Harley Benton CPT-20

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Chromatic floor tuner for guitar and bass

  • LED/LCD Display for fast and precise tuning
  • True Bypass
  • Tuning range: A (27.5 Hz) up to C (4168 Hz)
  • Accuracy: ±1%
  • On/Off switch
  • 6.3 mm Jack in and output
  • Dimensions: 95 x 46 x 49 mm
  • Weight: 112 g
  • Suitable DC power supply: Article Nr 409939 (not included)

Note: Not operable with batteries!

available since August 2014
Item number 340471
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Chromatic Yes
Display LCD, LED
Integrated Microphone No
Integrated Metronome No
PSU Connector Yes
Design Floor Tuner
Special Features Brushed Metal
Dimensions 95 x 46 x 49 mm
Weight 112 g
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$14.70
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Does the job, could be made better
Chaosstar 26.01.2018
CPT-20 works well. Screen turns green and stays green when string is in tune. If it won't stay green, it's the string, not CPT-20.

I have about five Thomann CTG-10 Clip tuners, so the screen was quite familiar. I consider CPT-20 like a CTG-10 in the pedal form. Nothing bad about it. I can still see the screen w/o my glasses while standing. Just about.

I also have a few Thomann CTC-50 Red tuners in my concert guitars cases. I find CTC-50 superior to CTG-10. I also have a Behringer rack tuner, which works well. The rack tuner is plugged into the recording out of my M/B Quad preamp, so I can't mute while tuning. That can be annoying playing live. I only use it during concerts if there is no other way. With clip tuners I can tune in silence, but I like to have another option for tuning in silence on the pedal board.

So I was looking for a cheap tuner/mute button with a small footprint to save precious space on PB. And CPT-20 would actually be a great choice if only a bit more attention was paid to details. The power input is like really loose, it moves into all directions. Not just a bit, more like 2 mm wiggle room. Also the switch feels cheap. It's also just a bit low, I used a S-Connector between a small buffer pedal and the CPT-20 and it's not a perfect match. The absence of battery does not bother me at all. The thing I really like was the brushed aluminum face of the pedal. More pedals should be like that.

All in all, could be made better. But it works. We'll see how long.
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Not really True Bypass
EvanderVee 16.08.2020
It's a very simple unit, one butten for on/off and a screen and some LEDs for tuning. The tuning (what it's designed for) is okay. More expensive units are probably more precise, but for home use it suffices.

Pro's:
The unit is cheap, small and easy to use. The screen is nice and big and tuning it this way is good to do. Besides it looks quite fresh.

Cons:
The red LEDs are so bright you can't look at the unit without eye dameage. I had to tape them off to actually use the unit. Who designed this??
But the biggest issue: The unit distorts the sound in bypass mode! When playing a bit hard on my single coil guitar it distorts. I can imagine this being a far worse problem on humbucker or active guitars. Therefore I'll be putting it behind a true bypass splitter I still have lying around and would not recommend this unit for whoever wants to use it on a serious pedalboard.
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Decent budget option
theskirrid 31.05.2020
Good:-
This is a cheap and cheerful A440Hz [not adjustable] tuner with proper bypass.
Nice and quick to react, and makes it clear when a string's in tune.
Copes with Drop A on guitar, and B on a 5 string bass if it's first in chain, and happier with bridge pickup signals.
You know when it's on as the indicators can be seen from the ISS. It's also got a positive footswitch.
Tiny footprint on a board.

Meh:-
Clearly made in the same factory as EastRock, Donner and others, as it's identical, down to the magnetic flappy box. It also has exactly the same flaw, a loose jack socket. The hole in the case has been cut slightly oversized, so the socket is loose, but the jack itself is a good fit. Mine's in a pedalboard, so accidental disconnection isn't a worry.
Only powered by the socket [due to it's nano size].
No way to adjust frequency from A440HZ.

TLDR:-
Cheap, cheerful, fast but built to a price. Worth that price.
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Heavy duty
Stratwig 13.03.2022
I have it at the start of my rig...hit the button kills the sound so everybody doesn't have to hear you tuning up...you can see the display from Jupiter...BRIGHT green easy to read...works with whatever you plug in..bass etc..any tuner is a must but this is a solid build and inexpensive I won't say cheap...I'll be getting a couple more for multiple instruments...cheers
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