Korg Pitchblack Poly Guitar Pedal Tuner

Korg Pitchblack Poly Guitar Pedal Tuner

Korg Pitchblack Poly Guitar Pedal Tuner

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Korg Pitchblack Poly Guitar Pedal Tuner

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Product Highlights

  • Precise Polyphonic Tuning
  • Displays Tuning of All Strings at Once
  • Detects Guitars, Basses up to 6-string
  • Useful with Floating Tremolo Systems
  • Supports Flat, Capo, and Drop-D Tuning
  • Full Strobe, Half Strobe, Meter & Mirror
  • 100% True Bypass Preserves Tone
  • Cascading 9 VDC Power Supply for Pedals
  • Aluminum Die Cast Body
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The Korg Pitchblack Polyphonic Guitar Pedal Tuner is a floor pedal polyphonic tuner, about the size of one effect pedal. The tuner shows the tuning of all strings at once, which saves time when tuning your instrument. Additionally, being able to tune all strings at the same time ensures that the relative tuning between strings is consistent. This is especially important in a floating tremolo system wherein the tuning of one string is not just harmonically but mechanically effected by the tension and tuning of the other strings.

The tuner features String Seeker which automatically switches from displaying the polyphonic tuning of all the strings to the tuning of the one string you are adjusting. This allows you to rapidly switch between fine-tuning an individual string and checking the tuning of all the strings.

The upper display of the tuner features a row of blue and white LEDs that indicate if the pitch of the note being tuned is sharp or flat. The lower display uses green and red LEDs to represent the individual strings. The lower display will switch between green LEDs in polyphonic mode and red LEDs in the shape of the letter of the note in monophonic mode. The tuner features four different display modes with different lighting patterns so that you may choose the way the tuning is represented. In all modes, the display is clearly visible from any viewing angle in daylight, stage light, or no light.

The tuner operates on an included 9 VDC battery or optional 9 VAC adapter sold separately. The unit also includes a 9 VDC cascading output jack that allows you to power up to 200 mA worth of additional pedals on your pedalboard.

Flat, Capo, and Drop-D Tunings
The tuner can be calibrated for different tuning such as Flat from 1 to 5 semitones down, Capo from 1 to 7 semitones up, and Drop-D wherein the guitar's 6th string is tuned to D
True Bypass
When the tuner switch is activated, no signal passes through the tuner, allowing for silent tuning. When the switch is not activated, the signal passes throguh the pedal without being affected by the tuner
Tuner Display Modes
  • Meter
  • Full Strobe
  • Half Strobe
  • Split
In the Box
Korg Pitchblack Poly Guitar Pedal Tuner
  • 9 VDC Manganese Battery for Verifying Operation
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Tuning 12-note equal temperament
    Detection Range E0 to C8 (20.60 to 4186 Hz)
    Accuracy ±1 cent
    Tuning Modes Automatically switches between mono/chromatic and polyphonic/guitar-bass auto detect
    Display Modes Regular Meter, Full Strobe, Half Strobe, and Split
    Calibration Range 436 to 445 Hz (1 Hz steps)
    Flat Tuning Can tune down a maximum of five steps in chromatic scale
    Transpose Capo can transpose up a maximum of seven steps in chromatic scale
    Input Impedance 1 MΩ when tuner is on
    Current Consumption Maximum 45 mA
    Output Current Maximum 200 mA
    Connectors Input: 1 x 1/4" (mono)

    Bypass: 1 x 1/4" (mono)

    DC In: 1 x 9 VDC

    DC Out: 1 x 9 VDC
    Power Supply 9 VDC stacked cell battery or 9 VAC adapter
    Battery Life Approximately 7 hours using alkaline
    Approximately 5 hours using manganese
    Options 9 VAC adapter KA-181
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 2.68 x 4.72 x 1.85" (6.81 x 12.0 x 4.70 cm) including feet
    Weight 10.4 oz (294 g) including battery

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