The main point here is old snark tuners are fine but new ones are not
Thanks @RobDickinson, yep that is the point. It seems plenty of people just read the title and not the actual post. New snark tuners are SLOW and make tuning painful. My one is, as are the others I tried in shops.
I’ve since had the Fender tuner arrive and it is great - also a couple of dollars cheaper than the snark!
Sadly doesnt look like these are for sale in my country
Ah that’s unfortunate, I though Peterson was global. Here’s a pic of the clip on I use. It’s very well constructed compared to the others I’ve tried.
I can prob import it but that always gets complicated and expensive for something we ave a bunch of alternative for
Good informative thread here.
I too have a snark.
only negitive comments I have about it is.
imho, it eats batteries pretty good. Granted, I use it often.
I also find that when I tune with it. That tuning may be slightly off.
What I do to remedy that is to just go up a couple of frets and see where that note is. If it’s sharp, I’ll detune a bit. I go back and forth between a fretted note and the open string finding the happy medium.
I also confirm all is in tune by playing a chord or two ( C chord to me is real revealing as to whether I’m in tune or not). If something sounds off, I go find it. I spend a short time doing it this way and I seem to always end up in real good tune.
What I will say is.
Since I’m older. I learned to tune by ear compared to a piano. That’s great ‘if’ the piano is in tune. But it was always hit and miss that way I felt.
I feel real happy with my snark or any other tuner would be fine too. Compared to the way I had to tune in the 70’s.
Life is easy now.
My Snark simply fell apart. It separated from the clip and became nearly useless. I bought a Peterson Stoboclip HD and a case for transporting it. It’s one of the best musical investments I’ve made.
Had a d’addario but wasn’t too enthousiastic about readability.
Became a TC Electronic polytune a long time ago, both the pedal as the clip-on. never went back.