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goldenbug
07-28-2012, 03:59 AM
The tuner I have already doesnt work very well and i cant find any good ones.Any sujestions

mm stan
07-28-2012, 04:15 AM
Since you said singular I assume you mean a clip on tuner ....
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-42418.html
http://www.metronomes.net/CherubChromaticMateWst-550C.htm

The Big Kahuna
07-28-2012, 04:20 AM
Snark SN-2. There's no reason to buy anything else.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Qwik-Tune-Snark-Instrument-Tuner/dp/B003VWKPHC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343485191&sr=8-1

Don't be tempted to buy a "Ukulele Tuner". You WILL need a chromatic tuner at some point, and they are the same price anyway.

bazmaz
07-28-2012, 05:04 AM
Definitely a Snark

http://www.gotaukulele.com/2011/02/snark-ukulele-tuner-review.html


Though if you have Money to burn, this is superb http://www.gotaukulele.com/2012/04/peterson-stroboclip-review.html

maclay
07-28-2012, 05:31 AM
I have a Snark SN-2 (the red one) and love it.
Great tuner for the price.

Fuengi
07-28-2012, 06:08 AM
I have a clip-on but I tend to use Code App's Ukulele Tuner application for iPhone. It is 69p and so very useable, plus I have tested it against several high quality tuners and it holds up very well indeed!

It gives you a read out of the actual frequency so you cam see just how far out you are and turns blue when you tune correctly.

It has proved invaluable to me, thoroughly recommend.

Tootler
07-28-2012, 08:24 AM
+1 for red Snark

Da tuner for Android is pretty good if you've left your clip on tuner at home - and it's free!

bodhran
07-28-2012, 09:32 AM
Until this morning I had a Hudson DTH-550 clip on tuner which i was happy with.........
But then it ceased to function. The display works but it will not register a note either in vibration or chromatic mode. It is only about 3 months old.

Going to buy a Snark next - hopefully it will be more reliable.

PhilUSAFRet
07-28-2012, 10:02 AM
For the average person, it's a no brainer....Snark SN6 ...uke specific tuner, $8.99 with free shipping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/270914417925?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

OK, for all those with good intentions, but who aren't entirely "accurate in their assessments, THE SN6 IS A ChROMATIC TUNER. Why pay more if a uke is your primary intrument?????????????????????????????

Listing from Elderly:

SNARK SN-6 NO FRILLS CLIP-ON CHROMATIC ELECTRONIC TUNER FOR UKULELE
Best clip-on tuner for ukes! Fully chromatic, [SIZE=4works for all instruments.

The Big Kahuna
07-28-2012, 10:27 AM
For the sake of $ 5 I'd always go for a chromatic tuner.

Brad Bordessa
07-28-2012, 12:11 PM
I like the little Planet Waves NS Mini Headstock tuner. It's plenty accurate enough and it's tiny. I leave it on all the time.

Doc_J
07-28-2012, 12:18 PM
Snark SN-2. There's no reason to buy anything else.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Qwik-Tune-Snark-Instrument-Tuner/dp/B003VWKPHC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343485191&sr=8-1

Don't be tempted to buy a "Ukulele Tuner". You WILL need a chromatic tuner at some point, and they are the same price anyway.

+1 on the Snark, got the red and black. Both work great.

adam2180
07-28-2012, 12:49 PM
The Snark!

bazmaz
07-28-2012, 01:17 PM
I agree with Big Kahuna.

webby
07-28-2012, 02:34 PM
any know any good Uku tuners

That's not even a sentence, It should say... Does anyone know of any good Uke tuners ?

You see the capital letter at the start ?, always use them if you are at the beginning of something, I added the word "Does" and put a question mark at the end for you, so people know that it's a question, also I changed one of your "any" words to "anyone" just to grammatically help the line flow more easily.

I don't usually feel the need to correct peoples grammar but when it's the actual title of a thread it really annoys me, surely our schools have not fallen this far in their standards of basic education, if you cannot communicate properly you are going to live a life of confusion and misunderstanding.

It will really help in getting taking seriously by potential employers, banks, any official department and it will help in business and in love if you can communicate your ideas and desires in a clear, coherent and articulate way.

No offense intended. (I have been helping my daughter do her homework so I'm in teacher mode).

Hopefully this will inspire perfection rather that push anyone's buttons and make them defensive.

OldePhart
07-28-2012, 02:36 PM
For the sake of $ 5 I'd always go for a chromatic tuner.

+1 on this. You never can tell when you might want to try an alternative tuning, even on the uke.

I have three or four of the red snarks (I think 3, I crunched one in a case...don't ask). And they are really surprising good tuners for the money. Easily the equal of my Fishman tuner that was twice the price and my old first-generation Intellitouch (which is way too huge and heavy for ukes anyway). When doing setups I use my Peterson Stroboclip for the precise display but I'm not going to take a $70 tuner to meetups or out in a field with a bunch of crazies in Indiana... :)

John

OldePhart
07-28-2012, 02:48 PM
And just what someone needs as a welcome on their second post to the UU forums, an English lesson. Have you ever seen MGMs posts when his medical condition has his chemistry out of whack? Ever stop to think maybe this newcomer to our community might have similar issues? If it seems my buttons are a little easy to push it's because I once had perfect written language skills - so much so that every bit of correspondence that left our office would cross my desk for proofreading - and since a couple of heart attacks and hours on surgery tables I have several language-related issues that sometimes render my posts humorous when they are not meant to be (check out how many of my posts I edit, in spite of reading them two or three times before pressing the post button). Just today while recording a video I said "pace" in the family when I obviously meant "peace" - does that mean I should withdraw from polite society to avoid offending the sensibilities of those with better language skills?

Honestly, several people were clearly able to discern the original poster's meaning in spite of language "issues." Since you were apparently unable to do so (there was nothing of any use to the original poster's problem in your self-important non-reply) it might be that you are the one who needs to examine more closely your communication skills.

Oh...and by-the-way...for someone who has the nerve to correct another's grammar and punctuation...yours is pretty dismal. If the second paragraph, especially, of your post is representative of your "teacher mode" I strongly suggest you find someone else to help your daughter with her homework!

John



That's not even a sentence, It should say... Does anyone know of any good Uke tuners ?

You see the capital letter at the start ?, always use them if you are at the beginning of something, I added the word "Does" and put a question mark at the end for you, so people know that it's a question, also I changed one of your "any" words to "anyone" just to grammatically help the line flow more easily.

I don't usually feel the need to correct peoples grammar but when it's the actual title of a thread it really annoys me, surely our schools have not fallen this far in their standards of basic education, if you cannot communicate properly you are going to live a life of confusion and misunderstanding.

It will really help in getting taking seriously by potential employers, banks, any official department and it will help in business and in love if you can communicate your ideas and desires in a clear, coherent and articulate way.

No offense intended. (I have been helping my daughter do her homework so I'm in teacher mode).

Hopefully this will inspire perfection rather that push anyone's buttons and make them defensive.

webby
07-28-2012, 02:50 PM
And just what someone needs as a welcome on their second post to the UU forums, an English lesson. Have you ever seen MGMs posts when his medical condition has his chemistry out of whack? Ever stop to think maybe this newcomer to our community might have similar issues? If it seems my buttons are a little easy to push it's because I once had perfect written language skills - so much so that every bit of correspondence that left our office would cross my desk for proofreading - and since a couple of heart attacks and hours on surgery tables I have several language-related issues that sometimes render my posts humorous when they are not meant to be (check out how many of my posts I edit, in spite of reading them two or three times before pressing the post button). Just today while recording a video I said "pace" in the family when I obviously meant "peace" - does that mean I should withdraw from polite society to avoid offending the sensibilities of those with better language skills?

Honestly, several people were clearly able to discern the original poster's meaning in spite of language "issues." Since you were apparently unable to do so (there was nothing of any use to the original poster's problem in your self-important non-reply) it might be that you are the one who needs to examine more closely your communication skills.

John


na wurrys brah wil juz not bovver abowt it in futer.

OldePhart
07-28-2012, 03:04 PM
na wurrys brah wil juz not bovver abowt it in futer.

Heh, heh. See, I didn't have any difficulty understanding what you just wrote. :)

Raygf
07-28-2012, 03:04 PM
The Snark SN-6 is a chromatic tuner. I use it on guitar too. Great bargain.

Gwynedd
07-29-2012, 01:04 AM
Gotta second the Snark Chromatic. (http://amzn.to/HWEFyF) It is pretty, too. A matte metallic red that doesn't show up in this photo. I really like it. Can be used on many types of instruments, can transpose, has a tap visual metronome (tap out your tempo, it shows on the face) and it's not expensive. There is a very comprehensive review. (http://amzn.to/HWEFyF)

The Big Kahuna
07-29-2012, 01:43 AM
A quick warning in case you're offered a Snark SN-10. I bought one of these at the same time as my first Uke, not realising the graduations aren't as accurate as the SN-2 (hence my buying an SN-2 on my return to the UK).

PhilUSAFRet
07-29-2012, 02:17 AM
For the sake of $ 5 I'd always go for a chromatic tuner.

Unless you only need it for a uke!

The Big Kahuna
07-29-2012, 02:21 AM
Unless you only need it for a uke!

There are plenty of situations where you'll want a chromatic tuner for a Uke.

1931jim
07-29-2012, 02:40 AM
Welcome goldenbug,
Bray is certainly a beautiful spot. The next time you are in Dublin you might want to get a pitch pipe for the uke. GCEA. Also if you do not have a tuning fork A 440, that will also be very handy. Mine are only 65 years old and you never need batteries. HaHa!!
Jim.
PS: Also no squinting in the sunlight.

Ukuleleblues
07-29-2012, 03:07 PM
Snark is great, but If you are playing outside in the sun (We do a lot) a LCD like the kala or intelli works better (you can see them), I got them all.

osogris
07-30-2012, 05:05 AM
I would tend to say the Intelli, for two reasons. One is that the physical build of the Snark has a weakness-at the joint where the three pieces of curved plastic hold the ball joint looking thingee (technical term, I know) the curved plastic pieces seem weak. I had one break. The Intelli is built a little thicker, and the joint seems more robust.

The second reason is that, for whatever reason, the Snark seems to vary a little more in its reading-without adjusting tension, the Snark seems to give slightly different readings, while the Intelli does not. I have had two of each, so I don't think I got a bad machine, I think that's just the way they are.

With that said, they are both inexpensive and work well overall, any real difference between brands seems marginal.

pootsie
07-30-2012, 05:19 AM
For android phones, the g-string tuner app has a free (ad-supported) version that is a great chromatic tuner!

(And I also like my snark SN-6)

larrypdot
10-09-2012, 08:04 AM
Until this morning I had a Hudson DTH-550 clip on tuner which i was happy with.........
But then it ceased to function. The display works but it will not register a note either in vibration or chromatic mode. It is only about 3 months old.

Going to buy a Snark next - hopefully it will be more reliable.

Just a thought but did you try a new battery? Some of these tuners the display goes dim first others just stop working completely and others have trouble picking up certain frequencies.

Skinny Money McGee
10-09-2012, 12:29 PM
Just a thought but did you try a new battery? Some of these tuners the display goes dim first others just stop working completely and others have trouble picking up certain frequencies.

Exactly, my Snark eats batteries quickly. I bought ten of the 2032 energizer batteries on ebay for 6 dollars delivered. Walgreen's was 4.99 for 1

Newportlocal
10-09-2012, 01:06 PM
Since this thread was brought back from the dead. I really like my gogo tiki tuner. Still on same batteries. Does a great job. It tunes in key of C,Key of D, or chromatic.