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looking for a tuner pedal, I have never owned one so looking for input from those who have used them before.

Looking at a Sonic research, TC polytune of a boss TU-3/TU-3W.

There seems to lots of used boss TU-3's on the market, is that because they are not great or just really popular?
 

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For playing outside, I was a big Korg Pitchblack fan, but the Polytune is slowly replacing it. The strobe mode is great - and of course polyphonic feature is great when playing live.
 

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Poly on the strobe setting is THE most accurate one. Simply amazing.
I have the Polytune mini and also love the strobe setting. BUT on the mini the strobe does this weird thing where the display isn't terribly helpful. Oddly, when you play the harmonic on the 12 fret, the display works great and is totally usable. And it's not just mine. I contacted TC support, showed them a video of the behaviour, and they even confirmed it on their own units. But their final response was that it was "by design" (to not work?) and "the close proximity of the lights can make it harder to read" (nope, works fine with the harmonic) and "get a full-sized one". Needless to say, not overly impressed with TC support, but I have gotten used to hitting the harmonic before tuning. I'm guessing the software has trouble honing in on the note with extra overtones?

Bottom line: If you want the strobe, don't get the mini.
 

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Why does this polytune think I am playing a bass? Or am I doing something wrong.

It works fine if I play each string separate but when I play all at once it only shows 4? It was working fine yesterday. I have disconnected power, cycled through all the different tuning options and switched to strobe and back.

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Why does this polytune think I am playing a bass? Or am I doing something wrong.

It works fine if I play each string separate but when I play all at once it only shows 4? It was working fine yesterday. I have disconnected power, cycled through all the different tuning options and switched to strobe and back.

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Probably because it's in bass mode, read the manual again.
 
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