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TC Electronic Polytune Mini Chromatic Tuner

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The PolyTune Mini from TC Electronic is the worlds smallest polyphonic tuner. PolyTune Mini shows you the tuning state of all strings simultaneously ...Click To Read More About This Product

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OVERVIEW

The next generation of polyphonic tuning is already here.

The PolyTune Mini from TC Electronic is the worlds smallest polyphonic tuner. PolyTune Mini shows you the tuning state of all strings simultaneously by simply strumming your guitar, allowing you to get back to playing in a matter of seconds. Among the most precise tuners in the world, tuning with +/- 0.5 cent precision in chromatic mode and +/- 1 cent accuracy in polyphonic mode.

PolyTune Mini also features Drop-D and Capo modes as well as True Bypass for zero tone coloration and a super-bright LED display.

PolyTune Mini “ Tiny Meets Awesome
Tuning used to be a necessary evil. The last barrier before you could get truly rocking. But now, tuning is ready to get blasted into the 21st century with PolyTune Mini. The original PolyTune was the world's first polyphonic tuner - a multiple patents pending, game-changer that will have future guitarists wondering how we ever got by without it.

Fever Pitch
PolyTune is extremely flexible as well. The reference pitch can be set to your preference and ranges from 435Hz to 445Hz. This guarantees you'll be able to play along with anyone, with any instrument and in any situation.

Chromatic Champion
Besides the Polyphonic tuner, PolyTune Mini has a chromatic tuner that can hang with the best current tuning technology out there, with an amazing 0.5 cent accuracy. The PolyTune Mini features two separate chromatic tuning modes, which cater to your individual preferences, and needs. Needle mode is for those that are used to the classic view on a tuner. If you want a little more real-time information, TC Electronic included stream-mode, which measures even the slightest pitch variation and instantly feeds the info back to you via a rotating motion on the display.

Tuning Magnet
Key to both these great chromatic modes is an ultra-fast and precise response, which is achieved through the use of the unique tuner magnet feature. This slows down the needle once you get close to the desired pitch, making it much easier to get the job done quickly.

MonoPoly
Whether you want to use the polyphonic tuner to get in tune, or prefer to go the chromatic route, this pedal has you covered. PolyTune Mini features "MonoPoly", a jaw-dropping new technology that recognizes whether you play one or more strings and instantly replies with the appropriate tuning mode.

Total Recall
The PolyTune Mini stores your preferences. 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.

FEATURES
Ultra-small Footprint “ Will Fit on Any Pedal Board
PolyTune “ Tune All Strings Simultaneously
+/- 0.5 Cent Tuning Accuracy
True Bypass w/ Silent Tuning
Super-bright LED Display
Up to 5 Semitones Flat Tunings
Drop-D and Capo Tuning

Order today and start wondering how you ever got by without it.

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TC ElectronicPolytune Mini Chromatic Tuner
 
3.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (0)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Functional (6)
  • Good quality (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Cosmic Love

This is the one ladies and gentleman! but really, i've gone through dozens of floor stomp tuners. this beats the boss tuner by miles! you can see the display in beaming sunlight,...Read complete review

This is the one ladies and gentleman! but really, i've gone through dozens of floor stomp tuners. this beats the boss tuner by miles! you can see the display in beaming sunlight, and the polytune feature is very convenient when you only have 3 or 5 seconds in between songs; gives you a quick look into what you need to tune on the fly! highly recommended! Don't let the small size deter you! so lovely

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Accuracy problems

Great tuner with one flaw.

Polytune mode always shows the low E to be flat, when both individual "needle mode", and my handheld Korg CA-40,...Read complete review

Great tuner with one flaw.

Polytune mode always shows the low E to be flat, when both individual "needle mode", and my handheld Korg CA-40, says it's dead on. This happens with all of my guitars, electric and acoustic, properly set up and intonated. I follow the manufacturer's recommendation to poly tune by lightly strumming with thumb, on neck pickup.

I've read (unfortunately after I bought mine) that this is a common problem with both the mini and the full size Poly.

It raises questions about overall accuracy. The pedal claims half-cent tuning. A TC rep reported that on the full size version, which has both needle and stream/strobe modes for single-string tuning, that needle was only accurate to (a horrible) 3 cents, and that you needed to use stream/strobe for the touted half-cent accuracy.

But the mini doesn't have stream/strobe mode.

Everything else about this pedal is great. But first and foremost a tuner needs to be accurate.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Accuracy problems

Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Mini Chromatic Tuner:

Great tuner with one flaw.

Polytune mode always shows the low E to be flat, when both individual "needle mode", and my handheld Korg CA-40, says it's dead on. This happens with all of my guitars, electric and acoustic, properly set up and intonated. I follow the manufacturer's recommendation to poly tune by lightly strumming with thumb, on neck pickup.

I've read (unfortunately after I bought mine) that this is a common problem with both the mini and the full size Poly.

It raises questions about overall accuracy. The pedal claims half-cent tuning. A TC rep reported that on the full size version, which has both needle and stream/strobe modes for single-string tuning, that needle was only accurate to (a horrible) 3 cents, and that you needed to use stream/strobe for the touted half-cent accuracy.

But the mini doesn't have stream/strobe mode.

Everything else about this pedal is great. But first and foremost a tuner needs to be accurate.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

mini caught my eye

By hobbinero

from south central michigan

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Functional

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • To Small For My Eyes 58

Best Uses

    Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Mini Chromatic Tuner:

    I desire light and quick- the size is my problem, on stage I must lower my self to use. back stage there were no problems

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Wanted to love it

    By Wildbird99

    from Long Island, NY

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Mini Chromatic Tuner:

        I've had two problems with this tuner:

        1. It sometimes seems to lose calibration. On more than one ocassion, I've had it tell me the tuning was perfect when it wasn't - the D chord does not lie. Once I tuned the upper strings by ear, I was okay. It has happened with more than one guitar. I never had that problem with my Korg DT-10.

        2. It makes a buzzing noise when I am using it and have the drive channel on the amp. This happens with every guitar and every amp I have tried it on. It isn't noticeable on the clean channel.

        Bottom line: I am diggin out the old Korg, even if it does take up more room on the board.

        (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        I'm returning it

        By guitarman28

        from CT

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast To Tune
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

        • Hard To See When Standing

        Best Uses

        • Home Use When Sitting
        • Practicing

        Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Mini Chromatic Tuner:

        Tuning all six strings at once is more efficient...I like that part. What I don't like is the display. The screen is made up of many small dots. If you are flat it shows bright red, if you are close to in tune, it shows dim red and dim green. As you get more in tune, it shows bright green. As a result (when it is showing dim read and dim green for one string), it looks blurry sometimes. I found it difficult to read from a standing position. I don't have perfect vision, but I think the dots are really too small. A tool like this should be easier to read fomr a standing position.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Cosmic Love

        By NickVeino

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Mini Chromatic Tuner:

            This is the one ladies and gentleman! but really, i've gone through dozens of floor stomp tuners. this beats the boss tuner by miles! you can see the display in beaming sunlight, and the polytune feature is very convenient when you only have 3 or 5 seconds in between songs; gives you a quick look into what you need to tune on the fly! highly recommended! Don't let the small size deter you! so lovely

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Polytune Mini Chromatic Tuner

            By J

            from Texas

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            Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Mini Chromatic Tuner:

            Everything you've heard is true. It works like a charm.
            So far so good. Nobody has had one for long, at this point, but no red flags.

            (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            giving it one more shot

            By bob

            from EP, RI

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Love The Display
            • Small

            Cons

            • Not Functional
            • Pops

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Mini Chromatic Tuner:

            First I'll address the biggest "issue" that people mention with these pedals, the display. The display works just fine and it is really easy to see. I actually like it better than my boss tu2. The display is very clear and eary to understand, i'd dare say that it gives me a better tune than my boss. Yes, all of this when I am standing. Blaming any unclearity of this display becuase of your bad eyes or old age is like blaming a book for you being unable to read it because you're vision isn't good or becuase your getting old. If this display is subpar then the telephones that old ladies use with the big numbers shouse be the standard for all phones and oversized print the standard for all books.

            Second my issue with this pedal is unfortunetly one of it's selling points, the true bypass. When i engage and disengage this pedal it sometimes lets out a BIG pop. You know, the kind of pop that sound techs HATE when newbs unplug their stuff from an unmuted system. Part of this popping was due to a tube preamp/di i was using for my acoustic but it also does it with my Fender Hot Rod Deluxe (straight in or through boss comp, ts9, and joyo tremooo) and doesn't agree with my a/b selector at all. The reality is that at the end of the day I need to be paid and I need to leave a good impression with venues so that i am invited back and can even play elsewhere (not pissing them off by popping in their system.) If it is really fickle with my gear and messes with peoples systems (my boss doesn't) I am forced to use the buffered pedal that works.

            This is my experience, i really want to love this pedal, it looks awesome saves space and like i said, i LOVE the display but this pedal needs to simply work.

            (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Meh - Im returning mine

            By JET!

            from Chicago, IL

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            Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Mini Chromatic Tuner:

            5
            Its not a "bad" tuner

            Problem #1 - only works in Silent By-Pass ModeYou cant monitor your tuning while playing

            Individual string tuning - I give it a 6 out of 10 - My Korg Rack Tuner is much more accurate and faster... my Snarks rate a 10 out of 10 - go with the Snark!

            Multi String tuning - Im not going to keep this tuner long enough for it to be clearly understandable

            Problem #2 - Im color blind - the color differences are too difficult to decipher from a distance

            It is well built and I am definitely a fan of TC, just not this product!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great little box

            Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Mini Chromatic Tuner:

            Tiny size, excellent performance, small price. What's not to like? Also nicely built and easy to use, seems very accurate. Has several features that I don't need, so I can't tell you how good they may be. As a basic tuner, it's easy right out of the box. At a recent outdoor gig it was difficult, but not impossible, to see the display in bright direct. Other than that sunlight, totaly fin. Buy it.

             
            5.0

            awsome tuner

            By Rwmcneal

            from Hannibal mo

            About Me Novice

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            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

            Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Mini Chromatic Tuner:

            This is a great little tuner work great I've used other tuner clip ons that just seam not to do the job this tuner is easy to use led display

             
            5.0

            Love it!

            By C.

            from NJ

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Mini Chromatic Tuner:

            I love things that are compack and get the job done. This is one of those things. I love this tuner and it works GREAT!

             
            5.0

            Smaller footprint-Same Strong Tuner

            By Axis Mundi

            from USA

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound
            • Pants Pocket Tuner

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anywhere-anytime Tuner
              • Live Gig
              • Practicing

              Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Mini Chromatic Tuner:

              Acurate-Solid Box-Small Footprint. I just grab this if I am going to a gig, to a few jammer friends or my family get together. No problem just pocketing this guy and bringing along. You don't even need a tool-bar, I use a velcro strap on my leg-arm, whatever, just like a pilot, a quick glance at this light weight box in chromatic mode and no-one ever see's me tune to perfect pitch. Maybe a wireless model next.

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