TC Electronic UniTune Clip Clip-on Chromatic Tuner


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TC Electronic UniTune Clip Clip-on Chromatic Tuner

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Our rating of 92/100 is based on analysis of 950+ 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 UniTune is a streamlined version of TC Electronic's popular Polytune clip, carrying over the same overall look and LED matrix display.

It drops the multi-note polyphonic tuning feature and maintains the more basic chromatic tuner function.

Still, it does have a strobe tuning function for more precise tuning, with an accuracy of ±0.02 cent.

Other cool features of this tuner include an internal memory for storing settings, the ability to use a reference pitch, and it has an adaptive screen that switches the orientation automatically for left and right handed players.


  • Tuning Accuracy: ±0.5 cent (Chromatic), ±0.02 cent (Strobe)
  • Tuning Range: A0 ( Hz) - C8 ( Hz)
  • Reference Pitch: 435Hz-445Hz
  • Tuning Modes: Guitar, Bass, Ukulele and other Acoustic Instruments
  • Transpose Range: None
  • Display: LED backlit LCD display
  • Power Supply: 1 x CR2032
  • Battery Life: Up to 18 hours
  • Dimensions: Not provided
  • Weight: 1.12 ounces

The TC Electronic UniTune Clip gets consistent praises from owners who are pleased with its accuracy. Many also commend it for being well built, stating that it feels solid. There are reports of it working well with various acoustic and electric guitars, including 12-string ones, as well as ukuleles and bass guitars. It's bright and intuitive display also gets a lot of thumbs up.

While it does work for standard tuning 4-string bass guitars, there are some who comment that it doesn't work as well with bass instruments that have lower notes. In-flexibility of positioning also draws some flack, especially for those who want to store their guitars without dismounting the tuner. There are also some who wish for one with a smaller, more discrete profile.

If you're looking for a fast and efficient clip-on tuner with good display and allows for strobe tuning accuracy, then check out the TC Electronic UniTune clip.

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.


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What is going on with these two accuracy specs- .05cents versus .02 cents? do we have to fumble with a switch to go back and forth? my interest is in having it read any chromatic note I play, as being in tune, to the best accuracy- Apparently in one mode, I have less accuracy? or no chromatic scale tracking? ???????