The old adage “practice makes perfect” is undeniable, and a regular woodshed routine is the only way to continually improve your skills at playing an instrument. But, like other things in life that are good for us—such as eating right, regular exercise, etc. we avoid doing it unless it’s easy and convenient.
When we finally do get into a regimen, however, we find that it’s not so bad after all, and maybe even fun! In the TU-88, BOSS has created a cool “Swiss army knife” for guitarists and bassists, a portable go-anywhere tool that makes getting into a consistent practice schedule and improving your playing chops a little easier.
The TU-88 combines a great BOSS tuner with two other useful music-practice tools: a metronome and a headphone amp. Available in either black or white, the TU-88 is small enough to fit into the accessory compartment in any case or gig bag, so it’s easy to take everywhere you go.
It runs on a single 9-volt battery (or optional AC adaptor), and it has a handy feature that automatically turns the unit off after 30 minutes if you forget to switch off the power. This saves the life of the battery, so the TU-88’s always ready when you need it.