In the past, I’ve used a variety of tuners for guitars. I’ve even had a tuning fork at one point. That was a silly experiment into being hard-core. Now I wanted to find the best clip-on guitar tuner.
Best Clip-on Guitar Tuner
While the electric tuners were really good, the Snark Tuner blows them away in a few aspects…
The Snark Tuner has a microphone for tuning but also a vibration mode. You clip the Snark tuner on to your guitar (or bass, violin, ukulele, etc.) and it detects the vibration for tuning.
It’s cheap. Period. I have one on each of my guitars just cuz.
The battery lasts a long time. Next.
Not only does it clip on which is convenient, but it’s small and light. You can just leave it on there all the time!
There no need to tell the Snark tuner what note you’re going for. It tells you what it’s detecting and you change from there. How was is done before? No one will remember.
Some Snark tuners come with other features like a metronome (no audio that I can tell), transposing help, etc. I don’t use those actually.
So there’s not much of an experiment in comparison here. I tried one and fell in love with Snark tuners.
Just from looking at those, I prefer the Snark tuner.
I have used some apps for tuning, but it can’t be as convenient as a Snark tuner already on my guitar. Maybe if my Snark battery is dead or I’m at not playing one of my own guitars. But that’s an edge case.
I dig Snark tuners.