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Sure, there are plenty – and I do mean PLENTY – of tuners out there but how many of them are in the shape of a headstock?? Well, meet the Korg Headtune, their latest addition to their line of clip-on digital tuners. Gimmicks aside, it’s actually a neat little design as far as tuners are concerned (unless you’re into rectangular prisms). Anyways, the Headtune is an easy-to-use tuner that's shaped like the headstock of a guitar, bass or ukulele, depending on the model. All models include features that make it stress-free for beginners to tune their instrument but retains that solid precision Korg tuners are known for. As far as feel of the tuner goes, the Headtune features an extremely compact and lightweight body that easily fits into the pocket of a guitar case for effortless transportation.
When a single note is played, Headtune's built-in piezo pickup will instantly detect the pitch of the vibrating string. Two types of LEDs will light up: an LED meter to indicate the pitch, and a string indicator LED to indicate the peg location. Together, the LEDs give a clear indication of which tuning peg requires adjustment, and how it should be adjusted. Because of its design, Headtune enables an instrument to be tuned without remembering the note names of each open string, which is especially useful for beginners.
Headtune features the same high-quality clip as used on Korg's Pitchclip tuner. It will securely attach to an instrument's headstock, and the display angle can be adjusted to a maximum of 120 degrees. The string indicator LEDs and LED meter offer high contrast for easy visibility even in dimly lit locations, as well as a wide viewing angle, allowing users to tune from a natural, comfortable position.
The Korg Headtune Tuner will be available Spring 2013 for a U.S. street price of $19.99