The 10 Best Pedal Tuners

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Since the initial publication of this wiki in December of 2016, there have been 10 edits to this page. If you are looking for precision and reliability in your pedal tuner, one of these models is sure to be suitable. Whether you are on a strict budget or have money to burn, the solution to giving your next great performance or having the perfect jam session with your friends can be found right here. We've ranked the best the market has to offer by their accuracy, ease of use, and size. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best pedal tuner on Amazon.

10. Snark SN-10S

9. Donner DT-1 Chromatic

8. DigiTech HT-6 HardWire

7. Monoprice Chromatic

6. Korg Pitchblack Advance

5. Zoom MS50G MultiStomp

4. Peterson VSS-C Strobo

3. Boss TU-3

2. Kliq TinyTune

1. TC Electronic Polytune 3

Editor's Notes

March 14, 2019:

A few of the models on our previous list received some nice upgrades, most notably the PolyTune 3, which now features a Bonafide true bypass system and an even higher degree of accuracy than its predecessors. It was already the king of our list, and it held its ground thanks in large part to these updates. The Boss TU-3, on the other hand, slipped a spot because it's a bit overdue for an refresh. It still maintains a high position thanks to the fact that it's such a well-built and reliable device. The Kliq TinyTune climbed up quite a bit, as well, largely out of respect for its bright, full-color display that people have come to expect in their tuning hardware now that it's so ubiquitous and inexpensive in the clip-on tuner market.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on March 17, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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