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#1 pauliejay


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Posted 30 March 2004 - 08:17 PM

Boss TU-2 Tuner

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 08:34 PM

How much did you purchase this item for? It was a present...
Where did you purchase this item? Music City, Sydney Australia
Is this item new or used? New

Features: The same size and shape as a regular Boss Pedal, the TU-2 is a sturdy and reliable guitar/ bass tuner. Battery or adapter powered, this pedal features different tuning modes. There is one input, two outputs, an AC adapter input, plus an ingenious AC output so that you can power other pedals down the chain. The display is all LED. The small black mode buttons are a little hard to see on a dark stage however, and it is easy to press one by mistake while setting up.

Construction: Very solid and tough. Ideal for gigging.

Ease of Use: Very simple, just a matter of stepping on the pedal to engage the tuning function. Using the “Output” jack outlet means that the signal to your amp will be muted while tuning, using the “Bypass” jack outlet means that your signal will still be audible when tuning. You can choose from CENT tuning where the tuner operates like a regular “needle” style tuner, or STREAM which is like a strobe tuner.
You can set the tuner to tune chromatically (my favourite, where the tuner names any note you play), or set it for “guitar” or “bass” which only recognises the pitch relating to the open strings. There is also a function for tuning down either a semi-tone or a full tone which is ideal for those habitual drop tuners among us!
This tuner is ideal for 5 string basses and had no trouble at all registering the low B.

Reliability: Built to last, never had any problems with this unit.

Overall: Perfect. Easy to use and convenient. You can stay plugged into this tuner all night because you only use the battery when you step on the unit to tune. I can recommend the TU-2 to everyone.

Experience Level: I have 18 years gigging/ recording experience.

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#3 dlh


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Posted 03 October 2004 - 10:55 PM

How much did you purchase this item for? Can't remember actually
Where did you purchase this item? Mother's Music
Is this item new or used? New

Features: Read above review for features...all that matters to me really is that it allows me to tune my guitar on stage quickly and quietly and it does that biggrin.gif

it's got true bypass!!!

Construction: It's not plastic...it's metal, and you know because it's a Boss it's not going to fail...unless maybe you spill beer on it...and even then

Sound: well I think I sound better in tune than not it tune so great...lol

Ease of Use: Very easy to use and operate...true bypass which is very important!!

Reliability: it's very reliable gig without a backup with confidence...although if ya can't tune by ear at all then maybe a backup wouldn't be a bad idea

Overall: top rating...it doesn't get any better than this...it's great on batteries too...just don't leave it on for a week....lol

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 07:30 PM


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Posted 28 October 2006 - 06:35 PM

How much did you purchase this item for?
$124 canadian

Where did you purchase this item?
steves music, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Is this item new or used?

Its a tuner, you can select what kind of tuner you want

Pretty good like any box stomp box


Its a tuner its solid
Ease of Use:

Super easy
Its great so far


8/10, its exspensive
Experience Level:
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Posted 12 July 2015 - 03:47 PM

How much did you purchase this item for?

About €110

Where did you purchase this item? 

Sound Shop, Drogheda, Ireland

Is this item new or used? 



Like all Boss pedals it can be powered by a 9 volt battery or a 9 volt DC adapter. You can also attach a daisy chain cable to it which takes power of the DC adapter, allowing you to power other pedals.There are 2 outputs. Using one of the outputs (the one called "output") will cut your sound when tuning. Using the other output (called "bypass") doesn't cut the sound. There is a good LED display on it, easy to read on a dark stage. There are a few of different tuning modes (chromatic, guitar and bass), however I only use the chromatic setting so I can't really comment on the other modes. There's also a feature to allow you to tune down to Eb and D standard. However, like I said, I use the chromatic setting.


It's a typically shaped Boss stompbox, made from metal.

Ease of Use: 

Step on it to switch it on, tune your guitar in the same manner you'd use any guitar tuner, and switch it off when you're finished. Couldn't be easier.



It's made by Boss. Do I need to say anymore? I've had it 10+ years now with no problems



10/10. I know people might think that paying a price in 3 figures for a tuner seems a bit OTT, but trust me, it's well worth it.

Experience Level:

Not sure how long I have it, but it's somewhere between 10 and 15 years.

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