Clip-on tuners are excellent. They are easy to use, putting the display where it can be easily read. And even better when you’re in a band, they can easily be lent to another musician who forgot to bring one, and it will work on whatever stringed instrument the other musician is playing — acoustic or electric. If you could use a clip-on tuner that speeded up the process by showing you all your strings’ tunings at once, wouldn’t that be great?
And now you can. TC Electronics, maker of world-renowned pedals including the revolutionary PolyTune series, has ported the multi-string technology of the PolyTune to a clip-on model, the PolyTune Clip. With the PolyTune Clip, you can tune three ways: Polyphonic mode, regular Chromatic mode, or you can use the built-in strobe tuner for incredible accuracy (even more accurate than the full-sized PolyTune pedals). And like most TC Electronics products, the tuner is well-built and easy on the eye, with a display that is both bright and intuitive to understand, even in Polyphonic mode.