I don't want to sound like I'm Ralph Towner or anything, but I know when my 12-string is in tune. It's just a matter of all the harmonics aligning, at least to my ears, but with the tuner I have, it just does not seem to do the job.
Tuning a 12-string is a fiendishly difficult job, but there must be something better out there than a cheap piece of plastic that clips on to to the headstock and tunes by the vibration of the wood, not the vibrations in the air. My tuner says a note is perfectly in tune, but I can actually move the tuner heads and hear the pitch change slightly but the tuner still says it's the same pitch. Now that can't be right!
When I played a 6-string I didn't need a tuner, but with a 12-string, it's imperative. Any suggestions?