Part of the thrill of playing a live show is that anything can happen. The band can find its groove and jam on something special, or you could connect with the crowd and become an overnight sensation. On the other hand, you could also bump your guitar out of tune or break a string and need a quick replacement. At times like this, you'll be happy to have a pedal tuner in your arsenal. A pedal tuner is basically a digital tuner that can easily be daisy chained into your effects set up. It serves as a direct link to your guitar, allowing you to tune up without ambient noise or distractions, making it an invaluable resource for the touring musician. There are a number of options available to a musician looking for a pedal tuner, most of which include chromatic tuning, meaning you can tune any instrument, not just your guitar or bass. A tuner like the TC Electronic PolyTune Noir even features, as the name suggests, polyphonic tuning. This allows you to strum all your strings at once and it will determine which ones need a tune up. By saving you time, you can get back to the show. If you want a clear view of which strings are sharp or flat, you'll want to look at the Modtone MT-PT1 Professional Chromatic Tuner Pedal. It includes a bright LCD display that is easy to read from a potentially darkened stage. Its vibrant screen will definitely be a welcome addition to your next gig. To take things a step further, the Rocktron Boutique Series Unity Floor Pedal Tuner includes a sensor that determines just how bright or dark the environment is, adjusting its screen to offer you a perfect view. This feature is fantastic for tuning on the fly without straining your eyes. There are a wide variety of pedal tuners available and when you find the one that is best for you, you will know it. Regardless of which you choose, you can rest assured that the next time you hit the studio or the stage, your guitar will sound great.