Snark SN5X Clip-On Tuner Review

Snark SN5x Clip on Chromatic Tuner for guitar headstock

At the heart of every great musician and producer’s toolkit is a good tuner!

Have you ever recorded a great part only to listen back and realize it was slightly flat?! I sure have! That’s where these ingenious little Snark tuners come in so useful. My rule now is to tune before every take, even when I’m just playing with ideas – you never know when it’s going to be a keeper!

The latest clip-on tuner from Snark – the Snark SN5X Tuner is easy to use, affordable and precise – helping you sound your best every time.

Accurate Chromatic Tuning

This cleverly designed little chromatic tuner helps you tune-up quickly so you can focus on playing great music. Simply clip it onto your headstock, click the power button and start tuning. It work by picking up the frequency of vibrations through the body of your instrument – which means it is more accurate than microphone based tuners and you can tune even when there are lots of other noises around.

Bright Color Display

The full-color display has plenty of brightness and definition. Whether you’re tuning backstage in a dark club, or out in the bright sunlight you’ll have no trouble seeing the screen.

Perfect as a guitar tuner, bass tuner or even a violin tuner

The Snark SN5X Tuner works well with acoustic and electric guitars, bass guitar and string instruments like violin and cello.

The Snark SN5X Chromatic Tuner Features

  • Bright Full-color display rotates 360 degrees
  • Strong clip system that holds well
  • Fully chromatic
  • High Sensitivity that accurately senses tuning through vibration
  • The frequency range works perfectly for guitar, bass and violin
  • Clip onto either the front or back of your headstock
  • Works well for left-handed and right-handed players
  • Powered by a CR2 button-cell battery
Snark SN5x Clip on Chromatic Tuner for guitar headstock
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Customer Reviews

The Snark SN5X Chromatic Tuner has 9,881 reviews on with an average rating of 4.5 stars. Customers have stated that they find it fast and the tuning accuracy is very good. A few users have commented about the quality of construction, but with an overall rating of 4.5 stars, this is not a widespread concern.

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We think the Snark SN5X is an essential addition to your equipment – whether you’re gigging or recording at home, this affordable tuner will help keep you tuned up and sounding amazing! At only a few dollars, you can’t afford not to get one.

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Tim Wells

Hi I’m Tim Wells – an experienced session and live drummer, mixing engineer and all-around lover of music! I’ve been passionate about music from a young age and I’ve had the great privilege of creating and performing music all around the world. I've had the incredible experience of touring as a live drummer through over 10 countries, performing in festivals, clubs, street corners, churches and cafes in front of audiences anywhere between 8 and 8,000! I've also spent time in the recording studio as a session drummer, but also as a recording and mixing engineer.

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