daveoffofsongsdavewroteFirst thing to say about the Snark is that it came with its own bag. I’m a sucker for nice packaging so even though it makes no difference to the unit’s performance I liked that. In general its a well designed bit of kit. It looks nice, feels ice and seems pretty durable.

Snark Guitar Tuner

Snark Guitar Tuner

Getting down to business: As a tuner it performs very well for me. Does all it needs to and seems to be accurate enough. It has a bright and clear screen so easy to see in dim light and the info displayed on screen is big too so that works well. Batteries seem to last well.
One downside for me are the little rubber feet on the jaws fall off easily and are hard to put back on (I’ve lost mine now. Once they’re gone you’re left with hard smooth plastic that doesn’t grip and slips off many surfaces, particularly anything curved. I have an acoustic Ovation guitar and the Snark will no longer clamp on to the head so I have to fiddle around with it on my knee or anywhere else it will stay. But it still tunes well.
In Summary: A nicely designed, robust tuner at a very affordable price, just keep an eye on those rubber feet.