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Peterson StroboClip SC-1 Clip-On Strobe Tuner   

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The Peterson StroboClip tuner has the 1/10-cent accuracy of all Peterson strobes and also includes Sweetened Tunings, eastern temperament presets, an...Click To Read More About This Product

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A small yet high-tech, strobing tuner that's ideal for use with a wide variety of string and wind instruments.

The Peterson StroboClip tuner has the 1/10-cent accuracy of all Peterson strobes and also includes Sweetened Tunings, eastern temperament presets, and alternate temperaments for tuning a wide variety of string and wind instruments. It's Peterson's smallest multi-temperament tuner and features a smooth, real-time display; a drop/capo setting; adjustable key settings; low power consumption; auto sleep and power off modes for battery saving; and patented virtual strobe technology. The Peterson StroboClip instrument tuner also comes with its own carrying case for convenient transport.

FEATURES
  • Smallest multi-temperament tuner
  • 1/10 cent accurate
  • Smooth, real-time display
  • Alternate temperament presets (including Buzz Feiten Tuning System)
  • Includes eastern temperament presets
  • Drop/capo setting
  • Adjustable key
  • 25 exclusive Peterson sweeteners/temperaments
  • Adjustable concert A reference: 400hz to 490hz
  • Auto sleep and power off for battery saving
  • Low power consumption
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PetersonStroboClip SC-1 Clip-On Strobe Tuner
 
3.9

(based on 82 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (28)
  • Functional (23)
  • Good quality (19)
  • Improves sound (14)

Cons

  • Poor quality (8)
  • Difficult to use (6)
  • Not functional (5)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (18)
  • Concerts (12)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (29), Professional musician (12), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The most accurate clip on-tuner around

I've always been a fan of clip on tuners because of the convenience and the ability to tune in noisy environments. I had been using the Intellitouch PT10 and PT20 for a long time....Read complete review

I've always been a fan of clip on tuners because of the convenience and the ability to tune in noisy environments. I had been using the Intellitouch PT10 and PT20 for a long time. While they are pretty good tuners, I quickly noticed that there was a pretty wide range of pitch, relatively speaking, that the tuner would indicate as being in tune. This is unacceptable if you ask me. Another thing that people fail to realize about those tuners is that the distance between 0 ( in tune) and +20 cents is only 3 or 4 notches in the LED display, so you could be anywhere from +1 to about +7 cents out of tune and it will read the same. Bottom line - I wanted a dead accurate tuner.

Peterson strobe tuners have always been the top of the line go-to tuner. You always find them on the benches of the best techs in the world. Their version of the clip on, the StroboClip, hold the same high standard for accurate tuning. The StroboClip is accurate within 1/10 of a cent. Now that's what I call accuracy. You can adjust relative pitch from 440 and also change key/capo compensation if needed, but the biggest feature is what they call Sweetened Tuning presets, which is basically a preset that you set to whatever instrument you're tuning in attempt to make it even more accurate. Really the only bad thing about this tuner is the price tag. Peterson has always been pricey and somewhat rightfully so, but I wish it was maybe 20% cheaper. Even so, I'm happy with paying for such an accurate tuner. If you want to be confident that you're always perfectly in tune, spend the extra money on this tuner.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good and Bad

I think with a little re-engineering the StroboClip could be a fantastic tuner. In my opinion, for the money it's a bit overpriced considering the availability of so many other high quality, less...Read complete review

I think with a little re-engineering the StroboClip could be a fantastic tuner. In my opinion, for the money it's a bit overpriced considering the availability of so many other high quality, less expensive tuners.
Love the sweetened tunings. Really adds value to the StroboClip.
Certainly not for stage use (I don't think it would survive very long) but works well at home. As others have mentioned it's built from rather lightweight plastic so it doesn't seem like it will stand up to much accidental wear. The clip is not as strong as the clip on my Snark SN2. It does the job but does not attach very securely to the headstock. For some reason the StroboClip refuses to tune the low E. I've tried plucking with a pick to a lightly applied finger and regardless the tuner display bounces from E to B and back so quickly it is almost impossible to see if the low E is in tune. I tune the 5 higher strings with the StroboClip then tune the low E by ear from the other strings. I haven't read other folks having this problem so I don't know if I am doing something wrong or received a bad unit. No such problems with the Snark but it also does not have the flexibility of the sweetened tunings though it is faster to tune with than the StroboClip.
Seems expensive considering the feature set and quality that might stand some improvement. The sweetened tunings are really nice and that is why I still use it. I haven't used their true stroboscopic tuners but it makes me want to try them.

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4.0

Great Tuner

By Gene

from Dallas N.C.

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

    Comments about Peterson StroboClip SC-1 Clip-On Strobe Tuner:

    Very well made product really like it

     
    4.0

    A bit expensive, but works well for what it is...

    By Toonz

    from Newburgh, NY

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

    • expensive

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing
    • studio

    Comments about Peterson StroboClip SC-1 Clip-On Strobe Tuner:

    Street price on this clip on tuner is too high. I used a discount and some points to knock the cost down, or I would have never spent the money they are asking for this. While it does have some good features, such as sweetened tunings, capo/flat compensation, etc- there are a whole bunch of tunings available in it's memory that will *never ever* be used- stuff for sitars, ukes, other exotic stringed instruments. I would have much rather had a tuner pre-programmed with all of the sweetened open tunings for guitar, or the ability to store some user-defined tunings. Are you listening, Peterson? The ability to store some user-defined presets would make this well worth the money...

    Okay, all that aside- one fact: it's not really a strobe tuner. It's a digital approximation of a strobe tuner. However- it works well, for what it is. I don't know that I'd leave it clipped to my headstock while gigging- while the tuner body itself is metal of some sort- the clip is still plastic, and yeah, plastic can be a bit fragile...

     
    5.0

    This is amazing! I highly recommend it.

    By JB

    from Santa Rosa, CA

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Peterson StroboClip SC-1 Clip-On Strobe Tuner:

        I use the tempered setting on my steel and nylon acoustics, as well as my Gibson jazz guitar, and am amazed. Other tuners always leave some tweaking to be done. This is spot on.

         
        3.0

        Not good enough to justify the price

        By Kokotele

        from Albany, NY

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Peterson StroboClip SC-1 Clip-On Strobe Tuner:

            There are other tuners that are just about as accurate in practical terms, but cost much less money. . The "HD display" terminology as it's just a standard LCD display and there's nothing special about it.

            I returned it to get a regular Peterson SP-1 to use on the bench and a less expensive clip on tuner to take out of the house.

             
            5.0

            Great Tuner

            By Michael

            from North Carolina

            About Me Novice

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Peterson StroboClip SC-1 Clip-On Strobe Tuner:

              Enables you to get a more accurate tuning. Very good quality tuner.

               
              5.0

              peterson quality at an affordable price

              By guitarnut

              from winner, sd

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • can be used on virtually any instrument
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Peterson StroboClip SC-1 Clip-On Strobe Tuner:

                I use the stroboclip to not only tune my own guitars but also to do setups for customers. Having an accurate tuner when setting intonation is invaluable. Thanks Peterson!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very Accurate and Compact Tuner

                By Acoustic Picker

                from Phoenix, AZ

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                • 1st unit defective, vendor is replacing

                Best Uses

                • Where high accuracy is required

                Comments about Peterson StroboClip SC-1 Clip-On Strobe Tuner:

                This tuner is very compact and accurate. I was bummed that it failed to power on after I had been using it a few years, so I switched to another brand tuner and frankly, forgot about this unit. I missed the compactness and accuracy of this unit, so I contacted the vendor to see about sending it in for repairs. They are being very generous and are going to replace the broken unit without charge. A very generous policy, indeed. I am looking forward to using this model tuner again, as it is superior in accuracy to other clip-on tuners that I have used.

                 
                3.0

                Little quirky at first, or arrived with almost dead battery

                By Don

                from Beaumont, TX

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                Comments about Peterson StroboClip SC-1 Clip-On Strobe Tuner:

                Product would not stay powered on when it first arrived. Thought I had a bad unit. Then stopped working all together. Changed the battery, and it seems okay now, but still evaluating it.

                 
                5.0

                jUST GET IT

                By Mr zippy

                from Tucson az

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Peterson StroboClip SC-1 Clip-On Strobe Tuner:

                    I use this every day, at church, at home. Best clip on period. I've tried the rest and took them all back. Just order it and you will agree.

                     
                    3.0

                    Research before purchasing, it's versatile, costly, fragile

                    By Jim

                    from Lima, Montana

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                    Pros

                    • Functional

                    Cons

                    • Difficult To Use

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Peterson StroboClip SC-1 Clip-On Strobe Tuner:

                    I have several acoustic guitars, of which one is a 12 string. The StroboClip has a setting specifically for both octaves for the 12 string. It can tune to keys other than "standard tuning": If your using a capo, it'll tune to what ever fret your capo-ed to; it'll tune multiple instruments (string & brass, check the manufacturers' web site for a full listing). BUT, it's fragile, not user friendly (keep the instruction booklet handy), and sensitive (seems to have a problem finding low "E"). If you have multiple instruments i.e. guitars, violas, uke, etc., then consider the StroboClip. However, if you're just getting started, look else where.

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