Reviews and Problems with Behringer RACKTUNER BTR2000
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Awesome tuner for a great price
Matti_Ice "xxMatti*Icexx", amazon.com
27 April 2011
Summary: I've been seeing some negative reviews on this tuner so I figured I would give my experience with it. First, I have owned all kinds of tuners, little hand held Fender boxes, Korg rack mounts, strobe types, things your clip to your head stock, etc. Enough to say that I know what I like and don't like. This tuner is great! Performs as well as any high dollar tuner I have owned. The only tuner I prefer over this one is the Boss TU-3.
Summary: Most of the complaints I've seen about this unit are coming from people who do not fully understand how electronic tuners work. "Tracking" is a false issue in a tuner. A tuner can only show what's coming into it, and on most basses the A, and especially the E, do not produce stable open notes -- something often so severe one can usually hear it, and can always see it on an oscilloscope.
Summary: I purchased the Behringer BTR2000 2-Channel Rack Tuner to replace a Korg rack mount tuner I had purchased in the mid 90's. So far I have not had great difficulties with it, however it does not register the low-b of my 5-string bass. I can tune my top four then have to do that one by ear. Not a major problem unless I want to tune it on stage during a show as I hate doing that. If I have to tune on stage, I prefer muting my bass so the crowd doesn't listen to it.
Summary: I bought this to fill an empty space in my rack and eliminate a pedal from my chain. It works great for tuning guitars and other stringed instruments, but has some issues with tracking basses, especially if detuned. I sometimes have to tune using the 12th fret harmonic to get it to track my basses. The LED rack lights and the metronome are nice added features, although since I run this from the tuner out on my SWR head, the metronome is not usable.
Summary: Purchased one from a local music store for $60, returned it the next day for a refund. Has a cool look and some nice features but for tuning bass I was extremely disappointed in its performance, even when set for bass it didn't seem to make a difference. I tried it in my rack system using the tuner out feature from my amp head into one of the rear input jacks.
Summary: I've owned a Boss TU-2, which is good except that it eats batteries, so you need an adapter, and that puts even more cords on the floor. I wanted a rackmount tuner to cut down on wires, plus I figured they're more accurate. And I have a rackmount wireless pickup and two basses, so a 2-channel rackmount tunner will let me switch easily between them wireless and the cord.