57 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (49)
  • Functional (49)
  • Good quality (44)
  • Improves sound (10)
  • Solar powered (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (36)
  • Back-up (32)
  • Concerts (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (32), Professional musician (16), 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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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.

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5.0

Tuner

By Jean

from Warrenton, OR

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about TASCAM TC-1S Chromatic Tuner:

    Great sale price.

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    5.0

    I would buy this product again and recommend it

    By BOB

    from UPSTATE NEW YORK

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • GREAT QUALITY

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about TASCAM TC-1S Chromatic Tuner:

      again excellent product with and excellent price...

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      3.0

      It Works...I Think

      By Jerry The Saxman

      from Hollywood, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • It Displays The Note
      • Packaged Neatly
      • Solar Option

      Cons

      • Dark Display
      • Directions Hard To Read
      • Most Gigs Not In Sunlight
      • Small Function Difference

      Best Uses

      • Basic Tuning

      Comments about TASCAM TC-1S Chromatic Tuner:

      Appears to be high quality. Good value. I need more time to experiment with it. Better directions would be helpful.

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      5.0

      Great tuner!

      By Njibo

      from Columbus, GA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about TASCAM TC-1S Chromatic Tuner:

      This is a good tuner. The solar panel works well and the tuning is simple and accurate.
      Comes with a protection sleeve!

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      5.0

      The cost of two 9 volt batteries!

      By Mr. Ken

      from Laurinburg N.C.

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      Ask me a question

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about TASCAM TC-1S Chromatic Tuner:

        Great Buy!

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great tuner

        By saxmanpf2

        from Milwaukee, WI

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about TASCAM TC-1S Chromatic Tuner:

            This is a really nice chromatic tuner for a great price. I love the fact that it's solar powered, and the colors add a little fun to a boring thing like tuning.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A must for the traveler

            By Taxlaw1

            from Metuchen, NJ

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about TASCAM TC-1S Chromatic Tuner:

              What a great tuner.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great tool

              By Taxlaw1

              from Metuchen, NJ

              About Me Experienced

              Ask me a question

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about TASCAM TC-1S Chromatic Tuner:

                Picked up one of these out of curiosity. A Solar charged tuner? No way. Well I am very surprised at how well it works.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                tuner

                By nwaz

                from chloride az

                About Me Novice

                Ask me a question

                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.

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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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