Tuning used to be a necessary evil. The last barrier before you could get truly rocking. But now, tuning is ready to get blasted into the 21st century with PolyTune, the stomp-box sized tuning miracle from TC Electronic!
- PolyTune Technology - Tune All Strings Simultaneously
- Drop-D, flat tunings and capo-ed tunings
- Awesome chromatic tuner included
Polyphonic Tuning Couldn’t Be Done - Until We Did It
With PolyTune, you simply strum all strings on your guitar or bass at once, and it will immediately tell you which strings need tuning! It really is as simple as strum - tune - rock, and this quantum leap forward allows you to get in tune fast, and back to doing what you love: playing!
With modes ranging from Drop D, 5 semitones flat and capo tuning on frets 1-7 gives you the freedom to do what you want creatively and know PolyTune has your back.
Old Skool - Still Cool
You want a chromatic tuner? You got it! PolyTune features MonoPoly a technology that allows PolyTune to detect whether you play one or multiple strings and react lightning by changing to chromatic mode if that's what you need. Our chromatic tuner is second to none when it comes to accuracy and speed.
Backstage Pass - All Access
PolyTune's features are supercool and squarely aimed at getting in into tune and back to rocking ASAP.
- PolyPhonic and chromatic tuner
- Tuning accuracy +/- 0.5 cent
- Tuning range (435-445Hz)
- Power supply: 1 nine volt battery (included) or 9V DC adapter (sold separately)
- True Bypass w/ Silent Tuning
- Up to 5 Semitones Flat Tunings
- Drop-D and Capo Tuning
- Super-bright LED Display
Here's all about PolyTune from TC Electronic
TC Electronic PolyTune - Introduction
TC Electronic PolyTune - Tuning modes
TC Electronic PolyTune - The Display
TC Electronic PolyTune - True Bypass
TC Electronic PolyTune - Reference Pitch & Total Recall
PolyTune now with Drop-D & Capo mode!
TC Electronic PolyTune for iPhone
How to build your own PolyTune
PolyTune® Mini - Tuning Distilled
PolyTune® Mini - Tuning Distilled
TC Electronic PolyTune for iPhone
Basix trying out PolyTune iPhone App
Software update for PolyTune iPhone app and a massive 3-day price drop
PolyTune iPhone App - The making of
Artists Using PolyTune
The PolyTune is an essential lifesaver for time-pressed gigging guitarists and perfectionist studio players. It shaves precious seconds off the tuning process while it provides dead-accurate tuning.Check out the full review by Guitar World (PDF)
The PolyTune is innovative, fast, accurate, and versatile, and as it’s the only polyphonic tuner you’re going to get for $99, how could it not snag an Editors’ Pick Award?Check out the full review by Guitar Player (PDF)
My tuner has always been the one thing I’ve hardly ever thought about changing. Now that I think about it, I’m pretty sure I’ve traded it out only two or three times—which is nothing compared to the countless delays and overdrives I’ve gone through over the years. Does the PolyTune qualify to be a rare entry in that list of tuners? Most definitely.Check out the full review by Premier Guitar
Were it a straight automatic chromatic tuner it would be good, but by adding the polyphonic mode for an instant view of all six strings, it becomes an undoubted winner at a very reasonable price. Highly recommended. Verdict: A significant stomp forward, destined for pedalboards everywhere!Check out the full review by Guitarist
I have to conclude that this sturdily built little tuner does pretty much what it claims to, with no fuss and with a nice clear display. Its compact format makes it easy to fit into a pedalboard, and its true bypass means that it won’t compromise your tone.Check out the full review by Sound On Sound
The TC Electronic Polytune is an exciting new pedal that is set to revolutionize the way guitarists tune their instruments.
TC Electronic incredibly managed to launch a totally new product in the tuner pedal market, which is quite a feat. The manufacturing quality is impeccable and the product is packed with clever ideas like the auto adjustment of LED intensity, the power output and the dual needle/caterpillar display in monophonic mode. One thing is for sure: all competitors suddenly look a lot older and the PolyTune offers much more for the same price.Check out the full review by Audiofanzine
TC Electronic say “We can’t make tuning fun. But we can sure make it a whole lot easier.”, I disagree, tuning just got fun!Check out the full review by Guitar Noize
The ability to check all strings simultaneously is nothing short of revolutionary. With the groundbreaking, time-saving, and (dare I say) performance enhancing convenience of polyphonic tuning thrown in the mix, there's simply no competition.Check out the full review by GearWire
Its rugged metal housing and the perfectly lit and easy to read display make it the ideal partner on the stage as well as in the studio. The TC Polytune is currently one of the best tuners on the market, with all its features it's worth every penny.Check out the full review by Bonedo
I felt so cool when I would hit the tuner, unplug one guitar, plug in the next guitar, give it one strum while muted, make a few adjustments and move on to the next song. There were much fewer awkward pauses between each song where you feel like you have to stall while your dumb guitar gets tuned.Check out the full review by JamPlay
Rugged, accurate, fast-responding, good readability, power pass-through, full (true) bypass when disengaged.Check out the full review by Mike Rivers Audio (PDF)
Overall, this pedal is a fantastic and innovative piece of technology.Check out the full review by Music Gear Review
The polytune is a transparent addition to your pedalboard. The true bypass circuitry works as expected, and our signal sounded the same bypassing the tuner as it did with a cable straight into the front of our amp.Check out the full review by Musicplayers.com
If Stolen: Call my überfabulous A/R rep at TC and have them send me another one. Maybe two.Check out the full review by BrettNation
The auto switching feature is great so you can decide for yourself. If you’re a cutting edge Poly Tuner – go for it! If you’re old school, go string by string – doesn’t matter. The PolyTune will get you there quickly and reliably one way or another.Check out the full review by Share My Guitar
The faster you can get back to your music, the happier the audience will be. For that reason, the PolyTune is a must have for any gigging guitarist.Check out the full review by Guitar International
The TC Electronic PolyTune Poly-Chromatic Tuner has raised the standard of what to expect from a compact tuning pedal. The Poly- tuning mode offers unique innovation and redefined what a guitar pedal tuner can do.Check out the full review by Best Guitar Effects