Last week’s Pedal Line Friday, it mentioned the Digitech Hardwire HT-6 Polyphonic Tuner. For some reason, I thought TC Electronic was the only kid on the block with a polyphonic tuner, and it looks like I was wrong! Polyphonic Tuning is where you strum all of your strings and it will show you what strings are out of tune. Just like the TC Electronic you can tune in polyphonic mode or go to chromatic (which is the single string mode).
Having a few email discussions with Effects Bay friends, it was mentioned that the TC Electronic has a few draw backs that this guy addresses. Namely, the polyphonic mode does not work with bass and the inability to use it various tunings (ie: they just introduced Drop-D recently). The Digitech Hardwire HT-6 has five tuning modes – Standard, Drop-D, 4-String, 5-String and 6-String Bass. Additionally, you can set use this with capo’d instruments as well as guitars tuned down a step or half step. The HT-6 is also true bypass.
Here is a great demo video by premierguitar:
I wanted to post this deal today, since it’s a nice bundle. The Digitech Hardwire HT-6 Polyphonic Tuner is available for $99.95 at Amazon, but you get some free gear with it! With this bundle, you will also receive a instrument cable, patch cable and pick card.
If you’re familiar with both the Digitech Hardwire HT-6 and the TC Electronic Polytune, love to hear the differences (pros/cons). Please comment below!