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vehement
02-18-2010, 07:48 PM
Anyone use the new Fishman FT-1 tuner? It has a setting for Ukulele, it's affordable. I'm thinking about picking one up, but was wondering if anyone else has tried it yet? Can be found here at Elderly:

http://elderly.com/accessories/items/FT1.htm

rasputinsghost
02-18-2010, 08:59 PM
You can get the Intelli IMT-500 on Amazon for cheaper, and it's the same thing.

vehement
02-19-2010, 11:03 AM
I like the Fishman cause i has a ukulele mode. I read a many reviews on the Intelli model tuners and some had been really bad. I just want one that is able to tune my uke, guitar and bass well. I read that some of them can't really pick up the lower notes from a bass guitar!

GreyPoupon
02-19-2010, 11:16 AM
I gotta say, the best musical advice I heard in a while was someone telling me to stop using an electronic tuner and to use a pitch fork for A - and then tune the rest by ear.

I've been doing it for a while - it's hard, but it's been very good for developing my ear.

mcnilly
02-19-2010, 12:39 PM
I have an Intelli, love it, the only thing i can fault about it is that occasionally it buzzes when im tuning which im not too bothered about, just have to take it off after i've tuned.

casarole45
02-19-2010, 10:23 PM
I gotta say, the best musical advice I heard in a while was someone telling me to stop using an electronic tuner and to use a pitch fork for A - and then tune the rest by ear.

I've been doing it for a while - it's hard, but it's been very good for developing my ear.

True true, but not possible in a noisy enviroment such as a gig or social so a tuner is still a requirement... you have got me interested though, I may just buy one...also very useful if you have no batteries

casarole45
02-19-2010, 10:26 PM
I like the Fishman cause i has a ukulele mode. I read a many reviews on the Intelli model tuners and some had been really bad. I just want one that is able to tune my uke, guitar and bass well. I read that some of them can't really pick up the lower notes from a bass guitar!

I only tune chromatically on tuners, it is imo the best way, it also means you are not limited to ukulele tuners....

Also i have just bought a Peterson tp-2, its a clamp on tuner extension, allowing you to tune on a normal tuner with a jack in, in noisey environments again giving you a much wider selection of tuners to choose from... .check it out.

vehement
02-21-2010, 03:54 PM
I found out the new Fishman tuner is just a rip-off of another brand's tuner that looked exactly the same shape and the exact same functions for a cheaper price! I wish they would have at least changed the shape before badging it with Fishman's name!

I ended up getting a Korg AW-2G http://korg.com/product.aspx?&pd=552 instead and love it!

Projectbronco
02-21-2010, 04:03 PM
I just bought this one:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Digital-Clip-On-Auto-Tuner-for-Chromatic-Guitar-Bass_W0QQitemZ150326809198QQcmdZViewItemQQptZGuita r_Accessories?hash=item23002d126e

It was cheaper and seemed like it had better features...hopefully?
I'll see how it goes when I get it.
The Korg also looked REALLY nice.