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By seb-ear-aaaa[@] on Saturday, August 25, 2012
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The main reason after an extra $3000 I did not opt for this as a main piece of gear was too many parts to break, and I do not work with bells, vibes, chimes, marimbas, etc enough. These are great for tuning church bells, and other things where the fundamental decays into a harmonic. If I do find one used at a good price I will buy another one. I use the 490 ST most of the time. It still will lock onto harmonics and wolf tones when I do not want it to. This will lock onto everything so my E will show on the E wheel, and if I have a minor 3rd harmonic that will show on another wheel. Wolf tones are not as big a problem either with this and 5ths, I liken this to the TV-2 vacuum tube tester to say the 752 model. 7 meters you have 6 more things to go wrong. The Peterson company still makes a pretty rugged instrument and a good case. Some things are better than ever, some are a little lighter in weight and not as tough. One huge improvement is a constant voltage power supply. Older Conn/Pete ...

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By  me-IvMsq on Tuesday, March 17, 2009
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Extremely precise, very easy to use, can tune chords, and it shows shows you the fundamental and overtones of each pitch it hears. The perfect tool.

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By Colton the Bass Trombonist on Monday, December 8, 2008
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My high school band has one of these and it works amazingly well. This can tune an instrument from across a band room (30-55 ft) superbly. This is strongly recomended to anyone who needs to tune a group of people, though the price would lead me not to recomend it to an individual musician. An average electric tuner would be ideal for personal use. Band directors: get this tuner!

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By ProfessorBadAss on Monday, April 14, 2008
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we use one of these tuners for highschool marching/concert band and it is very precise, the only bad thing about it is that it picks up every sound in the room.

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