I’ve never been a fan of clip tuners. They always seem cheap (can often get them for free), and for me, in-effective in a band situation. But, when I saw the announcement for the TC Electronic PolyTune Clip a while back, I have to admit, I had to take a look.
When TC Electronic came out with the PolyTune, it pretty much changed the way musicians looked at tuners and what they’re capable of. Why wouldn’t that be the case here? Here we have a well built, and well functioning tuner that clips on the headstock.. that allows for different angles and positions WHILE maintaining the excellent polytune capabilities.
What I think is interesting, is that I’ve been having multiple conversations with various guitarists that are starting to use these tuners. Why? It’s something I didn’t consider, but do now. Pedalboard space. I never considered.. getting the tuner off of the board so I can put something fun there. As pedal nerds, finding real estate on the board is a constant challenge. You could either buy a bigger board, buy slimmer pedals, or finally, getting rid of a pedal or two. My gears are turning thinking about this. If I was to go in this direction, this clip tuner would be the only choice.
Check out the official video here:
This video also has some good info as well:
As you can see – small, light, bright, accurate, sturdy, easy. All the things you’d want from tuner.. and especially from a clip on type tuner.
Let’s talk about price. This might be the tipping point. List price for the TC Electronic PolyTune Clip is only $75, which my opinion is not bad for this unit at all.. but is available via Amazon for only $49.99 and includes FREE shipping! Yes!
If you own the TC Electronic PolyTune Clip please let us know what you think by commenting below!