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    I keep using a Snark even though they keep breaking. I don't know what is up with them. They just stop working. People tell me it must be low battery and I change the battery and it still doesn't turn back on. I also have some tuner apps on the phone and a cheap off brand that came with the cheap-uleles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrytone View Post
    Anybody remember "the good old days" when jamming and the cry would go up, "someone give me a G?"
    We still have one of those. We bought him a tuner, but he won't use it.
    I don't want to live in a world that is linear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rllink View Post
    So how many here are just using the tuner that came in a package with their first ukulele, compared with how many went through a long and detailed process to find exactly the best tuner? How many here just have a case of TAS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rllink View Post
    Eno ET-33. It came in a package with my first ukulele, before I ever heard of snark or planet waves. It is still going strong.
    Yes this is what i use, been solid no problems very cheap it also can tune different stringed instruments as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitsunegarcia View Post
    I keep using a Snark even though they keep breaking. I don't know what is up with them. They just stop working. People tell me it must be low battery and I change the battery and it still doesn't turn back on. I also have some tuner apps on the phone and a cheap off brand that came with the cheap-uleles.
    I've heard this before (Snark tuners breaking) I'm wondering just how and where they break? I have a number of family members that use them, have yet to see one break.

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    I use either the built-in tuner or Planet Waves Mini, simply because these can reside on the headstock and thus are always where I need them.
    Using a removable tuner sooner or later results in the tuner being out of reach, at least for me. Loose things tend to get lost.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inksplosive AL View Post
    I bought one of these a few days ago from a local music shop. I normally use a Snark, but wanted something more low profile to tuck into the small pocket on my soprano gig bag. I can't get used to the Korg. It seems to jump back and forth between too flat & too sharp and never lands on the solid green light. Also, the G looks almost the same as the C on the display. I have a couple of the Planet Waves Eclipse tuners on order from Amazon to try out.
    Last edited by RafterGirl; 11-06-2017 at 07:03 AM.

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    Because the distributor we get violin bits and pieces from also sells Snarks I get them cheap. In fact, I carry them around with me and give them away if someone comes up short a tuner. One lives in my shop drawer and has been abused in all sorts of ways. It still works. One battery change I can remember. For the money, Snarks are my favorite, even if you pay full retail.

    I also have an NS Micro sound hole tuner and it's really a very nice solution -- aside from putting it on and keeping it on. If I were a gigging musician this would be my first choice, and I'd do a little fiddling to make it a snug fit. Because I walk around with one of the carbon fiber hybrid ukes I'm just about done prototyping the MS Micro is a no-go. When someone asks about the uke I can seldom resist banging it on a tabletop or chair back to make the point about durability. Everyone jumps when I do this, every time. If I've been dumb enough to do this with the NS Micro in place, it jumps too, either onto the floor or into the uke. Oh bother. However, despite this sort of senseless abuse it still works.
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    Big thumbs up on the D'Addario Planet Waves Eclipse tuners. Mine arrive from Amazon today and I like them a lot. Compact, yet easy to read. They clip on and swivel for easy viewing. The tuner is very easy to tell whether you are flat, sharp, or locked in. The smaller size fits much better in my soprano gig bag zipper pocket, and it's less bulky to leave on the headstock while playing.

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