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A great leap forward in clip-on tuners.

PolyTune Clip-On perfectly combines state-of-the-art tuning technology with an unprecedented attention to aesthetics and functionality, PolyTune Clip-On gives a tune-up that's unmatched in speed, precision and grace.

PolyTune Clip-On is designed to be your trusty tuning companion, whether you're going for a quick onstage tune-up or an ultra-precise setup of your instrument. PolyTune Clip-On sports three distinct tuning modes ranging from the game-changing polyphonic tuning mode that lets you tune all 6 strings at once, to your trusty chromatic tuner and all the way to an ultra-precise strobe tuner mode, which offers +/-0.02 cents of tuning precision. No matter what method you choose to use, the tuning trinity of PolyTune Clip-On will always guide you to pitch perfection.

Developed with a luthier-like attention to detail, PolyTune Clip is the perfect combination of beauty and brains. With its carefully chosen high-quality components and stunning clean looks, PolyTune Clip-On is designed to complement you and your instrument, while containing the most advanced tuning technology to date. TC Electronics condensed their proprietary PolyTune algorithm, shrunk key components and increased battery life all while creating a tuner more powerful than any PolyTune released before it.

FEATURES
State-of-the-art clip-on tuner
Polyphonic perfection
Strobe tuner with +/- 0.02 cent accuracy
Ultra-bright and easy to read display
Adaptive screen ensures a perfect readout no matter where you place it
Elegant, yet durable design
High-quality stainless steel clip
Flat tunings and capo mode
Chromatic only mode
Up to 18 hours of usage via a standard Lithium Coin battery (sold separately)

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TC ElectronicPolytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner
 
4.6

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (33)
  • Good quality (28)
  • Functional (24)
  • Improves sound (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (21)
  • Concerts (11)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (24), Professional musician (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I love this product so much - had to buy another one!

I have read some poor reviews on these - but I simply do not agree! I am a seasoned musician - ex road warrior, and still play 55 - 70 shows per year at...Read complete review

I have read some poor reviews on these - but I simply do not agree! I am a seasoned musician - ex road warrior, and still play 55 - 70 shows per year at pretty large outdoor venues. The bright display is easy to read on either a sunny day, or a well lit night time stage. The accuracy of this tuner is one of the best I have ever used. The Polytune is built to last (I tried the cheaper clip-ons - but they are not very accurate, and they are not well built and are disposable!). The Polytune is by far the best and most accurate tuner I have ever used!. Again, I liked my first one so much, had to buy a provisional as a back up...

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Clever, but overengineered and overpriced.

I WANTED to like this tuner... but I just can't. Got it for a Christmas present, and given that I could get FIVE Snark tuners for the same price, it's just not...Read complete review

I WANTED to like this tuner... but I just can't. Got it for a Christmas present, and given that I could get FIVE Snark tuners for the same price, it's just not a good value.

The electronics in there must be impressive, because tuning all 6 strings simultaneously is a tough task, and it does work, although there is some wavering. But how many tuning pegs can you turn at once? Only one. As long as the tuner keeps pace with my hands, one string at a time, it's fast enough.

I also have to agree with the reviewer who reported different readings in single string mode vs poly mode. Sometimes a string will read "perfect" in polytune mode, but if you check that string in single mode, it's off. The Polytune Clip is also easily confused by loud sounds, which is a deal breaker on stage.

Sleek? Yes. Clever? Very. Reliable? Not so much. Overpriced? I'm afraid so. This tuner will stay at home, while the Snark goes to gigs.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Tuner.

By Sam

from Florida, Miami.

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Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

Do not leave it on your guitar too long it will make a mark, especialy on a shine surface.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love this product so much - had to buy another one!

By Guy

from Denver, CO

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

      I have read some poor reviews on these - but I simply do not agree! I am a seasoned musician - ex road warrior, and still play 55 - 70 shows per year at pretty large outdoor venues. The bright display is easy to read on either a sunny day, or a well lit night time stage. The accuracy of this tuner is one of the best I have ever used. The Polytune is built to last (I tried the cheaper clip-ons - but they are not very accurate, and they are not well built and are disposable!). The Polytune is by far the best and most accurate tuner I have ever used!. Again, I liked my first one so much, had to buy a provisional as a back up...

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent tuner

      By Mudguts

      from New York

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      • Easy To Use

      Cons

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          Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

          Very impressed with this tuner no problems with the way it clips to headstock and the view is perfect, You can also clip it on backwards. Easy to turn on and off quickly, I don't like leaving it on while I'm playing so that's a big plus. Dead on tuning and excellent display there are many advantages for me with this tuner I love it.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Superb

          By Gil

          from El Paso, TX

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          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Easy To See
          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

            I usually perform with one of my TC Electronic heads that have a built in tuner but every now and then I do break out my GK MB500 and NEO410 and that is when I use my Snark but I have a lot of trouble tuning on a loud stage. The Snark is very slow and gets confused with other sounds. I was about to purchase the TCE Polytune when I read about the Polytune Clip. The clip is awesome. At first it would get a little lost but after I switched it to bass mode, no more problems. It is fast and accurate even when down tuning to C on a loud stage, no problem at all. For those saying that you can't tune more that one peg at a time, come on guys, that is for guitarist's to be able to see right away which string is out of tune and adjust it immediately and then fine tune it later chromatically, lol. This is easily the best clip on tuner I have ever used. Now even when I use my TCE heads, I still pull out the Clip just to hear peoples comments on how nice it is.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            It's the best so far

            By Moore Music

            from St. Petersburg Fl

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

              I have used Snarks and Intellitouch and others and I now use the polytune clip-on as my main tuner. One reason is that it's pretty tough. I have broken numerous Snarks and I'm alway tightening up the intellitouch because the screw comes loose. The polytune is much studier with a well secured metal clip, not plastic. I have two gripes. The industrial design of the metal clip is not particularly aesthetic although very functional. The other gripe is that the clear face of the tuner has gotten spotted like it had raindrops on it. They are permanent and cannot be cleaned off. They do not interfere too much with the visual information but I would prefer not to have the spots. One unexpected but cool feature is that the Polytune tuner plugin for your DAW is included in the box for free. It is now my go to tuner for recording.

              So yes... it is more expensive but cheaper in the long run because it more robust and frankly it is the best tuner IMHO. So I recommend it.

              (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Clever, but overengineered and overpriced.

              By AquaRegia

              from central PA

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              Pros

              • Good Quality

              Cons

              • Inconsistent

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

              I WANTED to like this tuner... but I just can't. Got it for a Christmas present, and given that I could get FIVE Snark tuners for the same price, it's just not a good value.

              The electronics in there must be impressive, because tuning all 6 strings simultaneously is a tough task, and it does work, although there is some wavering. But how many tuning pegs can you turn at once? Only one. As long as the tuner keeps pace with my hands, one string at a time, it's fast enough.

              I also have to agree with the reviewer who reported different readings in single string mode vs poly mode. Sometimes a string will read "perfect" in polytune mode, but if you check that string in single mode, it's off. The Polytune Clip is also easily confused by loud sounds, which is a deal breaker on stage.

              Sleek? Yes. Clever? Very. Reliable? Not so much. Overpriced? I'm afraid so. This tuner will stay at home, while the Snark goes to gigs.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Great technology, but fickle!

              By Rocker_103

              from Mason, OH

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Quality

              Cons

              • Fickle

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Practicing

              Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

              This was this years hot stocking stuffer for Christmas, which is how I got mine. Love the technology & the Polytune concept, & the build materials are great. But this clip isn't easy to use on a PRS headstock, & changing positions is pretty much impossible, but that's what TC customer support asked me to do when I told them that sometimes the Polytune mode isn't accurate, & sometimes the chromatic mode isn't. When it works well, it's very accurate, but fickle is the word best used to describe it's performance. I haven't tested the strobe mode yet, but if it's accurate, I'll use this tuner for setting up intonation. But for playing live for an audience, I'm sticking with my Snarks. Reliability is a must when your performing, & I can't worry about the position of the tuner on the headstock, or whether the guitar has a floating whammy bar! It simply HAS to work, therefore, this is staying in the studio. Would really love to see the next version with a swivel feature, & a better clip.

              I would recommend this to a friend, but with some warning as to it's fickle nature.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great tuner

              By moe

              from inman,s.c.

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

                I play banjo and have tried many tuners over the years and tuners have difficulty reading banjos. This tuner has no problem. Its right on with no bouncing around trying to figure out what it is hearing. I like the bright display and the option it has if you turn it upside down it will reverse its self and you are ready to clip on and tune. Cool tuner I am very happy with this tuner.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Fabulous item.

                By CB from S. FL

                from South Florida

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

                  It's a tuner so obviously it has a specific function. But it does this function very well and allowing the ability of looking at all strings and telling which ones are out of tune makes it fast and easy. Plus the orientation feature is amazing. I'm super happy with this product.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  STATE-OF-THE-ART

                  By Tlaw

                  from Gulf Coast

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Gigging
                    • Set Ups

                    Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

                    Great tuner. Beware when ordering. MF didn't indicate it was out of stock until after I ordered it, call MF first to see if its in-stock. It took almost a month to get it. MF sent an e-mail stating it was out of stock after I ordered it in-line. I went to Sweetwater and they had it in stock for the same price so I ordered one from them as well. Love the SS clip, it'll last a while. Can be used effectively to check intonation during set ups. Works well for my bass, guitar, and mandolin.TC Electronics markets good quality products. This tuner received high marks at a recent NAMM show. The only drawback is the head does not swivel, thats a minor issue and had no bearing on my selection. It's as good as my Peterson clip-on strobe tuner.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I would recommend it.

                    By Gib

                    from Oklahoma City, OK

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                    • Picks up ambient noises.

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

                      Easy to use right out of the box. The display is simple to figure out.
                      You can tune one string at a time or strum all six at once, though it's much easier to do one at a time.
                      The only fault I can see so far is that like most tuners of its kind it is very sensitive to noises in the room.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Best guitar tuner I've tried!

                      By Luna

                      from The Land of Enchantment

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                      Pros

                      • Easy to read display
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

                          The Polytune guitar tuner was the easiest to read of all the tuners I tried. Big plus!

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Better than I expected

                          By Marcel

                          from Houston

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

                              Use this mainly on acoustic guitar, but it works on electrics as well. Occasionally it gets confused whether to read in polytune or single-string mode, especially on low-E. But you can go through the other 5 strings and when returning to low-E it registers single-string. Like other reviewers have noted for this and the pedal version, the polytune mode isn't super accurate, it just gives a quick indication. You need to check each string individually. (Which is not really grounds for knocking the product, as it's not really a huge expectation or requirement.) Allows +/-5Hz on reference pitch (435 - 445 Hz).

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Disapointed that the tuner is buzzing after only six months

                              By Penn

                              from Atlanta, GA

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                                Cons

                                • Poor Quality

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

                                  This is an expensive tuner and I did not abuse it. The tuner started buzzing and best I can tell it is because the face plate is coming loose. I contact Musicians Friend customer service and they referred me to the manufacturer. I would've expected better performance and better service for paying 3X the cost of a typical guitar tuner.

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great little tuner.

                                  By Marky G

                                  from New Jersey

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Functional
                                  • Good Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Concerts
                                    • Practicing

                                    Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

                                    Great little tuner. Although I wasn't initially convinced that the poly-tune feature was necessary, now that I've used it, there's no turning back. Good construction and easy-to-use.

                                    (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    3.0

                                    It's still just a tuner. Bulky-$50ish it's not.

                                    By Axis Mundi

                                    from USA

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                                    Pros

                                    • Functional

                                    Cons

                                    • Bulky on my tele

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Backup
                                    • Gazing
                                    • Practicing

                                    Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

                                    Works fine. Guess I was hoping for to look a bit more $50ish.

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Well Made. Very Easy To Read.

                                    By HiPlainsDrifter

                                    from Wyoming

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                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Functional
                                    • Good Quality

                                    Cons

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                                      • Practicing

                                      Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

                                      Nice compact, well made tuner.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Polytune Clip-On Tuner

                                      By Angelo

                                      from Rhode Island

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                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

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                                          Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

                                          I use it for practice tuning for several different tuning variations....it works very well.

                                           
                                          3.0

                                          Bonafied Purchaser of the Polytune Clip On Tuner

                                          By Crabgrass Picker

                                          from Ohio

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                                          Pros

                                          • Functional

                                          Cons

                                          • Difficult To Use

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Practicing

                                          Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

                                          I didn't find this tuner any better than other tuners of less value that I have. It most definitely picks up audio noises present in any environment. It's best used in a quiet room. I found the different tuner settings difficult to manipulate and it did try to change between settings on it own when I first popped the battery in and tried to set for the first time. I was disappointed. However, in a quiet environment it does tune very well. I rated it three stars because it's on par with most other tuners as far as performance. Definitely not worth the price in my opinion. A Snark works just as accurately as far as I'm concerned. If you love spending cash on tuners then I would recommend. If you value your hard earned cash and want a decent tuner that tunes just as well, then I wouldn't recommend.

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Pricey but its the best one

                                          By Phil

                                          from Orlando

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                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Functional
                                          • Good Quality

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Backup
                                            • Practicing

                                            Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Clip-On Guitar Tuner:

                                            It's perfect! Just that, my other clip-ons look like trash now.hahaha

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