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Snark SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue

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The SN-11 from Snark is a fully chromatic clip-on tuner with a large display, a transpose function and even a pitch calibration option. Say you are p...Click To Read More About This Product

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Clip-on tuner with transpose and more.

The SN-11 from Snark is a fully chromatic clip-on tuner with a large display, a transpose function and even a pitch calibration option. Say you are playing with an upright piano that is about a quarter-tone flat. Simply calibrate the tuner to a note on the piano and the relative tuning adjusts itself. The SN-11 is ideal for guitar, but works well for any stringed instrument and is viable for brass and woodwind as well.


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SnarkSN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue
 
4.5

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (38)
  • Functional (34)
  • Good quality (28)
  • Improves sound (13)

Cons

  • Poor quality (6)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (25)
  • Concerts (15)
  • Back-up (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (27), Professional musician (10), Novice (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It can be fixed! READ ON...

FIX THAT SNARK!!!

Do you have a Snark with the 3 tabs/ears that hold the tuner head on? Is one cracked/broken?
This is for you! Go to...Read complete review

FIX THAT SNARK!!!

Do you have a Snark with the 3 tabs/ears that hold the tuner head on? Is one cracked/broken?
This is for you! Go to youtube and search snark tuner repair (broken clamp). Thank Christopher for posting it. I was able to fix mine. Took about 15 minutes, cost almost nothing, required the intelligence of a child and the skill of a circus monkey. You can do it, trust me.

If you are the type who prefers to send things back for replacement or refund, read no further, I don't want to waste your time.

I play lead guitar and sing in a group twice a week. I do guitar tech work during the week. I have a small shop and fix things, so I fixed my tuner. The slightest amount of unintentional pressure will cause the tabs on the back of the tuner head to crack. Swivel the head too far and it's done.

The tuner works well enough, but the design flaw in the "clamp" holding the head on gets mentioned constantly in reviews. With some sewing thread, super glue, and a dab of oil on the ball (to keep it from sticking) you CAN repair these tuners.
Sure, sure, you can complain all you want about how flimsy Snark makes the 3 little tabs, but you might as well go ahead and fix yours and enjoy using it. That's what I did.
I think if I bought another I would do the fix BEFORE it broke, just to keep from losing one of the tabs. And no, I don't think anyone should HAVE to repair/reinforce a new tuner. (Then again, I just put compensated saddles on my Tele and shielded the thing so now it plays in tune and the hum's gone.) I fix a lot of stuff, sometimes it's just easier to repair and enjoy.

That's the deal with this tuner. I would have sent mine back but it's been too long. Besides, a replacement would have the same problem.

I also have a Digitech pedal tuner on my pedalboard. On nights I don't use the pedalboard I use the Snark, usually once a week, sometimes more.

The Snark tuner itself works well enough, most quartz tuners do (for guitar). I checked out some other brands in a local store, and most seem to have their own peculiar shortcomings. Flimsy build, poor display, hard to mount on headstock and position to read, jumpy readout, etc.
The Snark seems as good as any if you're willing to spend 15 minutes beefing up the tabs that hold the head to the neck. If not, then I would recommend you try another type tuner.
I prefer pedal tuners like my Digitech, but that's like comparing apples to oranges, the Snark is a plastic clip-on quartz tuner, it does it's job, it just needs stronger holding tabs. And IF yours breaks,(which it will), YOU CAN FIX IT.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

I love the form factor of these tuners...

I have three Red ones and all are broken.
Could it be a die issue in the casting of the plastic?
Battery life doesn't seem to be that great.

I have three Red ones and all are broken.
Could it be a die issue in the casting of the plastic?
Battery life doesn't seem to be that great.

Reviewed by 44 customers

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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Compact Yet Bright & Big

By Mando

from Escondido, CA

About Me Experienced

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Snark SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue:

    - bright & colorful LEDS
    - BIG letters for us visually challenged
    - pivots & rotates making it customisable for any headstock except perhaps a steinberger
    - comes with comfo decals which are nice for grip
    - bright blue so its easy to find wherever you leave it
    - portable compact fits in guitar case
    - low profile so you can keep on your headstock.

    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    It can be fixed! READ ON...

    By Glenn Hughes

    from Oregon, MO

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Snark SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue:

    FIX THAT SNARK!!!

    Do you have a Snark with the 3 tabs/ears that hold the tuner head on? Is one cracked/broken?
    This is for you! Go to youtube and search snark tuner repair (broken clamp). Thank Christopher for posting it. I was able to fix mine. Took about 15 minutes, cost almost nothing, required the intelligence of a child and the skill of a circus monkey. You can do it, trust me.

    If you are the type who prefers to send things back for replacement or refund, read no further, I don't want to waste your time.

    I play lead guitar and sing in a group twice a week. I do guitar tech work during the week. I have a small shop and fix things, so I fixed my tuner. The slightest amount of unintentional pressure will cause the tabs on the back of the tuner head to crack. Swivel the head too far and it's done.

    The tuner works well enough, but the design flaw in the "clamp" holding the head on gets mentioned constantly in reviews. With some sewing thread, super glue, and a dab of oil on the ball (to keep it from sticking) you CAN repair these tuners.
    Sure, sure, you can complain all you want about how flimsy Snark makes the 3 little tabs, but you might as well go ahead and fix yours and enjoy using it. That's what I did.
    I think if I bought another I would do the fix BEFORE it broke, just to keep from losing one of the tabs. And no, I don't think anyone should HAVE to repair/reinforce a new tuner. (Then again, I just put compensated saddles on my Tele and shielded the thing so now it plays in tune and the hum's gone.) I fix a lot of stuff, sometimes it's just easier to repair and enjoy.

    That's the deal with this tuner. I would have sent mine back but it's been too long. Besides, a replacement would have the same problem.

    I also have a Digitech pedal tuner on my pedalboard. On nights I don't use the pedalboard I use the Snark, usually once a week, sometimes more.

    The Snark tuner itself works well enough, most quartz tuners do (for guitar). I checked out some other brands in a local store, and most seem to have their own peculiar shortcomings. Flimsy build, poor display, hard to mount on headstock and position to read, jumpy readout, etc.
    The Snark seems as good as any if you're willing to spend 15 minutes beefing up the tabs that hold the head to the neck. If not, then I would recommend you try another type tuner.
    I prefer pedal tuners like my Digitech, but that's like comparing apples to oranges, the Snark is a plastic clip-on quartz tuner, it does it's job, it just needs stronger holding tabs. And IF yours breaks,(which it will), YOU CAN FIX IT.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Tuning my drums

    By Tamaman

    from Nampa, idaho

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

      Comments about Snark SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue:

      I have struggled with tuning my kit ever since I started playing over 10 years ago, II didn't want to spend 50 to 100 on a tool that I didn't understand how to use it. A guitar player in my church band had a snarkk tuner, and on tried in on the kit at church. When I got my own finely, a couple weeks later and tried it. Wow it was a snap! It worked perfectly, and they sound possibly the best they have sounded in a long time. Just on my floor Tom, it was hard to get the clip to attach and still pick up a tone. But when it does it is wright on! For anyone wanting to tune there drums at a bargain of a price they will be hard pressed to find a better value, that WORKS!
      I've always tuned them by ear, but I just never felt right about it. When I used it the first time, my ear was close, but the snark was way better

      (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      VERSATILE LITTLE TUNER

      By Lunk

      from Colorado Springs, CO

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Alternate Tunings Aid
      • Attractive
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Tune Any Stringed

      Cons

      • Gimme An Extra Battery

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing
      • Tune All Your Folk Stuff

      Comments about Snark SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue:

      I THINK THE PRICE WARRANTS AN ADDITIONAL BATTERY IN AN INSULATED LITTLE ZIPLOCK LIKE THE ONE IT COMES WITH.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Don't play live without one!

      By Smitty & Steve, Guitars & Goodtimes

      from Southeast Michigan

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Playing Live

        Comments about Snark SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue:

        I paly a little bar on the water every summer from May-Sept. Although I'm partially covered by an unbrella myself & my equipment get a lot of sun. A lot of display windows on various pieces of equipment are rendered useless by the glare of the sun. I also own a Fishman clip on, while it works good the display window is black text over gray background useless in bright sunlight. The Snark displays are in color over a well lit bright background, red, green and yello are vibrant & easy to see, even if u can't see anything else on the display the green in the center when you're in tune is visable.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        I love the form factor of these tuners...

        By mdvga

        from Georgia

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        See all my reviews

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional

        Cons

        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Snark SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue:

          I have three Red ones and all are broken.
          Could it be a die issue in the casting of the plastic?
          Battery life doesn't seem to be that great.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Busted second time out

          By dogsnapper

          from Iowa City, IA

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

          • NONE

          Comments about Snark SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue:

          I bought this because they were having a crazy good sale. It seemed to work great as a tuner when I first tried it but it broke the second time I took it out on a gig, just trying to adjust the screen so I could see it--the bracket that holds the tuner to the clamp snapped off. I don't know if there is any way to salvage it. So I'd have to recommend looking into something else.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great product

          By Phil

          from Las Vegas

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound
          • I use it to tune a Rickenbacker model 360 12C63

          Cons

          • No noticable cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Snark SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue:

            Been playing for 50 + yrs As good as any I've used.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My Second Snark

            By Rick

            from Washington State

            About Me Novice

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Quality
            • My son took my first one, wouldn't buy any other

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Snark SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue:

              Simple, and effective. My wife tried a different brand for her banjo. Instead of using that one I bought another Snark after my son took my first one. He needed it anyway.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Reliable

              By Englueck

              from Waco, TX

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

              • Not Extremely Acurate

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Snark SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue:

              I'm quite pleased with this tuner after using the Barcus-Berry. The snark is much more responsive, but it doesn't seem as accurate. I still prefer this tuner because it consistently responds to even the lower strings.

              (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Dim display

              By Sam

              from Sandia, Tx

              About Me Professional Musician

              See all my reviews

              Comments about Snark SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue:

              Hopefully its only because it came with a dead battery.

               
              5.0

              Very good product

              By Barry

              from Smiths Grove

              About Me Experienced

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Snark SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue:

                Excellent tuner

                 
                5.0

                Very convenient and dependable

                By Jeff Young OUTLAW ROOTS BAND

                from Marshfield Mo

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Snark SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue:

                  Has made my set up so much quicker and easier

                   
                  4.0

                  It works and it is simple.

                  By fingersbill

                  from Texas

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Snark SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue:

                    I like the ease of use and how well it works.

                     
                    5.0

                    fast accurate tuner

                    By drewboy

                    from new mexico

                    About Me Experienced

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • fast tracking
                    • Functional
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                    • battery doesnt last as long as I thought
                    • feels a little cheap

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Snark SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue:

                    needed a backup tuner for playing at home, small enough to fit in my electric guitar case.. feels a little flimsy when you try and adjust it . very accurate and can see on a dark stage

                     
                    5.0

                    Love this tuner!

                    By JM

                    from Bellingham

                    About Me Experienced

                    See all my reviews

                    Ask me a question

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Snark SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue:

                        I use this thing all the time. Easy to see and even fits in the case while attached on most guitars!

                         
                        4.0

                        Good Tuner

                        By Rob

                        from San Diego area

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Snark SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue:

                          Snark has improved the size of the "in tune" region and made it a bit larger, which helps older eyes see it better. I especially have always liked the way it goes from one sting to another rapidly. This is really important when I'm tuning between songs, so it doesn't take as long to begin the next number.

                          Large - easy to see - fairly accurate - very quick from one note to the next

                           
                          4.0

                          Snark

                          By Steve

                          from Hiawassee GA

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Snark SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue:

                            Quick and simple on the go tuner.

                             
                            4.0

                            Good Tuner

                            By Hound

                            from Sontag, MS

                            About Me Experienced

                            See all my reviews

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Snark SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue:

                              Very easy to read. I really like this tuner. I bought another one.

                               
                              4.0

                              I Love This Thing

                              By Muddy Boggs

                              from Bowling Green, Ohio

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                              • Doesn't look real cool on my guitars headstock

                              Best Uses

                              • practice and live gigs

                              Comments about Snark SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue:

                              I enjoy this compact unit with a brightly lit display for making sure I'm in tune.

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