Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tru To Life

The latest entry in Planet Wave’s popular pedal tuner line addresses the most common requests we’ve received: A true strobe tuner pedal that can be seen at noon or midnight on any stage. I’ve been using the original TruStrobe on my tech bench for about a year now, and the Chromatic Pedal Tuner on my own pedalboard and that of the guys I tech for.

The new Tru Strobe Pedal Tuner is a mash-up of both...the “guts” of the table top and the body of the stompbox. The LED light have been replaced with an LCD screen with a switchable on/off backlight. The orange background with black numbers and letters is easy to read from every angle an in all lighting conditions. The true strobe nature of the pedal allows extremely accurate on-stage tuning. Simply watch the rotating LCD segments and tune the string until they stop moving. Clock-wise motion means you are flat, counterclockwise means you are sharp. This tuner is accurate to within +/- 0.1 cent.

I had the opportunity to use this tuner in the field recently, when Brian Nutter, guitarist for Keith Urban , added it to his pedalboard for the taping of the CMT Crossroads show with Urban and John Mayer. Brian is fun and challenging to tech for because he started out in this organization ...as Keith’s tech! He loved the tuner and I ended up leaving it on his board even thought it was my only sample at the time. Not only is it an accurate and easy to use tuner, but it looks great doing it. The black chrome housing is stylish and unobtrusive and takes up minimal space on your board.

Standard 9v battery power and AC input jacks, including a daisy-chain output to power more pedals. The Tru Srobe pedal is also true bypass.

A great addition to your onstage rig, this pedal is accurate enough to be your ONLY tuner...at the gig, on the work bench and in the studio.


  1. Heard you had the DynaFlex Gyros inline!

    Can't find. Please link me up. Must have!

  2. How do I get the Dynaflex gyros??

  3. http://www.guitarcenter.com/Planet-Waves-Dynaflex---Pro-Exerciser-Ball-with-Dock-585083-i1516748.gc