Tune bagpipes accurately, easily, every time you play!’
‘The HBT-3 Bagpipe Tuner is super small, easy to use, accurate bagpipe tuner full of punch, this is simply an essential bagpipe tuner for anyone tuning their pipes.’
To tune your bagpipes with the HBT-3 all you need to do is play Low A, calibrate the tuner and your ready to start fine tuning your chanter and drones. Its easy to learn how to tune bagpipes with the HBT-3 Bagpipe Tuner, it will display when a note is sharp or flat and makes tuning quick for all pipers. The HBT-3 Bagpipe Tuner also has an adjustable needle speed which allows the piper the best possible detection for fine tuning.
When tuning your bagpipes, the HBT-3 Bagpipe tuner LCD changes colour from amber to green when the ‘in tune’ (calibration frequency) is reached to indicate the note is ‘correct’.
The HBT-3 Bagpipe Tuner is small enough to put in your pocket or sporran, gentle on batteries and has an auto-off function when not used for 5 minutes. It’s a powerful small bagpipe tuner, perfect for pipers and truly makes piping more enjoyable.
So why the HBT-3 Bagpipe tuner and not a chromatic tuner? The HBT-3 Bagpipe Tuner is specially programmed for the Bagpipe scale, meaning each note will be detected and displayed correctly for pipers. Chromatic tuners are programmed for equal temperament instruments, which the Highland Bagpipes is not, therefore they aren’t able to accurately display the chanter scale.
Accuracy and Sensitivity:
The HBT-3 Bagpipe Tuner delivers precision accuracy and will detect any pitch fluctuations your bagpipe chanter and drones produce, which means if the blowing is not ‘spot on’… the HBT-3 needle will highlight this. However there’s also a ‘velocity’ (v) button which allows you to slow down the needle movement if required. The velocity button gives greater tolerance to pitch/ pressure fluctuations, which is useful at times.
The HBT-3 calculates movement at 1Hz steps between the ranges of +/- 1-hz for superior detection and sensitivity.
Key features of the HBT-3
• Dual speed needle style meter, allowing control of how fast you would like the needle to move.
• Single Hz movement between -10 & +10 Hz of the calibration frequency- for absolute accuracy.
• Fast response time, less than -20ms
• Note, frequency and calibration frequency displayed on the large LCD
• Backlit LCD display for high visibility- particularly outside
• Internal microphone
• External Bagpipe clip microphone also included.
• Drones & Chanter mode
• Auto Shut off after 5 minutes of no use.
Dimensions: 80mm*15mm*59mm, 64gms
• Ultra sensitive peizo sensor
• Strong firm spring
• Soft padded contacts so it won’t damage your pipes.
• 1.75m lead