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> A Tale Of Two Tuners, Korg CA-30 vs Boss TU-2
Scott Gentzen
post Jan 12 2008, 05:37 PM
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I still consider myself a new player. I've been playing a bit over a year (I think my anniversary at GMC is next week) but I haven't been practicing as much as I could have been so I'm not as good as I could be for a 1-year player.

I'm working on that. But this isn't a story about that..

When I first got a guitar, I needed a tuner. I looked around, read a lot and found the Korg CA-30. It got good reviews and it was cheap ($20US, I think). I found my tuner. biggrin.gif

Used it for a year and was relatively happy. The tuning was pretty good. The only problem I had was that it wobbled...it never really locked in on the note when I got there so I wasn't ever really sure things were tuned up right. At first I was thinking it was something janky with my guitar, but now I own three guitars and it did that with all of them.

It came up missing over the holidays. I put it somewhere and it was gone. My guitars hold their tuning pretty well, but I get nervous when I can't check.

This time, I decided to bite the bullet and spend the cash on a Boss TU-2...your standard white stompbox tuner that it seems like everyone out there uses. It retails for $99US but I picked one up used and in good condition at guitarCenter for $50.

Big difference. It's faster and it locks in. If I'm in tune or out of tune, I don't have to guess...it tells me where I am and doesn't wobble. I should have gotten one of these in the beginning.

The only complaint I have is that I have to recable things. It doesn't have a microphone so I have to be plugged into it. I go straight into my amp, so now I either need to recable to run through the tuner all the time or swap cables when I want to tune.

I also picked up a Korg MA-30 metronome while I was out. I hope that next year, I'm not writing a similar posting like this about it next year.


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Muris Varajic
post Jan 12 2008, 05:43 PM
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Spot on,TU-2 is mainly for ON-Stage use during gig. smile.gif


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post Jan 12 2008, 05:53 PM
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Either way I think the TU-2 or similar pedal tuner or a rack gear or just anything you can keep plugged in all the time has that working for it. Live and rehearsal fo rme it's impossible to tune (esp drummers can't be quiet) wink.gif


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post Jan 12 2008, 07:48 PM
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Either way I think the TU-2 or similar pedal tuner or a rack gear or just anything you can keep plugged in all the time has that working for it. Live and rehearsal fo rme it's impossible to tune (esp drummers can't be quiet) wink.gif


I missed rehearsals,thanks MickeM. biggrin.gif


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