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After years of tuning by ear I started to not trust my ears judgement as much. Fortunately christmas time came around and this little baby happened to be in the basket, hooray!
The guitar man tuner is a clip-on tuner, this means you clip it to the headstock, and it will sense the vibrations from the guitar and recognise the note. There is no microphone on this guitar, sound is just vibration after all...
The tuner itself is small lightweight and easy to use. There is an on/off switch on the right hand side and once it's on, you just clip it onto the head of your guitar and away you go. It grips the headstock firmly and shows no risk of loosening and falling off, I've had mine since the christmas before last and it's still holding up well.
The LED screen in the middle of the tuner displays the notes and their accuracy. During tuning, a pointer will show up. If the pointer is pointing to the center, that string is perfectly tuned. If it is pointing towards the left, it is flat and if it is towards the right, it is sharp. It's extremely easy to use and you should get the hang of it just on your first tuning of the guitar. Not to mention that it stops you relying on your ears. Although your ears do develop and you can hear the notes without needing the tuner, it's sometimes useful to have a point of reference especially after years of not using one
I'd recommend this to anyone to who's on the hunt for a new tuner. It's cheap (£9) sturdy and reliable.
Owning a guitar is one thing. Being able to play it is another. And having the instrument in tune is THE thing when it come to making music that you or your audience will want to hear. Nothing sounds worse in my opinion than a badly tuned guitar, base, violin or any string based instrument. You can be the best guitar player in the world, but if the notes you hit are not the notes you want, then making listenable, enjoyable music becomes almost impossible.
This simple device is one of hundreds available on the market today. There are the cheaper models and of course the exspencive models. The whole point of it is to electronically tune your guitar. This is a budget style device as the tuners used in my studio are far from cheap. This however does a reasonable job and all for only £4.66 at amazon.com + shipping.
This little devise simply clips onto my guitar and when I play a note it registers it's pitch and displays it on the screen. This is a very hand tool to have as a lot of people struggle to tune their guitar by ear. I also look at this as a training tool as you can teach your ear to recognise when the guitar is in tune and you have reached the the perfect note. When first learning the guitar, trying to correctly tune it can be one of the most tedious and frustrating tasks for the player and even more so for the person trying to teach you. This I find isn't really a cop out if you pay attention to the sound of the strings and not rely fully on the devise to do all the work for you.
The size of it is also a bonus as carrying it around couldn't be easier. It fits easily into a jacket pocket and would suit a street busker for example down to the ground. It is also a battery powered gadget, but please note that it does NOT come with any batteries included. So as always stock up on batteries if you are planing on buying this as a gift for someone. I find that they last a good long time as tuning takes very little time when using this devise, pulse it has an automatic power off function. This works by detecting a period of inactivity, this is around thirty seconds or so of the strings not being touched. Of course this results in the battery power being prolonged even further.
You can of course use this on both acoustic guitars and electric guitars and seeing it only costs less that £5 it really is a handy tool for any guitar player, especially beginners.
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This product is a very simple design, yet incredibly effective. This tuner, unlike most, actually attaches itself to the guitar, clipping onto the end, meaning that you don't have to try and balance it on your knee while tuning, which makes life a lot easier. Also, unlike other models, this particular one works by sensing the vibrations made by the string being plucked to tell the pitch of the note as a pose to use a microphone. Not only is this a much more precise way of telling pitch but it also means that you can tune your guitar in as noisy a room as you want, as background noise does not effect it. This is a brilliant factor as finding a quite space to tune your guitar has always been a pain, where as now you can even tune up while the band before you is still playing.
Its far more compact then most tuners, which is great as finding a place to store tuners on the way to gigs has always been a bit of a nuisance, but with this you just clip it to the top of your guitar, simple. The display is also great, a good size, with the note being displayed in the centre and then a gauge going across the top indicates how sharp or flat it is, the goal being getting it dead centre.
Battery life is also very good. Ive had mine for about a year and have still not needed to change the battery. The only problem with this is it occasionally has difficulty picking up vibrations from an electric guitar and even more trouble tuning a bass guitar. This can be a problem if you are more of an electric guitarist as a pose to acoustic.
This product has made my life so much easier. When deciding to learn to play guitar i needed to know how to tune and as doing this by ear can be difficult for beginners i had to look for a tuner.
I found this product and easily clipped it on to my guitar it then told me which way to turn the pegs in order to tune each string correctly.
The product works very well , i use it every time i want to tune my guitar and the sound afterwards always sounds amazing. Im very glad i purchased this product and would definately recommend it to others to make tuning their guitars easier as this product makes it so simple.
The screen is bright and easily visable and its very clear what you need to do to tune it correctly making it especially benificial for learners. I could not have learnt without it.
It stopped recording any vibration after six weeks domestic use. It lights up when switched on, just doesn't work.
This device might be small but is a very useful device, it tunes your guitar like nothing before ever did. All you do is clip it on the head stock of the guitar, play an open string and it will tell you what note the string is playing, my first guitar that a bought was completely messed up, so I bought this little device and it helped me.
If it shows that you are playing note B on the 'A' string you have the string too high so you have to lower it to note A and then you have to tune it to 0 on the meter just above the screen and you are done. Now just continue the same way through all the notes to tune your guitar to a perfect tune!!!
However, this device does not include batteries, it might if you buy it from amazon.com or .co.uk, but in the shops it does not include batteries. I found it frustrating from going to the shop to buy a guitar, go home, go back to get the tuner, go back home, and then realize it does not include batteries having to go again to town to get batteries, you need CR2023 batteries to operate this tuner.
The tuner also has automatic power off to save energy from the battery. It turns off after not being used, or if it not feels any vibrations, after 30 seconds time. Its great to have on the go since it is very small.
The price of this thing is really cheap, I got it at a store for £14.99, its cheaper in amazon.co.uk, wrong!!! The price of the item is, but don't forget delivery!!! it will add up to a total of £13.89, sure its cheaper by a pound but you have to wait at least a week before it gets delivered, while if you pay an extra pound you will buy it in a store and you will get it straight away.
The tuner works on acoustic guitars and electric guitars, so its great if you have both types of guitars, you do not need to buy another tuner for the other guitar. The tuner works by measuring the vibrations coming from your guitar and tell you what note you are playing and at what level, it has to be zero though!!! At first before buying I thought it would clip on to the strings of the guitar but I found out it does not, it goes on the head stock of the guitar, and I was like, How will this ever work :D. The device although sometimes is not accurate enough, but if its near, I mean really near zero, then its just a mistake by the tuner, especially if you tuned that string before and it showed exactly zero.
This device looks small but does a lot and has a great amount of power in it, like people say , do not judge a book by its cover, and I hope this device will help as much as it did too me, if you are going to buy it!!!
It's all very well owning the most expensive Fender Stratocaster that you can get your hands on, and then plugging it into the world's most awesome Marshall amp... but if your guitar isn't in tune, then you're in trouble. Luckily there are a range of guitar tuners on the market, the majority of which make the tuning process quicker and easier. I've used a number of guitar tuners over the years, and there is definitely a gulf in quality between the best and the worst - today i'm looking at the budget 'GuitarMan GM11' model, which is much better than its small price tag would suggest.
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Costing only £4.99 from amazon.co.uk, The GuitarMan fits into the 'clip-on' category of tuners, meaning it works by detecting the vibrations from the guitar body when you play a note, rather than using the sound that the guitar produces. To use, you simply switch on the device, and then squeeze the end section (it opens in the same manner a peg), to fit to your guitar's headstock. You then play the individual strings in sequence, and the GuitarMan will tell you (on its illuminated LCD screen) the note that you're playing. For example, if you pluck your first string (E), and it says 'F' on the screen, you simply down tune the note on the guitar until the screen reads 'E'. To make things easier, when the correct tuning is found, the display turns from orange to green. In my experience, the device is quick to use, and just as accurate as some of the more expensive tuners that I've owned.
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The plastic-bodied GuitarMan feels especially well made, and it's a convenient size too - at only six centimetres at its longest point, it will happily fit into an average pocket. The screen is really easy to read, and the fact that it's illuminated is great for when you're doing a gig in a darkened venue. Similarly, the numbers appear at quite a large size, so there's no chance of eye-strain either. Once clipped to your guitar, the screen can be angled so that you can see it easier - a thoughtful design touch which really is helpful. The tuner takes one CR2032 battery, but this lasts for ages before it needs replacing, so no concerns on that count.
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Overall, the GuitarMan GM11 is a well made and accurate little tuner which offers the user real value for money - it works on both electric and acoustic guitars and comes with a recommendation from me.