I love my PolyTune Mini, in fact I love the regular PolyTune too but the Mini is perfect for my pedalboard because it takes up very little space and the screen is nice and bright and easy to read even without my glasses, in case you haven’t tried one check out my full review and demo here – http://www.guitarnoize.com/gear-demo-tc-electronic-polytune-mini/. To me it’s the perfect tuner pedal.
But wait a minute, what’s this? Ok so it might just be a little cosmetic change but how nice does the PolyTune Noir look!? It is the exact same pedal just with a different coat of paint but it does look very classy I like it a lot.
Tore Mogensen, Product Manager for Guitar at TC Electronic comments: “The original PolyTune was a game changer and PolyTune Mini was a marvel of engineering. Guitarists everywhere loved it, we got the accolades, a TEC award, several ‘best in shows’ and, you know, all the good stuff. But there seemed to be a need from high-profile players to the extremely serious amateur musician for customization. So PolyTune Noir is just that: an answer to requests from guitarists. We love the white version, it’s become an icon in under two years, that’s pretty remarkable, but we decided to have some fun and do an exclusive version of PolyTune Mini. Around the office, we call the color ‘Sabbath Black’. Though that’s by no means an official paint type, we think this color just plain rocks!” Laughs: “It’s like, ‘how much more black could this be?’ and the answer is ‘None. None more black.”
PolyTune Noir is based on the exact same technology as the original PolyTune and PolyTune Mini, so like its brothers it shows the tuning state of all strings simultaneously by simply strumming the guitar, allowing guitarists to get back to playing in a matter of seconds. Just like the original PolyTune and PolyTune Mini, PolyTune Noir is among the most precise tuners in the world, tuning with +/- 0.5 cent precision in chromatic mode and +/- 1 cent accuracy in polyphonic mode. Also, it automatically switches between chromatic and polyphonic modes depending on whether all strings are strummed at once or each string is picked individually. Finally, PolyTune Noir features Drop-D and Capo modes as well as True Bypass for zero tone coloration and a super-bright LED display with the same amount of LEDs as the original PolyTune.