Korg Pitchblack Plus Chromatic Tuner Pedal

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Tune a bass and guitar at the same time with this versatile tuning pedal. It offers chromatic, standard, and open chord tunings, among others.
The Pitchback Plus is a high-end pro-quality pedal tuner boasting ultra-high tuning accuracy within a range of +/-0.1 cents. Housed in a sleek black aluminum die cast body it packs a versatile range of tuning modes such as chromatic, standard (guitar/bass), open D, open E, open G, open A, and DADGAD, and also lets you create up to five custom tuning programs of your own with any temperament you specify. This is ideal for accommodating special tunings such as ethnic instruments and stretched tuning. The Pitchback Plus also supports tuning for seven-string guitars and six-string basses. In addition, you can also use the flat tuning mode to tune your instrument as many as seven semitones below standard pitch. With a broad tuning range of E0 (20.60 Hz) to C8 (4186 Hz) and calibration that's adjustable in a range of 436--445 Hz, you'll be able to tune with an unprecedented degree of accuracy. The Pitchback Plus offers high-precision tuning demanded by professional guitar and bass players for the recording studio or in live performance.

Features
Professional guitar and bass pedal tuner offers ultra- precise tuning with an accuracy of +/-0.1 cents.

True Bypass output keeps your tone intact at all times.

Two instruments can be connected simultaneously, with separate tuning settings for each.

In addition to chromatic tuning and standard guitar/bass tuning, the pitchblack+ supports open D, open E, open G, open A, and DADGAD. You can also create and save five of your own custom tunings. read more

Tuning is easily seen by a "dual meter" using large extra bright LEDs.

Support for seven-string guitars and six-string basses.

A broad tuning detection range from E0 (20.60 Hz) to C8 (4186 Hz).

Calibration is adjustable from 436--445 Hz.

A 9V DC output jack is provided to power other pedals in your pedalboard.

Tough aluminum die cast body for superb durability.

Large surface-illuminated LED display ensures easy tuning
The Pitchback Plus features a large 13-segment LED meter. In conjunction with the tuning guides located below the meter that indicates whether your instrument is sharp or flat, the smooth-moving LED's provide highly visible confirmation for accurate tuning at any viewing angle. The note name, tuning mode, and calibration are shown by large, highly-readable displays in green and red, and the tuner on/off status is shown by a red LED, ensuring that you'll see everything you need even if you're on a dimly-lit stage. You can choose between two types of display modes: Single mode or Double mode. In Single mode, you can choose between Meter mode, Full Strobe mode, Half Strobe mode, or Mirror mode. In Double mode, you can choose from two modes; "Focus mode 1" and "Focus mode 2" which offer even greater precision with excellent visibility.

Dual input jacks allow two instruments to be connected. True Bypass ensures that the input signal is unaffected.
As a professional pedal tuner, the Pitchback Plus provides A and B input jacks to which you can connect two different guitars or basses, and individually specify a separate calibration, tuning mode, flat tuning, and display mode for each guitar/bass (input). If only a single instrument is connected, you can specify two different tuning settings and switch between them by pressing the "INPUT SELECT" foot switch. This supports situations such as when you're playing more than one guitar/bass in a live situation, or sophisticated musical needs such as using different tunings with a single guitar for multiple songs. The sound is muted when tuning is active, and when tuner is off the True Bypass feature ensures that the input signal from your instrument is not colored in any way whatsoever. With functionality such as this, the Pitchback Plus can provide high-precision tuning capability while being integrated into your guitar or bass pedalboard and amp setup.

Fits into your pedalboard, and DC output powers other pedals
The Pitchback Plus works great with your current pedalboard system. It provides a DC OUT jack that can supply power to other effect pedals when the optional AC adaptor is used. By connecting the included DC cable, you can supply up to 200 mA of power to multiple effect pedals that require a 9V supply, simplifying the power connections in your effect board.
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Tuning: 12 note equal temperament, five programs
(88-note)

Detection range: E0 (20.60 Hz) -- C8 (4186 Hz)

Calibration range: A4=436--445 Hz (1 Hz steps)

Tuning modes: Chromatic, Guitar/Bass, Open D, Open E, Open G, Open A, DADGAD, Programmable 1--5

Display modes:
[Single mode]: Meter mode, Full Strobe, Half Strobe, Mirror mode

[Double mode]: Focus mode 1, Focus mode 2
Accuracy: +/-0.1 cents or better

Flat tuning: 7 semitone steps

Connectors: Input A, Input B jacks (mono 1/4" jacks), Bypass jack (mono 1/4" jack), DC In (9V) jack, DC Out (9V) jack

Input impedance: 1 MU(when tuner is on)
Power supply: 9V battery or 9V AC adaptor

Battery life: approximately 5 hours (A4 continuous input, Chromatic mode, tuner on,

Display mode: Focus mode 1, using 9 volt battery)

Dimensions (WxHxD): 5.12 x 4.8 x 1.9 in. (including feet)

Weight: 1.1 lbs (including battery)

Included items: one 6F22 type zinc-carbon battery for verifying operation, one DC cable

Options: AC adaptor (9V)

Note: Specifications subject to change without notice
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 631-390-6800
(6 ratings)
Submitted September 25, 2009 by a customer from comcast.net
"Fast, Accurate, Easy To Read"
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
This is my first pro grade tuner and I'm glad I chose it. I went with this one over the regular pitchblack for the added accuracy and a/b switch, the other features I haven't really touched. I like it so much, that when I can afford to buy a seperate fx rig for my bass I'll be adding another one of these.

Sound
True bypass, sound comes through virtualy untouched. No popping noise or anything when you hit the switch, perfect!!

Features
Like most reviewers from other sites, I'm not using the differant tuner features (dadgad, open d, etc) because there's no need, chromatic mode picks up all my notes with ease, including my ibby seven string tuned to drop A, another ibby tuned to dadgad, my les paul tuned to drop C, my ibby 6 string bass tuned to drop A and my acoustic/ electric talkamine in standard tuning. At first I thought the arrows would be useless but they really help alot, like the recurring theme from reviewers of the pitchblack goes, it really does take the guess work out of tuning. This thing is super accurate by .1 cents, and the dual inputs with a/b switch allows me to switch guitars without unplugging. Best of all the display is large, bright and easy to read while standing up looking down.

Ease of Use
Very straightforward here, no need to read the manual for basic operation with tuning or the a/b switch.

Quality
Feels solid as a rock, I know read more the cliche, but hey it actualy is.

Value
I got mine blemished for $120 but $150 is a steal.

Manufacturer Support
haven't used it.

The Wow Factor
It's stealth black finish is sexy and it keeps me in tune.

Musical Background:
musician, songwriter, home producer, general music enthusiast

Musical Style:
metal, punk, a twist of funk
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