Korg Pitchblack Chromatic Tuner Guitar Pedal

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The Korg Pitchblack offers reliable, accurate tuning. With advanced functionality and Korg build quality, the Pitchblack is a great choice for a pedal tuner.
The Korg Pitchblack chromatic tuner pedal is a must have for any guitarist or bassist looking for an easy to read, accurate tuner. High precision and advanced functionality and sleek style make this guitar/bass pedal tuner from Korg their most advanced yet.

The Pitchblack is the same size as a compact effect unit, and features a tough aluminum die cast body that will endure hard use on the road or in the studio. While small in size, it boasts a large; easy to read LED meter with a light-emitting surface for excellent visibility in any setting from daylight, to stage light to no light as well as an extremely smooth eleven-segment LED meter that allows accurate visual tuning from any angle. With a red LED that indicates the tuner's on/off status, a large note name display, and a tuning guide that indicates whether your instrument is sharp or flat, you'll always be able to tune quickly and accurately in any situation. The pitchblack provides a tuning range of E0 (20.60 Hz) to C8 (4,186 Hz), and adjustable calibration between 436--445 Hz.

Four Display Modes

The Korg Pitchblack's LED meter can be switched between four display modes including: Meter, Full Strobe, Half Strobe, and Mirror.

1. Meter mode
Similar to using a needle meter, tune your instrument so that the green LED in the center of the LED display lights and both tuning guide LED's are lit. The tuning LED's will be to the right of center if your instrument is sharp, and to the left of the center if your instrument read more is flat.

2. Full Strobe mode
Tune your instrument so that the LED meters stop streaming and both tuning guide LED's are lit. The LED meters will stream from left to right if your instrument is sharp and from right to left if your instrument is flat.

3. Half Strobe mode
Tune your instrument so that the LED meters stop streaming and only the green LED in the center is lit and both tuning guide LED's are lit. The LED meters will stream to the right of center if your instrument is sharp, and to the left of center if your instrument is flat. When the pitch is correct, only the center LED will be lit.

4. Mirror mode
Tune your instrument so that the two LEDs on the left and right sides of the center LED meet in the middle and both tuning guide LED's are lit. The pitch lit LEDs will spread farther apart the more your instrument is out of tune. The left tuning guide will light if your instrument is flat, and the right tuning guide will light if your instrument is sharp.

100% True Bypass

The Korg Pitchblack mutes the input signal for silent tuning, and when you're not tuning the input is passed directly to the output jack without being affected by any circuitry (True Bypass). So even if you connect the Pitchblack between several of your favorite pedals, the signal will pass without going through the internal buffer amp, ensuring that the sounds you've created using your effects will not be colored in any way. The Pitchblack is designed to coexist transparently with other effect pedals.

A Perfect Fit

The Korg Pitchblack is designed to fit conveniently into your pedal board system. It provides a DC OUT jack that can supply power to other effect pedals when the optional AC adaptor is used. By connecting optional DC cables, you can supply up to 200 mA of power to multiple effect pedals, simplifying the power connections in your pedal board.
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- Detection range: E0 (20.60 Hz) -- C8 (4186 Hz)
- Calibration range: 436--445 Hz (1 Hz steps)
- Display modes (auto): Full Strobe, Half Strobe, Meter, and Mirror
- Input impedance: 1 M ohms (when tuner is on)

Connectors:
- Input: mono 1/4-inch jack
- Bypass: mono 1/4-inch jack
- DC In: 9V
- DC Out: 9v

- Power supply: 9V battery or 9V AC adaptor
- Battery life: Approximately 5 hours
- Dimensions: 2.68 (W) x 4.72 (H) x 1.85 inches (D) (including feet)
- Weight: 0.64 lbs (including battery)
- Included items: One zinc-carbon battery for ver
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 631-390-6800
(16 ratings)
Submitted May 24, 2008 by a customer from gmail.com
"DO IT!"
Very nice product, better than all of the tuner pedals in its price range and much more accurate than the Boss.
Sound
This pedal does not color your sound or take away from the tone at all. It even uses a momentary switch so there isn't a popping noise when you turn it on and off. Very transparent.
Features
Very accurate, easy to use tuner. The backlit display is very easy to use and see in all applications. Also has an extra 200 ma output that you can power a separate pedal with.
Ease of Use
Very simple, just put it in your signal chain and tune away.
Quality
Very nice, rugged metal casing that seems to have lasting power.
Value
It is cheaper than its earlier model and smaller but it has overall better features.
Manufacturer Support
Haven't used it but shouldn't have to.
The Wow Factor
It is so nice to not have to take the guitar out of the input every time you have to tune but now it takes me about 20 seconds and I'm in a very good sounding tuning.
Musical Background:
Active Musician
Musical Style:
Metal, Rock, Blues, Classic Rock
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