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The Pitchblack Portable is a guitar/bass polyphonic tuner that provides speedy and accurate tuning. The Pitchblack Portable features a high-brightness LED display which provides excellent visibility, so that the pitch drift of each string is instantly and clearly visible. Korg's proprietary cable checker function is also built-in, letting you easily check for broken cables; making this unit the ideal choice for stage or studio use. The Pitchblack portable lineup gives you a choice of three models: aluminum black, aluminum red, and aluminum silver. With an accuracy of +/-0,1 cents, the Pitchblack Portable delivers a significant advance in guitar/bass tuning.

• Large, high-brightness LED display providing excellent visibility
• Rapid and precise polyphonic tuning, with the tuning of all strings visible at a glance
• String Seeker function Three meter display modes: regular, strobe, and half-strobe
• Ultra-high precision tuning of +/-0.1 cents (when using strobe meter)
• Ideal for floating tremolo systems
• Korg's proprietary automatic guitar/bass (4-6 string) detection
• Flat (5 Semitones), Capo (7 Semitones), and Drop-D tunings are also supported
• Cable Checker warns of broken or shorted cables Buffered output minimizes any change in audio quality
• Mute function lets you tune silently
• Cascade-connectable DC out
• Slim horizontal body fits anywhere

Scale: 12 note equal temperament
Detection Range: E0 (20.60 Hz) ~ C8 (4186 Hz), sine wave
Detection Accuracy: +/- 1 cent
Tuning Mode: Mono / Chromatic, Polyphonic / Guitar Bass (Auto detection)
Display Mode: Regular / Strobe / Half Strobe *0.1 cent indication when using strobe
Calibration Range: A4 = 436-445 Hz (1 Hz steps)
Flat / Capo: Flat (b): Can tune down; up to five steps (Chromatic Scale), Capo(#): Can transpose up; up to seven steps (Chromatic Scale)
Input Impedance: 1 M Ohms (when tuner is on)
Current Consumption: Maximum 130mA
Output Current: Maximum 200mA
Connectors: Input /Check (mono 1/4" jack), Output (mono 1/4" jack), Cable Check (mono 1/4" jack), DC IN (9V), DC OUT (9V)
Power Supply: AA Alkaline batteries (LR6) x 2, Optional AC adapter (9V)-ready
Battery Life:
• (Tuner on, Polyphonic tuning mode):
approximately 15 hours of continuous use with the tuner on
• (LR6, using Polyphonic input continuously, Regular meter)
Dimensions (W x D x H): 161 60 33 mm / 6.34 x 2.36 x 1.30 inches (including rubber feet)
Weight: 268 g / 9.45 Oz. (including battery)
Accessories: AA Alkaline batteries x 2 for verifying functionality
Options: AC adapter (9V)

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There is a quarter-inch input and an output, but is it a pedal? No, so you'll have to put it on top of your amp and string your patch cord up to use it. Careful, it might fall off your amp if you pull accidentally. Does it tune a low-B string on a bass effectively? No. Is there a microphone, like all other non-pedal tuners? No, you can't use it for an acoustic instrument without the instrument having a pickup. Are the buttons good quality? No, you can't tell it the power button has been pressed hard enough to power it on, and the power button can easily get accidentally pressed when it's in your instrument case. Is the display bright enough to see clearly in sunlight. No, it is hard to see. Does it focus on pitches well? NO. NO IT DOESN'T.
Posted by Ross Macdonald on Jun 30, 2015
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