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    Low Brass Tuners - Korg or Peterson?

    Has anyone used the Peterson StroboPlus HD or StroboClip HD tuners? How do they compare with the various Korg options? Do they work well with the lower tuba notes?

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    I'm giving the Korg TM50 + clip on mic a try...

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    I'm late to respond, but I have not tried the Peterson tuners.

    The mic is very useful if you are playing in a noisy room or within an ensemble.

    For a tuner, I like the Korg combined tuner/metronome. My newest favorite is this special model:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01J9CBDCS/

    It has a couple new features. One sort-of analyzes your tone density, which I find not very useful for me. But I REALLY LIKE the metronome feature where you can program it to run for X measures and then be silent for X measures before it automatically start the cycle again. Think your tempo is steady? Try it against that test! It's very revealing.

    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams E3, Denis Wick 4AL (classic)
    Instructor of Euphonium and Tuba
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    Owner of TubaEuph.com, DWerden.com

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    Can the Korg run its tuner and metronome simultaneously? That would be very useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbogast View Post
    Can the Korg run its tuner and metronome simultaneously? That would be very useful.
    Yep!
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams E3, Denis Wick 4AL (classic)
    Instructor of Euphonium and Tuba
    Twitter: davewerden
    Facebook: davewerden
    YouTube: dwerden
    Owner of TubaEuph.com, DWerden.com

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    I have two tuners that are suitable for bass instruments: the Korg TM-50 and the Tascam DR-05. The Tascam is pretty much always clipped to my rehearsal stand at home. The Korg is in the equipment bag that goes with me everywhere else. The Tascam is a bit nicer in certain ways, but the Korg is nicer in other ways. They were the best affordable tuners I could find that would tune a tuba in the contrabass range.
    Gary Merrill
    Wessex EEb Bass tuba (Denis Wick 3XL)
    Mack Brass Compensating Euph (DE N106, Euph J, J9 euph)
    Amati Oval Euph (DE N106, Euph J, J6 euph)
    1924 Buescher 3-valve Eb tuba, modified Kelly 25
    Schiller American Heritage 7B clone bass trombone (DE LB K/K9/112 Lexan, Brass Ark MV50R)
    1947 Olds "Standard" trombone (Olds #3)

  7. At All-State this year, the clinician strongly recommended the Korg tuner with the clip on. It gets the job done pretty well. Before the concert, he had every person tune with one individually. The fact that you can tune in a loud room is pretty cool
    T.J. Davis

    Wessex Dolce
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    But if you want REALLY cool, you'll want the wireless tuner -- for the "discreet" tuning musician in "any musical environment". I'm really not very discreet; so I don't have one. But I'm wondering exactly what they're getting at here.
    Gary Merrill
    Wessex EEb Bass tuba (Denis Wick 3XL)
    Mack Brass Compensating Euph (DE N106, Euph J, J9 euph)
    Amati Oval Euph (DE N106, Euph J, J6 euph)
    1924 Buescher 3-valve Eb tuba, modified Kelly 25
    Schiller American Heritage 7B clone bass trombone (DE LB K/K9/112 Lexan, Brass Ark MV50R)
    1947 Olds "Standard" trombone (Olds #3)

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    The TM-50 + mic arrived and I've had the chance to play around with it. I'm happy with it so far. I also got a little hard shell carrying case (co2CREA) that holds the tuner, mic, and a set of spare batteries.

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    Same as Greg above, mine arrived today as well, been using for a few hours, very nice tuner

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