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Fender California Series Clip-On Tuners

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Fender's California Series Chromatic Clip-On Tuner conveniently powers up automatically as soon as it's attached to the headstock of a guitar or bass...Click To Read More About This Product

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Accurate and convenient tuner is ready when you are.

Fender's California Series Chromatic Clip-On Tuner conveniently powers up automatically as soon as it's attached to the headstock of a guitar or bass. The compact tuner's vibration-sensing capabilities let players tune easily and accurately in any performance situation, and its bright LCD screen is ideal for the darkest stages. An easy-to-read needle displays green when in tune but changes color to indicate sharp of flat notes.

FEATURES
Tuning Range: A (27.5Hz)-C (4186Hz)
Mode: Chromatic
Precision +/- 1 cent
A4 Range: 440Hz
Power Supply: 3V (CR2032) Lithium Battery (included)
Dimensions (WxDxH): 48mm x 44mm x 27mm
Weight: 21g
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FenderCalifornia Series Clip-On Tuners
 
4.0

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (28)
  • Functional (25)
  • Good quality (17)
  • Improves sound (7)

Cons

  • Poor quality (4)
  • Not functional (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (26)
  • Concerts (12)
  • Back-up (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (25), Novice (6), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Stay Tuned In

Nice tuner, Turn on when clipped to the headstock, easy to use even on a dark stage.

Nice tuner, Turn on when clipped to the headstock, easy to use even on a dark stage.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Plastic is brittle, it will break if you even look at it.

I would love to use this product. Great idea, poor execution. It's just the plastic that it's made from. When I got the package I noticed a small piece of plastic floating around...Read complete review

I would love to use this product. Great idea, poor execution. It's just the plastic that it's made from. When I got the package I noticed a small piece of plastic floating around inside the packaging with the tuner. Uh oh. After I removed it from the packet, I noticed that it was a piece of the swivel mount that had broken away. So although it will attach to the guitar, it won't stay in position where you need it. I guess I'll jerry rig something up, but disappointing that the plastic is so brittle. I would only recommend this to someone I didn't like LOL.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Stay Tuned In

By Old Bass Wizzard

from Bellefonte, Pa.

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Pros

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

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Gigs And Jams
  • Practicing

Comments about Fender California Series Clip-On Tuners:

Nice tuner, Turn on when clipped to the headstock, easy to use even on a dark stage.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Pretty much junk

By Flydresser

from Colorado

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Pros

    Cons

    • Plastic body extremely brittle, breaks itself
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender California Series Clip-On Tuners:

      The third time I went to use this, I found that the battery cover fastener clips had broken from the interior spring pressure. Just bad engineering. Sorry Fender.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not Very Good Considering It's Fender

      By ms4787

      from Montana

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Functional

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender California Series Clip-On Tuners:

          Could be a weak battery but it takes a long time to activate. If it didn't cost so much to ship it back I would return it. Into the junk box with the rest of the inexpensive tuners.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          yes..... I would buy this product again

          By starfire 64

          from Omaha, NE.

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Fender California Series Clip-On Tuners:

            This is a good tuner. Accurate and easy to use. You would not go wrong in buying this and there are a lot of clip on tuners on the market. I have many and this seems to work the easiest and is accurate. I also own a Boss pedal tuner and it is almost as accurate as it is but very portable.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Works well, but it incredibly flimsy!

            By JJBjornsson

            from NYC

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional

            Cons

            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Fender California Series Clip-On Tuners:

            This tuner works well, but is incredibly flimsy. I am usually very careful with my gear, but I recently dropped it on a thickly carpeted floor. It was only about a two or three foot drop, and the tuner snapped right off the swivel base. I couldn't imagine anyone using this tuner in a live setting.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Poor

            By LD

            from Ruston, La

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about Fender California Series Clip-On Tuners:

            It just does not work at all. It came with a battery so I'm not sure if it is dead or the unit does not work.
            it is not worth buying a new battery nor the trouble to get a return number and send it back.
            Bought it and several other items with a gift certificate that I was given for another return item
            that did not work as described.

            Service and delivery comments:

            I have always had good delivery and service with musicians friend but it seems like some of the
            smaller items such as the tuner are poor quality.This is the second clip on tuner I have purchased.
            The first one came apart (spring broke out) soon after I bought it.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            this is fine tuner

            By pickguard111

            from Plantation, Florida

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender California Series Clip-On Tuners:

              For the price this a very good tuner

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good value

              By LD

              from Van Alstyne, TX

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

              • Quirky

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender California Series Clip-On Tuners:

              It's quirky, in that it doesn't have an on/off switch - it comes on when you attach it to the peghead, and doesn't turn off until it's removed, so if you want to save the battery, you have to remove it every time you're finished tuning. That said It does a very good job of tuning, with a large screen that changes color when each string is in tune - makes for easy tuning. Even with the large screen, it is quite compact.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Works as advertised but just not for me

              By Midnight Jammer

              from Dallas/Fort Worth

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Fender California Series Clip-On Tuners:

                The constant "on" feature just doesn't work well for me. I use it, lay it down and then can't find it when I need it.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Works as advertised but it's not for me

                By Midnight Jammer

                from Dallas/Fort Worth

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Fender California Series Clip-On Tuners:

                  The constant "on" doesn't work for me. I take it off, lay it down and then can't find it when I need it. Works and looks good but just not for me.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good tuner.

                  By Candyman 101

                  from KC, KS

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Fender California Series Clip-On Tuners:

                    I just started using the tuner. It seems to be good and it is easy to use. Easy to read.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Fender California clip on tuner

                    By Stephen

                    from undisclosed

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about California Series Clip-On Tuners:

                    Very handy and easy to use.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    yes, probably would buy another one possibly for a friend..

                    Comments about California Series Clip-On Tuners:

                    Practice,gigs,just playing around the house. Only thing against this tuner is if you leave it clipped onto the instrument is the battery life.??

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I Will Purchase Again!

                    By Kypicker

                    from Ky

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Fender California Series Clip-On Tuners:

                      Great Product, Easy to read in dim conditions.

                       
                      4.0

                      Simple to use, accurate

                      By Ron

                      from NC

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Fender California Series Clip-On Tuners:

                        This products correlates well with the Snark tuner and is cheaper.

                         
                        4.0

                        It works

                        By Neil

                        from Baton Rouge LA

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Fender California Series Clip-On Tuners:

                          I can tune my guitars with it but the tuner app on my phone is better for fine tuning

                           
                          2.0

                          Can't leave in your guitar!!

                          By Dick

                          from California, KY

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                          Pros

                          • Functional

                          Cons

                          • Difficult To Use

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Fender California Series Clip-On Tuners:

                          Turns on automatically when clipped on no auto shut off! You have to remove it to shut it off so you can't just leave it on your guitar Which is a very big problem playing live.

                           
                          1.0

                          Plastic is brittle, it will break if you even look at it.

                          By Mike in MO

                          from St Lou-ish.

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                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Not Functional
                            • Poor Quality

                            Best Uses

                            • Leaving it in the drawer

                            Comments about Fender California Series Clip-On Tuners:

                            I would love to use this product. Great idea, poor execution. It's just the plastic that it's made from. When I got the package I noticed a small piece of plastic floating around inside the packaging with the tuner. Uh oh. After I removed it from the packet, I noticed that it was a piece of the swivel mount that had broken away. So although it will attach to the guitar, it won't stay in position where you need it. I guess I'll jerry rig something up, but disappointing that the plastic is so brittle. I would only recommend this to someone I didn't like LOL.

                             
                            5.0

                            Works for me!

                            By Slambone

                            from Round Lake, Illinois

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                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Fender California Series Clip-On Tuners:

                              This is a great little tuner. Bright display easy to read. I'm not sure how many minutes it stays on when attached to the guitar but I've accidentally left it on the guitar and two (or more) hours later, it was off and I closed and opened it again and it was still working fine. In a live setting I would prefer a pedal tuner but for most uses this works great.

                               
                              5.0

                              A handy, accurate and inexpensive tuner

                              By RJ

                              from East Hartford, CT

                              About Me Novice

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Functional

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Practicing

                                Comments about Fender California Series Clip-On Tuners:

                                This turner is handy, small and compact, accurate, inexpensive, and rather cute.

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