KLIQ Guitar Tuner (Ubertuner) Review

kliq guitar tunerThe KLIQ Ubertuner is a popular clip-on tuner for guitars.  It’s a good little device that you should consider if you’re looking for a new tuner.  Here is my KLIQ guitar tuner review.

Features

The KLIQ is a typical clip-on tuner that attaches to the headstock of your guitar, similar to the Snarks and other makers.

Instruments

Chromatic tuner, so it works with a wide variety of instruments, not just guitar.  Including bass, banjo, violin, dulcimer, ukulele, cello, etc.

Tuning Mode

Modes available:  chromatic, guitar, bass, violin, and ukulele

Transposition Setting

The KLIQ comes with a range of presets for tuning a transposing instrument.  In chromatic mode, the presets are C, B-flat, E-flat, and F.  In ukulele mode, it has presets for C and D.

Change Reference Pitch

Can adjust from 430-450 Hz.

Battery Life

Up to 16 hours

Auto Shut-off

Will power off after 3 min.  To turn it off, press and hold the power button for 2 sec.

Memory

The KLIQ will remember the settings when you turn it off, a feature some comparable tuners do not include.  Of course, if you remove the battery, settings will be lost.

Attachment

Use the clip to attach to the headstock of your guitar.  The KLIQ has 3 points of adjustments so you can position it any way you want.  Also, the arm appears to be stronger than the arm found on a Snark.

Display

Here is the display on the KLIQ:

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The yellow indicators to the left of the note name -> Flat

The red indicators to the right of the note name -> Sharp

The green circle around the note name -> In Tune

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Issues

The display is large, and if you are looking for something discreet, look elsewhere.

Some users have reported it takes a while to register a note, but I’ve never experienced that issue.  To me, it seems on par with other clip-on tuners in the same price range.

I have read one complaint about these tuners not being very accurate.  The writer explained that “in tune” on the display covered a wider range of tune than they felt was appropriate.  Once again, I’ve not experienced this issue, but I do have a possible remedy.  Instead of tuning until it just reaches “in tune”, keep going until it goes back out of tune again.  Then tune back into the middle of the range of “in tune”.  Certainly, this should be good enough for most players.

I’ve never tried this tuner on a harp, but several harpists report it fails to handle all the strings.

Warranty

This tuner comes with a 3-year warranty and a 100% return or replacement policy.  Meaning, if you have a problem, they will either replace it or accept a return.  Simple as that.  One of the great things about KLIQ is they have a top-notch customer service department.  One of the best, if not the best, I have ever encountered.

Recommendation

The KLIQ Ubertuner is a good little tuner, backed by probably the best customer service in the business.  It includes a nice range of features, although the size of the display may not be to every player’s liking.  Overall, I recommend you consider this tuner when in the market for a new clip-on tuner.

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If you have comments, please leave them below.  In the meantime, keep playing; it makes the world a better place.

Rock On!

 

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