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01-20-2019, 04:48 AM
I think my UU forum search skills are poor, as I have not found he answer to this question.

Is there a clip-on tuner that works well with a Risa solid tenor? This uke has no headstock and my tiny D’Addario NS Micro Clip-On Tuner barely fits and it is not a long term solution.


01-20-2019, 05:41 AM
Good question! I also have a bit of trouble with clip on tuners. So I have been using a free tuner on my phone. Curious to hear other solutions. Thanks!

01-20-2019, 06:30 AM
If it’s too thick for a normal clip-on there are magnetic ones that may work.

You can get a plug-in tuner either as a pedal or a small box - many metronomes include that, or get a small interface for your phone.

01-20-2019, 06:50 AM
I finally found some older threads


It’s looking like the two workable options are a bigger clip-on that I’d need to remove after tuning, or an in-line pedal tuner. Both options have pros and cons. “Both” is probably the answer. The use case depending on the playing scenario.

01-20-2019, 07:01 AM
A snark worked fine for me. You do need to remove it while playing. No big deal

Alternatively use a Korg tuner. They have a jack socket, so you can plug them into the outlet jack.

Croaky Keith
01-20-2019, 07:31 AM
As above, I use a Snark SN-6 with all my ukes. :)

01-20-2019, 01:12 PM
Snark works great on mine


01-20-2019, 04:34 PM
Quite a few tuners have a microphone function as well. I have had good results with my Korg CA-30. It is been usefull for the past 8 years.

01-21-2019, 02:14 PM
Try clipping the tuner onto the body somewhere (maybe on the top edge behind the last tuning machine close to the end). I have a home-made solid body instrument (not a uke) that I have to do that on because there just isn't enough room on the headstock. It works.

01-21-2019, 11:20 PM
No problems using a Snark on the "headless" head area, and removing it when playing.

01-22-2019, 03:41 AM
How about a free-standing tuner. We visited The Magic Fluke last week, and Jim Beloff was using a tuner resting on a table to check several ukes. I've had one for years, and it works fine. There are lots of different ones available.

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