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TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner  

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Overview
  • 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
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    $149.00
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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

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Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner Specifications:

  • 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
 
4.8

(based on 14 reviews)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (12)
  • Responsive (9)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Excellent sound quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (10)
    • Home studio (9)
    • Amateur recording (6)
    • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Professional recording (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (9), Novice (3)

    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

    Works great!

    By JoelBrett

    from BFE Oklahoma

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    Pros

    • Compact Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner:

      I pretty much tossed a coin between this and a BOSS. This is quite a bit smaller than the BOSS box size but I like the huge display. Being able to whack up a chord and see the status of each string is very convinient. Makes touch up tuning fast. Works exactly as advertised.

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      5.0

      love it! easy to use!

      By buck

      from phoenix az

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      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner:

        does everything i need it to do! one of the best tuners ive used!

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        5.0

        the second one i got works great!

        By gvillar

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner:

          I got a restocked Polytune 2 and it had a glitch where the power would cut off after a few minutes. I contacted Musician's Friend and they promptly sent me another one, no hassle, and this one works great. Love the bright display. Also love using the multi-string feature to quickly see which string needs tuning.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner

          By Jono

          from Northeastern Minnesota

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner:

            Large and bright digital display (great for older eyes!) and easy to use. Getting a restock unit was a steal!

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            5.0

            Very good but display a tad bright.

            By n1as

            from VT

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Display Too Bright

            Best Uses

              Comments about TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner:

              This unit is very good. It tunes fast and works very well with both my acoustic gtr (with pickup) and my 5-string bass. Single string mode is the easiest for me and most accurate. Multi-string mode works as advertised for my guitar and also my bass. I wasn't sure it would work that well for the bass but it does.

              The silent bypass switch is indeed silent.

              My only complaint is the display. Yes, it is too bright :-) TC worked to make it brighter but it is too bright for my indoor usage. I wish it had a way to dim it. Still, this is a minor complaint and does nothing to mar an other wise very good unit.

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              5.0

              Very Pleased

              By PaullyWallyDoodle

              from Dallas, Texas

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Great Visibility
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner:

                During the Summer I play a lot of outdoor, daytime events and was particularily looking for something that worked in the bright sunlight without me having to shade it. This one did great. I also like the strum feature which displays all the strings and wheather they need to be tuned. I'm very pleased.

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                5.0

                Great Tuner!

                By GuitarSlinger77

                from Round Rock, TX

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Responsive
                • Versatile
                • Very Accurate

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Everywhere

                Comments about TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner:

                I was torn between this and the TU-3, but I dont think you can go wrong either way. I wanted something different and the ability to see all the strings at once is a great feature...not just a gimick like the critics will say. It is actually very accurate in that mode. No complaints at all. Glad I chose it.

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                5.0

                Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner

                By guitarlaxkid

                from Philly, PA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Bright
                • Compact Design
                • Many Tuning Options
                • Responsive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Gigs
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner:

                  The Polytune is definitely a pedal that any guitarist or bassist at any level should invest in. I've gone through 8 or 9 different types of tuners in a little over 3 years, and this is by the far the most accurate tuner I have ever used. I love how the screen is so bright because at my gigs, it's really hard to see if my pedals are on because of the lighting. The different tunings are really nice and the overall pedal is amazing. The look, the durability, the battery etc. Definitely worth every penny...

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                  5.0

                  You can tune up faster

                  By Flabbio

                  from New Orleans

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner:

                    Good quality tuning pedal. Everything worked as advertised. Polytune worked great. Just strum, tune and you are good to go. Takes less time to tune your guitar or bass.

                    No instructions included, but the owner's manual was easily downloaded from the web.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome pedal, like all TC gear I have

                    By Mooncrab

                    from Texas

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Excellent Sound Quality
                    • Good Selection Of Effects
                    • No-noise
                    • Responsive
                    • Simple And Intuitive
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Intonation
                      • Performances

                      Comments about TC Electronic Polytune 2 Pedal Tuner:

                      I love all TC Electronic pedals and devices I have bought. They have all exceeded my expectations, including this awesome tuner. I was on the fence about this versus the smaller one. I think both would be just fine, just depends on if you need space or not. I personally like a bigger display for tuning, esp for doing intonation, but if that is not a big deal for you then get the smaller one.

                      I don't use it but this pedal allows you to daisy chain additional power supplies which could be important for some folks. I don't know if the smaller one offers this (it wasn't a deciding factor for me).

                      Switching tuning configuration is easy too - small buttons in back that you press when the device is on. The tuning style is also quickly changeable to guitar, bass, and style of tuning (simple line or more animated with a waveform-like design). I like the more animated style because it seems more detailed, but this is all personal preference. Playing live I might prefer the simpler display.

                      One limitation/word of advice: a tech at guitar center (sorry musicians friend) gave me some great advice, as follows. the poly tune function is extremely helpful but not the most accurate way to tune your guitar. I use it to get a baseline. If a string is out of tune, then I play just that string by itself and tune it. the polytune feature does not seem to be super accurate - but is extremely helpful for quick spot-checking, playing live (I think those are its intentions?).

                      Lastly, my other favorite thing about this is that it cuts the output signal when you tune, which allowed me to get rid of my a-b switch. may be obvious for those who do research, but I did not know this and was pleasantly surprised.

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