Any guitarist or bassists knows that playing in tune is a crucial part of sounding professional. It’s easy to stay in tune in a studio environment because you can take the time to make sure your instrument is perfectly in tune and intonated as well. However, in a live environment, you can’t exactly stop the show to get in tune. That’s why pedal tuners have become so popular. But which one is the best tuner pedal for the money?
Personally, I think the Boss TU-3 is the finest guitar tuner pedal available today. The Boss TU tuner pedals have been on some of the best players’ pedalboards for a number of years, and while there are pedals now that have a lot more bells and whistles, the Boss TU-3 is a proven workhorse of guitar pedal tuners. The casing is durable, roadworthy, and stands the test of time. The LED lights are incredibly easy to see on a dark stage, and the footprint is very small, making it easy to fit in with the rest of your pedalboard. The TU-3 is also incredibly quiet and has the same quality Boss pedal buffering system that is available on all of their pedals.