The Polytune. A true-bypass tuner that gets the job done. The TC Electronic Polytune Guitar Pedal Tuner
A tuner is a tuner is a tuner. If you don’t experiment much outside of the 440hz spectrum that most pedal tuners offer, then this is right up your alley. The TC Electronic Polytune Classic is like the Korg Pitchblack in that it is a True Bypass pedal tuner. Honestly, it just works. The notion that a tuner would do anything other than simply display the tuning of one’s guitar is ludicrous. Come on, son.
True bypass is supposed to mean that the tuner won’t color your tone at all. Not so for the Classic. For those of you that listen so closely to your gear for even the slightest tonal differences, this tuner will introduce a negligible amount of tone loss. For myself, who almost needs counseling for being a Type-A tone freak, I placed this tuner out of my effect chain via my This1smyne AB Buffer pedal.
Functionality is simple, strum any amount of strings, and you will see them register on the screen of the Classic. I opt for picking each string individually as I have a couple of strings be off after the tuner assured me I was good to go. There is a slight coloration to the tone of my guitar that I am on the fence about. It could be my tone sniffing going overboard again, but either way, this pedal is a solid addition to any board.
With an update from TC Electronic’s support page this pedal gains a Dropped-D mode.
If you run across one of these cheap, go for it!
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