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CoLmes
01-26-2009, 06:59 PM
trying to get a tuner for my ukulele.. finally got my bushman jenny but my tuner i had crapped out.. was a lanikai tuner.. it was working fine but now when i try and turn it on half the screen is missing and it keeps flashing side to side.. i dunno what that means but whats a good cheap reliable tuneri can get online? thx

gobes
01-26-2009, 07:11 PM
I recommend this one
http://www.fleamarketmusic.com/store/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=116

or this one
http://www.samedaymusic.com/product--KORCA30

Bassukuguy
01-26-2009, 07:13 PM
Another vote for the Pono P-5 here, i got one from deach a while back, and i love it. tunes the uke right up, even use it on my guitar and bass. its a powerful little thing.

HoldinCoffee
01-26-2009, 07:17 PM
I'd just change the battery.

CoLmes
01-26-2009, 07:19 PM
ya i did change the batteries, nothing changes.

UkuLeLesReggAe
01-26-2009, 08:13 PM
get the 1 from the UU store... help urself out :)

PickNStrum
01-30-2009, 06:27 AM
Pono P-5 is great. It's an imporved version of the IMT-500. a little more money and even more accureate are the intellitouch tuners

bbycrts
01-30-2009, 08:56 AM
I have a Pono P-5 for each of my 2 ukuleles - one at home, one at work. Works great!

Ukulele JJ
01-30-2009, 10:08 AM
For ages I've had a Sabine all-purpose tuner, like this:

http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/regular/3/7/2/480372.jpg

It has a little mic in the front, and I just play into it. Works great when I'm in my den tuning.

But when around other ukers who are also trying to tune? Terrible! The newfangled clip-on jobs are totally the way to go. I really have to break down and get one of them one of these days soon.

Has anyone tried the Kala tuners (http://www.ukuleleworld.com/images/P/kc01tuner.jpg) and compared them to the Ponos? I think they look a lot better, but if the Ponos actually do the job of tuning better, that's probably what I'll get. (Both are sold by MGM (http://stores.ebay.com/Musicguymics-Room_Tuners_W0QQcolZ2QQdirZQ2d1QQfsubZ18064940QQft idZ2QQtZkm), btw.)

JJ

herbsandspices
01-30-2009, 10:13 AM
TuneTech TT1000 for me. A little more than the IMT-500, but worth it.

AcousticMonster
01-30-2009, 10:58 AM
For ages I've had a Sabine all-purpose tuner, like this:

http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/regular/3/7/2/480372.jpg

It has a little mic in the front, and I just play into it. Works great when I'm in my den tuning.

But when around other ukers who are also trying to tune? Terrible! The newfangled clip-on jobs are totally the way to go. I really have to break down and get one of them one of these days soon.

Has anyone tried the Kala tuners (http://www.ukuleleworld.com/images/P/kc01tuner.jpg) and compared them to the Ponos? I think they look a lot better, but if the Ponos actually do the job of tuning better, that's probably what I'll get. (Both are sold by MGM (http://stores.ebay.com/Musicguymics-Room_Tuners_W0QQcolZ2QQdirZQ2d1QQfsubZ18064940QQft idZ2QQtZkm), btw.)

JJ

I was wondering the same thing. Has anyone tried the KALA tuner?

I have one of those Korg tuners but I don't like it.

deach
01-30-2009, 12:39 PM
I was wondering the same thing. Has anyone tried the KALA tuner?

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I have a Kala tuner and it works great. I bought one for a friend and the clip broke after two days.

cpatch
01-30-2009, 12:59 PM
The Kala looks like it has the same guts as the Profile PT-2700, which has a few good reviews at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Profile-PT-2700-Digital-Tuner-Display/dp/B000VEJI3U

SailQwest
01-30-2009, 01:23 PM
We have one of the Eno ET-3000's that they sell in the UU store and a couple of Pono P-5's from MGM.

I like them both, but Rich prefers the P-5. The P-5 is also a bit smaller, which is why that's what I keep in my gig bag.

We also have a Korg TM-40, but if there's any extraneous noise it's a lot more difficult to use.

cpatch
01-30-2009, 01:33 PM
Pono P-5 is great. It's an imporved version of the IMT-500. a little more money and even more accureate are the intellitouch tuners
I know the Pono supposedly fixes the buzzing/rattling problem the IMT-500 has. Does anyone know if it does a better job on guitar of picking up the 6th string? (With the IMT-500 you have to tune off the harmonic.)

gheepn
01-31-2009, 05:18 AM
Read the info for the UU store tuner. It will tune in noisy or quiet areas, and you will be helping out the UU staff.