TC Electronic PolyTune Clip Guitar Tuner Polyphonic - Clip-on


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TC Electronic PolyTune Polyphonic Clip On Guitar Tuner

Gearank Recommended

The PolyTune Clip originally appeared on our recommended list for Clip On Tuners from March 2017 until November 2020.

Then in July 2022 its ratings were high enough to go back on that list where it remains today.


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.

We've received reports that TC Electronic's customer support is responsive and quite helpful, and that has also been my experience when contacting them.

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.


  • 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)