The Korg Pitchblack is one of the most popular stage floor tuners available today. Its massive display and great levels of accuracy made it a strong choice for anyone after a tuner for use on stage. It also helps that the strong casing meant that it would just keep on working no matter how much punishment got on the road. Even if you are heavy footed with your pedals this thing will get through any gig.
This specific version of the Pitchblack is in a stunning brushed nickel finish but it will only be available for a limited time. So if you want something a bit more showy on your pedalboard or just need a solid tuner that looks cool you can't go wrong with this limited run Pitchblack.
Here's what Korg say about the Pitchblack
The Korg Pitchblack chromatic floor tuner, with large LED display, is a must-have item for the guitarist or bassist. High precision and advanced functionality and sleek style make this guitar/bass pedal tuner from Korg one of their most advanced yet. The PitchBlack is the same size as a compact effect unit, and features a tough aluminum die cast body that will endure hard use on the road or in the studio.
While small in size, it boasts a large; easy to read LED meter with a light-emitting surface for excellent visibility in any setting from daylight, to stage light to no light as well as an extremely smooth eleven-segment LED meter that allows accurate visual tuning from any angle. With a red LED that indicates the tuner's on/off status, a large note name display, and a tuning guide that indicates whether your instrument is sharp or flat, you'll always be able to tune quickly and accurately in any situation.
The Korg Pitchblack provides a tuning range of E0 (20.60 Hz) to C8 (4,186 Hz), and adjustable calibration between 436--445 Hz. The PitchBlack's LED meter can be switched between four display modes including: Meter, Full Strobe, Half Strobe, and Mirror.
Meter mode - Similar to using a needle meter, tune your instrument so that the green LED in the center of the LED display lights and both tuning guide LED's are lit. The tuning LED's will be to the right of center if your instrument is sharp, and to the left of the center if your instrument is flat.
Full Strobe mode - Tune your instrument so that the LED meters stop streaming and both tuning guide LED's are lit. The LED meters will stream from left to right if your instrument is sharp and from right to left if your instrument is flat.
Half Strobe mode - Tune your instrument so that the LED meters stop streaming and only the green LED in the center is lit and both tuning guide LED's are lit. The LED meters will stream to the right of center if your instrument is sharp, and to the left of center if your instrument is flat. When the pitch is correct, only the center LED will be lit.
Mirror mode - Tune your instrument so that the two LEDs on the left and right sides of the center LED meet in the middle and both tuning guide LED's are lit. The pitch lit LEDs will spread farther apart the more your instrument is out of tune. The left tuning guide will light if your instrument is flat, and the right tuning guide will light if your instrument is sharp.
The PitchBlack mutes the input signal for silent tuning, and when you're not tuning the input is passed directly to the output jack without being affected by any circuitry (True Bypass). So even if you connect the PitchBlack between several of your favorite pedals, the signal will pass without going through the internal buffer amp, ensuring that the sounds you've created using your effects will not be coloured in any way. The PitchBlack is designed to coexist transparently with other effect pedals and to fit conveniently into your pedal board system.
It provides a DC OUT jack that can supply power to other effect pedals when the optional AC adaptor is used. By connecting optional DC cables, you can supply up to 200 mA of power to multiple effect pedals, simplifying the power connections in your pedal board.
- The new standard in pedal tuners
- 100% True Bypass output keeps your tone intact
- A perfect fit in your pedal board plus the DC output powers other pedals
- Tuning: 12 note equal temperament
- Detection range: E0 (20.60 Hz) -- C8 (4186 Hz)
- Calibration range: 436--445 Hz (1 Hz steps)
- Display modes (auto): Full Strobe, Half Strobe, Meter, and Mirror
- Input impedance: 1 M ohms (when tuner is on)
- Connectors: INPUT (mono 1/4 inch jack), BYPASS (mono 1/4 inch jack), DC IN (9V), DC OUT (9V)
- Power supply: (9V battery) or 9V AC adaptor
- Battery life: Approximately 5 hours (A4 continuous input, tuner on, display mode: Meter, using a 9 volt battery)
- Dimensions: 2.68 (W) x 4.72(H) x 1.85 inches (D) (including feet)
- Weight: 0.64 lbs (including battery)
- Included items: One zinc-carbon battery for verifying operation
- Options: AC adaptor (9V)