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Tuners  Intelli MT500 Banjo Part/Accessory Reviews

Submitted by Grum (see all reviews from this person) on 6/12/2008

Where Purchased: Aust. Luthier's Supplies

Overall Comments

After writing my earlier review I disassembed the tuner, jiggled everything inside - nothing seemed obviously broken or loose. Reassembled it and VIOLA! it works. Now its as good as new. When it works it's very.very good.

Overall Rating: 8

Submitted by Grum (see all reviews from this person) on 6/9/2008

Where Purchased: Australian Luthiers Supplies

Overall Comments

Opened the packet, set it up. Nothing happened! Dead as a Dodo. Sent it back. Got a replacement quite quickly. Worked OK for 3 weeks, then began failing to register on the low D string. Replaced battery. Then it failed altogether. It lights up but the needle just sits there while I twang away in frustration. When it worked it seemed terrific. Now I just want my money back.

Overall Rating: 1

Submitted by ac5aa (see all reviews from this person) on 2/22/2008

Where Purchased: Janet Davis

Overall Comments

This little tuner is just barely adequate. It will get your tuning in the ballpark but you'll still need to do final tweaking by ear. Works better on a banjo and a mandolin than on a guitar - it has real trouble with low E. And the buttons rattle, so you won't want to leave it on the instrument while you play.

Overall Rating: 6

Submitted by pinenut (see all reviews from this person) on 1/2/2008

Where Purchased: Janet Davis Music

Overall Comments

Janet Davis was easy. This is the most convenient tuner I have used and the price is right.

Overall Rating: 8

Submitted by erstokke (see all reviews from this person) on 11/18/2007

Where Purchased: Janet Davis

Overall Comments

The Intelli MT500 works great and is inexpensive. It works by contact, which makes it possible to tune in noisy environments. It is also backlit, so you can use it in the dark.

Downsides: The buttons rattle, so I cannot keep it on my banjo while playing. It is not extremely precise, so I donĀ“t use it for studio work. Also, it is not very quick.

Great tuner for the money.

Overall Rating: 7

Submitted by sjyokel (see all reviews from this person) on 10/15/2007

Where Purchased:

Overall Comments

Everybody has these things, and for good reason. This is an excellent tuner. Great concept. Great design. Works perfectly, even when you can't escape from background noise.

The only thing I would want is a battery meter. When the battery gets low, it has a hard time finding the pitch.

Overall Rating: 10

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