TC Electronic PolyTune Clip Guitar Tuner Polyphonic - Clip-on


93 out of 100. Incorporating 4100+ ratings and reviews.

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TC Electronic PolyTune Polyphonic Clip On Guitar Tuner

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Our rating of 93/100 is based on analysis of 4100+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

The major advantage of this tuner is that it allows you to strum your guitar and see the tunings for all the strings simultaneously - this makes it easy to see which string is out of tune.

Note that this feature only works for standard tuning on the clip-on this version.

It also works as a regular chromatic tuner showing one note at a time, and when used in strobe mode it has an exceptionally high accuracy of ±0.02 cents.


  • Tuning Accuracy: Strobe Mode: ±0.02 cent' Chromatic Mode: ±0.5 cent
  • Tuning Range: A0 (27.5 hZ) to C8 (4186 Hz)
  • Reference Pitch: A4 = 435 to 445
  • Tuning Modes: 1. Polyphonic, 2. Chromatic, 3. Strobe
  • Display: Ultra-bright color
  • Power Supply: CR2032 lithium battery
  • Battery Life: Up to 18 hours
  • Dimensions: 0.98" (25 mm) x 2.36" (60 mm) x 1.1" (28 mm)
  • Weight: 1.13 oz (32 g)

As you'll see if you read the report on the TC Electronic Polytune 2 pedal tuner, their customer support is responsive and quite helpful - that's often a big plus for many. Guitarists who speak positively about this tuner don't just like it - many of them claim it's the best tuner hands down or words to that effect. Both electric and acoustic guitarists liked it. Its level of accuracy came in for praise in many customer reviews. There were even a number of bass players who said it worked very well for them.

The most common negative was that some guitarists said that it was over-priced or that the relatively high cost wasn't justified by the polytune feature - some regarded it as a bit of a gimmick. A small number of people complained that it wasn't as accurate as they would have liked when used in polytune mode.

Despite there being some contention over the Polytune concept, we know that it is a top seller on some websites, and that those who do like it tend to have stronger positive things to say about it than for most other clip-on tuners available.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Guitar Tuners.