Boss TU-10 Clip-On Chromatic Tuner

PROS: Simple, easy and compact.

CONS: None.

PRICE: $35

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Boss Tuners are probably the most common tuners found on pedal boards. There are a lot of clip-on tuners out there, but Boss has put their stamp of quality (in terms of functionality and design) on an item that doesn’t really get a lot of respect.

It’s nice and small, and available in a variety of colors. Ours came in a nice shade of blue. Three buttons control everything. On/off, and button that allows the adjustment of the reference pitch (from 436 to 445 Hz), as well as an Accu-Pitch function that allows tuning in standard, or in streaming form. It’s also very sturdy, the spring has plenty of tension and the clamp has rubberized surfaces to keep from marring a guitar’s finish. It’s simple to use; just clamp it on a headstock, turn it on, and that’s it. The display is clear and bright, even in direct sunlight. It’s perfect for tuning acoustics that don’t have a pickup installed, and it works great with electrics, as well. 

Simply put, it’s an item that every player should have in a gig bag or case. While it may not replace your pedal board tuner, it does the job off-stage and is small enough to fit in your pocket.


-Large LCD display

-Accu-Pitch function, flat tuning up to 5 semitones, and Stream mode

-Tuning Range: C0 (16.35 Hz) to C8 (4,186 Hz)

-Tuning Accuracy: +/- 1 cent

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