Sabine AX-2000 контактный автоматический тюнер
The Sabine AX is a very low profile tuner that has rubber sensors on the bottom which use friction force to hold it to the instrument. You might expect that this would be insufficient, but it works surprisingly well. Because it attaches to the top, you have a great deal of flexibility on where to place it. I often place it on the sides, along side the neck. The wood- grain colored model blends in very nicely with a rosewood body such that you can hardly tell it even there.
The Sabine AX uses multi-colored LEDs to display the notes and there is a LED position for all 12 notes. Green indicates "in-tune", yellow indicates "flat" and red indicates "sharp". Plus they use differing flash rates to indicate that you are getting closer to a target note. This approach is very intuitive. The Sabine AX has two low profile buttons; one for power and one to change modes. To conserve power, the unit will automatically turn itself off after a few seconds. I often find this annoying though since it never seems long enough to complete a tuning. It would nice to be able to turn this feature off.
The Sabine AX also includes a hard shell plastic case to protect it when not being used.
In general, I have found that this tuner is a tad less accurate than the Intellitouch . I sometimes find I still need to tweak the strings a bit after it says its in tune. I think the reason is that the tuner indicates "in-tune" over a bit wider range than the Intellitouch. But this tuner does a much better job of capturing the low frequency notes. I'm guessing that sensing body vibrations instead of neck vibrations is the primary reason.
Sabine AX-2000 Chromatic Contact Auto Tuner The Patented Sabine AX-2000 Chromatic Contact Auto Tuner is the most unique and innovative chromatic tuner available. The removable, business card-size tuner is always at your fingertips and is now also available with a rich wood finish. The AX Tuner's highly accurate advanced digital technology allows superior performance when tuning most stringed instruments, particularly electric or acoustic guitars, banjos, mandolins, violins and bass guitars. The outstanding features of the Sabine AX-2000 Chromatic Contact Auto Tuner are:
Chromatic with automatic note sensing
Mounts easily on any stringed instrument
Removes easily without leaving any marks
Built-in InTouch contact mic quickly grabs and holds notes
12 LEDs indicate notes A through G plus sharps and flats
|Scale||even-tempered, 12 notes per octave|
|Tuning range||5 octaves (A1 to A6)|
Tunes any stringed instrument
|Battery||One CR2430 lithium coin-cell 3V (included)|
|Battery life||approx. 1,500 tunings or one year|
Limited 2-year warranty
|Dimensions||3-3/10"W x 4/10"H x 1-8/10"D|
|Weight||1-1/4 oz. with battery|