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Boss Tu-2, Chromatic Tuner
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Jul 15 2007, 03:38 PM
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The only thing that's missing is the true bypass, the rest is perfect.
I also stomp this thing when I change guitars to protect my amp because it mutes.

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Wow ive never even thought of having 1 of these, sounds really like a lifesaver,Great Review thanks for this.

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Awesome review man. Good job, the pictures look great. smile.gif

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Great review! Got any sound clips? laugh.gif

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Aug 16 2007, 06:13 AM
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i didnt know it cold do that i thought it was just a stupid tuner ohmy.gif

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Aug 16 2007, 06:27 AM
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how can it change tunings without you even touching it?

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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Jul 15 2007, 04:38 PM) *
The only thing that's missing is the true bypass, the rest is perfect.
I also stomp this thing when I change guitars to protect my amp because it mutes.



Awesome pedal,I use it for live all time time!!
Hmm...it has bypass out,right?

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QUOTE (muris @ Aug 16 2007, 07:34 PM) *
Awesome pedal,I use it for live all time time!!
Hmm...it has bypass out,right?

Yep, you have two output options - one where the signal is cut off while tuning, the other where it passes through no matter what. I prefer the cut-off output so I can mute while changing guitars.

This was a very good review, I bought one of these units based on this review.

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QUOTE (Lurgen @ Aug 16 2007, 08:35 PM) *
Yep, you have two output options - one where the signal is cut off while tuning, the other where it passes through no matter what. I prefer the cut-off output so I can mute while changing guitars.

This was a very good review, I bought one of these units based on this review.



Ohh yeah,pardon me guys...good review!!!!!! smile.gif

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Slightly OT, but does anyone know what the deal is with strobe tuners? Is it just a more accurate readout with the strobe, or do they actually work differently internally?

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Ive got the same tuner, I plug it into my boss volume pedal's tuner out and thus i get no tone change. Doing it this way also makes that you can use the volume mute the output sound and still tune your guitar.

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Great product, good review. I own 2 of these for performing. If your getting tone loss from this pedal at all I'd recommend upgrading your instrument cables. After reading this I just did an A/B test with this pedal on both my amps and I get no detectable tone loss. This needs to be tagged under "Essential Gear" imo laugh.gif

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The only thing that annoys me with this one is that it takes a second or two for it to switch from bypass to tuner. That can be devastating when you have short of time in between the songs! Still, I can't live without it! smile.gif

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definately one of the best, most useful pedals ever produced. ive been using it for years. most pedals arent true bypass (although they should be) the exceptions being line 6, voodoo lab stuff, and expensive botique stuff. ( still not even then sometimes.) the point being that if you want a true bypass rig, you are going to pay a lot for it. if your not rich, my advise would be to keep efx to a minimal, and cables as short as possible, if you care or can even notice a difference (only a very sensative ear can). the tuner by itself would take very little frequency from the end result tone. the difference id say would be negligable.

f.y.i., wah pedals suck the MOST tone. that difference doesnt even take as sensative of an ear. if you want one thats true bypass, your gonna pay a couple hundred dollars (not sure the international equivalent $) although, i think i heard that vox is now producing one. sorry if this is a little o.t. (to borrow a term from andrew) mabe another topic for another time....

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QUOTE (Nick325 @ Aug 16 2007, 07:27 AM) *
how can it change tunings without you even touching it?


It's chromatic, so it shows the note instead of the string. So you dont have to press any buttons to make it tune your guitar in a different tuning. Ofcourse you have to know what notes each string should have. (example, open E = EADGBE)
I didn't mean its tuning the guitar without you having to touch the guitar, if thats what you thought tongue.gif

QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Aug 17 2007, 05:48 AM) *
The only thing that annoys me with this one is that it takes a second or two for it to switch from bypass to tuner. That can be devastating when you have short of time in between the songs! Still, I can't live without it! smile.gif

That's never happened to me blink.gif

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QUOTE (erik @ Aug 18 2007, 01:16 PM) *
It's chromatic, so it shows the note instead of the string. So you dont have to press any buttons to make it tune your guitar in a different tuning. Ofcourse you have to know what notes each string should have. (example, open E = EADGBE)
I didn't mean its tuning the guitar without you having to touch the guitar, if thats what you thought tongue.gif



so it makes it sound in the tuning you chose?

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When you play an open string, such as the E-string, the tuner shows the note E, instead of "string number 6". So say that you want the E-string to be a D instead (as in drop D tuning), just start tuning the string down and the tuner will show what note it is. Tune it down a bit, and the tuner will probably show an out of tuned D# (which is a half note below E). Tune it down some more and the tuner will show a D wich is a full note below E, and now you are in drop D tuning. And then ofcourse you can fine adjust it in the tone you want.

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i know how to tune a guitar but how does it change tuning during a song for example

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I dont know if I can explain it any easier.. You don't choose a tuning. The tuner shows the tone you are playing, so it doesnt have to change tuning. It doesn't show which string it is, it shows which TONE it is. And if you tune a string to a different tone, it detects that you are playing another note, and lets you tune that note instead. So therefore, you can tune whatever string to whatever note.

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