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TC Electronic Polytune - Polyphonic Chromatic Guitar Tuner

B&H # TCPT Mfr # 966-000001
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Product Highlights
  • Polyphonic and Mono Tuning
  • Detects Untuned Strings While Strummed
  • Rugged Stomp Box Construction
  • Supports Drop Tuning

The TC Electronics Polytune is a rugged stomp-box style guitar tuner that automatically detects the strings that require tuning when strummed. Guitarists can tune their guitars and basses polyphonically; saving time during rehearsals, recording sessions and performances. The Polytune also supports drop-tuning, and features a bright LED matrix display, and its rugged stomp-box footswitch is built to last.

Strum - Tune - Rock
Providing an instant overview of the pitch of all your strings, PolyTune is an invaluable tool in live-settings, where it is essential to be in tune quickly and ready to play. Crowds don't want to wait around, they want to rock, and, let's face it, so do you. Besides live use, this stomp box will deliver like no other in any situation where you want to get tuning out of the way and focus on play.
Fever Pitch
Equally effective for guitar and bass, PolyTune is extremely flexible as well. The reference pitch can be set to your preference and ranges from 435Hz to 445Hz. This guarantees you'll be able to play along with anyone, with any instrument and in any situation.
Drop It Like It's Hot
If you are a guitarist that likes to play at a different pitch than standard, this is your go-to pedal, allowing for dropped tunings from E-flat all the way down to B. Whatever your pitch or tuning, PolyTune is a sure-fire way to be spot-on, with an accuracy of just plus/minus 1cent.
Chromatic Champion
Besides the Polyphonic tuner, PolyTune has a chromatic tuner that can hang with the best current tuning technology out there, with an amazing 0.5 cent accuracy.
Tuning modes
Let's start with the two separate chromatic tuning modes, which cater to your individual preferences and needs. Needle mode is for those that are used to the classic view on a tuner. For the people that want a little more real-time information, and stream-mode measures even the slightest pitch variation and instantly feeds the info back to you via a rotating motion on the display.
Tuning Magnet
Key to both these great chromatic modes is an ultra-fast and precise response, which is achieved via the use of the unique tuner magnet feature. This slows down the needle once you get close to the desired pitch, making it much easier to get the job done quickly.
MonoPoly
Whether you want to use the polyphonic tuner to get in tune, or prefer to go the chromatic route,this pedal has you covered. PolyTune features "MonoPoly", a unique patent-pending technology that recognizes whether you play one or more strings and instantly replies with the appropriate poly- or monophonic tuning mode.
Total Recall
Of course, all of these amazing features would not mean a thing if they were a pain to use or set up. Unlike most other tuners, PolyTune stores your preferences. From pitch reference to tuning mode, it hangs on to this information even after it is powered down, making sure you only have to set how you want things to happen once. The next time you power up again, it will show you the settings, so you instantly know Everything is exactly how you want it to be.
Tuning As It Should Be
PolyTune was a chance to build the ultimate tuning tool from the ground up and finally get rid of some of the current tuner drawbacks that guitarists run into time and time again. Tuners have been around for some 30 odd years and TC Electronic felt it was high time they got in tune with today's guitarists.
A Strong Display of Innovation
Starting with the display, it instantly becomes clear why PolyTune is lightyears ahead of current tuners. Guitarists that play gigs, will no doubt recognize the nightmare of an unclear display, due to for example bright sunlight, an overeager light technician or a stage smoke machine gone bonkers. PolyTune offers unprecedented visibility using an ambient light sensor, which automatically matches the brightness of the LEDs to its surroundings.
What is the Matrix?
PolyTune features 17 LEDS which allow for a higher resolution and the LEDs themselves are super bright and focused to ensure optimal visibility at all times. This guarantees the most effortless tuning experience money can buy. And as an added bonus, the 100 LED matrix can give you information right on the display, so you won't have to go dig for the manual mid-gig.
Size Matters
Besides looking like a million bucks, its small footprint design means that PolyTune doesn't take up more of your precious pedalboard real estate than absolutely necessary.
Spruce The Juice
Battery changes are a breeze thanks to the one-screw easy access to the battery compartment and when powered by an external 9VDC power supply, the 9VDC out can be used to power other pedals on your board.
True Bypass
The true bypass feature ensures PolyTuneTM is only there when you need it. It allows for your carefully sculpted tone to flow unaffected when the pedal is bypassed and for silent tuning once engaged.
Tuning +/- 0.5 cent
Reference Pitch: A4 = 435 to 445Hz (1 Hz steps)
Input Impedance 500k Ohm (pedal on)
Power Supply One 9V type battery or AC adapter (9V DC), - sold separately
Maximum Current Draw 45-50mA (typical use)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.83 x 4.80 x 1.77" (72 x 122 x 45mm)
Weight 300g (10.6oz) (incl. battery)
TC Electronic Polytune - Polyphonic Chromatic Guitar Tuner
  • 9V Battery
  • 2 x Touch-Fasteners for Pedal Board Attachment
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    TC ElectronicPolytune - Polyphonic Chromatic Guitar Tuner
     
    4.9

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (5)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur recording (3)
      • Home studio (3)
      • Performances (3)
      • Professional recording (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional musician (5), Experienced (3)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      5.0

      Awesome Tuner

      By toneman

      from Amarillo, Texas

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Carry
      • Good Protection
      • Sturdy
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Everyday
        • Practicing
        • Travel

        Comments about TC Electronic Polytune - Polyphonic Chromatic Guitar Tuner:

        I bought this tuner after "the boss" started to give me problems! The Polytune rocks! You can tune really fast and it will show as you strum all the strings which string needs attention. Fast and simple to use, and the price from B&H is the lowest you'll find. A must have for the serious guitarist!

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        5.0

        Works Like A Charm

        By toneman

        from Amarillo, Texas

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Carry
        • Good Protection
        • Sturdy
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Everyday
          • Practicing
          • Travel

          Comments about TC Electronic Polytune - Polyphonic Chromatic Guitar Tuner:

          There's nothing like tuning on the fly while you're at a gig. The Polytune lets you see which string needs attention and it shows you as you strum all the srtings at once. What a time saver in a live setting.....and did I mention that it tunes precisely? My old tuner has officially been retired!

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          5.0

          New tuner

          By firedude

          from lincoln, ne

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about TC Electronic Polytune - Polyphonic Chromatic Guitar Tuner:

            use it in my home studio, quick, easy, accurate and a mute ! love it!

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            5.0

            Great product

            By SlingShot

            from Adelaide Australia

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

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                  Comments about TC Electronic Polytune - Polyphonic Chromatic Guitar Tuner:

                  As expected a great product.

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                  5.0

                  Great Pedal !

                  By T.

                  from Brooklyn, NY

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Excellent Craftsmanship
                  • Highly Responsive

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Performance

                  Comments about TC Electronic Polytune - Polyphonic Chromatic Guitar Tuner:

                  Sturdy construction, regular small size stomp box fits perfectly in my pedalboard.
                  Large and bright screen perfect for low lighting stage.

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                  5.0

                  Awesome Tuner

                  By JoshB

                  from Elk Grove, CA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Highly Responsive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jam Sessions
                    • Performance
                    • Practice

                    Comments about TC Electronic Polytune - Polyphonic Chromatic Guitar Tuner:

                    I upgraded from an older tuner; this tuner is more accurate, and the response is much quicker. The polyphonic mode makes it very convenient to check which strings actually need tuning. Simple and effective.

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                    4.0

                    Everything I expected

                    By winterland

                    from denver,co

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about TC Electronic Polytune - Polyphonic Chromatic Guitar Tuner:

                      This tuner works by allowing an open strum of all guitar stringsto show which strings are out of tune all at once.

                      When strumming a single string it works like any normal tuner, and provides better resolution to fine-tune the pitch.

                      I open strum all strings, then fine tune those that are off, and it saves time.

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                      5.0

                      Perfect

                      By Rob

                      from Philly

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

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                        Cons

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                            Comments about TC Electronic Polytune - Polyphonic Chromatic Guitar Tuner:

                            great tuning device

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                            5.0

                            Worth the price.

                            By More Guitars Than Sense

                            from Dallas, TX

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Events
                              • Home Studio
                              • Performances
                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about TC Electronic Polytune - Polyphonic Chromatic Guitar Tuner:

                              I'm loving how easy it is to read this tuner. I'm never in a hurry at home to tune, but playing all the strings at once to see only which are out of tune is a great feature. I wasn't sure it would be worth the price, but it certainly was, esp. as BH had it cheaper than anywhere else.

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