TC pushes the envelope yet again for what's possible in a tuner pedal! The TC Electronic PolyTune 3 is faster, more dependable, and more intuitive than ever, boasting accuracy within 0.1 cents and a no-nonsense approach to guitar and instrument tuning — strum all strings* to see which are out of tune at a glance, or tune up one string at a time. Thanks to its built-in BonaFide Buffer circuitry (switchable to true bypass), PolyTune 3 can now even improve your tone for long cable runs. This means you get the treble and transient response that's much closer to plugging directly into an amp. But that's not all that's improved in the TC PolyTune 3. Alternate tuning modes make it fast and easy to explore new ways to craft your art, even in the middle of a frantic set. And an improved auto-dimming LED display makes tuning more comfortable in any environment, indoors or out.
TC managed to cram its award-winning Bona Fide Buffer circuitry into the PolyTune 3's compact housing. So now, the latest iteration of this beloved pedal actually improves your tone over long cable runs. Whereas true bypass pedals can start to rob the treble end of your signal, by placing the TC Electronic Polytune 3 at the front of your board — its preferred position — your tone is as good as unfazed for another 50' of cable. Past PolyTunes have been hard to beat. But take it from Music Experience — thanks to its built-in BonaFide analog buffer, the PolyTune 3 is worth the upgrade. Persnickety about your signal path? PolyTune 3 also includes a switchable true bypass option.
Alternate tunings are another performance-enhancing feature of the PolyTune 3. Now you can show off your open-tuned slide songs seamlessly in the middle of a set, or experiment with brilliant new acoustic voicings as you track in the studio.
The TC Electronic PolyTune 3 spares your listeners the "E, A, D, G..." pre-show tuning ritual with its polyphonic tuning mode*. Here you can strum all strings at once, and PolyTune 3 shows you at a glance which strings are out and which ones are okay. Attacking only the pitchy strings saves time tuning up and keeps shows running smoothly without interruptions. Do you still prefer traditional tuning? The TC PolyTune 3 switches between mono and poly modes automatically as you begin tuning up.
Do you know how precise 0.1 cents is? It's 1/1000th of a semitone — 1/1000th the difference between an open E and a fretted F. PolyTune 3 delivers the kind of accuracy you need to double-track guitars in the studio or tune fretless instruments to the rest of your arrangement. Need speed over accuracy? PolyTune 3's lightning-fast chromatic mode still gives you accuracy within half a cent.
Bigger, brighter, and more reactive than ever before, PolyTune 3's dazzling LED display makes tuning up in any environment a breeze. This flexible display is made up of over 100 ultra-bright LEDs that provide clear visibility even in broad daylight. And thanks to the onboard ambient light sensor, the PolyTune 3 dims its display on dark stage floors so you don't scorch your retinas every time you look down at your pedalboard. This is just another way the PolyTune 3 brings TC Electronic's spirit of innovation to your guitar rig.
When it was first introduced in 2010, the original PolyTune revolutionized the way musicians tune their instruments. Praised by professional and amateur players alike, PolyTune made guitar tuning as simple as Strum - Tune - Rock! So how do you make the world's best-selling polyphonic tuner even better? For a second time? Simple. You make it do more. Whilst retaining popular features, such as multiple tuning modes - including polyphonic, chromatic, ultra-precise strobe mode and alternate tunings - we've added one key new feature: a buffer. But not just any buffer. By incorperating our acclaimed BonaFide Buffer into PolyTune 3 we ensure that your signal - and therefore your tone - remains pristinely preserved over long cable runs and complex pedal setups. By gathering two of our most powerful technologies into one pedal, we guarantee that PolyTune 3 is a force to be reckoned with.
Whether you're a mega rock star, a seasoned pro or a passionate bedroom shredder, PolyTune 3 gets you in tune quickly and accurately. Depending on your needs, you can choose polyphonic mode for tuning all strings at the same time for your live gig, chromatic mode for more precision during a songwriting session, and strobe mode for the ultimate in precision when you're laying down tracks.
PolyTune 3 includes the iconic Bonafide Buffer, our renowned guitar buffer that ensures zero signal degradation - no matter how long a cable you need to run! Think of it as a tuner on steroids that constantly protects your precious tone.
How do you want to tune? PolyTune 3 lets you switch between true bypass and buffer modes, the latter giving you an "always on" option that keeps the tuner in full operation - even when your signal is not muted. Tuning made simple and more efficient than ever.
Whether you're performing on a truck bed in full sunlight, a dimly-lit tavern, or a stage with a massive light show, PolyTune 3's super-bright 109-LED display features an ambient light detector that automatically adjusts the intensity to provide the perfect readout.
PolyTune 3 provides high-precision tuning with just a quick strum, whilst the Bonafide Buffer keeps your signal transparent and strong - no matter how many stomps you use, or how long your cable runs. Plus, you'll have the most-versatile polyphonic tuner on the market, right at your toes.
|Polyphonic, chromatic, strobe, alternate
|0.5 cent (chromatic), 0.1 cent (strobe)
|1 x 1/4" (instrument), 1 x USB Mini-B (firmware updates only)
|1 x 1/4"
|True Bypass or Buffered
|In/Out jacks, 9V DC power supply (sold separately)
|1 x 9V
|Manufacturer Part Number