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Planet Waves PW-CT-12 NS Micro Tuner PWCT12


Planet Waves PW-CT-12 NS Micro Tuner PWCT12


Manufacturer's Description

The NS Micro tuner is suitable for many instruments.

The feature packed tuner your audience will never see.

The tuner features a reversible screen, multi-color display and metronome in a housing that blends with the aesthetics of any instrument. It's so small, convenient and accurate, you'll want one for every instrument you own!

Is the NS Micro only for guitars?

No, while the NS Micro main design intent was for guitars and basses it will tune other instruments such as ukuleles, mandolins, and banjos. As long as the tuner can be securely mounted to a vibrating part of the instrument, you should be able to tune it.

I always see the NS micro mounted behind the headstock can it also mount in front of the headstock as well?

Certainly, though you will have to use the flip screen feature so that the orientation of the screen is correct.

Can the tuner be calibrated to other frequencies besides A440?

Yes, The NS Micro tuner has an expanded calibration range from 410Hz - 480Hz

Does the NS Micro have an auto off feature?

Yes, The NS Micro will automatically power down after 10 minutes of use to preserve battery life.

I noticed on one of my guitars that the tuner does not hold the note as long as on my other guitars. Why is this?

All guitars vibrate differently. It is very possible that the area you are clipping the tuner to has a vibration node. This is an area on the instrument that the vibration does not have a strong amplitude. In most cases clipping the tuner to another area of the headstock or instrument will solve the problem.

I use a lot of alternate tunings, can the NS Micro be used for these?

Yes, The NS Micro is a fully chromatic tuner meaning it can tune any note of the scale not just the standard open strings of a guitar.

I'm trying to tune my guitar to Eb. How would I do this on the NS micro?

The NS Micro only displays pitches in sharps. So to tune your guitar to Eb you would tune it to D#, G#, C#, F#, A#, D# Low string to high string.

The battery indicator is on. Will my tuner still work?

Yes, the battery indicator will come on once the tuner senses that the battery is getting low. This is a warning that you should purchase a new battery for the unit. When the battery gets low you may experience a dim display or poor performance of the tuner. Replacing the battery with new one will restore proper operation to the tuner.

What kind of battery does the NS Micro use?

The tuner uses a CR2032 3V coin cell. These batteries are readily available at most retail outlets.


  • Mounts behind or on front of headstock
  • Reversible multi-color display
  • Visual metronome
  • Fast and accurate tuning