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Bubbalou
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THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
Dec 31st, 2013 06:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Haven't tried the Snark 8 but read where most like them. I had a Snark 2 but left it at a practice and just let a guy have it. After considerable research I narried my choices to Snark 8, Snark 11, and Delta Labs ct-10. I chose the CT-10. Big Bright display,easier to adjust the tuning and sees the B string without a problem. It is fast and the Display background is Red until you are right on an it not only shows the Note and + and - (above note/ below note)but the background turns green when you are right on the note. It has +/- 1 cent accuracy. So far I am tickeled to death

Steve Dallman
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Dec 31st, 2013 08:25 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I bought one of Snarks new square, small tuners. It is great, but the angle it sits at is too steep. But for those who don't like the extended arm of the original Snarks, it is a good alternative.

My Snarks of any model handle my low B great.

reverend mikey
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Dec 31st, 2013 09:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks for the heads-up on the Delta Labs ct-10 - I hadn't seen those before! I'll have to see if they sell them locally.

Bubbalou
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Dec 31st, 2013 11:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Got my Delta Labs CT-10 at Guitar Center. $25 plus tax


Steve, I saw those on Bassstringsonline.com and wondered about them. Thanks for the review

(This message was last edited by Bubbalou at 01:37 PM, Dec 31st, 2013)

Bubbalou
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Jan 6th, 2014 05:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Update: The Delta labs does well at picking up the low B string using rounds but a bit "iffy" on TI Jazz Flats B. Sill, I use E (5th Fret) to tune in those cases and it works fine.


jhawkr
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It's all gravy from here on...
Jan 8th, 2014 06:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Bought one of the new small square "Son Of Snark" tuners from Amazon for $12 and some change.

Bubbalou
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THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
Jan 14th, 2014 01:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

JHawkr, how do you like the "Son of Snark"?

Steve Dallman
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Jan 14th, 2014 05:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The angle it sits at is wrong. It works well though.

Bubbalou
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Jan 19th, 2014 07:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Final comments on Delta Labs CT-10 clipon tuner. I like how when you are exactly in tune the whole display changes from red background to green. Nice touch for us old farts. Another thing is I used this tuner to intonate my bass until I could get to my Peterson VS-1 Strobe. While not exact it was very close and sounded pretty decent. +/- 1 cent vs. +/- 1/10 of one cent for the VS-1. Great little tuner but I find using the VS-1 a little easier as I just look for the bars to slow to a stop.

Malcolm
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Jun 17th, 2014 06:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Just bought the CT-10, primarily for its big display.

stiggowitz
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May 19th, 2015 11:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The super tight is pretty accurate but I won't take it to the job because if it gets dropped the head doesn't just pop off to be put back on but breaks making it useless.:0(


Malcolm
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May 24th, 2015 10:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sounds like the voice of experience.

Bubbalou
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Sep 21st, 2015 10:43 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My Delta 10 disappeared and I noticed a friends display was pretty low in contrast and apparently going bad. I bought a Snark Super Tight tuner at the advise they last much longer than others.
So far I am very happy.


Steve Dallman
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Sep 21st, 2015 07:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've got lots of clip on tuners. By far, I like my Snarks the best.

BTW, I've fixed 3 broken Snarks. While none of mine broke (and I don't treat them gingerly) a couple students managed to break them. I fixed them up just fine.

I leave them on guitars and basses, in the gig bags when I take them to gigs, and occasionally, they'll fall off in transit, but none have broken.

Bubbalou
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Sep 22nd, 2015 04:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks Steve, good to know. What is weird of the 3 types of clip on tuners I have used none of them pickup the B string open. It will pick up pressing the B string on the 5th fret (E) or octave B (12th fret). My Peterson VS-1 Strobe does fine. Not a big deal but find it curious that's all.

Bubbalou
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Oct 13th, 2015 09:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Update on Snark Super tight tuner. I had my Peterson VS-1 strobe tuner connected and monitored it while using the Snark to set tuning. I was really surprised when the Snark showed I was dead on the bars on the VS-1 were dead still (as accurately tuned as a 1/10 of 1% can get).
These are great little tuners with nice bright display. The dead on bar on the snark is wider than the ones I used in the past so it is easy to see.

wborys
OldFartBassPlayerWalt

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what do you mean the bass is too loud?
Jan 20th, 2016 10:27 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

" none of them pickup the B string "

Would plucking the octave harmonic help?
It avoids whatever offsets fretting the
string may induce.

Definitely helps on bass.


Bubbalou
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Feb 2nd, 2016 11:26 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Have you tried turning volume down somewhat and treble up? I found this to help some as does using a pick.
If all else fails I just fret an E (3th fret on B string) which does just fine for me

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Feb 2nd, 2016 12:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've tried the Snarks but got mixed results on various guitars. I now have a TC Electronics PolyTune clip on and love it. Huge improvement, never misses. $50 but worth it. It goes everywhere with me know.

Steve Dallman
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Age is just a number...mine is big
Feb 3rd, 2016 10:39 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I just bought a new Snark HZ-1, which has improved sockets for the extension, readout in Hz (which I don't use) and is a bit smaller.

It is no less quick than the SN-8 and ease of use.

Still my favorite tuners. No problems with any of my guitars, acoustic, electric, or 5 string basses.

HZ-1

(This message was last edited by Steve Dallman at 12:40 PM, Feb 3rd, 2016)

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