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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
 
3.8

(based on 68 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (17)
  • Functional (13)
  • Good quality (9)
  • Improves sound (7)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Concerts (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (20), Professional musician (8), 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

 

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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1.0

I could not figure out how to use it.

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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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3.0

Excellent tuner if you can keep it running

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from Cincinnati

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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

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      from SW Louisiana

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      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 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        update on past review

        By 

        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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            5.0

            great versatile tuner

            By 

            from Kittanning, Pa.

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Sweetened Tunings

            Cons

            • A Bit Fragile

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            A very easy to use tuner... the sweetened tunings for string instruments are a great feature.. Just a bit on the fragile side.. It uses commonly available batteries plus the battery life is excellant

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            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            If only I could turn it on!!!

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            from PA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Don't Knowwont Turn On
            • None Wont Turn On

            Cons

            • Junk
            • Not Functional
            • Onoff Switch Is Broke
            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

            • Paper Weight

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

            Unit's on/off switch just will NOT work...returned to Peterson for full, free replacement....replacement worked PERFECTLY.....Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!

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            5.0

            Expensive, but Cute

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            from Bean Station, TN

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            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

            • Expensive
            • Nothing Bad

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Exact Tuning

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

            I bought the Peterson Stroboclip after reviewing the specs and reading some of the users comments. I thought that perhaps I could get a more perfect tuning on my guitar with the enhanced sensitivity. I have been using a Sabine Chromatic Tuner, the ST-1000 for years. I found that the Stroboclip was actually hard to determine when the string was in tune, because the strobe bars continued to move, although very slightly, even though the string was in tune.

            I utilize a "Chiming technique" to tune with the Sabine, by chiming each string at the 12th and the 7th fret, and then open. I have found that if you tune at the 3 positions, and can get a "dead on" tune at all three, you will be in good shape. I could not improve on this with the Stroboclip, and found myself referring back to the Sabine to be sure I was in tune.

            Since I only play at home, not in actually performance venues, I guess this new one will go onto the shelf with all of the other "New and Improved" tuners that I have tried over the years. If you were in a live gig, it would be fine.

            At close to one hundred , you would think that they could make something that did not look so fragile, and that required a foam lined box for storage. It is a cute gimmick, but I am not sure that it would be worth the full price. Performing artist, could utilize it however, as it does give accurate readings.

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            3.0

            Works well Pricey

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            from Detroit, MI.

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            Pros

            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

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

              It gets confused at times and time to come around, its well made but it should be for the price. it's OK but I was expecting more, oh well I can live with it...

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              CHINA !!!!!

              By 

              from Sunbury Pa.

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional

              Cons

              • Made in China

              Best Uses

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

                I thought because I was buying a Peterson I was buying a American product. Sad to see it is not. Maybe you should be upfront about where a product is made, It would help me to make a better choice. Glad I still have my AMERICAN MADE 420 & 450 Petersons.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Buyer Beware

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                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!

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