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D'Addario NS Micro Acoustic Soundhole Tuner - Color Screen Black

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The D'Addario NS Micro Acoustic Tuner – Color Screen is designed to fit seamlessly within the soundholes of acoustic guitars, ukulelesand other acous...Click To Read More About This Product

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An easy way to keep your instrument no matter where you are playing.

The D'Addario NS Micro Acoustic Tuner – Color Screen is designed to fit seamlessly within the soundholes of acoustic guitars, ukulelesand other acoustic instruments. Specifically designed to stay concealed within the instruments soundhole the NS Micro Acoustic Tuner is visible only to the player. This version features an easy-to-read, color screen display perfectly suited for any lighting situation.

Equipped with a non-marring plastic mounting clip the tuner provides fast and accurate chromatic tuning from a highly sensitive piezo transducer.

FEATURES
  • Clip-on mount provides quick application and limitless viewing angles
  • Built-in piezo transducer picks up instrument’s vibration rather than sound
  • Tri-color reversible backlit LCD screen makes it easy to tune in dark environments
  • Wide calibration range (410 Hz to 480 Hz) and visual metronome
  • Tunes acoustic and electric guitars, basses, mandolins, banjos, ukulele, cellos, double basses and other stringed instruments

Everyone needs a tuner. Why not get a reliable one from a company you can trust like D'Addario!

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D'AddarioNS Micro Acoustic Soundhole Tuner - Color Screen
 
4.5

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Functional (9)
  • Good quality (9)
  • Improves sound (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent!

This tuner can quickly lock even to an open low E. I am using it on a RainSong which has a very thin top near the soundhole. I added a small piece of medium...Read complete review

This tuner can quickly lock even to an open low E. I am using it on a RainSong which has a very thin top near the soundhole. I added a small piece of medium duty adhesive felt inside the guitar to hold it in place. I wonder if a small piece of light duty felt might even be useful on a standard wood topped acoustic guitar. It is very securely mounted this way. The new OLED (color organic LED display) is extremely clear and easy to read and a big step up from the old version's back lit LCD. You can't imagine how convenient it is until you've used it for a few days. I was previously using a Polytune Clip which is maybe the very best clip-on tuner but having something always there and no ugly tuner on the headstock really appeals to me.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

not sure yet

I like the color, blends into my dark guitar. I really like the size, it is small and unobtrusive and does not get in the way. It has good visibility and is easy...Read complete review

I like the color, blends into my dark guitar. I really like the size, it is small and unobtrusive and does not get in the way. It has good visibility and is easy to read. The price is great.

I don't like the speed, it has to think for a long time to read the pitch. I also have to damp the other strings to get it to work faster. MF used to sell the Korg Rimpitch, which I have on my other guitars, which seems more responsive, especially as I tune up a string in little bumps

Hope I will get used to it...

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent!

By Jon Fields

from Allentown, PA

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Pros

  • Fast lock

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about D'Addario NS Micro Acoustic Soundhole Tuner - Color Screen:

      This tuner can quickly lock even to an open low E. I am using it on a RainSong which has a very thin top near the soundhole. I added a small piece of medium duty adhesive felt inside the guitar to hold it in place. I wonder if a small piece of light duty felt might even be useful on a standard wood topped acoustic guitar. It is very securely mounted this way. The new OLED (color organic LED display) is extremely clear and easy to read and a big step up from the old version's back lit LCD. You can't imagine how convenient it is until you've used it for a few days. I was previously using a Polytune Clip which is maybe the very best clip-on tuner but having something always there and no ugly tuner on the headstock really appeals to me.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not as easily visible as non-color version.

      By Jackson

      from Pasadena, ca

      Comments about D'Addario NS Micro Acoustic Soundhole Tuner - Color Screen:

      These in hole tuners are really great, but... the non-colorized version is so much easier to see in bright light situations. On this color version, the center note display just stays white while tiny outer markers light up.
      I have bought many of the other standard green versions and I give them to friends 'cause they are so cool.
      They're cheaper too.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      slow to capture low "E"

      By RON

      from ROLLA,MO

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      Pros

      • the color display is easy to see

      Cons

      • takes longer to key on the low "E" string

      Best Uses

      • anywhere especially on stage

      Comments about D'Addario NS Micro Acoustic Soundhole Tuner - Color Screen:

      works as expected, I wish it would key on the low "E" more accurately. It displays a "B" when clearly the guitar is sounding an E . I verified this with another known accurate tuner! You have to play with the tuning key a bit to get it to capture. I am using this on a top end Taylor which I can't fault!!! All in all this is a good value for the cost.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect guitar tuner!

      By Newbie

      from Santa Monica, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Tiny

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about D'Addario NS Micro Acoustic Soundhole Tuner - Color Screen:

          I'm a newbie guitar player, and this is the perfect little clip-on tuner to get each session started. Easy to clip, easy to use!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          This is a very good item.

          By Al

          from Columbia, SC

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          Pros

          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario NS Micro Acoustic Soundhole Tuner - Color Screen:

          Very good item but plck guard and interior bracing can prevent installation.

           
          3.0

          not sure yet

          By Uplander

          from East Coast

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Quality

          Cons

          • Slow

          Best Uses

          • Keeping it in tune

          Comments about D'Addario NS Micro Acoustic Soundhole Tuner - Color Screen:

          I like the color, blends into my dark guitar. I really like the size, it is small and unobtrusive and does not get in the way. It has good visibility and is easy to read. The price is great.

          I don't like the speed, it has to think for a long time to read the pitch. I also have to damp the other strings to get it to work faster. MF used to sell the Korg Rimpitch, which I have on my other guitars, which seems more responsive, especially as I tune up a string in little bumps

          Hope I will get used to it...

           
          5.0

          Brilliant Design

          By JP

          from Troy, NY

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Inconspicuous

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Playing anytime

            Comments about D'Addario NS Micro Acoustic Soundhole Tuner - Color Screen:

            I have one of the monochrome soundhole tuners on every one of my guitars. This is the first colored screen model I've purchased. It is easier to see, but I'm not sure the cost difference is worth it. Either way, just a brilliant design and the only tuner for me.

             
            4.0

            Dependable Micro Tuner

            By Surfdog

            from Central Texas

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            Pros

            • Doesn't get in the way.
            • Easy To Use
            • Functional

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing
              • Recording Acoustic Guitar

              Comments about D'Addario NS Micro Acoustic Soundhole Tuner - Color Screen:

              I have a few of these ( along with their "headstock" mount cousins). They do a good job of bringing your Acoustic back in tune if it slips out of tune a bit. I wouldn't recommend them for gross tuning situations
              ( e.g. your guitar fell over and has slipped several steps below standard tuning). For the everyday stuff they're reliable and get the job done. As I do more recording than live stuff currently, I can't speak to how well they work on stage.

               
              5.0

              This is a very nice tuner nice to be able to see i

              By Louie

              from Tenn

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • very accurate easy to see in bright light

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about D'Addario NS Micro Acoustic Soundhole Tuner - Color Screen:

                  Very nice tuner hope they are the same price

                   
                  5.0

                  I have 2 sound hole and 1 for electric solid body.

                  By Bald, bearded, not beautiful

                  from St. Clair County, AL

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Improves Sound
                  • Just what I need; versatile pitch; accurate tune

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup

                    Comments about D'Addario NS Micro Acoustic Soundhole Tuner - Color Screen:

                    Played in band decades ago. 6 and 12 string. I also played in worship band for a few years.
                    I wish I had the tuner then. To me, it is worth a bit more than I paid. I am a musicians friend fan.

                     
                    4.0

                    Love it

                    By John

                    from FLORIDA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                    • one of five bought was defective

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing
                    • Tuning while jamming with other musicians

                    Comments about D'Addario NS Micro Acoustic Soundhole Tuner - Color Screen:

                    Saw one on Mark O'Connor's Martin in one of his guitar videos. Bought 5 of them, for me and for gifts. First one I gave away was defective, bummer of a gift...but MF is making good on the return. Other 4 work perfect, and are great tuners. Very hidden yet easy to see for user. Easy to tell if in tune...one of my friends is legally blind but can see the light bars that indicate in or out of tune. Seems to be quicker to respond than headstock-mounted tuners, maybe cause it sits in the soundhole. I only mess with the on-off button, not the calibration button, so dead simple to use. Get yourself one.

                     
                    5.0

                    This thing works great. I just leave it in the soundhole.

                    By Dave

                    from San Antonio Texas

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about D'Addario NS Micro Acoustic Soundhole Tuner - Color Screen:

                      I should get one for all my acoustic guitars. It is very small and I thought that would be a drawback but it isn't. It is a very simple and easy way to keep your guitar in tune.

                       
                      5.0

                      Works Amazing!

                      By Taylor Brush

                      from Belgium

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality
                      • Simple controls
                      • Very, very small

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing
                        • Tuning

                        Comments about D'Addario NS Micro Acoustic Soundhole Tuner - Color Screen:

                        This thing was even smaller than it appears in the pictures and is super hidden. For those who didn't like the logo on the front, don't worry, it is very light and only visible if you look right at it close up. It disappears within a few feet. The tuner seems bang-on accurate and extremely easy to get in tune and find your personal sweet spot. I tested it with other tuners I trust (Snark, Guitar Tuna app) and it was just as much or more accurate.
                        I'm ordering one of these for all of my guitars, especially my 9-yo daughter's, who was able to figure it out in just a few minutes and tuned her guitar more accurately than I think she has ever done. I'm not sure if it's the placement, accuracy or the interface, but she found it easier. I got her the Korg soundhole tuner before, but it jumped around wildly and she always found it confusing.
                        The only thing I can think of to improve on this design, is if D'Addario offered a version that installed permanently in the soundhole via strong double sided tape, like LR Baggs hidden pick-up controls. I was going to buy one of these, cut off the clip with a dremel, and try to mount it myself this way, but I like it so much that I'm not going to screw with it.
                        I have a graveyard of tuners that have not panned out as I expected, but this one is a keeper!

                         
                        5.0

                        Terrific tuner

                        By Mandolin

                        from San Diego

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality
                        • Improves Sound
                        • more precise tuning

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about D'Addario NS Micro Acoustic Soundhole Tuner - Color Screen:

                          Used it last night at weekly rehearsal of San Diego Mandolin orchestra. Gave me a more precise tuning. Held my instrument up so people could see my new tuner & they asked where is it? They had to take a closer look to find it & wanted to know where I got it. Didn't even ask the price, just wanted one. I love being able to put my instrument away without having to take the tuner off. My old tuner got broken with having to stuff it in my music bag.

                           
                          5.0

                          Yes I would buy this again

                          By Andy

                          from Tucson AZ

                          About Me Novice

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about D'Addario NS Micro Acoustic Soundhole Tuner - Color Screen:

                            One of the coolest, you put it on and its always ready for when ever or what ever

                             
                            5.0

                            Ditch the cord

                            By Hammerhank

                            from Ellenton, FL

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                            Comments about D'Addario NS Micro Acoustic Soundhole Tuner - Color Screen:

                            After years of using conventional electronic tuners a compact digital tuner that fits in the guitar is just the ticket. No cords, bulky devices etc. Now have one in every guitar I own. I have recommended this litlle gem to numerous players.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            great product

                            By Alex

                            from Valley Stream, NY

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                            Comments about D'Addario NS Micro Acoustic Soundhole Tuner - Color Screen:

                            Looks very nice in the sound hole..

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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