Electronic Tuners & Metronomes

EVERY musician must play in tune and is responsible for keeping time!!! Several of these are available at Funky Frets and right here on-line.

I have accumulated several electronic tuning devices over the years from the pitch pipe I got with my first guitar 40 plus years ago, to a tuning fork and several electronic tuners that live in my guitar case and on on my ukuleles today.

I have accumulated several electronic tuning devices over the years from the pitch pipe I got with my first guitar 40 plus years ago, to a tuning fork and several electronic tuners that live in my guitar case and on on my ukuleles today.

I don't even have my students learn to tune by ear until well into playing their instrument. As soon as they know the names of the open strings I have them get an electronic tuner and ALWAYS play in tune. This trains their ear and they learn what an in-tune instrument sounds like and can then learn to tune by ear.

Boss (Roland Corporation U.S.)

Boss (Roland Corporation U.S.)

Known around the world as the company that put the “stomp” in “stompbox,” BOSS is the division of Roland Corporation most easily recognized for its legendary line of colorful guitar and bass effects pedals. But beyond these killer pedals, BOSS has pushed the envelope for over 30 years with innovative multi-effects, rhythm machines, personal digital studios and other easy-to-use instruments for musicians of all types. Put simply, BOSS gives you the great-sounding tools you need to spend less time tweaking and more time playing.

Eleca International Inc.

Eleca International Inc.

Wuhan Eleca Electronics CO., LTD was established in December 1995. It’s a Sino-US joint venture, as well as export-oriented enterprise and high-tech enterprise. The company focuses on international trade at the beginning of establishment. Business administration is in line with international standards.

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC)

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC)

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is the world’s leading guitar manufacturer, and its name has become synonymous with all things rock ‘n’ roll. Iconic Fender® instruments such as the Telecaster®, Stratocaster®, Precision Bass® and Jazz Bass® guitars are known worldwide as the instruments that started the rock revolution, and they continue to be highly prized by today’s musicians and collectors.

Fishman Transducers, Inc.

Fishman Transducers, Inc.

Fishman is dedicated to helping acoustic musicians achieve the truest sound possible whenever they plug in.

Kala Brand Music Company

Kala Brand Music Company

Mike Upton is the founder of Kala Brand Music Co. in northern California. Established in 2005, Kala builds 120-plus models of ukulele, including travel and bass variations.Kala and Makala brand of ukuleles.

Ko`olau Guitar and Ukulele Company

Ko`olau Guitar and Ukulele Company

Ko'olau Guitars and 'Ukuleles are professional quality, hand crafted instruments. The shop is located in Kaneohe, on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii, approximately fifteen minutes from Honolulu, at the foot of the the beautiful Ko'olau Mountains.

Korg

Korg

Korg is recognized as one of the most innovative manufacturers of electronic musical instruments and accessories in the world. With its headquarters based in Tokyo, Japan, Korg maintains a network of distributors operating in countries around the world. In the early 1960s, Korg founder Tsutomu Katoh was a nightclub proprietor. A popular Japanese accordionist and engineer named Tadashi Osanai performed regularly at Mr. Katoh’s club, and one evening, Mr. Katoh told Osanai it would be nice to have a rhythm machine to keep the beat. Mr. Osanai was sure he could build a rhythm machine himself, and convinced Mr. Katoh to finance his efforts.

Meisel Stringed Instruments

Meisel Stringed Instruments

Meisel traces its roots back centuries. In 1659, before there was a Beethoven or a Paganini, the Meisel name first appeared on a handcrafted European violin. Although much has changed since then, Meisel still symbolizes quality, craftsmanship and unsurpassed value for students and professional musicians alike.

On Board Research

On Board Research

Makers of the The Intellitouch Tuner. Intellitouch_PT10.pngIntellitouch where the first to introduce an affordable clip-on tuner. We are world-class designers and manufacturers of innovative musical accessories for musicians of all levels. OnBoard Research has been providing innovations in music technology since 1995, when OnBoard Research invented the original clip-on tuner and named it “The Intellitouch Tuner”. Intellitouch Tuners tune musical instruments by using vibration rather than sound, making them fast, easy and accurate - even in noisy environments.

Peterson Electro-Musical Products, Inc.

Peterson Electro-Musical Products, Inc.

In 1948, 10 years after the invention of the strobe tuner, Chicago-based Peterson Electro-Musical Products began building instrument tuners under the direction of Dick Peterson, a pioneer of solid state electronics. The first Peterson tuner was the Model 150 in 1952. This was updated to become the Model 200 in 1959 and the design was advanced to solid state with the Model 300 in 1966.

Planet Waves

Planet Waves

In 1994, Howard and Robert Silagy started a small guitar strap company in Hicksville, N.Y. Their approach to business was simple: make attractive, durable straps using high-quality materials and people will buy them. Over the next four years, the company grew, with sales skyrocketing because of the growing popularity of Planet Waves colorful, attractive designs and the line's thick, heavy-duty leather tabs.

Seiko

Seiko

Since its founding in 1881, Seiko Holdings Corporation has introduced one revolutionary product after another, including the first wrist watch in Japan in 1913 and the first quartz watch in the world in 1969. We now operate in a broad range of fields, from watches, clocks, shutters for cameras and electronic devices, and eyeglasses to sports products.

Snark Tuners

Snark Tuners

Transpose Feature, Fast and Deadly Accurate, Stay Put Clip. Musicians like Snark because.... the tune is TIGHTER ...so they sound BETTER! Snark is FAST, FLAWLESS, and FUN to use.

Sonic Research

Sonic Research

The Turbo Tuner - True Strobe Tuners from Sonic Research - The LED ring on the Turbo Tuner is a true stroboscope. The LEDs are driven directly by the analog input signal and electronically strobed, showing the actual stroboscopic effect between the input signal and internally generated frequency reference. This gives instant response and extreme accuracy.

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