Cool Tuner

guitar tunerI had a good guitar tuner years ago and someone stole it. I remember buying it for about $80. It sells for about $200 now. I don’t have the greatest ear and so I’ve pretty much been playing an out-of-tune guitar for at least the past 10 years. I kinda like that. I didn’t bother buying a new tuner until yesterday. I needed one for my banjo.

So I went out and got this one that clamps on to the end of the guitar or banjo near the tuning pegs. The tuner picks up the vibrations that go up the neck. There’s no mic. It works with almost any instrument. The girl at the store said she uses it for her fiddle. It’s a good tuner for tuning in a loud room because it doesn’t cue off sound. It’s a chromatic tuner, too, which I think refers to its ability to read any note. I can hit C# and C# shows up in the display. Neat.

$42 after taxes in Canada. Works for me.

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Phillip Cairns is a beekeeper in St. John's, Newfoundland, who writes about beekeeping at

3 Replies to “Cool Tuner”

  1. That’s great. I tune with my ear against the neck for the same reason. Put the head of instrument against a big window a strum. Gives a neat amplification.

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