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TC Electronic Polytune 3 Ultra-Compact Polyphonic Tuner w/Built-In Buffer

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POLYTUNE 3

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Ultra-Compact Polyphonic Tuner with Multiple Tuning Modes and Built-In Bonafide Buffer

T.C. has taken the popular Polytune to the next level with their acclaimed BonaFide Buffer, now giving the user a choice between signal-preserving True Bypass mode, or the all new True Buffer mode.

In buffer mode, PolyTune 3 can additionally be set to operate as "Always on", meaning that the tuner display remains on and actively tracks your tuning, even when not muted.

Features:

  • Ultra-compact polyphonic tuner gives you fast, accurate tuning and a high-quality tone tool in a single unit

  • Built-in all-analog Bonafide Buffer circuitry preserves your tone through long cable runs and convoluted pedal boards

  • Selectable True Bypass / True Buffer modes

  • Always-on operation available in buffered mode.

  • Polyphonic tuning lets you tune all your strings at once

  • Chromatic tuner with 0.5 cent accuracy, strobe tuner with 0.02 cent tuning accuracy.

  • Super-bright 109-LED display features an ambient light detector that automatically adjusts the intensity to provide the perfect readout

  • Total Recall stores your preferences, from pitch reference to tuning mode.

Technical Specs:

Bypass mode: True Bypass (default) / Buffered Bypass / Buffered Bypass Display Always On, switchable
Input connector: 1 x 1/4" TS, unbalanced, mono
Input impedance: 1 MΩ
Output connector: 1 x 1/4" TS, unbalanced, mono
Output impedance: 100 Ω
Power input Standard: 9 V DC, centre negative, > 300 mA (power supply sold separately)
Battery option: 9 V (battery not included)
USB port: Mini USB connector for firmware updates
Dimensions (H x W x D): 72 x 122 x 50 mm (2.8 x 4.8 x 2.0")

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Closest StoreCharlottetown, Prince Edward Island
I saw the previous comment and decided to try the tuner/buffer and it actually makes a difference, i have the Polytune at the beggining of my chain and the flashback2X4 in buffer at the end, it definately sounds better, crystal clear and more dinamics. So for the price of a regular tuner you are getting a quality buffer as well.... finally the One Screw in the back is handy to turn on off the buffer or set it as always on tuner.
Posted by Alejandro on May 17, 2020
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Awesome pedal0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
I bought this one after checking a few models online, the fact you can check your tuning on all strings at the same time is awesome, easy to check your tuning or setting from bass to guitar. It's probably the second most important pedal on my rig.
Posted by Cesar on May 14, 2020
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This is a must have. No more High End Roll Off.4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Just picked this up on Thursday. I wanted a buffer at the start of the pedal board and when I looked the price of a Buffer and the price of the Polytune 3 that included the Bonafide Buffer the decision was easy. If you do buy this pedal and I highly recommend that you do, open the pedal up set it to Buffered bypass as it comes set as true bypass. It also has a switch inside to set it to always on which I did. It also features the choice of needle or strobe, as well as the great 'all strings at once' feature to help you zero in on the out of tune string. But the real benefit is the buffer. I know that the boss is buffered bypass as well and it was considered but it was the Poly mode that sold me. On the weekend I got to put it to the test with my band rig and my guitar tone went to the next level. Every pedal on my board got new life. I swear the tone I have been looking for has been found and it was there all the time. My compressor make sense to me. My overdrives have have cleaner breakup and more range. The guitar cut through the drums. I even had to turn the amp master down slightly because the highs in the signal were complete.
Posted by Scott Brown on May 6, 2019
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