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    I'm looking to buy a good tuner in the next few days and I need some feedback from you guys. I'm buying one primarily for intonation adjustments on my guitars and NOT for live use, so I really don't want a tuner designed for a pedalboard. I need something designed more for accuracy than stage use.

    The models I've narrowed it down to are:
    *Boss TU-12

    *Korg DT3

    *Korg GT-12

    If any of you guys have had experience with any of these models I'd love to hear about it.

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    My dad has the TU-12 and he loves it.

    Have you looked at any of the rack models? They tend to have a much wider sweep on their display and some guys find these easier for fine tuning.
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    The TU-12 is a good unit. It should get the job done. If you really want to get spot-on, however, I would recommend a Peterson Strobe Tuner. I know I am throwing another thing into the mix, but I used to have one at a shop I worked at and it was hands down the best for this type of adjustment. They are a few dollars more, but worth it.

    Sorry to add that to the equation, but if it's still those three, I'd go with the TU-12.
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    I use a Peterson VS-2 amd a Peterson Autostrobe in my shop. The VS-2 is a hand held "portable" digital strobe tuner. Accurate to 1/1000 semitone. The autostrobe is the classic "table" mounted strobe tuner. Both are accurate. Neither are cheap, but when you want overall accuracy...

    Also check out the Strobo Stomp by Peterson as well. While it is a "floor pedal" tuner, it also is extremely accurate.

    If all else fails...the TU-12 is a good choice too.

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    I've used a Tu-12 for quite a while now with no problems. It'll tune guitar and bass on the fly, as well as tuning to pitch at 440 or 1/2 and 1 full step down at the touch of a button.
    You can leave it plugged in and it'll cut your sound while you tune in between songs.
    I play strats and I can't tell you how many times I use that thing over a night of playing. I just keep it plugged into my pedal chain.

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    I use the Chromatic Q12E.

    http://www.andysmusiconline.com/product_p/q12e.htm

    Works great. Get a 9V AC adapter from Radio Shack, and you're on your way.
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