Korg PB-AD PitchBlack Advance Guitar Tuner
An evolution of the best-selling Pitchblack tuner, the Korg PitchBlack Advance is the ultimate pedal tuner, meeting the needs of every guitarist.
- Cutting-edge design, with a superbly visible display
- Ultra-high tuning accuracy of +/- 0.1 cents
- Four meter display modes
- True bypass has absolutely no effect on the sound
- DC out allows parallel connection for powering other pedals
- Completely eliminates noise caused by using a power supply
- Achieves up to 60 hours of battery life
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As the clear standard in pedal tuners for the guitarist or bassist, the Pitchblack is loved by professionals and amateurs around the world. The Pitchblack Advance is the next-generation model, a further evolution that features an advanced cutting-edge form and many of the functions and technologies developed for previous models of the Pitchblack series. Embracing both the traditional and the revolutionary, it represents the perfect summation of pedal tuners.
Cutting-Edge Design, With A Superbly Visible Display
Featuring a slanted design that hints at a new age, the Pitchblack Advance retains the toughness that is characteristic of the series, in spite of becoming even lighter in weight. The display features high-brightness colour LEDs, nearly doubling the size of the note name display and providing amazing visibility. Whether you're on a dimly lit stage or outdoors in bright sunlight, this display will always be easy to read.
Ultra-High Tuning Accuracy
When using strobe mode, the Pitchblack Advance allows ultra-high-precision tuning with ±0.1 cent accuracy. It's a great choice for exacting situations where even slight errors cannot be tolerated, such as in professional recordings or stage performances.
Four Meter Display Modes
Choose from four meter display modes to suit your playing style. In addition to the standard 'Regular mode', you can use 'Strobe mode' or 'Half-strobe mode' in which the direction and speed of meter movement indicate the pitch change for easy visualisation of even minute differences, as well as 'Mirror mode' in which two LEDs move from left and right to coincide in the centre as you tune.
The true bypass design allows the input sound to be output with absolutely no change (when the tuner is off). In other words, the tuner circuit does not change, degrade, or colour your sound in any way. Since the input sound is completely muted when the tuner is on, this unit is ideal for use on stage.
DC Out Allows Parallel Connection For Powering Other Pedals
If a separately sold AC adaptor is used, the DC OUT jack can supply power to another effect unit. Since a dedicated power supply circuit is provided for DC OUT, it can provide stable and noiseless 9V 200 mA power.
Completely Eliminates Unwanted Noise
The Pitchblack Advance provides a stable playing environment for all players. When using a power supply, for example, noise can be caused by interference between different pedals using the same power supply. The Pitchblack Advance is equipped with a circuit that suppresses sudden changes in current, and also applies software control, thereby completely avoiding the occurrence of such noise.
Achieves The Longest Battery Life
The eight-year journey of the Pitchblack series has brought its high efficiency and long-life design to an even higher pinnacle. With approximately 30 hours on zinc-carbon batteries and approximately 60 hours on alkaline batteries, this new unit achieves ultra-long-life operation that is six times greater than the Pitchblack. Even on a long tour or an extended recording session, it will continue to fulfill its role as your faithful partner.
Korg PitchBlack Advance Specifications
Scale: 12 note equal temperament
Detection Range: E0 (20.60 Hz) – C8 (4186 Hz)
Calibration Range: A4 = 436 – 445 Hz (1 Hz steps)
Detection Accuracy: +/- 0.1 cent
Input Impedance: 1 M-ohm (tuner on)
Display Modes: Regular, Strobe, Half-strobe, Mirror
Connectors: INPUT (mono 1/4 inch jack), BYPASS (mono 1/4 inch jack), DC 9V IN, DC 9V OUT
Power Supply: 9V type battery (6F22/6LR61) x 1 or OPTIONAL AC adaptor (9V)
Battery Life: Approximately 60 hours (6LR61, A4 continuous input, tuner on, display mode: Regular mode). Approximately 30 hours (6F22, A4 continuous input, tuner on, display mode: Regular mode)
Current Consumption: Maximum 20 mA
Dimensions (W x D x H): 68 x 111 x 47 mm / 2.68 x 4.37 x 1.85 inches (including rubber feet)
Weight: 257 g / 9.07 oz. (including battery)
Included Items: 9V battery x 1
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