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Music Gear Review: GoGo Tuners Horizon Chromatic Pedal Tuner

With its “Green You’re In and Red You’re Out” binary tuning technology, the new GoGo Tuners Horizon Pedal tuner is priced the same ($99) and packaged in an all-metal chassis as GoGo’s Caliber Tuner. The Horizon Tuner is about 3/4 of the size of a standard tuner yet its screen, with its +/- tuning meter and Caliber alpha display, is larger, wider and easier to see while using it out on my sunny patio. It measures: 107mm X 84mm X 54mm.

The Horizon is about the width of two of the new micro effects stomp pedals and I liked that it has a battery compartment and came with its own 9-volt battery—you can use it with or without a pedal board.

Like the Caliber, you get the same +/- 0.5-cent accuracy and the daisy chain power jacks to connect it to other pedals. I liked the A0 (27.5 Hz) to C8 (4,186.00 Hz) range making it ready to tune basses, synths and drop tuned guitars.

The GoGo Tuners Horizon continues with true bypass switching and a calibrate function for setting reference anywhere from A= 430Hz to 450Hz.


BARRY RUDOLPH is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contribut- ing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com