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Pinetree
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Dec 14th, 2017 06:46 PM   Edit   Profile  

I wouldn't dream of using my Snark anywhere but my house.



Doc Sarvis
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Tuned Strings and Tight Lines
Dec 14th, 2017 07:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

I've left them on my nitro guitars for months with no issues.

SonicBlue

Sunbury-on-Thames

Dec 15th, 2017 04:32 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have read that silicone 'rubber' surgical tubing doesn't mark nitro. It may be worth sourcing some and slipping it over the jaws.

On the Snark, does anyone else feel they go through batteries rather quickly?

Leftee
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Dec 15th, 2017 05:11 AM   Edit   Profile  

Yes, they seem to. I just order packs of batteries from amazon and keep them on hand.

Like Mr. Tree I would only use one in the house. And I don’t play anywhere else these days. I do have a tuner on my pedalboard.

teemon

Florida

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Dec 15th, 2017 05:59 AM   Edit   Profile  

Are the body and neck both nitro on a nitro spec strat?

(This message was last edited by teemon at 08:00 AM, Dec 15th, 2017)

Bubbalou

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Dec 15th, 2017 06:26 AM   Edit   Profile  

Sharky, if you are concerned about it. Cut two small pieces of 100% cotton cloth and affix it to the portions clamping to the guitar

Dolemite

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Dec 15th, 2017 07:56 AM   Edit   Profile  

I've broken two Snarks because they stick out like Alfred E. Neuman's ears. Planet Waves makes a teensy one, I have about ten of 'em, one for each guitar/bass/etc. No rubber backing, no problem. Ten bucks a pop if you catch them on sale.

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Dec 15th, 2017 08:07 AM   Edit   Profile  

I've used Snarks and they don't mark up nitro.

I think that warning from the manufacturer is there simply as a precaution for *everybody* because the Snark people have no control over the finish type that any buyer might have on a guitar.

It's a blanket advisory, and precludes anyone going after the company in the event the tuner does damage the finish. They'll get a "we warned ya" reply.

Regarding their battery-eating habit: I have three Snarks and one of them goes through batteries like Oprah through a cheesecake at 3 am in her bath robe and bunny slippers. The other two Snarks seem to be better about power management, so I think it's a roll of the dice because they are all the same model.

About six months ago I bought an Intellitouch PT40c clip-on tuner. It's USB-rechargeable, so no batteries to replace. The cool thing is, I've recharged it once (when it arrived), and I have not had to recharge it again. I want to see how long it runs before I get a low charge indication.

It is accurate. I checked it against my Peterson bench-top strobe tuner, and it tracks fast and accurately. It also has a clock display, and comes with a micro USB cable.

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Jan 5th, 2018 03:42 PM   Edit   Profile  

I've found that that taking the Snark off before putting the guitar in the case solves the rapid discharge problem as well as the finish problem.

Be careful with the base note tuning. One of my friends found was about a quarter tune flat when the A 440 note had accidentally reset. He was on stage when he discovered this.

The digital age is both convenient and dangerous.

rvw

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Jan 9th, 2018 07:04 AM   Edit   Profile  

"Like Mr. Tree I would only use one in the house."

Why is that? I've been gigging with these things since they came out and have never had an issue other than not replacing a battery soon enough. Never had one react with a nitro finished guitar either.

Pinetree
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Jan 10th, 2018 12:01 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have a Polytune on my pedalboard for gigs, and my own personal opinion is that they look unprofessional.

Plus the pedal tuner mutes the signal.

My .02


Leftee
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Jan 10th, 2018 03:22 AM   Edit   Profile  

Because I have a tuner on my pedalboard.

5Strats
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GospelBilly!
Jan 10th, 2018 05:33 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'm going to ditch the tuner on my pedalboard and starting use a Snark tuner on whatever guitar I'm using.

EVERYBODY I saw playing Nashville last month used clip on tuners, even though they had pedal boards too.

AND I'll be able to add another pedal to my board by doing this! (:oD

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Jan 10th, 2018 10:43 AM   Edit   Profile  

Two things:

1. I'm mostly a bedroom player, with an Electromatic Gretsch and a Squier Strat. Snarks have never marked up my guitars.
2. Whenever I put one in my case and travel, something turns it on and runs down the battery.
I'm putting to much stuff in the case.

HenryJ
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Jan 10th, 2018 10:45 AM   Edit   Profile  

And another thing: I find it interesting that people will pay extra money for relic'd guitars and others worry about a Snark damaging the finish on the headstock.

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Jan 10th, 2018 12:43 PM   Edit   Profile  

I use them in the house but then I take them off after tuning.

When I gigged, I used a tuner in my pedalboard and/or the two tuners on the sides of my head.

Leftee
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Jan 10th, 2018 01:51 PM   Edit   Profile  

I sound best when my tuner pedal is engaged.

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So, so you think you can tell?
Jan 10th, 2018 04:05 PM   Edit   Profile  

"Regarding their battery-eating habit: I have three Snarks and one of them goes through batteries like Oprah through a cheesecake at 3 am in her bath robe and bunny slippers."

Now that is funny!

Juice Nichols
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Jan 14th, 2018 06:58 AM   Edit   Profile  

“EVERYBODY I saw playing Nashville last month used clip on tuners, even though they had pedal boards too.”

About everybody I see play anywhere has a clip on tuner of one form or fashion these days. Granted, I use them primarily with my acoustic guitar and take it off after I tune.

There’s a few people I’ve seen lately that I wish they knew what the hell a tuner was period. Lol

side-swipeTelecaster

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Jan 15th, 2018 04:56 AM   Edit   Profile  

Found the warning in my Snark owner's manual how it is dangerous to the finish on Gibson guitars. That said, I've used it on my '67 Gibson acoustic and it has not caused any "damage to finish problems".....

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