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Product Review: Snark Silver SIL-1 Hyper-Fast Clip-On Chromatic Tuner

As seen in Guitar Girl Magazine Issue 15 – Spring 2021 – Electrified!

When Snark, a manufacturer of one of the world’s most successful portable compact clip-on tuners, released its new Snark Silver SIL-1 Hyper-Fast Clip-On Chromatic Tuner in October of 2020, we knew we had to check it out. What could this particular model offer that would go above and beyond what is considered an already popular industry-standard clip-on tuner used by millions?

The first thing we noticed is that the upgrade to the original design’s overall look and function includes a color change to a light gray/silver that easily distinguishes itself from previous models and is easier to find on dark stages or in guitar cases. Another upgrade is the addition of new hard vulcanized rubber reinforcement collars on both connector joints, which claim to be “resistant to solvents and impervious to moderate heat and cold,” making this even more indestructible and long-lasting with regular extended wear and tear. It also stops any unwanted headpiece movement.

By far, though, the biggest advancement (this coming from a bassist who often down tunes and regularly plays multi-stringed basses with heavier gauge strings) is the newly designed onboard tuning software technology called ‘Hyper-Snark,’ which is the most sensitive to date. The Silver Snark now easily and very quickly pinpoints the notes accurately for those lower registers and even through the (often) confusing overtones with no problem. This is a huge benefit to low-end and multi-stringed players and opens up a whole new market for Snark.

To extend the maximum lifetime and on-stage usage of your tuner, the Silver Snark now features an even longer extended battery life over previous versions that keeps its bright, clear, and sharp LCD screen working for you day and night.

In my opinion, no need to look further; this little tuner does it all and is even better with laser speed and pinpoint accuracy for all instruments, including multi-string basses for lower alternative tunings, baritone guitars, and even stand-up acoustic double basses. So, grab the newest member of the Snark family of smart tuners for your gig bag, and let’s go!

Price: $19.99
For more information and full specs, visit snarktuners.com.

Platinum Viking

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