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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
 
4.5

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (27)
  • Good quality (23)
  • Functional (18)
  • Improves sound (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (17)
  • Concerts (10)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (21), Professional musician (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Superb

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...Read complete review

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.

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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.

(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)

     
    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...

        (2 of 3 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

        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.

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent tuner

            By Mudguts

            from New York

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            Pros

            • 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.

                (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).

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