TC Electronic PolyTune 3 Tuner Pedal Review (November 2020)
TC Electronic PolyTune 3 Tuner Pedal
- ✔ 3rd Generation Of The PolyTune Tuning Pedal
- ✔ Very Precise Tuning Capability
- ✔ Built In Buffer Circuitry Preserves Your Tone
- ✔ Easy To See LED Screen
- Ultra-compact polyphonic tuner gives you fast, accurate tuning and a high-quality tone tool in a single unit
- Quickly get in tune with polyphonic, chromatic and strobe tuning modes
- Polyphonic tuning lets you tune all your strings at once
- Lightning-fast chromatic tuner offers 0.5 cent accuracy
- Ultra-precise strobe tuner gives you ±0.02 cent accuracy for ultimate tuning performance
- Switchable true bypass / buffer modes let you optimize signal integrity for any setup
- ‘Always on’ tuning mode keeps tuner on and detecting even when not muted
- Super-bright 109-LED display and an ambient light detector provide an instant clear readout in all viewing conditions
- Built-in all-analog BONAFIDE BUFFER circuitry preserves your tone through long cable runs and convoluted pedal boards
- Exceptional buffer keeps your tone transparent and crisp with a 1 MΩ input,100 Ω output and extremely high >112 dB signal to noise ratio
- Automatically switches between polyphonic and monophonic tuning modes based on how many strings you play
The original POLYTUNE revolutionized the way musicians tune their instruments. So how do you make one of the best-selling polyphonic tuner even better? You take it to the next level by: providing multiple tuning modes, including polyphonic, chromatic, strobe and a variety of altered tunings; adding an onboard BONAFIDE BUFFER to preserve your tone over long cable runs and pedal board signal paths; and upgrading the LED display for even higher tuning accuracy.
Whether you’re a mega-super rock star, a seasoned pro or a passionate bedroom shredder, PolyTune 3 gets you in tune quickly and accurately. Depending on your needs, you can choose polyphonic for tuning all strings at the same time for your live gig, chromatic for more precision during a songwriting session, and strobe for the ultimate in precision when you’re laying down tracks.
How do you want to tune? PolyTune 3 lets you switch between true bypass and buffer modes, the latter giving you an ‘always on’ option that keeps the tuner in full operation – even when your signal is not muted. Tuning made simple and more efficient than ever.
Whether you’re performing on a truck bed in full sunlight, a dimly-lit tavern, or a stage with a massive light show, PolyTune 3’s super-bright 109-LED display features an ambient light detector that automatically adjusts the intensity to provide the perfect readout.
PolyTune 3 provides high-precision tuning with just a quick strum, and the BONAFIDE BUFFER keeps you signal transparent and strong – no matter how many stomps you use, or how long your cable runs. Plus, you’ll have the most-versatile polyphonic tuner on the market right at your toes.
King of the tuning pedals. The PolyTune 3 sets the bar high and keeps the price low. That’s why we’ve featured it on our list today. Check it out!