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TC Electronic Polytune Mini 2 Pedal Tuner

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With its ultrabright display, groundbreaking polyphonic tuning mode, insanely fast and accurate strobe tuner and an unfathomably small enclosure, the...Click To Read More About This Product

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Small footprint, highly visible.

With its ultrabright display, groundbreaking polyphonic tuning mode, insanely fast and accurate strobe tuner and an unfathomably small enclosure, the Polytune Mini 2 pedal will serve as a massive upgrade for your pedal board while claiming very little of your precious pedal board real estate.

Attuned to Your Board
Staying in tune is without a doubt the most important thing in music, but that doesn't mean that a tuner should take up valuable space on your pedal board. With PolyTune 2 Mini you don't just get a small tuner, you get the smallest polyphonic tuner in the world. So besides getting a super-fast and precise tuner, you also get more room for more gear. It's the pedal that just keeps on giving.

Guided by the Light

As if cramming TC Electronic's award winning PolyTune technology into this tiny enclosure wasn't enough, they've also managed to cram 109 ultra-bright LEDs into a miniature display to make sure that no matter what the situation, you will get an instant and clear readout on whether you're in tune or not. And you know what that means ... less time tuning and more time for rockin'!

Pocket-Sized Precision
By transferring the ultra-precise chromatic strobe tuner from the Polytune 2 to this highly compact enclosure, TC Electronic's engineers actually managed to get +/- 0.1 cent of tuning accuracy. So whether you just need a quick tune-up on stage or want to setup your intonation with incredible precision, Polytune 2 Mini has you covered.

Power supply sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Super small footprint
  • Polyphonic, chromatic and ultra-precise strobe tuning modes
  • Retina-scorching bright display
  • PolyTune - tune all strings simultaneously
  • Chromatic strobe tuner - 0.1 cent tuning accuracy
  • Ultra-bright LED display with ambient light sensor
  • Ultra-small footprint - will fit on any pedal board
  • True-bypass with silent tuning
  • Up to five semitones flat tunings
  • Drop-D and capo tuning
  • Power supply sold separately

Order today and stay in tune tomorrow.

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TC ElectronicPolytune Mini 2 Pedal Tuner
 
4.4

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (16)
  • Responsive (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (11)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent tuner

Does everything it says it does. I only have two complaints and two suggestion: 1) Tuning in poly mode seems to have you tune everything slightly sharp. I tuned all strings in poly...Read complete review

Does everything it says it does. I only have two complaints and two suggestion: 1) Tuning in poly mode seems to have you tune everything slightly sharp. I tuned all strings in poly first and then when switching to a single string to fine tune, ever single was string was just a hair sharp. I don't know if poly mode is accurate and single string mode is flat or vice versa, but that's a minor gripe. You can use poly mode to get close and single string mode to get every string perfect. 2) There is no way to "lock" the pedal in one mode or the other. You strum all strings for poly mode or one string for the other mode and the pedal automatically switches between modes. The problem is that you have to be sure ALL of the other strings are muted/completely silent to keep the pedal in single string mode. If you even accidentally bump another string while trying to tune a single string, the pedal will switch back to poly mode. It would be nice if there was a way to keep the pedal in one mode or the other to avoid inadvertently switching back and forth. Second suggestion, I wish there was a way to dim the display. When they say this pedal has an ultra-bright LED display, they mean it has an ULTRA-bright LED display. You could probably tune your guitar in low earth orbit with this pedal. That's fine in bright lighting or daylight, but at night or on a darkened stage, something that bright tends to affect my vision for a few minutes.

Other than that, I found the pedal intuitive and easy to use. The only thing I had to refer to the manual for was to find out how to switch between alternate tunings. There is a TINY little button near the input jack and I missed it when just holding the pedal and giving it a quick once over. The pedal does not affect your tone in any noticeable way, even when you have your volume way up. The footswitch is smooth and there's no audible pop (either on the pedal or through your amp) when switching the tuner on and off.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Beware of the foot switch !!

Out of the box these are the best thing since bread, however the foot switch is a very weak link, mine reciently quit working just after the warranty expired, in talking to other...Read complete review

Out of the box these are the best thing since bread, however the foot switch is a very weak link, mine reciently quit working just after the warranty expired, in talking to other guitar players it's actually a common occurrence for them to do so.
As a guitar tech I figured I would just get another switch and put it in, no dice too miniaturized and complex to do so, plus the nut requires a pripotory tool to remove.
Tc will send you another new one for sixty long if they can't fix it, so I recomend NOT getting one as the switch should be the last thing to break, at least BOSS has a bullet proof stomp switch.
Cheers,
Bob

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent

By Rick0853

from Kansas City

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Pros

  • Accurate
  • Compact Design
  • Highly Visible
  • Small

Cons

  • Strum Feature Ineffective

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Performances
  • Umm Tuning

Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Mini 2 Pedal Tuner:

I have the larger one on my full board, this was put on a small, grab and go I use with a little combo amp. It is very quick and seems accurate although the strumming all strings thing doesn't work in my view. It will show all strings in tune. Do them one at a time and you will often find that's not the case. It is not as accurate as my Peterson Strobe, which I use for setting intonation. It's great for tuning on the fly.

 
5.0

Yes

By Cody Tanner

from Salt Lake City

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  • Compact Design

Cons

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      Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Mini 2 Pedal Tuner:

      Love this tuner. My only issue is that I when I switch on my surge protector, I still have to hit the button to turn it on and I have a Boss ES8 so the tuner can always be on.

       
      1.0

      Pops every time I step on it!

      By KnowBetterNow

      from San Francisco, CA

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      Pros

      • Compact Design

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Mini 2 Pedal Tuner:

        Makes a horrible pop through the PA every time I depress the button. I contacted the company about this problem and they were not at all helpful. I made the mistake of failing to try this until it was too late to return it. Not sure if this is defective or they all have this problem. Not at all happy.

         
        2.0

        Beware of the foot switch !!

        By Bob

        from Phoenix, Az.

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Breaks Easily

        Best Uses

          Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Mini 2 Pedal Tuner:

          Out of the box these are the best thing since bread, however the foot switch is a very weak link, mine reciently quit working just after the warranty expired, in talking to other guitar players it's actually a common occurrence for them to do so.
          As a guitar tech I figured I would just get another switch and put it in, no dice too miniaturized and complex to do so, plus the nut requires a pripotory tool to remove.
          Tc will send you another new one for sixty long if they can't fix it, so I recomend NOT getting one as the switch should be the last thing to break, at least BOSS has a bullet proof stomp switch.
          Cheers,
          Bob

           
          5.0

          Solid Tuner, small footprint, great price.

          By Super Fleek guitarist

          from Austin, TX

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Responsive
          • Small Footprint

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Mini 2 Pedal Tuner:

            This is my second Polytune for an additional pedal board I've set up. I got them for the small form factor, bright display, and quick/stable reading. I've had several other tuners that took a while to settle on a note... they would require quite a bit of finesse to hone in on a tuned string. The Poytune seems to be more stable and it makes it much easier to get things tuned quickly when playing live.

             
            5.0

            Accurate tuner with a lot of features in a small enclosure

            By Mike

            from Rochester, NY

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            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Compact Design
            • Easy to use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Mini 2 Pedal Tuner:

              Bought this tuner after my Korg Pitchblack broke. I had heard good things about the original Polytune so I thought why not get the newest model? I bought the mini to save some money and space on my pedalboard. I was not disappointed.

              The pedal itself is small. Like, it fits in the palm of your hand small. But the display is big and bright enough that you can see it in lights or in the dark. Also supports alternate tunings like drop-D. You can pick one string and tune the traditional way or strum your strings and it gives you a readout of all six strings and if they're in tune.

              I'm really impressed by this pedal. It's very small, yet isn't short on features and is very accurate. If mine were to break (don't see that happening - very sturdy and durable enclosure) then I would gladly get another one.

               
              5.0

              Easy, accurate, compact, bright and clear

              By Lloyd

              from New York, NY

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              • Compact Design
              • Responsive

              Cons

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                  Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Mini 2 Pedal Tuner:

                  Poly tuner is fast and accurate enough - gets it in tune fast between songs.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great little tuner!

                  By D

                  from Minnenoplace MN

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                  • Compact Design
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

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                    • Events
                    • Performances

                    Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Mini 2 Pedal Tuner:

                    Very nice tuner. Really bright LEDs, easy to read.

                    (0 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Probably works great.

                    By Erik

                    from Whitewater, WI

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                    • Compact Design

                    Cons

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                      Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Mini 2 Pedal Tuner:

                      It would be nice if they mentioned it needs a power supply. Had I known that, I would have considered it in the purchase, and may not have bought it.

                       
                      5.0

                      Brilliant

                      By Gregory

                      from undisclosed

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Polytune Mini 2 Pedal Tuner:

                      I'm in love with this thing. It responds immediately when you sound a string and the indicator is precise. The display is also very bright and can be seen in daylight which, as someone who plays outdoor concerts a decent amount, is something I'm giddy about (no more trying to cast a shadow over my tuner in a futile attempt to read the display). To top it off, it is beautifully tiny which freed up much needed space on my pedal board.

                      While I've never been a fan of polytuners (using them years ago drew me to the conclusion they were inaccurate rubbish), this is much improved. I still tune individually but it's so easy to give a quick strum in between songs to see if there is any string I might want to give attention.

                      It also works perfectly with the mandolin.

                       
                      5.0

                      Tiny tuner tackles big job

                      By Nicholas

                      from undisclosed

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                      Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Mini 2 Pedal Tuner:

                      Love this tiny tuner. Great for my pedal board

                       
                      5.0

                      Excellent tuner

                      By Heavyarms

                      from Low Earth Orbit

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                      • Compact Design

                      Cons

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                          Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Mini 2 Pedal Tuner:

                          Does everything it says it does. I only have two complaints and two suggestion: 1) Tuning in poly mode seems to have you tune everything slightly sharp. I tuned all strings in poly first and then when switching to a single string to fine tune, ever single was string was just a hair sharp. I don't know if poly mode is accurate and single string mode is flat or vice versa, but that's a minor gripe. You can use poly mode to get close and single string mode to get every string perfect. 2) There is no way to "lock" the pedal in one mode or the other. You strum all strings for poly mode or one string for the other mode and the pedal automatically switches between modes. The problem is that you have to be sure ALL of the other strings are muted/completely silent to keep the pedal in single string mode. If you even accidentally bump another string while trying to tune a single string, the pedal will switch back to poly mode. It would be nice if there was a way to keep the pedal in one mode or the other to avoid inadvertently switching back and forth. Second suggestion, I wish there was a way to dim the display. When they say this pedal has an ultra-bright LED display, they mean it has an ULTRA-bright LED display. You could probably tune your guitar in low earth orbit with this pedal. That's fine in bright lighting or daylight, but at night or on a darkened stage, something that bright tends to affect my vision for a few minutes.

                          Other than that, I found the pedal intuitive and easy to use. The only thing I had to refer to the manual for was to find out how to switch between alternate tunings. There is a TINY little button near the input jack and I missed it when just holding the pedal and giving it a quick once over. The pedal does not affect your tone in any noticeable way, even when you have your volume way up. The footswitch is smooth and there's no audible pop (either on the pedal or through your amp) when switching the tuner on and off.

                           
                          5.0

                          Really ingenious tuner in a small package.

                          By bug009

                          from Bro

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                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Read

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Studio
                            • Performances

                            Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Mini 2 Pedal Tuner:

                            You can tune by playing single strings or all of them at the same time...great way to quickly check whether you're in tune. And, it'll automatically switch between the two modes depending on how many strings you play. Seems sturdy. Has a siilent switch that mutes your signal and a very bright display. Was worried it would be too small to read...it isn't at all. A little extra work for alt tunings other than Drop D if you want to use the polytene function. Overall, a great mini tuner for smaller boards.

                             
                            5.0

                            Great for playling live

                            By meh99

                            from West Philly

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                            • Responsive

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                              • Performances

                              Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Mini 2 Pedal Tuner:

                              Great for a quick check between songs to make sure all the strings are in tune. The normal one-at-a-time functions works well and with minimal delay. Takes minimal space on the board.

                               
                              5.0

                              Amazing quality

                              By Rob

                              from Denver

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                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Excellent Sound Quality
                              • Responsive

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Studio
                                • Performances

                                Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Mini 2 Pedal Tuner:

                                This is a fantastic tuner that is incredibly easy to use. If there's a mini pedal that is a must it should be the tuner. This fits fantastic on top of my Empress Buffer. The Polyphonic mode makes tuning so much more efficient, you can see right away which strings are off. It doesn't affect anything tonally and it is nice to have a mute. I highly recommend this, you may never need another tuner.

                                 
                                5.0

                                I am ordering another of these for my main board

                                By Scotteggshell

                                from Grand Cayman

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                                • Compact Design
                                • Fast acting
                                • Responsive

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                                  • Events
                                  • Performances

                                  Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Mini 2 Pedal Tuner:

                                  Great tuner. I put one on my "short" board for small jobs- it works very well indeed. I am ordering one now to replace my Petersen on my main board. The Petersen is a fantastic tuner but is quite large. I'm not keen on the poly feature on the TC, but the chromatic tuner works well. I am also a fan of Petersen's sweetened tunings, but I've done without for decades before so I probably (hopefully) wont miss them that much.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Dump that old tuner!

                                  By Waldo

                                  from Minnesota

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                                  Pros

                                  • Bright Display
                                  • Compact Design
                                  • Responsive

                                  Cons

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                                    • Performances

                                    Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Mini 2 Pedal Tuner:

                                    I replaced my Peterson Strobostomp with this little dude. It works very well. Large bright display. Easy to use. I use a Line 6 G50 that has a dedicated tuner output so I can leave it on and check my tuning at any time. Of course the real story is tuning all six strings at once. Very cool. It also moves to single strings automatically.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    slightly disappointed with the poly mode

                                    By tony f

                                    from lon

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                                    • Responsive

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                                      Comments about TC Electronic Polytune Mini 2 Pedal Tuner:

                                      Even though I don't completely trust the poly mode I'm keeping this tuner as in regular mode is very accurate and most important this is the fastest tuner I've ever had much faster than the Korg pedal tuner.

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