Snark "Super-Tight" ST-2 Clip Electronic Tuner

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$24.95

The Snark "Super-Tight" ST-2 is the newly upgraded version of the SN2 that we've been selling for years. It has a bright new high definition display, and is now faster and more accurate than ever! We LOVE these Snarks!.

The Snark is a very cool tuner that clips directly to your harp! It has 2 settings: "Vibration" and "Mic" (for Microphone). When you clip the Snark to your harp and use the "Vibration" setting, the Snark will pick up the vibrations directly from the instrument. You'll use the "Mic" setting if you clip the Snark to your music stand. The "Mic" setting is also useful if there are a few high notes that the Snark won't pick up in the "Vibration" mode. Just flip the switch to "Mic" and it works great.

PLEASE NOTE: The Snark company makes various models of Snarks, and each model is a different color. We only sell the RED ones because they have both the Microphone and Vibrate settings. Snarks of other colors only have either Microphone or Vibrate.

I usually clip my Snark to the bottom tuning pin or sharping lever on my Dusty Strings harps, and to the neck of the Harpsicles. You can also clip it to the front t-brace (if your harp has one), or to the holes in the back, or to the pedals on a pedal harp. If you attach the Snark to a wooden part of your harp, be sure to remove the Snark when you have finished tuning, particularly when you are out in the sun. The rubber can eventually damage the finish if left on for long periods of time. We've never seen this happen, but there are warnings about this inside the package. So . . . better safe than sorry!

The suggested retail price for the Snark is $39, but we're selling them for only $24.95!

Cool Features of the Snark

*The bright high definition LED display is very easy to see, even in dark environments. The colors make it simple to see whether the string is sharp, flat, or in-tune. Even if your eye-sight isn't as good as it used to be, you'll be able to use this tuner!

* The head of the tuner swivels 360 degrees, so it is easy to adjust it to the perfect viewing angle, no matter where you clip it.

* The jaws of the spring-loaded clip open wide, over 1", so it will clip almost anywhere, including the back of a pedal harp.

* The jaws are covered with rubber, so it won't scratch your harp. The rubber helps keep the Snark from slipping, as well.

* The Snark is versatile. It works when clipped to the tuning pins, back, handle, t-brace, wood, or pedals of a harp. Experiment with your harp and see where it works the best. In the "Mic" mode, you can also clip it to a music stand, your clothing, or anything else close to your harp.

* In our tests, the Snark easily tuned all the way to the bottom string of a pedal harp! We liked this tuner better than any of our other models for these low strings. Depending on the harp, and where we clipped it, it was not as reliable on the very highest strings. But that's why we chose this particular model. If the high strings don't register, just switch it to the "Mic" mode and it will pick up great!

* The Snark is a pretty red color, making it easy to find in your gig bag, or your living room.

* The metronome is silent: a red heart visually flashes on the beat. When you first activate the metronome, it defaults to a tempo of 100 beats per minute. You can adjust the tempo using the arrow buttons on the back. Or, you can set the tempo by tapping twice on the button on the side. The Snark will calculate the tempo between the two taps.

* The Snark is well-designed. Since the only button on the front of the Snark is the large power button, it is easy to find to turn the tuner on and off.

* The Snark is smart. It will turn itself off if no notes are detected for 2 minutes.

* The Snark runs on a small, round lithium battery, similar to a watch or hearing aid battery, which is available at any drug store. The battery is included, and just needs to be installed. (Be sure you put it in the right side up, or the Snark won't work!)

* This Snark model also has a Transpose Feature. This isn't really useful for harps, but is great if you're using it to tune a guitar with a capo in place.

* Like all tuners, the Snark is automatically calibrated at A-440 Hz. However, you can manually calibrate the pitch on the Snark anywhere from 415 to 466 Hz.

Give this fun and friendly tuner a try. We know you'll become a fan of the Snark!

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My favorite tuner
By Lisa Lynne
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I discovered the Snark tuner just a few months ago, and its my favorite that I have ever used. Its small and sturdy, has excellent response and the dial is easy to read indoors or outdoors in the sun. It clips anywhere on the harp, and is easy and fast to take off and move around to other instruments, where it works equally as well. I like it because of its size, and there are several places on the harp that it can be easily clipped and works just as well. I like to even keep it on the front column and leave it there while recording, so I can constantly see where the needle is at. I recommend this tuner for anyone.


I love this tuner
By Aryeh Frankfurter
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I've used other clip on tuners, but the Snark has proven to be the best one I have used thus far. The display has a backlight which is quite bright which is great when you are in dark places (e.g., on stage) and need to tune, or if is too bright out like in the sun, it is still so bright that can see the display in any condition. The display is mounted on a thin 2 inch ""pole"" which swivels in any direction allowing you to adjust it to face any direction. The clip is sturdy and can be clipped on the back holes of the soundbox or if you have a ""lip"" on your pillar (like many Dusty Strings and Triplett's) you can mount it there too. Unobtrusive so you can leave it there without worry or it getting in the way. The tuner is quite sensitive and so far it has been able to detect almost all the octaves of my instruments. I've had clip on ""digital"" tuners which have been too crude for my tastes and not sensitive enough. The Snark uses a needle to show you if you are in tune (fully chromatic), and I find it to be quite accurate. I have been using it exclusively now and I love it. I highly recommend this tuner


This is the BEST!
By Peggy Chinn
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I have tried many tuners, and this is totally the best. Small, compact, and it gives a very accurate reading that makes it relatively easy to get the strings "right on". I had to change to the "mic" setting for the high strings, but it still gave me a very clear reading. And, it is totally portable - I can also use it for my dulcimer, my ukelele, and of course all my friends now want to have one!


My new favorite tuner!
By Diane Dunn
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This new little SNARK tuner is the best. I was able to quickly tune both my pedal harp and lever harp. One of the great features is that even though the string being tuned may still be vibrating, the tuner soon stops picking up the sound and is ready for the next string. I was able to tune both harps very quickly because I was not waiting for a needle to stop moving after tuning each string. It does not seem to pick up any overtones either. I love it and I'm glad I bought an extra one to give to a harpist friend.


SNARK- The ONLY TUNER
By Rosey Brumm
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Thank you Sylvia this is a dream tuner. It is all the things everyone says small, bright crisp screen you can place on any angle, attach to the harp ( or harp stand) or to the music stand or thumb! Great in Vibration or Microphone mode, it is fast to find the exact note. I love the visual metronome and it sits at hand, whilst playing making it so easy to do a quick check when a note sounds odd, especially a new string or harp! I have to add that I have 5 tuners, Vibration Microphone, clip ons, stick on etc and so many struggle to get the large fat bass notes correct and then the metal bass strings. So I can now tune by Troubadour VI, Dusty FH36S, Dusty Crescendo 34, and County Cork in minutes.


I love my Snark!
By Brenda Bowen Cox
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I love my SNARK. I purchased it at the Harp Gathering this past May in Ohio. It was inexpensive as far as harp equipment goes, and it has already paid for itself many times over. I love its small size which is always a plus, especially when I play at the hospital where I need to keep everything compact and contained. And it is very accurate, allowing me to be in tune with other instruments at sessions. The company is very easy to deal with as well. I accidentally knocked the head of the tuner off the post after my husband borrowed the SNARK to tune his violin. I emailed the company and they instructed me to mail it to them for a replacement. Sure enough, they replaced it, just like that. I can sincerely and enthusiastically recommend this product.


Spectacular Tuner!
By Peggy Coats
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My (unnamed) old-faithful electronic tuner refused to pick up the higher tones on my wire harp. After reading about the Snark SN-2 on some of the harp discussion lists, I decided to give it a try. When I first opened it I was a little disconcerted at the shape and wasn't sure it would stay on and actually work. But I quickly discovered that the neck and head are adjustable and the clip can go just about anywhere: sound hole (if it's big enough), tuning pin (not the being tuned!) or even lever. Once I got the hang of bending and clipping, I fell in love. The sensitivity of the tuner is amazing, particularly for those very high notes in the upper treble. The display is large, colorful, and very easy to read. I'm now using it on my lever harp as well. Bravo Snark!


The only tuner I'll buy from now on.
By Caitlyn Bowser
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This is a fantastic tuner. The best I've ever used, in 20 years worth of tuning cranky instruments, and the only tuner I'll buy from now on. It's absolutely perfect for my lever harp. It clips on to the instrument easily, the face swivels so you can see it no matter what your angle, and the ability to switch between mic and vibration mode means I can tune every string accurately, almost anywhere. The display is bright enough in all lighting conditions, and the graphics make precise tuning a breeze. I find it also performs much better than any of my previous tuners in situations with large amounts of background noise, which has always been a hassle for me. Small, well designed and worth every penny. Way to go Snark!


a no-brainer
By Thomas Whitaker
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The Snark SN-2 beats anything in our big pile of varied and expensive tuners. Superior readout display, even in a dark room; sustained display - it holds the reading long enough for adjustments, unlike our other tuners; and quick response to tuning changes make this choice a "no brainer" for harp, hammered dulcimer or guitar. Inexpensive enough for redundant units for different equipment cases. Time saved tuning, even in an environment of other harpists/players, is phenomenal. You'll be wanting your own dealership!


Excellent
By Pietra
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This is excellent on my harp. I found that it clips well onto the back of my Ayoama Delphi Concert Grand, and I can see it from wherever. I have found that it works with every instrument, and all of my guitarist friends have used it to tune up in noisy environments. The only problem that I have with it is that it does not pick up the lowest notes on my harp, neither on the vibration or the microphone setting. Apart from that, it works well.


Snark Tuner is the Greatest
By Vicki Alden
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I own two other tuners, but this is, hands down, my favorite. It is easy to use, clipping to the back of my harp (without harming the finish), and easy to see while plucking the strings. I highly recommend this little tuner.


this little gem is wonderful
By Alice Grove
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I want to thank you for offering the SNARK tuner. Everything about this little gem is wonderful. It almost tunes the harp for you. It does not take up a lot of room in a gig bag and the lighted face can be seen in any kind of lighting. This is especially nice when playing in a dimly lit venue. Love it! Thank you.


Best Tuner Ever
By Olivia Diamond
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This is the best tuner I have ever had. All the others have problems with the higher strings registering. No problem with the Snark. The color digital display is very readable and the clip-on feature makes tuning very easy. Get this one!


Indispensable
By Kathleen Ford
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I just received this tuner today and absolutely love it. It's so easy to read and has a metronome on board, which is so convenient. I live in the middle of a busy city and there's a lot of ambient noise, but on vibration mode, that's not an issue. Great buy!


Tunes highest notes easily!
By Sharon Oppedisano
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The highest notes on my Lyon and Healy Prelude tune easily every time with the Snark! It's so easy to view the tuner and metronome in all light conditions. I like being able to use a silent metronome so easily.


I Love My Tuner
By Susan
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I love the Snark Super-Tight ST-2 Clip Tuner. It helps me to get each string in tune.

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