Samson CT20 Tuner Review
There are a lot of guitar tuners out there. Everything from rack mounted tuners, stage mounted tuners, and advanced chromatic tuners all meant to keep you guitar at the perfect pitch. Most of these are advanced tuners with a large price tag. Luckily for those of us beginner guitar players on a budget, we have the Samson CT20 guitar tuner.
Samson CT20 Clip-On Tuner Features:
- Full color LCD display
- Integrated clip with 360° movement for easy viewing
- Chromatic, guitar and bass tuning scales
- Built-in mic or clip-on setting for precise tuning
- Flat tuning/transposition
- Real-time response for tuning accuracy
- Pitch calibration rages from A 410 to 490Hz
- Powered by a single CR2032 battery (included)
- Auto power-off and energy-saving functions for maximum battery life
While this tuner may not be as accurate as some of the more advanced tuners mentioned above, it is certainly sleek in design and full of features for just a small clip on tuner. The rubber grip is incredibly thick to give you the peace of mind when clipping it on to the headstock. One of my favorite features is the ability to rotate it 360 degrees in any direction on two different axes. This allows for perfect positioning of the tuner for your level of comfort.
There are other reviews on the CT20 out there that bash the look of the tuner screen. While the screen may not be as bright as other clip on tuners, I personally think the aesthetic of the dials, text, and notes are actually quite cool for a little clip on tuner. The ability to switch between a dial gauge and a fuel gauge, while completely superfluous, is really a treat to see on a tuner. Now you can see how flat or sharp you actually are and how much further you have to go to be in tune.
For a guy like me who is only a fair weather guitar player, I really liked the features on the Samson CT20. Its a great tuner at a great price and I am buying one right now so you guys can tolerate my novice guitar playing.
Transcript:Hey this is Taylor from uniquesquared.com and we’re back once again. This time we’re talking guitar tuners. This is one from Samson it’s called the CT20. Now it’s a clip on guitar tuner, and it’s really small and portable. One of the cool things about it is that you can rotate it three hundred and sixty degrees from the tuner. You can also rotate it three sixty at this axis as well. And not only that, you can also pivot these at one hundred and eighty degrees on each of the axis. So this tuner has two different modes of tuning, you can either do the clip mode or the mic mode. Now the clip mode is obviously when you have it clipped to the guitar and it measure the vibrations for tuning. And if you want to put it in mic mode, I guess mic is better for acoustic instruments and then if you want to use the clip mode for electric instruments. So on the back you have your mode button which selects from guitar, bass, and also the twelve note chromatic scale. And below that you have a flat button which allows you to tune in a flatter scale if you’d like to do that. And between each of those is the plus and minus button, now this allows for changing the hertz level of your tuning. You usually want to keep it at that standard 440 but it’s nice to have that option if you want to switch between them if you want to do some different eclectic types of tuning. So another cool feature, behind if you hold down the mode button you can switch from either a line gage or a fuel gage. It’s something that’s purely aesthetically for the tuner but it’s cool that Samson threw that in there if you want to have different options for how you view your tuning. So if you want to find out more about the CT20 check us out here at uniquesquared.com/ Also follow our blog, follow us on twitter, like us on facebook and be sure to subscribe to this youtube channel. My name is Taylor and be sure to be you, be unique, at uniquesquared.com.