- Pedal Accessories
- Humidity Care
Precise Tuning / Signal Correction
NUX HD PITCH Mini Pedal Tuner is a precise tuner with full colored LED screen and HD visuals. And it is perfect to be "first" in a signal chain.
- When you engage the pedal, it's an accurate tuner.
- When you disengage the pedal, it's a signal buffer (in Buffer Bypass mode).
This Mini-Pedal Tuner is a whole new breed, created and developed with our latest technology yielding an ultra-fast response time, and unmatched precision tuning. It has 2 bright LED screens that display: notes, tuning, calibration, and bypass mode.
Tuning Visual 1 Arrow Mode
Tune your instrument until the LED indicator at the center is lit. If the LED is on "left", the pitch is flat; LED is on "right", the pitch is sharp.
Tuning Visual 2 Strobe Mode
Tune your instrument until the LED indicator stops running. The LED indicators will be running from "right to left" if the pitch is SHARP, and "left to right" if the pitch is FLAT.
The pitch is Flat:
The Pitch is Sharp:
HD pitch mini pedal tuner offers selectable True Bypass and Buffer Bypass modes to deliver your signals according to your needs in the effect pedal chain.
Switching the Bypass Mode: Before you plug the power cable, hold the foot-switch then connect the power. Note display screen will show the selected mode.
True Bypass mode: Pedal will MUTE the sound during the tuning.
Buffer Bypass mode: When tuning, you can switch between SILENT and AUDIO-ASSIST modes. And when you switch between Silent Mode and Audio-Assist, tuning screen displays the mode as shown below.
Besides audio-assist or silent tuning, HD PITCH Tuner's Bypass mode selection is designed to be more efficient in any case of signal chain needs.
True Bypass, which is preferred the most, you can think of HD PITCH Tuner's Input directly wired to the Output. When the pedal is in bypass mode, the guitar signal is routed to the next pedal without any interference.
But HD PITCH Tuner's Buffer Bypass mode allows you to avoid some true bypass circumstances and your guitar signal will reach the end of your chain without any tone loss.
HD PITCH Tuner is perfect to be the first pedal in the chain.
Optional Buffer Bypass
Modern musicians are usually connecting more than 5 pedals on the pedalboard. According to the guitar, the pickup is high impedance, while you connected with many pedals OR with long cables, and with tone sucking pedals, you need to change the guitar signal from High Z (high impedance) to Low Z (low impedance) to solve Tone Loss situation (capacitance & inductance effect). And each pedal will carry the buffered signal which is very convenient if you already added some modulation effects into the signal path. And the best position for the buffer is the first place. That's also where the tuner placed, and we combine the tuner and the buffer into a mini size to save your pedalboard space.
Why Relay Buffer?
There are 3 typical buffer circuit designs: OP-AMP, BJT, and FET. The FET buffer circuit could generate Even Harmonics. This is quite similar to tube amplifiers, which almost every musician loves.
And Relay Buffer has the same performance as FET buffer, we add the optional buffer bypass function as FET buffer works for your guitar signal.
- Tuning Range：A0 (27.5 Hz) to C8 (4186 Hz)
- Tuning Accuracy：±0.1 cent
- Reference Pitch：A4 = 436-445 Hz
- Input Impedance：1M ohm
- Output Impedance：1K ohm
- Power Input：Standard 9V DC, center negative >100mA (power supply not included)
- Weight：174g/ 6 oz
- Dimensions：94(L)×51(W)×53(H)mm | 3.7(L)×2.0(W)×2.08(H)inches
Acoustic guitars and ukulele are made of wood, and wood is sensitive to changes in climate. Shifts in temperature or relative humidity can affect your instrument in multiple ways, some of which can lead to costly repairs if you’re not careful. Solid woods in particular are especially prone to the effects of climate fluctuation. For example, extended exposure to low relative humidity (below 40% RH) can dry out the wood, causing it to shrink and run the risk of cracking. Similarly, excessive humidity can cause the wood to absorb moisture and swell, potentially causing other problems. Without adequate humidity control (especially in drier local climates), acoustic instruments can crack and their necks can warp, causing problems with fretting, intonation and playability.
So how do you prevent this kind of damage? Easy: by keeping your guitars and ukulele properly humidified (ideally between 40-60% RH). The easiest way to do this is by storing your instruments in a case with a case two-way humidifier inside. A two-way humidifier will slowly absorb or release moisture inside your case, maintaining humidity to help ensure your instrument doesn’t suffer damage. Using a digital hygrometer can help you monitor humidity levels around your instrument.
Symptoms of a dry acoustic instrument:
- Low action. Strings are very close to the fretboard.
- Hump on the fretboard where the neck joins the body.
- Sunken top across the soundboard between bridge and fingerboard.
- The back of instrument looks very flat when it is dried out.
- Sharp fret ends extend beyond the edge of the fretboard.
- The plane of the neck angle on a dry instrument hits above the top of the bridge.
Symptoms of a wet acoustic instrument:
- High action. Strings that are unusually high off the fretboard, making it difficult to play.
- Unusually swollen top
- Unusual warp on the top, back or both at the end-block
- Improper neck angle. Sighting the neck to the bridge, the frets will appear to hit below the bridge.
Using patented technology, the D’Addario Two-Way Humidification System features disposable, moisture-filled packets with a breathable membrane that provides two-way humidity control, meaning it can either release or absorb moisture to consistently maintain a predetermined relative humidity (RH) level of 45-50 percent.
Music Nomad the leader in equipment care products, has developed an easy to use, no mess, and low maintenance Ukulele humidifier. The Humilele rests securely on top of the strings to safely and evenly hydrate your Ukulele to avoid these problems.
Final Notes on Humidity Control
To monitor the amount of humidity your instrument is receiving, we recommend the purchase of a digital hygrometer, a device that gauges and provides a read-out of humidity levels. It can be kept in the room where you store your instruments, or, better yet, in a central location inside the instrument case, preferably Velcro’d to the outside of the accessories compartment (facing the heel). The optimal range for your guitars and ukulele is 45-55% RH.