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TC Electronic Announces Limited-Time-Only PolyTune Noir

TC Electronic Announces Limited-Time-Only PolyTune Noir -

For guitarists, 2012 started with a bang when TC Electronic revealed the world's smallest polyphonic tuner: PolyTune® Mini - the tuner that will fit on any pedal board. Now, TC is proud to introduce PolyTune Noir, an exclusive, customized version in the most rock'n'roll colors of all: black! PolyTune Noir is available as an exclusive limited run on October 15th (U.S. October 26th) and retails at EUR 79 SSP, GBP 62 SSP or USD 89,99 MAP.

Still reeling from the success of the original PolyTune and PolyTune MIni, guitarists everywhere connected with tuners like never before. Due to the intense connection between TC and the guitar community, plenty of feedback was given on the revolutionary trailblazers that came before PolyTune Noir. The number one request: "When can I get a customized black one?". The answer is: now.

Tore Mogensen, Product Manager for Guitar at TC Electronic comments: "The original PolyTune was a game changer and PolyTune Mini was a marvel of engineering. Guitarists everywhere loved it, we got the accolades, a TEC award, several 'best in shows' and, you know, all the good stuff. But there seemed to be a need from high-profile players to the extremely serious amateur musician for customization. So PolyTune Noir is just that: an answer to requests from guitarists.We love the white version, it's become an icon in under two years, that's pretty remarkable, but we decided to have some fun and do an exclusive version of PolyTune Mini. Around the office, we  call the color 'Sabbath Black'. Though that's by no means an official paint type, we think this color just plain rocks!" Laughs: "It's like, 'how much more black could this be?' and the answer is 'None. None more black."

PolyTune Noir is based on the exact same technology as the original PolyTune and PolyTune Mini, so like its brothers it shows the tuning state of all strings simultaneously by simply strumming the guitar, allowing guitarists to get back to playing in a matter of seconds.

Just like the original PolyTune and PolyTune Mini, PolyTune Noir is among the most precise tuners in the world, tuning with +/- 0.5 cent precision in chromatic mode and +/- 1 cent accuracy in polyphonic mode. Also, it automatically switches between chromatic and polyphonic modes depending on whether all strings are strummed at once or each string is picked individually. Finally, PolyTune Noir features Drop-D and Capo modes as well as True Bypass for zero tone coloration and a super-bright LED display with the same amount of LEDs as the original PolyTune.

PolyTune Noir Main Features

• Black - and you know what they say...
• Ultra-small Footprint - Will Fit on Any Pedal Board
• PolyTune - Tune All Strings Simultaneously
• +/- 0.5 Cent Tuning Accuracy
• True Bypass w/ Silent Tuning
• Super-bright LED Display
• Up to 5 Semitones Flat Tunings
• Drop-D and Capo Tuning


USD 89,99 MAP




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