A classical guitar tuner helps you tune each string to the correct pitch.
Most people don't put much thought into buying a guitar tuner, but it's actually more important than you might think. You should carefully consider the pros and cons of each tuner before deciding which one to buy. Read about each tuner below.
Handheld Electronic Tuner
Handheld electronic tuners are probably the easiest to use of all the tuners. When you play a note, a needle moves right and left to show you how "in-tune" you are - no guesswork involved.
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No Guessing - this tuner does not require a trained ear to "hear" whether you are in-tune or not. The needle tells you exactly how much higher or lower you need to tune.
Requires Batteries - Batteries are always a hassle. You don't want your tuner to run out of power right before a concert!
Noise Interference - This tuner uses a microphone to detect the pitch. So if you try to tune your guitar in a noisy environment, the microphone will not be able to hear the pitch correctly.
The clip-on tuner is similar to the handheld electronic tuner, except it clips right onto the head of the guitar. When you play a note, it detects the vibration through the wood, and tells you whether the note is in-tune or not.
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No Guessing - this tuner uses arrows to show you whether you are in tune or not, so you do not need to have a trained ear.
Very Portable - You never have to take it off your guitar! It clips right onto the head. Pull it out when you want to tune, and fold it back when you are done. It even fits inside your guitar case, so you will never forget it!
No Noise Interference - since the tuner "feels" the vibrations of the guitar through the wood, you can tune in a noisy environment without any interference.
Uses Batteries - like the handheld tuner, the clip-on tuner uses batteries. It will sometimes "die" at inconvenient times.
This a very traditional and simple tuner. Just hit it against something, and it rings at a correct pitch!
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