By Chris Scott Barr
If you’ve ever tuned a guitar, you’re probably familiar with all of the similar tuners out on the market. Regardless of how different they appear, they still work on the same principal. Strum one string, it tells you if it’s out of tune, you adjust and repeat. It’s not an overly complicated process, but wouldn’t it be great if you could just strum all six strings and have the tuner tell you which was out of tune? With the new TC Electronics PolyTune, you can do just that.
The PolyTune is the first polyphonic tuner, which means it can detect the tuning of each individual string when all are played together. Another nice feature is that it works just like an effects pedal. Just tap it with your foot when you’re ready to tune, and it’ll cut off the signal to your amp so you can do your thing. When you’re done, tap it again and you’re ready to rock. You can also choose from a variety of tunings for your guitar. No word on pricing or availability.