Can't imagine tuning guitars w/o this anymore. Easy, accurate, and good price!
I am a luthier and I need to keep my guitars in tune. I also need to run through several alternate tunings during setup and the Snark is an awesome tool for me. I love its ease of use and accuracy. I am thinking about adding them as a standard part of my custom guitar experience.
As far as I'm concerned, this is the gold standard for guitar tuners. It's durable (if you bear in mind that it's plastic and exercise a bit of caution), inexpensive, and dead-accurate. I have a pedal tuner as well, but it's easier for me to talk to the audience while I tune between songs without looking down at my feet. I play at least one outdoor show a week in the summer, and the SN-8's display is bright enough for me to see it, even when I can't begin to read the pedal. I have one of these in every guitar case and a spare in my Cables & Crap bag.
While I prefer to use a pedal strobe tuner when plugging in, there's no denying that Snarks are convenient when playing acoustically. This purchase replaces a previous Snark that had broken: there's a stem that links the clamp with the circular display head. The stem attaches to each part through a plastic ball-and-socket joint. This allows the head to pivot. The design is probably fine for most casual use but my teenager accidentally busted it beyond super-glue repair. Regardless, it's worth purchasing again.
This is my second clip on Snark. I also have a Snark pedal tuner. The clip on is fast, accurate and easy to read. Makes tuning a breeze. I also want to put a plug in for Snark's customer service. The first pedal tuner I bought developed a problem. I e-mailed Snark and they responded within a few hours, gave me an RMA number and shipped me a brand new tuner. First class customer service and excellent product.