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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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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Get the 2 yr. warranty on this product!

By Scott C.

from SFCA

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

Works fantastic, but after many uses at home or gigs, one day you open the 'protective tin', and lo and behold you find it's broken at the swivel-stress point! Why would Peterson (a respected company) manufacture this product for this price (!) out of tini-tiny cheap plastic. (seems like a pan-head screw would be a better choice than a flat-head...) Peterson needs to redesign this. I personally don't need a bulky stomp box that's constructed out of metal, however this tuner needs to be joined to the clip with a more sturdy material. Kinda disappointed.
Excellent product, pathetic construction!

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good and Bad

By LimpingJohan

from South Of North

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

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.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great tuner but VERY CHEAP Materials

By Jimmy Shaffer

from Virgina

About Me Novice

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional

Cons

  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

  • Practicing

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

Why would Petersons make such a great tuner but use such cheap materials. Broke at the swivel and can't buy replacement parts.But still aGREAT tuner but not much good when u can't use it.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Buyer Beware

By Twiggeroo

from KC

About Me Experienced

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

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

      My Peterson clip on tuner lasted a month out of warranty. So unless you plan to buy one every year try a different clip on tuner. It's a shame that the quality of the product doesn't last any longer than a year and one month. It was stored in the container provided by Peterson and kept out of extreme conditions. It still went south after thirteen months. Buyer beware!

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      StroboClip SC-1 clip on tuner

      By G.G. Moseley

      from Midwest USA

      See all my reviews

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

      The main problem I find, is that this tuner does not hold the notes long enough to suit me. The screen does gives an accurate reading and you can get in tune, but it takes a while because of the short :hold: duration. Overall, is a good looking tuner but those plastic adjustment arms appear fragile and its expensive for what you get.
      Should be more strongly made - - this thing won't take any rough handling and if it were dropped I wouldn't be surprised if it broke at its pivot point.
      Much too expensive, IMHO

      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      update on past review

      By USA

      from Sunbury Pa.

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      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.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Get plenty of batteries!

          By Dh

          from Indiana

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Seems To Be Accurate

          Cons

          • Battery Does Not Last
          • Others A Better Value
          • Overpriced

          Best Uses

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

            I have 4 tuners. This is the least reliable and, at the same time, most expensive. Has a great reputation but my experience has been poor.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Petersen corrected issue. Great service.

            By LJH

            from Austin, TX

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Customer Service
            • Fast Correction Of Issue

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                I posted a tentative review to alert users of the problem with the clip breaking at the spring axis, and said I'd follow up with an update. Here it is. I called Petersen customer service, and the man on the phone, Pat, explained the manufacturing weak point and quickly offered to send me TWO replacement parts for the clip... one for each of the tuners which had this problem. I was surprised at the honesty and integrity of the his response. Aces.

                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Slow, cantankerous. Overrated.

                By Tim in VA

                from Suffolk

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Good Quality

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

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

                Cheaper tuners, including analog needle meter types, are much quicker in practice, with better visual clarity. This unit takes time to master. I've found that I can tune by ear as quickly as I can with these clip-on units. Not sure what the strobe appeal is - - I wouldn't buy another.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The most accurate clip on-tuner around

                By Pete A

                from Philadelphia, PA

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Extremely Accurate
                • Great Features

                Cons

                • Price

                Best Uses

                • Quick And Accurate Tuning

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

                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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