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TC Electronic PolyTune 3 Polyphonic Tuner

Sometimes More Really is More


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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 - with one key new feature: a buffer. But not just any buffer. By incorperating the acclaimed BonaFide Buffer into PolyTune 3 it's ensure that your signal - and therefore your tone - remains pristinely preserved over long cable runs and complex pedal setups. By gathering two of TC Electronics most powerful technologies into one pedal, it's guaranteed that PolyTune 3 is a force to be reckoned with.

• Built-in, high quality BonaFide Buffer
• Selectable True Bypass / True Buffer modes
• "Always On" tuning mode

PolyTune Pronto
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.

Get Buffed!
PolyTune 3 includes the iconic Bonafide Buffer, TC Electronics 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.

Tuning Turn-On
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.

All Lighting Scenarios
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.

Features At a Glance
  • Ultra-compact polyphonic tuner gives you fast, accurate tuning and a high-quality tone tool in a single unit
  • Quickly get in tune with polyphonic, chromatic and strobe tuning modes
  • Built-in all-analog Bonafide Buffer circuitry preserves your tone through long cable runs and convoluted pedal boards
  • Polyphonic tuning lets you tune all your strings at once
  • Lightning-fast chromatic tuner offers 0.5 cent accuracy
  • Ultra-precise strobe tuner gives you ±0.02 cent accuracy for ultimate tuning performance
  • Exceptional buffer keeps your tone transparent and crisp with a 1 MΩ input, 100 Ω output and extremely high >112 dB signal to noise ratio
  • Switchable true bypass / buffer modes let you optimize signal integrity for any setup
  • "Always on" tuning mode keeps tuner on and detecting your strings, even when not muted
  • Super-bright 109-LED display and an ambient light detector provide an instant clear readout in all viewing conditions
  • Automatically switches between polyphonic and monophonic tuning modes based on how many strings you play
  • 3-Year Warranty Program*
  • Designed and engineered in Denmark

Get yours today; with the security of our many decades of experience and Sam Ash Music’s efficient order processing, your satisfaction is guaranteed!

Stable and Accurate!


For those of you who think headstock tuners are sufficient, you need to try a stomp box tuner! This box tunes low E and low B on bass much faster than any headstock tuners that I've used without oscillating around "in-tune". The strobe tuner is also very slick. The display is bright, easy to read, and it doesn't take up a ton of real estate on my board.





No problems and awesome! With my previous Boss and Korg tuning pedals, I always had trouble getting those pedals to tune while others around are playing guitar/bass loudly. Sometimes it would but most of the time, it seemed to interfere With the signal from pedal to my guitar. Polytune had NO prob tuning while others were shredding. SWEET DUDE!



Great product, worth every penny!


Solid construction, easy to use. I had gotten into the habit of using clip-on tuners, the PolyTune is much more accurate. Polyphonic mode (just strum all six open strings) provides more insight into tuning issues, particularly on floating bridge guitars. Great product, worth every penny!





I thought that the Poly tuner 3 was fantastic. It's nice and bright and tunes perfectly, I've been using clip on tuners before I made the switch and man can you tell the difference in accuracy!



PolyTune 3 Polyphonic Tuner

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Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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