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« on: July 10, 2019, 01:32:50 AM »

My first Snark, I tried to turn the head as I would with an Intellitouch and ... snap! I didn't do it hard either. The second one I had, just stopped working and when I changed the battery, it was still dead. I guess when they break or stop working, you just treat them like BIC lighters. They are cheap. My Intellitouch is 15 years old and still works great!
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2019, 05:34:48 AM »

I’ve pretty much stopped using any clip on tuners. The pitchlab tuner in my phone is much better when I’m at home and when I’m out I’m always plugged into my Zoom G5 which has a decent tuner built in. Same with my electrics and bass except I have a Zoom B3 for my basses.
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019, 10:03:56 AM »

Snarks are a disappointment.
Yeah, they’re slow, they break, oh- and they’re inaccurate.
I trust and use the Peterson strobe app on my phone.
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2019, 11:40:15 AM »

Yeah this is my last one. I find with a little tweaking they're accurate enough but too undependable. I have a Boss tuner in my electric rig and the Intellitouch works well. I use the Snark when going out or travelling because I don't care if I lose it.  I'm so old I only use a phone .... as a phone.     
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2019, 02:54:54 PM »

I'll join the fray.

My Snark worked fine and I liked it a lot at first. After a few years, the lcd started to dim randomly forcing me to pinch the thing to get it to work. Later the paint finish started getting weird and sticky. Tossed it . . .

An old android phone in a drawer had a strobe tuner on it that works really well with the 18:1 tuners I put on all the herd.

Tuning nirvana!
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2019, 09:10:07 PM »

Yeah this is my last one. I find with a little tweaking they're accurate enough but too undependable. I have a Boss tuner in my electric rig and the Intellitouch works well. I use the Snark when going out or travelling because I don't care if I lose it.  I'm so old I only use a phone .... as a phone.     
Wait.
You mean you actually talk on that thing?
(I heard there was an app for that.)
 
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2019, 09:23:33 PM »

I bought a bunch of JOYO JT-01 tuners for about $6.50 each.  One is in each case.  At $6.50, it's a toss up whether it's worth it to get and install a new battery or just get another tuner.

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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2019, 10:30:23 PM »

Wait.
You mean you actually talk on that thing?
(I heard there was an app for that.)
 

Heh. I have learned to text because my kids apparently prefer it but I don't much care for it personally. 
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2019, 12:33:20 PM »

Where's a mod when you need 'em?
This place is just getting sooo snarkie...

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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2019, 01:59:30 PM »

Heh. I have learned to text because my kids apparently prefer it but I don't much care for it personally. 

I finally broke down and started texting as it was the only way to get in touch with my sister. She just wouldn’t answer a phone very often. My nephew finally said “Uncle Jon, just text mom, she won’t answer the phone anymore.” When I texted my wife a response of “k” in answer to her text, according to her coworkers, she nearly died of laughter...
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« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2019, 03:14:36 PM »

I finally broke down and started texting as it was the only way to get in touch with my sister. She just wouldn’t answer a phone very often. My nephew finally said “Uncle Jon, just text mom, she won’t answer the phone anymore.” When I texted my wife a response of “k” in answer to her text, according to her coworkers, she nearly died of laughter...

U mst B kddng. R U?   
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« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2019, 04:13:51 AM »

I got a Snark tuner for my daughter.  It’s an opinion of pitch....at best....horses and hand grenades, I suppose.     My current favorite tuner is a Boss TU-03.
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« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2019, 04:57:10 PM »

I still sometimes use my old Korg AT-12, or I use the Peterson App.

But I've always found those frustrating to use outside on the deck - sometimes the wind would make it almost impossible to get a good signal into the mic, especially with a baritone.

I was all set to buy the Petersen clip on, but it was almost four times the price of the "Snark Super Tight". I went with the Super Tight - so far it works fine - not as quick to tune with as the strobe, and the display simply doesn't have the resolution to be as consistent as the Peterson App on an iThingy, but it's so close . . . now I'll have to wait and see if it wears out, breaks, or if the accuracy shifts as the battery wears down.
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« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2019, 12:08:45 PM »

I got a couple TC Electronics Unitune tuner a couple years ago and finally found a clip on that lasts. Metal casing, tunes well and works on different instruments from mando to bass. Batteries last. Very sturdy. A little more expensive but worth it and you can find on sale. Standard price 29.99 but can find cheaper. In my case I think it was 3 for $60.00 and I got 2 and a friend got the other.
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« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2019, 12:36:17 PM »

I also have a tuning fork and a pretty good ear. I know there are other tuners out there that are better. I was talking trash about the Snark. 
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« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2019, 10:40:50 PM »

ive had a snark supertight for around 6 yrs. works ok.  still in one piece. id love to have a peterson strobe clip on, but long and mcquade want 85cad +15% sales tax here in NS..bring it to 98 bucks. screw that.
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« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2019, 01:51:37 AM »

ive had a snark supertight for around 6 yrs. works ok.  still in one piece. id love to have a peterson strobe clip on, but long and mcquade want 85cad +15% sales tax here in NS..bring it to 98 bucks. screw that.
Get their phone app.
 
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« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2019, 02:14:11 AM »

Get their phone app.
 

 +1

(as long as you're in a quiet place)

And yes, tuning forks are totally fine, but in a noisy bar (gord forbid?) sometimes a clip-on or built-in keeps the patrons happier
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« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2019, 09:56:17 AM »

+1

(as long as you're in a quiet place)

And yes, tuning forks are totally fine, but in a noisy bar (gord forbid?) sometimes a clip-on or built-in keeps the patrons happier
“Noisy bar”...
Oh; right!
I’ve read about those.
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