Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner

Pedal

Made by Boss

Description Easy to use Boss tuner. Easy to see and use on a dark stage and at home.
Posted By Carl Phillips (11977)
Directory Equipment: Effects
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On 11/24/2006, Alan Roberts (10065) posted:
Overall Rating:
As a dealer who sold several other brands of pedal tuners,this was the obvious choice.If it were lost or stolen I'm sure I would replace it.My only complaint would be visibility in direct sunlight(where it's hard to see the LED's)but I'm not sure that that could really be improved upon and I generally don't play on directly sunlit stages often enough for it to be an issue.
Model Year: 2002
Where Obtained: Labradog Music,Hickory NC
Features:
This tuner has quickly became the standard in "Stomp Box" model tuners and rightly so.It's extremely accurate and durable,has the ability to run in two modes(strobe or standard),when used with AC power supply can supply power to other pedals via daisy-chain connector,and has a well lit LED readout that is visible in any lighting short of direct sunlight.
Sound Quality:
While not really "sound quality" issues,it is capable of use with any guitar that has an output jack and will tune to both standard and altered or open tunings via chromatic mode.The switching mode is very quite and I've not had any issues with noise.
Ease of Use:
Simple to use out of the box in standard mode,but capable of storing and alternate tunings and drop tunings.Versatile,but could be confusing if you do alot of tuning changes.I've found that leaving it the chromatic mode was sufficient as long as you're aware of the tuning you are using.
Durability:
Boss has been making some of the most reliable pedals on the market for years.A 5 year warranty that is almost incomparable in that price range and it's built like a tank.I've got Boss pedals that are 25 years old now and still work fine.I see no reason to expect anything less of this one.
On 11/8/2005, Randy Hano (12149) posted:
Overall Rating:
Great tuner to have and incorporate into your pedal board. The part I love is the bypass mode. You can be in high gain mode and it remains quiet until you kick the bypass mode off.
Model Year: 2005
Price: $75.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Features:
It is AC and/or DC powered and very simple to use. You can switch between chromatic, Eb tuning, D tuning
Sound Quality:
No altered sound here, just a great floor tuner!
Ease of Use:
Very easy to use. Plug and play!!!
Durability:
Very durable. Typical Boss tank style case.
On 10/26/2005, Redmond Militante (957) posted:
Overall Rating:
-pretty much the standard for stage tuners and a must for anyone building a pedalboard
Model Year: 2005
Price: $50.00
Where Obtained: eBay
Features:
-chromatic/guitar/bass modes -easy to tune down half or whole step, you can use sweep mode to adjust the pitch but I don't use that much -ability to power up to 7 effects in a chain with an optional power cord
Sound Quality:
-use it with strat and LP gu itars -seems very solid, haven't used it live though -bypass, but not true bypass - if it's first in the chain degradation of tone is not noticeable
Ease of Use:
-could not be easier to use, to get a handle of some of the more advanced feature just take a minute to read the manual
Durability:
-i've only had it for a little while, it's a boss so it gets excellent reviews in terms of durability
On 7/14/2004, John Hodges (1645) posted:
Overall Rating:
No tuner is a good replacement for your ears. I use it to tune my electric during sets and to do set-ups on it beforehand and it works just fine. However, I won't use this on my accoustic. You can get away with some discrepencies (as boss' pedal says, +/- 3 cents) when using an electric, but accoustics are a different beast and need the sensitive touch of a human ear. I definitly find it to be a valuable part of my setup, and would almost definitly replace it with the same model if lost or stolen.
Model Year: 2004
Price: $70.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Sam Ash
Features:
This either tunes a guitar or a bass to its standard pitch, a half step down, or a whole step down. You can also set it to chromatic mode to tune to any pitch you wish. The reference pitch is adjustable, so if you're playing to a piano tuned to 444 hz instead of 440, this tuner is still usable. The footswitch activates the tuner and you can either set it to mute the signal or keep it streaming. The pedal also uses all back-lit displays making it easy to read.
Sound Quality:
This unit doesn't hamper your sound in any way.
Ease of Use:
Very easy to use. One button used for changing the relative pitch, another for changing which tuning mode. Just step on it and tune. The only difficulty is that occasionally the pitch reading can get jumpy, and show you as both sharp and flat even if you havn't touched the tuning knobs. This is pretty rare and easy to remedy if you just tune with harmonics, giving it a purer tone.
Durability:
It's a boss pedal, made with the same quality as all of their others.
On 5/4/2004, Bob O'hara (5785) posted:
Overall Rating:
I would buy another Boss tuner if it were lost or stolen. This pedal is a must have to link all your Boss units as a power source.
Model Year: 2003
Price: $95.00 (new)
Where Obtained: guitar center
Features:
This pedal uses 2 modes of tuning. First mode gives you a streaming light to show tuning accuracy, and second mode just zeroes in on the note being tuned. The tuner can be used as a power base for up to four other boss pedals through the use of a power supply chain cable.The pedal also features an input and output and a bypass. The unit is 9v battery operated and also can be ac powered.
Sound Quality:
This tuner can be used with all stringed instruments. plug in the instrument and tune.
Ease of Use:
This tuner is very easy and simple to use.
Durability:
This pedal is made by Boss and of course like all Boss pedals ,it's built to take a kicking. It is very strong and durable.
On 4/12/2001, Carl Phillips (11977) posted:
Overall Rating:
The best tuner IMO. I will buy it again.
Model Year: 1999
Price: $60.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Alpha Music. Virginia Beach, VA.
Features:
Battery or AC powered with adapter. Looks like a typical Boss stompbox. Able to run in two modes. You can hear yourself tune or you can't. LED's indicate in tune (green), sharp or flat (2 red), and string being tuned.
Sound Quality:
What sound quality? It's a tuner.
Ease of Use:
Super simple. Stomp on it and tune.
Durability:
Built like a tank. I've kicked it around many stages. A workhorse.