Thomann CTC-50 Red

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Good for the price
Benjamin I., 06.03.2018
The hinges are not as tough as in my Fender or Planet Waves tuners but the spring clip is. During the first couple of days something inside it made a faint buzzing sound when I played certain notes but this has stopped now.

Sometimes it hesitates for one or two seconds before registering the note but that is resolved if it's clipped somewhere else on the headstock. The on/off switch is situated at a convenient place. The screen is large and bright.

The luminous needles on the screen show the pitch with enough accuracy but not as finely as the Planet Waves (three times the price) or the Fender (twice the price). However the display is precise enough to set an intonation if I also listen carefully.

I trust my other tuners a little more but it can be done with this one, too. At times it does not display the right note, say an A instead of an E, but it indicates the right pitch anyway, I guess it mixes up some harmonics but it doesn't matter, and other tuners also do that sometimes. The letters are big and bright.

I like the satin but not toyish bright color, and the plastic is not slippery. It works with my bass, too, without having to change the mode. I keep it on my desk all the time because not all my guitars have their own tuner. For only 7 euros battery included I'm happy with it.

Edit: I pulled the battery out and rubbed both sides on rough fabric for a minute. Put it back in and the digital needle doesn't fluctuate anymore. Seems that a greasy film or some oxidation on the battery reduced the power coming out of it.
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Cheap and Cheerful
Daniel B. 502, 14.11.2017
Like Ronsil this does exactly what it says on the tin. I have a silly amount of studio gear and as such I am always looking out for the bargain to be had, AND THIS IS ONE!!. I have a multitude of tuners and this one never fails. I even bought a couple and have them laying around the house and studio as when people come for a jam session they like harry Houdini seem to disappear but at the price It not so bad.

Be aware that when you buy this product you are receiving quality. I've tested this against high priced tuners and rig ones and find it to give an accurate reading. the design is robust and I have yet to have one break or fail on me. the battery seems to last forever. you will not be sad you bought one or five of these tuners and that's a promise : )
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BT, 10.05.2021
Very good Product! Thanks to Thomann.. :)
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Qualitative and sensitive tuner for bass and guitar!
FunkyM, 04.10.2020
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Electric/acoustic guitar, electric bass (4/6 strings)


Clarity. Clear description.

pros. Qualitative and sensitive tuner for bass and guitar! No problems during 4 month of usage. I`ve using the tuner in C (chromatic mode), works well both for bass (also headless and conventional) and guitar. Much better sensitivity than CTC-10 tuner.
But you need to be careful not to press right button during gig, responsible for A=440+/- Hz changing), this can cause your instrument will be not in tune with other band members. Tuner keeps on instrument very well due to big rubber foots.

Cons: no.



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Clip-on goodness
Desdenova, 14.03.2021
As a person who has never used a clip-on tuner before: this thing is amazing. I can just leave it clipped to my headstock and not worry about where I left my tuner. Using the tuner is very straightforward. It does what it's supposed to do well: tune. In addition, the price is very reasonable. Can't think of any cons really.
All in all: very happy with this!
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works well
Peacefrog, 26.04.2021
cheap and cheerful. works well
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headstock tuner
VINK63, 29.06.2020
Thomann always remains number 1, because it satisfies every need of the musician by offering quality at an exceptional price.
This tuner works on both bass and guitar.
Pros: cheap, precise, aesthetically beautiful.
Cons: honestly no one.
I recommend it to everybody.
Thanks Thomann guys!!!
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Fonctionne mais peu robuste
Pharyouiche, 03.04.2021
Tout est dans le titre. La pince est fragile, faites attention!
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This is better than the expensive clip tuners.
SanderVisser, 02.02.2021
I've bought a ton of clip tuners over the years. The really cheap ones have minor issues with tracking, because the spring inside is not as tight, so they can be a bit slow with tracking the pitch. Nothing major, they work fine. I've found the more expensive ones can have this as well.

This is a different beast. Yes, it's a monstrosity (although mine has a slight metallic shine), but the display is really nice. I expect this would be very nice on stage.

The knobs feel good. The display can be turned exactly how you want it. If you want it poking out the back of your headstock, you can see everything just as clear as the other way around.

I think this is not the same as the 'Snark tuner', but for this price, it's a no brainer.

Definitely recommend!
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Just what I needed
Snouche, 03.01.2021
I use this tuner clipped on my ukulele, and it does exactly what it needs to do; once clipped on I'm able to turn the display just so I can see it without straining. The display is very precise and provides clear tuning. With modes to be used for a variety of string instruments. Also looks pretty classy. A bargain!
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Quite precise
Mostro, 16.10.2020
I like this tuner, it is more precise than other more expensive ones and it is fast, very important in a live situation.

I like that it has very small intervals (cents maybe?) so it lets you get as close as possible to a perfect tuning.

Only con may be, but come on- for the price, is that it feels as little flimsy and has less articulation points than the other brand that looks similar to this one (I have both and I love both, but the other one has less detailed intervals).

So, construction maybe 3 stars, but functionality, that is the important thing here, at the same level as other products in higher price points.
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Does the job
Efe Senyilmaz, 26.02.2021
nothing extraordinary, it does what it supposed to do.
accuracy is good, visibility is good. for that price; it is well built
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Amazing gadget
06.04.2017
This tuner is very versatile, very small, very easy to read and aesthetically pleasing. It is very accurate and quick and gives very fine grained feedback of how below or above tune your instrument is. There are no drawbacks. It works well even when there is a bit of noise since it measures based on vibration, this is a big plus ! I use it for guitar but it can be used with a lot of instruments.
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Great piece of gear!
29.12.2014
Being a gigging musician you need to be able to tune quickly and accurately. The CTC-50 allows you to do that whether you play guitar, bass, violin, mandolin or ukulele. It, also, has a chromatic mode for tuning in a non regular tuning. It zeroes in on the note you are trying to tune quickly and having a great amount of detail it will get you tuned very accurately! Another plus with this particular model is the looks. Let's admit it, every gigging musician cares how they and their instruments look on stage and this little tuner won't let you down on that department! Overall, a great tuner at a very affordable price!
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Great little clip ion tuner
Barry4329, 24.03.2021
I go through these quite quickly. Usually they either fall or just die but this one has lasted almost a year with no problems. It has a nice display with the usual tuning options and is sturdier than designs I have bought before. I recommend this particular one highly
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LVr_80, 23.11.2020
The tuner is perfect. everything you need even more.
Really good quality and robust.
The only downside for me it doesn't have the 432 pitch.
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Uncle Albert, 26.12.2018
It was my first clip-on tuner and I liked it. I mean it's quiet precise and the battery lasts very long (about 6 months in my case). Can be used with lots of different instruments. There's only one thing you should take into account - it's mainly good for the home practice. When I tried to use it at my band's rehearsal place it happened to be pretty useless. Probably it was too distracted by lots of noises around and I couldn't tell everybody to shut up every time I needed to check my tuning :) So if you'd like to buy it for home practice - go ahead, it's good, especially for the price. For the real rehearsals you'd rather need a pedal tuner.
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Necessary equipment for all musicians
Egon1408, 14.08.2015
I really like these compact tuners that work with piezo sensor on vibrations and surrounding loud noises do not disturb your tuner and guitar tuning. Easy to use, good and well readable display which can be rotated or adjusted to preffered angle. I have this item on the neck of my guitar or ukulele all the time and between songs I can easily and quickly adjust the tuning. Price is great as well, highly recommended !
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Works perfectly!
Claesson, 27.04.2019
I have 5 of these. Some reviewers say that its slow but thats not true. I do own the "original" costing 2 times more, and its faster but not more accurate . The Thomann brand have even less expensive tuners (I own these to and I dont recommend them), but this one is absolutely the best value for many. I really like the CTC-50. But last order was for Snark ST-8......
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Cheap and yet quite good
piripicchio, 28.02.2021
I'd say it's great value for the price: nothing bad to report, it works perfectly and it's accurate. You can set the A frequency reference from standard 440Hz to 449Hz and choose among several operational modes: chromatic, which as you might expect recognizes the note you're playing, or guitar, bass, violin and ukulele modes which instead show you the string you're playing on your instrument. Definitely recommended.
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Small, portable tuner
GermanG, 11.04.2017
I bought this tuner for my ukulele, as I needed something small, light and easy to use, and I have to say that it does the job... most of the time.

The tuner is easy enough to use. It only has a couple of buttons to move around the modes, etc... For what I want it, it is just clip in, push the button, tune the hell out of those strings and keep on playing.

My big downside is that it is not as precise and accurate as other type of tuners. If being exactly in tune every time is one of your main concerns, you may want to look for a different gadget, specially if your instrument can be plugged in.

On the other hand, it gives a lot of bang for the buck. It is super light, discrete, easy to read even in the dark, power efficient, and it works with a good amount of instruments.

I like the finish of it too.

Update: I have just taken 3 stars away from the quality, as I accidentally dropped the tuner from a very low height (about 50cm) on a wooden floor and it stopped working completely.
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Excellent Quality Tuner
Big Marty , 11.11.2020
Great build quality, easy to use and quite accurate. Excellent choice for the price, highly recommended!
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why buy the "real" one
axewound, 16.03.2016
Brought one of these just to try out and have brought several more. I have a Snark and a couple of other clip on tuners and this is completly on a par with them. i find it easy to use and accurate ... what more do you need from a tuner
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Bright display, accurate
Colin75, 24.08.2020
This is a lot better than the cheaper black tuner, very accurate and colourful with it. Nice.
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Kids can use it
jorgemosquerad, 29.12.2020
Bought it for the kids, they seem to use it for a ukulele just fine.
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Thomann CTC-50 Red

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