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Multi effects or single pedal?

Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by Lola, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. amagras

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    I particularly suggested the clip on Tc polytune. I have the pedal and is complete and accurate so assuming the clip on version is as accurate I would say go for it. Having so many patch cables and pedals (true bypass or not) between the guitar and my ts9 is affecting my tone.
     
  2. pattste

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    I have the TC Polytune Clip and use it with my acoustic. It is a good tuner and very accurate, but: the polyphonic mode is basically useless and the strobe mode is hard to use because of the display.

    For electric guitars, especially playing in a band like Lola, I much prefer a pedal tuner for two reasons:
    1. It acts as a killswitch so you can tune in silence without touching the guitar volume and you can also switch guitars without a loud pop.
    2. You can tune during a song or in a noisy environment. The clip on tuners are useless on a noisy stage.
     
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  3. Dorian2

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    Just to add to the tuner talk a bit. Over the years, especially lately because of all of the makes and models of tuner........I have gotten into the habit of asking the other guitar players (6 string and Bass), to tune up using the same tuner. I've found massive differences (to me), in how tight they sound using the same tuner. 1 example is the Line 6 POD HD tuner and a boss TU-12H. Or the Boss with another newer model of Boss....say a TU-3. Could be the age, the electronics, fine tuning of the electronics. I have no clue. Maybe someone has seen this same effect and has an answer.
     
  4. Chito

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    Most times it's not the tuner that's the problem. It's the people who uses them. LOL Best of all is when you are the only guitar player. ;)

    On the subject of tuners, I always recommend the Sonic Research Turbo Tuner, the best and most accurate pedal tuner in the market. They even have a mini version now for a smaller footprint for the ones using smaller boards. I've had mine since it came out over 5 years ago now. Never had any issues.
     
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  5. sulphur

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    I like the Turbo Tuner too, but didn't suggest it as I think you have to order direct,
    unless something has changed in the past few years (it wasn't abailable up here when I ordered).
    I've had one on the band board for a couple of years without issues.

    No problem on the Tiny Terror, it'll still be here.
    I wonder if it will hang with a loud drummer though.
    That's why I'd send it without a charge first to let you feel it out.
     
  6. bzrkrage

    bzrkrage Gold Member

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    I have the Polytune big brick.
    But I really like the Ibanez LU-10. Its still on my work bench.
    [​IMG]
    Got it at Axe for $10.
     
  7. mhammer

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    I guess it eventually had to be. Valeton Effects, a budget me-too effects company have released an all-in-one strip similar to the Tech 21 Flyrig, at what I gather will be a cheaper price. No info on it other than what's at effectsdatabase: https://www.effectsdatabase.com/model/valeton/ves1
     
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  8. bzrkrage

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    If it hits under the $200 mark, I'm in.


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  9. Lola

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    Chivalry is not dead after all! This thread is so full of vital information! The power of knowledge increases 10 fold when you share it with others!

    I know that the Boss TU3 will set me back $115 + Tx!

    How much was the clip on your talking about?

    This is really bad but I am trying to save my money for another friggin' pedal that I don't need but want. I should be saving for the amp I want!
     
  10. greco

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    The rest of us (i.e., 99.9999% of us) would not know if chivalry was dead or alive had you not joined the forum...LOL

    The KORG clip on tuner was about $30.00 with taxes included (IIRC)

    Are you still interested in the Orange amp?

    Cheers

    Dave
     
  11. Lola

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    I am interested! I just have to finagle some money from somewhere! I will pm you in regards to things. I have to turn my hubby's head around to my way of thinking! Screw groceries, bills etc I want guitar stuff! lol

    He thinks I am spending too much money on guitar equipment but when he was in to RC boats and cars I didn't blink an eye!
     
  12. sulphur

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    The Polytune cost around the same, but is eaier to mount.
    Know that you'll have to tear the rubber footing off of the TU-3 to apply the velcro to mount it to the board securely.

    Most clip-ons are a bit less expesnsive, but carry a spare battery for them if you go that route.
    It does save a space on the board, but I like the no fuss method of a pedal.

    I do agree with what's posted above, it would be nice that whomever in a band that uses a tuner, has the same type.
    I think at least if you all have a quality tuner, and know how to use it (good point), you'll get better results.
     
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  13. Lola

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    We all have Guitar Tuna apps on our phones. It's actually a very good app for standard tuning but if you want to do any drop tunings you pay for it!
     
  14. Lola

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  15. davetcan

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    Unless you need to use it outside, at which point it's useless :)

    Hopefully they've addressed that problem on the mini. Polytune mini 2 gets my all around vote. Turbo Tuner is best if just using indoors.
     

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