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TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner  

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The original PolyTune rocked the world. It forever changed the way people look at tuning. The world's first polyphonic tuner took the hearts of guita...Read More

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OVERVIEW

The evolution of a revolution in tuning from TC Electronic.

The original PolyTune rocked the world. It forever changed the way people look at tuning. The world's first polyphonic tuner took the hearts of guitarists by storm. Was it the jaw-droppingly awesome polyphonic tuning that made tuning much faster, easier and intuitive? The bright LED matrix with auto-dimming that ensured maximum visibility? The slowing of the needle as you approached the correct pitch? Maybe the monopoly technology that sensed whether you played one or six strings and instantly adjusted accordingly?

It was probably a combination of factors. Whatever it was, you loved it. But TC Electronic is all about moving forward, so they've improved on perfection and added some guitarist gems that cement PolyTune 2 as a leader of the pedal tuning pack.

• PolyTune Technology - Tune all strings simultaneously
• Retina-scorching bright display
• Ultra-precise chromatic strobe tuner

Polyphonic Perfection
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few years, you know with PolyTune, you simply strum all strings on your guitar or bass at once, and it will immediately tell you which strings need tuning. It really is as simple as strum - tune - rock! This way, you spend minimum time tuning and maximum time doing what you love most: playing.

And They Thought Einstein Was Bright!
The display on PolyTune 2 is primed with some of the brightest LEDs. Remember when some tuners were really good for daytime gigs, and others excelled in dark clubs? With PolyTune 2, you get an instant clear overview, no matter the situation. And the ambient light sensor makes sure you get just the right amount of brightness. Every time.

The Strobe Is Strong With This One
The original PolyTune was best-in-class when it came to precision. Great - but why stop there? TC Electronic has gotten many requests from the guitar community to add a strobe tuner - a decision they'd been debating internally as well. So let there be strobe! For fine-tuning your precious gear and giving it the care and attention it deserves to super accurate tuning in the studio or by a roadie on stage. This strobe tuner is lightning fast and ultra precise. How precise is it? Well, let's just say if you tune and then put your pick on the fretboard - you're gonna see the difference.

PolyTune 2 - FineTuning Innovation
With PolyTune 2, TC Electronic wanted enhanced performance and maximum precision, without getting away from what made the original PolyTune such a hit. Have a look at their feature list, which combines the revolutionary with a strong display of innovation.

Full Strobe Ahead
The strobe tuner in PolyTune 2 is super accurate and super fast. Finetune your instruments with surgical precision at blinding speeds. Sounds good, right? We're talking 0.1 cent tuning accuracy and in case you don't really know what that means - there are atomic clocks who'd kill for that accuracy.

Tuning Magnet
The tuner magnet feature slows down the needle once you get close to the desired pitch, delivering a quick and easy tuning experience - any time, every time.

MonoPoly
MonoPoly instantly recognizes whether you play one or more strings and replies with the appropriate poly- or monophonic tuning mode.

Total Recall
PolyTune 2 stores your preferences. From pitch reference to tuning mode, it hangs on to this information even after it is powered down, making sure you only have to set how you want things to happen once.

Brighten Up Your Day
This feature will make you smile - basically, the new LEDs in PolyTune 2 are bright enough to be seen from space, but the ambient light sensor in PolyTune 2 ensures you always have the right brightness. The result? A clear and pleasant visibility, no matter what situation you're in.

True Bypass
This allows for your carefully sculpted tone to flow unaffected when the pedal is bypassed and for silent tuning once engaged.

FEATURES
  • PolyTune(R) - Tune all strings simultaneously
  • New chromatic strobe tuner - 0.1 cent tuning accuracy
  • New bigger and brighter LED display with ambient light sensor
  • Drop-D and capo tuning modes
  • True-bypass with silent tuning
  • 9V DC output for powering other pedals
  • 3M Velcro for pedalboard attachment
  • DC adapter sold separately

Join the revolution. Order today!

SPECIFICATIONS

Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner

  • Input Connector Type: 1 Standard 1⁄4" jack - mono/TS
  • Output Connector Types: 1 Standard 1⁄4" jack - mono/TS
  • Tuning Range: A0 (27.5Hz) to C8 (4186Hz)
  • Tuning Accuracy: ±0.1 cent - Reference Pitch: A4 = 435 to 445Hz
  • (1 Hz steps)
  • Input Impedance: 500 kΩ (pedal on)
  • Power Input: Standard 9V DC, centre negative >100 mA (power supply not included)
  • Battery option: Standard 9V (battery not included)
  • Current Draw: 45 to 50 mA (typical use)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 72mm x 122mm x 50mm / 2.8" x 4.8" x 2"
  • Weight: 300g / 10.6oz. (including battery)
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TC ElectronicPolytune 2 Pedal Tuner
 
4.9

(based on 29 reviews)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (22)
  • Responsive (18)
  • Versatile (14)
  • Excellent sound quality (6)
  • Accurate (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (22)
  • Home studio (17)
  • Outdoor events / games (13)
  • Amateur recording (12)
  • Professional recording (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Professional musician (7), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great tuner for a gigging musician!

Very quick for checking tuning in-between songs. I love the one-strum concept (polyphonic) versus having to check each string independently, one at a time (chromatic). Chromatic, strobe tuning is immediately available...Read complete review

Very quick for checking tuning in-between songs. I love the one-strum concept (polyphonic) versus having to check each string independently, one at a time (chromatic). Chromatic, strobe tuning is immediately available by just plucking one string, and is more accurate than the polyphonic tuning mode, as evidenced by the polyphonic tuning showing all strings in tune, but strings being tuned by the strobe mode showing to be slightly sharp or flat. This tuner has replaced a Peterson Strobostomp that I have used on my pedal board for years, which is a great, accurate tuner; however, the quicker and easier-to-read Poly Tune 2 has won out, hands down.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Jury is Still Out on This One.

I purchased the TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner because my 20 year old Korg tuner finally died, and the Polytune 2 seemed like a cool idea, and had good reviews online. Unfortunately,...Read complete review

I purchased the TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner because my 20 year old Korg tuner finally died, and the Polytune 2 seemed like a cool idea, and had good reviews online. Unfortunately, the unit was either a lemon when I got it, or immediately broke after 1 use. It came New with a dead battery, I swapped out the battery, I used it once to tune up my 4 guitars, came back a week later to use the Polytune 2 again, and all that it would do was make a clicking noise, and show a small "d" on the screen. So, I replaced the battery a third time, tried 2 different cables, tried a couple different guitars, but only got the same small "d" on the screen, and the strange clicking noise from the Polytune 2 pedal. I emailed TC Electronic, and they responded fast telling me that the small "d" means that the pedal thinks that it is not receiving any signal from the guitar cable, but trying a different cable did not make the pedal work. So, I called Musician's Friend, and exchanged the pedal for another New one. I am trying out the replacement Polytune 2 pedal that Musician's Friend sent me, but I don't trust it yet. TC Electronic's customer service responded fast, and Musician's Friend's customer service responded fast, and actually surprised me by sending the exchange unit out before I had time to get to UPS to return the defective pedal. So, I still like the idea of being able to tune all strings at the same time, but it will take me awhile to trust this pedal, which means, I cannot in good conscience recommend it to anyone yet.

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5.0

very good tuner, recommend buying it.

By mike

from tell city indiana

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner:

      this tuner is very easy to see in the dark. lights up like a Christmas tree.

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      5.0

      Best Tuner I've Used

      By Noodling Poser

      from Texas, king of the flyover states

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Easy to use
      • Polyphonic
      • Quick To Use
      • Responsive
      • Strobe Mode
      • True bypass

      Cons

      • Guitar And Bass-centric
      • No Microphone

      Best Uses

      • Electric Guitarbass
      • Electric Guitar Or Bass
      • Intonation Adjustment
      • Live Use
      • Pedalboard
      • Studio use

      Comments about TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner:

      Order arrived a few days earlier than promised, thank you MF. Overall very pleased with purchase.

      I ordered the larger version b/c it will be on my pedalboard and I wanted the larger display. Its worth the extra premium for me.

      The "poly" mode is useful for guitar or bass in standard or drop d tuning only. Just be aware this is a guitar-centric product, although it makes a great chromatic tuner in monophonic mode. BTW it senses your signal and switches intuitively between mono and poly modes.

      The poly mode is fantastic for finding out quickly which strings need tuning, and whether they are sharp or flat. However, you have to hit the strings individually to fine tune them--the poly mode is for coarse adjustment only.

      I was really excited about the strobe mode. It does seem to be very accurate, although the response is not as "fluid" as an actual strobe tuner like a Conn. I think it is accurate enough to do a decent intonation setup, though, which is what I wanted.

      For live use, needle mode is probably easier to use. TC did a good job getting the "needle" to appear to move more slowly as it approaches pitch in a way that feels right and gets excellent results.

      Also happy that it is true bypass, so none of the tone-suck of tuners that load down volume pedals halfway through their travel. If you're tuning--you're muted, period.

      The polytune seems very sturdy and the daisy-chain power connector is useful for pedalboard use. Its a well thought-out product that nails the target market IMO. That said, I will now nit-pick just so buyers know what the limitations are:

      You can compensate for drop tunings or capo use, as long as the strings are tuned in standard intervals. If you use other alt-tunings besides drop-D (ie: DADGAD or Open E), the poly mode won't read the strings properly. It does not include a mic for acoustic use. It doesn't do alternate tempering, such as true/just temper or microtonal stuff --but as a result you don't need a manual to operate it either. You CAN adjust the reference (ie: A=440) in 1 Hz increments. This is useful for, say, matching a piano's tuning, but there is no intuitive way to match pitch with an acoustic instrument. You would have to adjust the reference by trial and error, and the 1 Hz increment may not get you close enough. Worst case, you would have to tune by ear.

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      5.0

      Great for ANY guitarist/bassist

      By huntcpro

      from Virginia Beach, VA

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner:

        Great tuner. Recently upgraded from the BOSS TU-2 and the Polytune 2 simply blew the BOSS out of the water. The response was immediate, true, and spot on in tune. Great tuner all around! A++

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        5.0

        great product

        By Hip

        from Merrimack, NH

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner:

          in tune all the time

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          5.0

          Amazing

          By bccdavid

          from Central City, Nebraska

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Multiple Tuning

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner:

            I love the ability to check the tuning of all 6 strings at once. Amazing! Easy to read the clear light displays even in bright conditions. It's accurate, convenient and exactly what I needed.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Remarkably faster to use

            By Mike

            from Lancaster, Ohio

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner:

              Strum once, recognise who's in and who's out of tune...one motion. When used in a church setting, the period between setup/tune/rehersal and the actual performance can be long. Enough time for my hollow and semi-hollow bodies to react to ambient temp/humidity changes. And the time period between stage access and music start can be maddeningly short. A quick strum and the Polytune tells you who's in and who's shifted out of tune. Although the strum-n-tune feature won't work with my 12 string, it still does a quick and accurate job of verifying the individual string pairs.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Truly a Poly Tuner

              By Docrock

              from Charlotte , NC

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                    Comments about TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner:

                    Works very well. Easy to see, accurate, easy to find tune, the multi string view works great. Love this tuner. I like my white Boss too but this is superior.

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    KILLER TUNER

                    By PERCY X

                    from NEW ORLEAN , LA.

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Best Tuner On The Market
                    • Compact Design
                    • Excellent Sound Quality
                    • Good Selection Of Effects
                    • Responsive
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner:

                      I HAVE OWN MANY TUNER BOSS TU12, TU 3, THIS POLY TUNER IS THE BEST ON THE MARKET HANDS DOWN U CAN'T GO WRONG BUYING THIS TUNER LOOK WHO IT IS MADE BY. TUNE ALL STRING AT ONCE TUNE VERY QUICKLY, IF U HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THIS TUNER IT IS IN YOUR GUITAR, INTONATION IS OUT OR GUITAR IS DEFECTIVE OR DEFECTIVE GUITAR CABLES CAN'T LOSE BUYING THE POLY TUNER.

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                      5.0

                      Great pedal tuner!

                      By Lefthand guitar man

                      from Charlotte, NC

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                        Cons

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                          • Performances
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner:

                          Great! Huge improvement over my Boss tuner!

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Quality tuner

                          By Eddie

                          from Alexandria, VA

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Excellent Display
                          • Responsive
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Performances

                            Comments about TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner:

                            Bright readout, very responsive and accurate, well built

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