The Eno Clip-on Guitar Tuner
Noisy room? Doesn’t Matter!
The Eno clip-on guitar tuner is a very capable guitar tuner for its price. The main feature of the tuner is that it allows you to tune using the vibrations that your guitar creates by clipping on to your guitar headstock. Using vibrations instead of sound means that background noise does not affect the function of the tuner, which means tuning up in a live gig environment is a breeze.
The mic works as you would expect, but I don’t see why you would use the mic to tune as the vibration tuning works so well.
The Eno is a chromatic tuner. The tuner will detect all pitches in the chromatic scale (e.g. B, C, C#, D, D#, E, F) and therefore allows the tuning of other instruments including saxophones. The tuner automatically selects the nearest note while tuning, so it is a completely hands-off experience once you’ve clipped it to your instrument.
You are able to set the frequency of the tuner manually, however, 440hz is the standard frequency for the guitar, so stick to this for the best results.
The screen lights up red when out of tune and changes to green when in tune. There is also an instrument select mode that allows you to tune a guitar, bass, violin, or use chromatic tuning (GBVC).
I did find the power button a little inconsistent. You have to really press down on the button to get the tuner to power up, but I think I can overlook this minor problem at this price-point.
At this price you can’t go wrong – a fully functional chromatic tuner for a bargain price. At the time of writing, it was for sale on Amazon for £5.75. Check out the Amazon link below for an up-to-date price:
If your battery has died, you can always go to the Fender Online Tuner to tune your guitar!