I purchased one of these when my Snark tuner started failing on me (not a battery issue), but neither I nor my teacher can open the battery compartment to remove the tape which will allow the tuner to be turned on. Has anyone else had this issue? I hate to try and pry it open with a knife...
When I got mine, I had no issue with that I don't think. May just be the luck of the draw
I have several of the D’Addario violin tuners and don’t recall opening the compartment to remove the plastic tab. I think I just pulled it out and presto, working tuner. (I have replaced batteries in them before, but out of curiosity I just opened one and this one at least wasn’t easy. I had to sort of put a thumbnail under the edge and pry on it. A small screwdriver might be easier?)
Some can be difficult. Push the sides in gently and pull straight back. Sometimes it takes a little force when pulling back. Once you do it, it will be easier after that.
Finally, a very small screwdriver did the trick. It helped to know that this isn't uncommon.
I used small pliers to grab the compartment cover and pull it off - every time.
That is the first time I have seen these. Does anybody else make a tuner that clips onto the body like that ?
It uses a single CR2032 lithium battery but I think the compartment will also hold two CR 2016 batteries (most such battery compartments will).
Thanks . I was hoping it was a CR2032. I use the rechargeable version of this battery. I leave mine on to check intonation when shifting. If stays on for 10 minutes then I will be very happy ; most tuners only stay on for 5 minutes.
I've got a micro d'Addario violin tuner. It's a very tight fit on my electric violin. Initially I didn't think it would fit at all, but I forced it on one day when I could see that it didn't look like breaking, so the tolerances are pretty fine.
I trimmed the rubber feet on one of these to fit one of my violas - and it worked. The normal spacing was a tinny bit too narrow. An unaltered d'Addario will just fit my other, slightly thinner, viola; so that's all I need in my double (violin/viola) case.
What I didn't anticipate, is mounting it on the body means it's a bit close for my "music stand glasses", but that's ok. I see it well enough for my needs, which lasts about 3 seconds at the start of a practice session.