Keep your tuning on point with one of these 10 minis and carve out a little more space on your ’board at the same time.

With pedalboard real estate always at a premium, even an extra square inch or two can make a world of difference. Here are 10 mini-format tuners that will ensure you're ready to play—and might even clear enough room to cram just one more pedal underfoot.

Chromatic Pedal Tuner

This mini boasts four times the processing power of a standard headstock tuner for a fast and accurate readout on its vertical-sweeping LED pitch display.

D'ADDARIO
$69

Pitchblack mini

This sleek tuner with a large LED display is outfitted with stabilizers to prevent it from overturning and boasts a tuning accuracy range of +/- 0.1 cents in strobe mode.

KORG
$69

MTU1 Baby Tuner

The 108 LED display on this mini tuner is intended to provide superior visibility—be it in a dark club or on a bright stage outdoors.

MOOER
$59

PolyTune 2 Mini

This little box provides +/- 0.1-cent sensitivity in strobe mode and features polyphonic tuning, which allows a player to strum and tune all strings simultaneously.

TC ELECTRONIC
$89

Big Mini

IBANEZ
$49

TinyTune

This rugged aluminum-housed tuner offers tuning precision within +/- 0.5 cents, flat tuning from one to four semitones, and a large multi-color display.

KLIQ
$35

Turbo Tuner ST-300 Mini

Driven directly by the analog input signal and a precision internal-frequency reference, this mini’s LED ring is a true stroboscobe and is intended to provide highly accurate tuning with no latency.

SONIC RESEARCH
$129

Coral Tuner

Efficient tuning is on tap thanks to the big display on this mini, which is built to last—with an aluminum-alloy die-cast enclosure and heavy-duty footswitch.

VALETON
$39

JF-326 Irontune

This mini boasts a semi-transparent flip-top design and brings high sensitivity and tuning precision together in an uber-compact package.

JOYO
$49

Skyline Tuner

This tiny tuner not only tunes with +/- 0.5-cent accuracy, it also has a topside volume knob that provides up to 12 dB of clean boost.

HOTONE
$79

A maze of modulation and reverberations leads down many colorful tone vortices.

Deep clanging reverb tones. Unexpected reverb/modulation combinations.

Steep learning curve for a superficially simple pedal.

$209

SolidGoldFX Ether
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A lot of cruel fates can befall a gig. But unless you’re a complete pedal addict or live in high-gain-only realms, doing a gig with just a reverb- and tremolo-equipped amp is not one of them. Usually a nice splash of reverb makes the lamest tone pretty okay. Add a little tremolo on top and you have to work to not be at least a little funky, surfy, or spacy. You see, reverb and modulation go together like beans and rice. That truth, it seems, extends even to maximalist expressions of that formula—like the SolidGold FX Ether.

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Gibson 1960 Les Paul 0 8145 is from the final year of the model’s original-production era, and likely from one of the later runs.

The story of 1960 Gibson Les Paul 0 8145—a ’burst with a nameplate and, now, a reputation.

These days it’s difficult to imagine any vintage Gibson Les Paul being a tough sell, but there was a time when 1960 ’bursts were considered less desirable than the ’58s and ’59s of legend—even though Clapton played a ’60 cherry sunburst in his Bluesbreakers days. Such was the case in the mid 1990s, when the family of a local musician who was the original owner of one of these guitars walked into Rumble Seat Music’s original Ithaca, New York, store with this column’s featured instrument.

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