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  • Smallest multi-temperament tuner
  • 1/10 cent accurate
  • Smooth, real-time display
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    $99.99
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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

      Get clip-on tuning convenience and precise tuning accuracy for string and wind instruments when you order today.

       
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      PetersonStroboClip SC-1 Clip-On Strobe Tuner
       
      4.1

      (based on 56 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (33)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (7)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (8)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (5)

      67%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Easy to use (13)
      • Functional (9)
      • Good quality (6)
      • Improves sound (6)

      Cons

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

      Best Uses

      • Practicing (7)
      • Concerts (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (11), Professional musician (5), 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.

      VS

      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

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      By RustD

      from Iowa

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Not Functional
        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

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

        It was poor quality for the expensive price. Didn't seem easy to use as a tuner like my Kong for electric. I didn't try it very long, because one of the buttons didn't work at all. I wrongly ignored the other bad reviews. I sent it back for a replacement. MF said it will be awhile because of the time of year, that's OK, I understand that. The plastic seems flimsy. I should have bought a cheaper tuner. Cool box. I'm more disappointed than mad.

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        5.0

        What a great tuner!

        By ez-VrV4A

        from kansas

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            I've had mine for a couple of years now. Like others have stated, the hinge has a tendency to break. First one lasted a couple months and this one for a couple of years. But, and this is a good but, if you call Peterson they will replace it. My first one they sent a whole new tuner and this time it will be just the clip. Both times I've talked to them they were quite nice and didn't charge a dime. It's refreshing to have a company stand behind their product. I have a snark as a backup and while it's a good tuner I like the Peterson much better. The tuning accuracy is easier to see. For myself the higher price is worth it. I love my Peterson and I will continue to use it for years to come.

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            1.0

            It can't decide

            By 2ManyGuitars

            from Saddle Brook, NJ

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Well Lit And Easy To Read

            Cons

            • Hunts For Pitch
            • Not Functional

            Best Uses

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

              I'm frankly disappointed. I've owned several other tuners and expected this to be better but it has a lot of trouble sensing what string I'm playing. Example: I mute the strings carefully and strike the low E. Tuner indicates "A" - "D" - "A" - "D" and finally settles on "A". Huh ?? It doesn't matter which guitar I use it with, it always has difficulty with one or more strings. And in the end I always have to tweak the tuning slightly because my "G" is a little sharp and "B" is a little flat. To be honest I tune better by ear than this device does. Not impressed.
              As I mentioned, I have owned several tuners over the years, and have never had such problems with them.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Petersen corrected issue. Great service.

              By LJH

              from Austin, TX

              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.

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                  2.0

                  good electronics, poor material

                  By LJH

                  from Austin, TX

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional

                  Cons

                  • Poor Quality

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

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

                  I have the rack tuner, and it's great. But the clip, although the tecnology is equal, the plastic clamp has broken TWICE now... I purchased one tuner about four years ago, and after forgetting to remove from my acoustic's headstock, the clip broke at the spring pivot when I set the guitar back in its case. The second tuner broke in the same place, but I don't know what caused it. It just fractured and fell apart when I attempted to place it on the head stock. I have not yet called Petersen for a replacement, but if they don't send me a new unit free of charge, I'll get a different brand. I'll follow up and let you know.

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                  4.0

                  Extremely accurate tuner!

                  By Badpulledpork

                  from Puget Sound

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

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

                    I have 3 Peterson strobe tuners. VS II, Stomp Classic and now the clip on strobe. The clip on strobe tuner is great for accurate tuning but the plastic parts in the swivel mount make the tuner delicate to handle. Peterson should beef up their swivel parts. Still a great tuner. Just handle with care!

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                    5.0

                    StroboWow

                    By 6stringmichael

                    from Riverside County CA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Tuning
                    • Functional

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        I am a self taught player starting as early as five years old in the Elvis era. Over the years tuning any guitar I owned was a challenge or at least, keeping them properly tuned. The Stroboclip was a little weird to use at first taking lots of time but once learned the tuning was extremely accurate.

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                        5.0

                        Very good tuner

                        By sgt tee

                        from N.E.PA.

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            Go ahead and buy this tuner, I have around 4 other tuners and this is my go to tuner

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Great tuner but requires mechanical TLC

                            By Cheth

                            from Pgh, Pa.

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional

                            Cons

                            • Mechanically Weak

                            Best Uses

                            • Acoustic Guitar Tuning

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

                            The programmed temperament and virtual strobe is a definite advantage over other clip on tuners. Mechanically not real strong and will require some TLC. I presently own a SC-1 that I previously purchased that "locks up" occasionally, but removing the battery for a while resets the tuner. Still one of the better portable/clip on tuners now available.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Great sounds result

                            By gravityfree

                            from Florida

                            About Me Experienced

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Improves Sound
                            • Tunes Very Well
                            • Very Precise

                            Cons

                            • Delicate Design

                            Best Uses

                            • All

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

                            I hesitated to buy after reading reviews regarding the delicate nature of the plastic stalk which attaches the tuner to the clip. This is indeed a fragile looking part and careful handling is recommended. Other than that this tuner results in a better sound than any I have tried and the sweetened tuning really improves the G and B string sound to my ears. It's a keeper for me.

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