Korg Pitchblack Tuner
by Ernest Slade
 

Korg Pitch Black Tuner

Having recently purchased a Blues Junior Valve amplifier, Iíve had an itch to build a pedal board to go with it. My usual gigging rig for my cover band simply consists of a Line 6 Flextone III Plus and a FBV Shortboard, so this new setup is quite a departure for me.

It will be mainly used at my home studio and for recording; I have however already gigged this setup with great results.

The Pitch Black is a new floor pedal based tuner from Korg with many features found in higher end tuners at many times the cost.

Standard features include, true bypass to keep your tone unmodified and several display modes including full and half strobe. The LED based display is bright and easy to read and its broad detection range will allow tuning of most instruments.

The unit is power by the usual 9 volt battery (supplied) or can also be powered by an external adapters such as a 1 spot or similar. It also sports an output jack for cascading the power to other pedals.

Construction is of a high standard with the body been made of die cast aluminum.

Iíve already used the pedal in several live situations and if certainly lives up well to its advertised product features.

An excellent, value for money product.

By Ernest H Slade