This article is my honest Snark Clip Tuner Review. There are so many clip-on tuners on the market, and Snark is one of the best if not the best. The Snark Clip Tuner is the most popular but selecting among the Snark Clip Tuner models are a little bit confusing. There are quite a number of models to choose from, so I wrote this review to help you out.
So I narrow it down to the two models which are suited for guitar and bass players. These tuners are not designed for ukuleles. There is another model for that.
This tuner model is the upgraded version of the original and it the best selling model on Amazon. This model is designed for guitar, bass, and violin. The display is more enhanced than the older SN5 and easily visible from any angle. For a few bucks extra this model is worth buying than the SN5. One thing to note though is to be wary if you have a vintage guitar with a nitrocellulose lacquer finish. The foam on the Snark SN5x is the same as the foam on old guitar stands which will eat through nitrocellulose lacquer. If you have a newer model guitar, then there is no problem. The CR2 battery is included.
This model is designed for guitar, bass, and violin. The Snark HZ5 is a standout. As the model implies, Hertz is adjustable by 1/10 of a Hertz. The most accurate and the fastest response among the Snark Clip Tuners and among other brands of clip-on tuners.It is 30% smaller than the original Snark Clip Tuner and has high definition display. The display is visible in broad daylight and easily visible in any angle. It also features an unbreakable clip. This model is suitable for instruments with nitrocellulose finish. This model is the most expensive Snark Clip Tuner, but this is what I highly recommend.
If you happen to be on a tight budget, go for the SN5x. Do not buy the SN5. If you happen to have the budget, by all means, go for the HZ5. It is the best available clip tuner on the market.