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TC Electronic PolyTune Polyphonic Tuner Pedal

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One Strum Tuning is Now at Your Feet!
Don't mess around with string-by-string tuners when you can see what strings are out of tune with a single strum. TC Electronic's PolyTune is the quickest and easiest way to tune your guitar. Simply strum, tune… and rock!

The world's first polyphonic guitar tuner, the PolyTune offers cutting-edge tuning technology that revolutionizes tuning and accomplishes what has been deemed impossible until now, tuning all strings simultaneously!

TC Electronic PolyTune Features

  • Polyphonic Tuner displays the tuning of all 6 strings simultaneously
  • Chromatic Tuner mode is ultra fast and steady with +/- 0.5 cent accuracy
  • True Bypass design that preserves the integrity of your precious tone
  • Super bright LED Display with ambient light sensor is perfect for all environments
  • 9V DC Out for powering other pedals
  • Easy Battery Access with a single-finger-screw
  • Dropped tunings from E-flat down to B supported in Polyphonic mode
  • Polyphonic and Chromatic modes work for Guitars and 4, 5 and 6 string Basses
Strum - Tune - Rock
Providing an instant overview of the pitch of all your strings, PolyTune is an invaluable tool in live-settings, where it is essential to be in tune quickly and ready to play. Crowds don't want to wait around, they want to rock, and, let's face it, so do you. Besides live use, this stomp box will deliver like no other in any situation where you want to get tuning out of the way and focus on play.

Fever Pitch
Equally effective for guitar and bass, PolyTune is extremely flexible as well. The reference pitch can be set to your preference and ranges from 435Hz to 445Hz. This guarantees you'll be able to play along with anyone, with any instrument and in any situation.

Drop it like it's hot
If you are a guitarist that likes to play at a different pitch than standard, this is your go-to pedal, allowing for dropped tunings from E-flat all the way down to B. Whatever your pitch or tuning, PolyTune is a sure-fire way to be spot-on, with an accuracy of just plus/minus 1cent.

Chromatic champion
Besides the Polyphonic tuner, PolyTune has a chromatic tuner that can hang with the best current tuning technology out there, with amazing +/-0.5 cent accuracy. But TC Electronic is never satisfied with the current norm, and added some features to make this tuner's chromatic section stand out from the crowd.

Tuning modes
Let's start with the two separate chromatic tuning modes, which cater to your individual preferences and needs. Needle mode is for those that are used to the classic view on a tuner. For the people that want a little more real-time information, TC Electronic included stream-mode, which measures even the slightest pitch variation and instantly feeds the info back to you via a rotating motion on the display.

Tuning Magnet
Key to both these great chromatic modes is an ultra-fast and precise response, which is achieved via the use of the unique tuner magnet feature. This slows down the needle once you get close to the desired pitch, making it much easier to get the job done quickly.

MonoPoly
Whether you want to use the polyphonic tuner to get in tune, or prefer to go the chromatic route, this pedal has you covered. PolyTune features MonoPoly, a unique patent-pending technology that recognizes whether you play one or more strings and instantly replies with the appropriate poly- or monophonic tuning mode.

Total Recall
Of course, all of these amazing features would not mean a thing if they were a pain to use or set up. So, TC Electronic added some traits to ensure this tuner is calibrated to the guitarist. Unlike most other tuners, PolyTune stores your preferences. From pitch reference to tuning mode, it hangs on to this information even after it is powered down, making sure you only have to set how you want things to happen once.

The next time you power up again, it will show you the settings, so you instantly know everything is exactly how you want it to be.

Tuning as it should be
PolyTune was our chance to build the ultimate tuning tool from the ground up and finally get rid of some of the current tuner drawbacks that guitarists run into time and time again. Tuners have been around for some 30 odd years and TC Electronic felt it was high time they got in tune with today’s guitarists.

Design is where beauty and technology meet
But besides all the spearheading features inside the tuner, TC Electronic took a long hard look at the outside as well, and pushed tuner design to new heights in the process!

A strong display of innovation
Starting with the display, it instantly becomes clear why PolyTune is light-years ahead of current tuners. Guitarists that play gigs, will no doubt recognize the nightmare of an unclear display, due to for example bright sunlight, an overeager light technician or a stage smoke machine gone bonkers.

PolyTune offers unprecedented visibility using an ambient light sensor, which automatically matches the brightness of the LEDs to its surroundings.

What is the Matrix?
PolyTune features 17 LEDS which allow for a higher resolution and the LEDs themselves are super bright and focused to ensure optimal visibility at all times. This guarantees the most effortless tuning experience money can buy. And as an added bonus, the 100 LED matrix can give you information right on the display, so you won't have to go dig for the manual mid-gig.

Size Matters
PolyTune will brighten any pedalboard, and TC Electronic isn’t just talking about the LEDs! Besides looking like a million bucks, its small footprint design means that PolyTune doesn't take up more of your precious pedalboard real estate than absolutely necessary.

Spruce the juice
Battery changes are a breeze thanks to the one-screw easy access to the battery compartment and when powered by an external 9v DC power supply, the 9v DC out can be used to power other pedals on your board.

True Bypass
The true bypass feature ensures PolyTune is only there when you need it. It allows for your carefully sculpted tone to flow unaffected when the pedal is bypassed and for silent tuning once engaged.

Tuning isn’t fun, but TC Electronic has made it a whole lot easier!
TC Electronic wants to do our part for the guitar community and truly innovate the life of guitarists. And with PolyTune's extraordinary features and cutting-edge technology, they have accomplished just that. TC Electronic employs passionate guitarists who work every single day to make all our lives easier and more rocking.

Product Specifications
TC Electronic PolyTune Guitar Tuner Pedal Specifications
  • Tuning Accuracy: +/- 0.5 cent
  • Reference Pitch: A4 = 435 to 445Hz (1 Hz steps)
  • Input Impedance: 500 kOhm (pedal on)
  • Power Supply: One 9V type battery or AC adapter (9V DC), - sold separately
  • Current Draw: 45-50 mA (typical use)
  • Included items:
    • One 9V battery
    • 2 pieces 3M velcro for pedal board attachment
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 2.8 x 4.8 x 1.8 inches (72 x 122 x 45 mm)
  • Weight: 10.6 oz (300 g) including battery


Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  818-665-4900 Warranty:  1 Year Parts and Labor
David Heet from Carson City, Nevada
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The absolute best and first pedal you should ever own.
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This polytune has changed everything for me. I can tune in a single handful of seconds. And I don't touch volume knobs anymore. The one button, by-pass controls a wall of Marshall Stacks with whisper silence. My favorite pedal!
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Perfection.
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How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Brilliant display you can see at a glance thru fog. Smooth one button operation. It stores custom tunings...Wow It just replaced a roadie.
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Outstanding investment. The Honorable people at A.M.S., might just sell it to for cost. Too good to be true... But it is.
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It was a struggle, it's packaged well. It took a few minutes to un-rap.
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It's beautiful. It makes other effects appear sun faded.
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This pedal has become my professional dance partner. Very graceful.
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