For Musikmesse this year, Korg have announced yet another clip-on tuner to their range. The Sledgehammer Custom 100 is part of the Custom Shop Series and features their new 3D strobe readout with a more accurate reading than previous versions.
The Sledgehammer Custom 100 uses a single AAA battery to provide up to 100 hours of battery life. This is pretty impressive considering how much their new 3D display lights up. The unit will also power itself off to save on battery power when not in use. It also features three different display modes, so you can find one that you prefer and get an accurate reading. The tuning accuracy is +/- 0.1 cent which is up to their usual standard.
The tuner will work on bass, electric and acoustic guitars and so should be a useful thing to have in your gig bag. The fact it runs off of a single AAA battery will be a bonus as they are easy to pick up just about anywhere, unlike some of the smaller watch-style batteries which other tuners use. The bright display will, I would imagine, also be useful as it looks pretty clear to read and that is never a bad thing with a tuner. Korg’s range of Pitchblack tuners and their new Custom Series range of products have a good reputation and so this new unit should prove popular.
Korg’s Sledgehammer Custom 100 will be available in black; limited edition red and blue versions will be available as well.
Official RRP GBP £46.80 and available from May
Sledgehammer Custom 100 specifications: Korg