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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...Read More

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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 74 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

61%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (21)
  • Functional (17)
  • Good quality (14)
  • Improves sound (10)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Practicing (14)
  • Concerts (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (23), Professional musician (11), Novice (4)

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

 

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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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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.

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      3.0

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

      By Jim

      from Lima, Montana

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      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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      5.0

      This is the second I have purchased and I wold do it again.

      By C. Carey

      from Boynton Beach, FL

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

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

        I bought one about 4 months ago to do the setup on a guitar that I had installed a Earvana nut on. It proved to be the single most accurate tuner I have ever purchased and has the Buzz Feiten offsets for the 4 guitars that I have that have that. It seems to do a more accurate job than the Korg DT1 which is the most popular Buzz Feiten tuner. I left my first at a gig so I ordered another and really have found the same quality in both.

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        5.0

        Best in class!!!

        By George

        from Lexington

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

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

          The most accurate tuner on the market!

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          5.0

          Real sweetheart

          By Biggmike

          from Windsor, NY

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            Takes tuning a step farther than my assumed perfect pitch ear. Just for sport I tuned an old flattop I have kicking around which has always been sour and hard to play and I was amazed how effective the sweetened tuning setting worked.

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            5.0

            So far so good. I love it.

            By Kennyboy

            from El Paso, Texas

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                I have wanted a Peterson Strobe for years. This one you can carry with you and, it is very sensitive and accurate. I haven't even scratched the surface with the other functions. So far, I am very satisfied with this product.

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                1.0

                I could not figure out how to use it.

                By Bob

                from Glencoe,MN

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Not a good tuner

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use

                Best Uses

                • Bought a Korg tuner.

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

                Could not figure out how to use it so I bought a Korg tuner instead.

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Excellent tuner if you can keep it running

                By Mister Blue

                from Covington ky

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Use

                  Best Uses

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

                    I purchased this because of the strobe and tempered tuning. 1. Battery will run out very quickly-don't forget to turn it off. Battery is easy to confuse with 'similar' batteries on the market....keep your manual as the tuner doesn't give you a clue. Guide booklet is micro print and not very user friendly. I never have used any feature except standard tunings.....because I can't figure it out. Attachment to guitar clip is not very solid. I put in new batteries and now all it does is display random letters and won't tune. Does it need to be reset (I can't find any info on how to or if you can). It is not easy to use or maintain. It seems to "not function' pretty easy. (drop? Change battery? accidently push the wrong button? Who knows?)

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best There Is

                    By Dr.B

                    from SW Louisiana

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

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

                      This is outstanding in every way. I use it on acoustics, electrics, arch tops, basses and ukes. The sweetened tunings are great. Battery life is amazing. I don't understand how people break them. Mine sustain falls and get knocked around by students without a hitch. Just changed a battery after two years...sometimes tuning 8 instruments at a time. I use Peterson pedal board tuners live but these everywhere else. Practicing, instructing...they are great.

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                      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      update on past review

                      By USA

                      from Sunbury Pa.

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Not Functional
                        • Poor Quality

                        Best Uses

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

                          Update from other review. I have owned a model 450 and 420 forever !! Great tuners. It's sad to see Peterson put out junk like this.

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