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Boss TU-2 Chromatic Stompbox Tuner

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The Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner lets you shift to bypass mode for silent tuning with a single stomp. An eleven-point LED stream meter makes it easy to ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Precise tuning with a tap of your toe.

The Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner lets you shift to bypass mode for silent tuning with a single stomp. An eleven-point LED stream meter makes it easy to see when you're in tune (the movement of the meter slows the closer you get to pitch). Seven different modes provide options for both bass and guitar and a seven-segment display makes string and note names readily visible on dark stages. Footswitchable Tuner Off mode preserves battery.

FEATURES
  • BOSS world-renowned TU-Series tuner accuracy in a convenient stompbox design
  • Mute/Bypass select for silent tuning with a single stomp
  • 11-point LED indicators and new "stream" meter display tuning discrepancy via speed and direction of LEDs (speed of LED movement gets slower as pitch becomes more accurate)
  • 7-segment LED displays string and note names, easily visible on dark stages
  • Seven easy tuning modes include Chromatic, Guitar Regular, Guitar Flat, Guitar Double Flat, Bass Regular, Bass Flat, Bass Double Flat
  • Tuning mode setting and display style choice stored in memory
  • Adjustable reference pitch from 438 to 445Hz
  • 8-octave tuning range”the widest in its class
  • Footswitchable Tuner Off mode preserves battery life by disabling LEDs
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4.8

(based on 161 reviews)

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To clear up the accuracy debate.

To clear up the accuracy problems, this tuner is rated for +/- 0.3 cent. Not (%)Percent(%)... This is more accurate than any trained ears can hear. I have...Read complete review

To clear up the accuracy problems, this tuner is rated for +/- 0.3 cent. Not (%)Percent(%)... This is more accurate than any trained ears can hear. I have not used this tuner but I'm attempting to clear up some facts about tuner accuracy. A cent is 1/100th of a hert. Concert pitch (standerd) tuning refers to A at 440hertz. Hertz. In scientific terms. 100 cents make up a hert. Trained ears can usually tell the difference of about 5-10 cents. Not .03 of a cent like this tuner can. I can not say anything about the way boss TU-2 tracks, but there's no reason to buy a +/-.01 tuner over a +/-.03 tuner. This tuner should satisfy all of your accuracy needs.

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$ I Wish I had Back

On the "local" club scene this tuner appears to be the industry standard, so I bought one untested. If you really care about the consistency of your sound though, you'll get...Read complete review

On the "local" club scene this tuner appears to be the industry standard, so I bought one untested. If you really care about the consistency of your sound though, you'll get a Peterson, which is far more accurate, albeit with a little learning curve. There's so much variance in what the TU-2 tuner says is a perfectly tuned string that a novice should be able to hear the difference. A bad unit perhaps? Nope. I tried a few owned by friends and the results are the same.For budget conscious persons I recommend the BOSS TU-12H for about 30% less (I have a 20-year old one that's way better than the TU-2). But truly, Peterson rules this world. Spend the dough and get a StoboStomp2, I bought two of them after using one for the first time.The BOSS TU-2 is also not true bypass and will rob a little bit of your sound if used inline rather than off a tuner out.All that said, I have found a use for my TU-2... I use it to get a cool sound out of my 12-string. Strings tuned to the same note sound so much different that it gives a 12-string some cool sounding textures. However, it's never consistent... I just need to take the time and program the custom tuning into my StroboStomp2.

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4.0

To clear up the accuracy debate.

By Rickles

from NJ

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To clear up the accuracy problems, this tuner is rated for +/- 0.3 cent. Not (%)Percent(%)... This is more accurate than any trained ears can hear. I have not used this tuner but I'm attempting to clear up some facts about tuner accuracy. A cent is 1/100th of a hert. Concert pitch (standerd) tuning refers to A at 440hertz. Hertz. In scientific terms. 100 cents make up a hert. Trained ears can usually tell the difference of about 5-10 cents. Not .03 of a cent like this tuner can. I can not say anything about the way boss TU-2 tracks, but there's no reason to buy a +/-.01 tuner over a +/-.03 tuner. This tuner should satisfy all of your accuracy needs.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Inacurate, noisy, tone sucking, overhyped

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I bought this under the assumption that it was one of the best and i wish i could have my money back. I get noise when tuning through my effects chain and I don't find the tuning accurate at all. I'll usually tune my A string and tune the rest by ear so that at least MY guitar is in tune with itself if not standard 440 A. Also my tone takes a serious step down when I have this in line, forcing me to unplug from my amp and plug in directly to avoid having it in my chain... what's the point???I'm very picky about my tone, and small changes that a lot of people ignore bother me a lot. This tuner does not live up to my standards. I'll be selling it to one of the endless fans who don't mind or can't hear it's problems and buying something else.

 
5.0

What else do you need?

By Axecaliber

from Hollywood, CA

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An excellent tuner. I don't know how anyone can complain. I'm sure there are some faulty ones out there, but it is really a superior pedal. Many pro players use it so that should tell you something.

 
3.0

The best tuner you can buy for the money

By Simpleone311-1QTQP

from Brooklyn, OH

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The Boss TU-2 is the best tuner I've ever owned. Easily read on stage, accurate tuning, and its well constructed. I know several musicians who use and love it. You can't go wrong with this unit. I think boss owes me a check for this review.

 
5.0

Great, but could be cheaper.

By The Shop

from Sonoma, CA

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I got this a couple months ago and immediately fell in love with it. It's fast, accurate, and makes playing shows a lot more smooth. The only problem I really had with it was it's cost.. A little too expensive, but it's still worth it.

 
5.0

Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I've used this tuner on stage for 7 years, 3 nights a week. It's durable,easy to read and completely accurate.

 
5.0

Best tuner... for anyone.

By xKBCx

from Calgary, AB. Can.

This tuner is amazing, i've used it twice and i just picked one up. It's a little pricy for some, but looking at the construction this is no suprise. If you play live, you can tune all of your strings within seconds and you don't have to un-plug. Plus, the tuner does not add hum while playing due to the fact that it is bypassed when not engaged.

 
5.0

Great!

By Derek-gMSK5

from Florida

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I can't really ask for anything else with this pedal. It, like other Boss pedals, is near indescructible. It tunes extremely well and very accurately as well. I can't think of anything else I could really demand from this pedal. It does everything it needs to do, and nothing less. The price is steep, but a pedal tuner is worth it. I still can't believe there are self respecting guitarists who still use handhelds on stage. Oh help me, I can't even picture it. That's how reliant I've grown on this one.

 
5.0

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G

By BassKid21

from P-Town, IN

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I bought this tuner, after I saw it at my church. I LOVE IT. It is well built, has great qualities, and is at a very good price. I love this tuner. It is well built, which is a lot coming from me. My tuner has been through crap, and it still is going stong. My only problem is that if you leave any cables plugged into it, that is drains the batter. I suggest getting the AC power adaptor for it, which will also run you other Boss pedals. This is the perfect tuning pedal, or guitar and bass. I strongly suggest it!!

 
5.0

Best tuner I've ever had

By Tom-ON9g4

from Bronxville, NY

I use this for a bass. I've had many, from conventional Boss and Roland tuners to the vibration-sensitive kind and this one is more precise and reliable. The foot pedal allows for quick checks between songs. The only issue is that it uses up a 9 volt battery fast and I've been through one electrical adaptor already which failed after 6 months for no apparent reason. But overall this the best tuner I've found

 
5.0

The standard in pedal tuners

By lilbadfish

from New York City

I have had this pedal for 3 years, and over 300 gigs. Super durable, acurate and reliable. Although now there are a few viable competitors, you cannot argue with the reputation for durablity and accuracy that this pedal has gained.

 
5.0

Stomp n' glow

By ClasRoc85

from Undisclosed

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This tuner is a must have, especially for on stage or in the studio. This tuner can be set for d-tuning, flat tuning like SRV or even 2 octaves down low to the bass. It also displays the note so any open tuning that you prefer can be done. The red letter display can be seen on a dark stage or in a dark studio, but if your gigging outside it is a little hard to see. This is an easy fix with some shade though. It is simply the best...(better than all the rest!)

 
4.0

Good Pedal

By KornFan1234

from Stockton, CA

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This is a great tuner. It gets my guitar tuned perfectly. Before, I used a tuner to tune the 6th string and go down with the harmonics and that worked for the most part except for when I would play the octaves (they always sounded like crap) so I would use my brothers Digitech GNX4 to tune it (when I could). My octaves are perfect now thanks to this thing and thats really important to me. Overall great pedal, a little pricey but worth it.BUY IT!!!

 
5.0

Fast, Easy, and Accurate.

By Guitarfreak1593

from Detroit, MI

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Wow. I am almost speechless. I went to guitar center and i was playing some songs, and i wanted to tune the guitar down a full step. So i noticed that they had a tuner right there. So i plug it in and i tune it and i'm done in less than 45 seconds. I was just amazed. So amazed that i kept messing with the tuning and playing different songs. A little pricy, though. I would also recomend an adapter because these little pedals do suck up batteries pretty fast. Uh, a little pricey for my likings so i did not buy it. if they lowered it to around 70 or 80 i would buy it right away.

 
5.0

Love it

By Skyliner

from Boston, MA

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This thing works great. Easy, fast and visible. I've owned several other brands and models, but this one blows them away. A little pricey, but well worth it.

 
5.0

kpoz

By kpoz

from Canada

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This pedal had really been a life saver. Besides using it for the basic use of tunning (which it does great), I use it as a Mute switch for my rig as well. I place this pedal at the end of my chain, right before my amp, this way, I can turn it on and mute all signal going to my amp.So yeah, this pedal can help you out in many ways, and I couldn't play without it.

 
4.0

Good but pricy

By Guitarman080989

from Cedar Falls Iowa

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I recently purchased this pedel before my first gig. The pedel works beatifully, EXCEPT, I did not know it had a battery in it when it was shipped, and halfway through my gig the battery died and because of that my One-Spot did not power it when the battery died. I about died on stage trying to figure out what happened. fortunately I got it figured out between songs and the rest of the set went well. Great pedel, a must have, BUT a little pricy.

 
5.0

Everything You Need!

By Marduk7

from Philly PA

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I've looked around at every tuner and this seems to be the best one, especially for gigging! This is the one pedal that never leaves my live setup! It includes a handy feature that mutes your amp when you stomp on it to tune and the light up it gives is bright and is never a problem to see! The only con I have that I play very low tuned Death Metal, this pedal features A Flat and Double Flat Feature which is good for D standard but any lower you have to use the chromatic feature. This has never been a problem to me but at times I wish they included it! Overall This is the best Tuning pedal I've found and used!

 
5.0

Best Guitar Tuner

By RushFan-D44Eq

from Midwest

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The Boss TU-2 is the best guitar tuner I have ever used. The pedel action tuning is great, plus I can set it up for 1/2 or a whole-step down tuning - both for the guitar range and for the bass range!

 
5.0

God's tuner

By highly.motivated

from Ohio

This is well worth the money. It's just as accurate if not more accurate than most rack tuners and its a lot cheaper. Very handy and very solid. I use it for guitar and bass and it picks up everything with very quick response. Only drawback is it's not true bypass, but there's virtually no signal loss. This is a very wise investment.

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