You have pedal choices aplenty, but don’t forget about the one that keeps things in, well, tune.

There is no pedal more important than a tuner, right? Here are 10 of the many fantastic options to peruse if you have an upgrade in mind.

TU-3W

With tuning functions identical to the popular TU-3, this tuner boasts high-end audio circuitry for pure signal pass-through, and can operate in true bypass or as a signal buffer.

BOSS
$149

VPJR Tuner

This combo volume pedal and enhanced-definition digital tuner features a large display that automatically switches between tuner and volume modes, depending on the signal level.

ERNIE BALL
$249

SN-10

This die-cast-metal enclosed chromatic tuner features a large EZ-read display and offers fast readouts, true-bypass operation, and pitch calibration.

SNARK
$44

PolyTune 3

This compact tuner has switchable true-bypass/buffer modes and can tune with polyphonic, chromatic, and strobe-tuning modes, the latter with +/- .02 cent accuracy.

TC ELECTRONIC
$99

StroboStomp HD

With tuning presets for a large variety of instruments and playing styles, as well as more than 100 “Sweetened Tunings,” this pedal also features a large, high-definition, LCD screen.

PETERSON
$129

Horizon

A metal chassis houses this pedal tuner’s wide horizontal screen, which displays the tuner’s large detection range and +/- .05 cent accuracy.

GOGO TUNERS
$99

Pitchblack Advance

Boasting high tuning accuracy of +/-.01 cent, this true-bypass tuner has a modern design and bright display, as well as four meter-display modes.

KORG
$79

TU300

Boasting seven different tuning modes—including regular, flat, double-flat, and chromatic—and a powerful LED readout, this pedal tuner comes in at less than 30 bucks.

BEHRINGER
$24

Octopus

Not only a fully chromatic tuner with a color LED display, this pedal serves up eight, fully independent 9V power-supply outputs (6 x 100 ma, 2 x 500 ma).

ORTEGA
$99

RockTuner PT 2

A tough, metal box houses this true-bypass chromatic tuner, which features a large LED readout, tuning at +/- 1 cent accuracy, and a separate out for audible tuning.

ROCKBOARD
$51

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