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Planet Waves Strobe Tuner?

 
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Vince



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:18 am    Post subject: Planet Waves Strobe Tuner? Reply with quote

Anyone try one of these? For the price, accuracy and ease of use... I had to order one. I have had a real hard time with intonation since I sold my Peterson's but I didn't want to go down that road again... they are bulky and hard to see....

Check it out...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0033PSLSM/ref=ox_ya_os_product

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have several Peterson Strobe Tuners and they're great. Frankly, Planet Waves makes some decent gear and any strobe tuner IMO is a strobe tuner. Nice price indeed, and it has all the same presets the Petersons have.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this the same one just in a different packaging?
http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Waves-PW-CT-07-Tru-Strobe-Tuner/dp/B000Z5VB4O/ref=pd_cp_MI_2
I need a tuner with a mic to do my acoustics with(no piezo) and I already have a pedal tuner for my board it just isn't sensitive enough to do setups with accuratly.
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Vince



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe so... It is a true strobe too... but with a mic.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one and it works great. It doesn't like OD pedals in front of it but other than that........ Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got one of these off of Craigslist recently - really like it. Kind of old school.


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Vince



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked Holy mother of...

I got this thing today and I have NEVER had a heavier piece of gear in such a small package. This thing is built better than a tank and looks sooo sexy! It is a smoked chrome metal housing.... Razz

What a GREAT purchase.... Wow...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had some credit at Amazon, and they just happened to have the best price on that tuner as well... $65.76 with free shipping is a nice deal.

I was surprised that PW only offers a 1 year warranty though -
Boss' 5 years is tough to match but 2-3 years would sure be nice...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love my Turbo Tuner, but at 1/2 the price, the Planet Waves is worth looking twice at!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's one bad@ss tuner... let me tell you....
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old Black wrote:
I got one of these off of Craigslist recently - really like it. Kind of old school.



Ahh... the "Stroboconn" we had an older version @ my high school that had 12 (!!!!!!) different strobe wheels on it. You could play scales and check your intonation on any note by watching it. It was important for brass and wind players to develop your ear. (Think of sax as a relative of slide guitar.)
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rhardman wrote:
Old Black wrote:
I got one of these off of Craigslist recently - really like it. Kind of old school.



Ahh... the "Stroboconn" we had an older version @ my high school that had 12 (!!!!!!) different strobe wheels on it. You could play scales and check your intonation on any note by watching it. It was important for brass and wind players to develop your ear. (Think of sax as a relative of slide guitar.)

We had one too.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark--

yep. That is the machine. I think it may have been from the 20s.
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