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A handheld strobe tuner with an optional metronome function.

The Peterson StroboPlus HD is the highest resolution strobe tuner with Peterson's largest illuminated display ever featured in a traditional strobe format. Chromatically tune any instrument confidently to the exacting standards that experienced musicians demand or use any of the over 90 exclusive Sweetened Tunings that are developed and optimized for your specific instrument. Use the built-in mic, plug in or use a clip-on pickup to tune your instruments quickly with its smooth, realtime display or program your custom tunings using our PetersonConnect online utility.

Make it a combo by adding a metronome
Via a simple firmware update, the StroboPlus HD can be upgraded to include their popular metronome, the BodyBeat Sync. The same metronome engine can be available in the StroboPlus HD complete with the vibe output.

PetersonConnect
PetersonConnect is a new way to configure your Peterson products and program your own tunings. Simply download the free PetersonConnect program and register your tuner. Each time you connect your tuner to your computer, it will check to see if there are any firmware updates that are needed for your product and also find any configuration changes, new tunings, or sweeteners that you have added to the profile for your product.

The PetersonConnect tool allows you to easily alter the settings you want to appear on your tuner. You can create your own tunings and sweeteners as well as synchronize the settings between multiple Peterson tuning equipment that supports PetersonConnect.

FEATURES
  • 0.1 Cent Accuracy (1/10 Of A Cent; 1/1000th Of A Semitone)
  • Built-In Microphone
  • USB Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Backlit Display; Visible In Dark Or Direct Sunlight
  • Auto Off And Smart Backlight For Battery Savings
  • Concert A Setting Adjustable From 390Hz - 490Hz
  • Rotary Encoder For Quick Menu Navigation
  • Tripod Mount For Use With Peterson Pitch Holder (sold separately)
  • Over 90 Preset Temperaments/Sweetened Tunings
  • Multi-Octave Sweetened And Stretch Tunings
  • Buzz Feiten Tuning System Support
  • Up to 10 Preset Locations For Quick Recall Of Favorite Settings
  • Headphone Output To Connect Audio To Headphones Or PA System
  • Transparent Thru/Output Jack For Direct Connection To Amplifier
  • Automatic Drop/Capo Transposition For All Tunings
  • Firmware Updatable (Future Proof)
  • Program Presets Via PetersonConnect Online UtilityOptional BodyBeat metronome features:Audio, Visual Or Tactile Tempo Delivery Modes
  • Feel The Beat From The Optional Vibration Clip
  • 4 Different Audio Choices, Rimshot, Clave, Wood Block And Beep
  • Feel Or Hear A Variety Of Subdivisions And Accent Patterns
  • 10 To 280BPM Tempo Range With Tap Tempo Input Feature
  • Independently Selectable Time Signature Components
  • Wide Variety Of Subdivisions Displayed In Notation Format
  • Meter-Based Accent Patterns (Additive Meters)
  • Up To 10 User Preset Settings

Stay in tune easy with this great accessory. Order now!

SPECIFICATIONS

StroboPlus HD

  • Accuracy: 0.1 Cent or within 1/1000th of one semitone (1/10th of one cent) over the entire range
    Range: 16Hz to 8KHz Sensitivity: + 1mV to 5V
    Power: Rechargeable battery (included) or USB adapter
    Temperaments/Sweeteners: 90
    Concert A range: 390Hz to 490Hz (adjustable in 0.1Hz increments)
    Features: Exclusive Virtual Strobe Technology - Real-Time Operation
    Weight: 0.66lb. / 0.29kg.
    Dimensions: 5.25" x 4.25" x 1.5" /133mm x 108mm x 38mm
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PetersonStroboPlus HD
 
4.7

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (15)
  • Good quality (15)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • Improves sound (11)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Concerts (7)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (7), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome Product

Quickly tunes up my E9 s10 Pedal steel, G-Dobro, Fiddle, Bass, and any instrument that happens to be playing with the band....

Quickly tunes up my E9 s10 Pedal steel, G-Dobro, Fiddle, Bass, and any instrument that happens to be playing with the band....

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

The worst best tuner you can get

If you want the most accurate tuner you can get, this is it.
I play the sitar, and this is the only tuner on the market that can accurately tune a sitar.
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If you want the most accurate tuner you can get, this is it.
I play the sitar, and this is the only tuner on the market that can accurately tune a sitar.

Unfortunately, the great technology is packaged with cheap, throwaway hardware and a poor interface, hence the 1 star rating.
Here's what I don't like about it:

- You have to pay Peterson 30 dlrs to switch on the metronome feature. Having paid over 200 dlrs (with shipping and taxes) for the most expensive tuner on the market, Peterson is extorting you for yet another 30 dlrs to unlock a feature that already exists on the device. This is an extremely cynical and anti-customer practice.
- Very cheap plastic, disposable build quality. For the cost, I would have expected titanium and glass. That would only have added another 10 dlrs to the cost, at most.
- The digital strobe indicator is vastly less accurate than an analogue needle would have been.
- Rechargeable battery via USB. Yet another thing in our lives to charge, and who knows for how long the battery will last? What if you show up at the gig, the battery is dead, you don't have a charger or computer, and you have to start playing in 5 minutes? You can't just pop in a pair of replaceable AAs.
- You can only configure the tuner's presets and options by tethering it to a computer with an internet connection. And the Peterson Connect software is not pretty.

But hopefully someone at Peterson will read this and improve the build quality of future products. Give me a slab of metal, an accurate analogue needle, replaceable AAs, no computer tethering and no extortionist metronome feature, and I'll be happy.

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5.0

I would recomend the product and Musicians Friend

By Bryan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Peterson StroboPlus HD:

Very happy with the Peterson tuner
Very accurate and the alternate and "sweetened" turnings are a bonus and fun to play with.
Got a great deal with my coupon and Musicians Friend made the process easy.

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5.0

Great tuner

By LONESTRAT

from RI

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Comments about Peterson StroboPlus HD:

Love it!

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5.0

Great for Pedal Steel guitar

By Sammin

from New Rochelle, NY

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Peterson StroboPlus HD:

      Used to temper tune a pedal steel guitar....I'm using included pedal steel sweetened presets, but you can store your own as well.

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      5.0

      Really a good product and an excellent retailer

      By nuby

      from Home

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Peterson StroboPlus HD:

        Easy to use for beginner or experienced

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        5.0

        is very good, would get another if ever needed

        By Mike H.

        from Lafayette, In.

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Took Awail To Get Use To

        Best Uses

        • Tuning

        Comments about Peterson StroboPlus HD:

        got this to tune a pedle steel guitar, and a accustic guitar. I like that there are some pre settings on the tuner that I have been using in the past.I was using a very cheep tuner, I can tell a big differance.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My Guitars Have Never Sounded More In Tune

        By Flag24/96

        from Schertz, Texas

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Peterson StroboPlus HD:

          This is an excellent tuner! I haved used it on acoustic guitars and electric guitars. I used the Equal temperament, plus the Acoustic sweetener and Guitar sweetener, and got great results with all of them. The tuning sounds right for all chords, up and down the neck.

          This is the first strobe tuner I have ever used. It beats every other tuning method I have ever tried (including needle-type tuners, LED-type tuners, and tuning forks).

          I haven't tried the metronome features (not really interested in that part of it), so I can't comment on that.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Must have gear

          By OttoMatick

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Tuning

          Comments about Peterson StroboPlus HD:

          Unless you tune using a Peterson Tuner you are playing out of tune and don't know. The other tuners get you close but not in tune like this magic device. Before this tuner I was playing close to in tune.

          This is absolutely must have gear. 99 times more accurate than other tuning machines. Your guitars will sound 'dialed in'.

          Intonation for your own instrument. Improve your tone and playing. Get one. Awesome, excellent, you will be presently surprised.

          I use this for setups on the bench and for tuning acoustics. I like this so much I got the Stomp Classic too for my pedal board and live playing tuning on stage. I gave away all my other tuners.

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          (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          The worst best tuner you can get

          By test

          from Toronto

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • - 30 More For Metronome
          • - Cheap Plastic
          • - Computer Tethering
          • Difficult To Use
          • Poor Quality
          • - Rechargable Battery
          • - Too Expensive

          Best Uses

            Comments about Peterson StroboPlus HD:

            If you want the most accurate tuner you can get, this is it.
            I play the sitar, and this is the only tuner on the market that can accurately tune a sitar.

            Unfortunately, the great technology is packaged with cheap, throwaway hardware and a poor interface, hence the 1 star rating.
            Here's what I don't like about it:

            - You have to pay Peterson 30 dlrs to switch on the metronome feature. Having paid over 200 dlrs (with shipping and taxes) for the most expensive tuner on the market, Peterson is extorting you for yet another 30 dlrs to unlock a feature that already exists on the device. This is an extremely cynical and anti-customer practice.
            - Very cheap plastic, disposable build quality. For the cost, I would have expected titanium and glass. That would only have added another 10 dlrs to the cost, at most.
            - The digital strobe indicator is vastly less accurate than an analogue needle would have been.
            - Rechargeable battery via USB. Yet another thing in our lives to charge, and who knows for how long the battery will last? What if you show up at the gig, the battery is dead, you don't have a charger or computer, and you have to start playing in 5 minutes? You can't just pop in a pair of replaceable AAs.
            - You can only configure the tuner's presets and options by tethering it to a computer with an internet connection. And the Peterson Connect software is not pretty.

            But hopefully someone at Peterson will read this and improve the build quality of future products. Give me a slab of metal, an accurate analogue needle, replaceable AAs, no computer tethering and no extortionist metronome feature, and I'll be happy.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Wish it tuned ears too!

            By G11blazin

            from Bangalore, India

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound
            • Multi-instrument Ability
            • Stunningly Sensitive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Intonation
              • Practicing

              Comments about Peterson StroboPlus HD:

              You think you used real tuners before?
              Wait to be proved wrong.
              This lil tonophilic masterpiece leaves all other tuners in in the bin where off-tune notes belong.
              And I've used Boss, Korg, pedal units before.
              The sensitivity leaves you shocked.
              Want to test your tuner? Just try tuning your low E on your guitar with it.
              And this kid here latches onto that note with the jaws of a bulldog.
              And of course, there are the presets.
              And the ability to tune over 20 instruments...and that's my conservative estimate.
              Costs you half a ear, but nothing else levels up with this!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Tuner!

              By Roseman623

              from Rocky Mount, NC

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Peterson StroboPlus HD:

                This is a very sophisicated tuner with fine tuning calibration. Excellent for any instrument but especially pedal steel guitar.

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