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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 66 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

60%

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)
  • Not functional (5)
  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Concerts (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (19), Professional musician (7), 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 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best There Is

By Dr.B

from SW Louisiana

About Me Professional Musician

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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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    (1 of 1 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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        5.0

        great versatile tuner

        By Chet

        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 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        If only I could turn it on!!!

        By rik

        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

        By Mhammer491

        from Bean Station, TN

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        Verified Reviewer

        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

        By JR Bondy

        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 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          CHINA !!!!!

          By USA

          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

            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!

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                (1 of 2 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.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  defective after 3 years light use

                  By Acoustic Player

                  from Ohio

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Failed After 3 Years

                  Best Uses

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

                    I have used other clip-on tuners that lasted way longer than this one! After 3 years of light use, the unit does not power on. Yes, I tried replacing the battery too. I would NOT recommend this tuner to a friend.

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