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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 Utility
    Optional 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
  • ¢Encoder Dial For Quick Entry Of Values
  • Stay in tune easy with this great accessory. Order now!

    SPECIFICATIONS
    • 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
     
    4.6

    (based on 41 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (34)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (32)
    • Good quality (32)
    • Functional (31)
    • Improves sound (22)

    Cons

    • Difficult to use (4)

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (20)
    • Concerts (15)
    • Back-up (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (22), Professional musician (14), Novice (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Essential to learn intonation

    Everyone who plays an instrument where pitch depends on technique, or where tone decays rapidly should have this tuner.

    Purchased for watching my intonation while practicing viola, but excellent for all...Read complete review

    Everyone who plays an instrument where pitch depends on technique, or where tone decays rapidly should have this tuner.

    Purchased for watching my intonation while practicing viola, but excellent for all other uses.

    This has the lightening fast response advertised. Needle readout tuners confuse low volume with flat pitch and respond too slowly to monitor intonation while playing normally. The cheaper clip-on version would probably work as well, but extra weight on the head is the last thing you want on a viola.

    The readout is large enough to be seen at a distance, and self-illuminated so ambient light is not an issue. Some of the letter names are in a font that is confusing, which seems to be a flaw in most tuners -- too creative by half.

    The strobe readout does not give an objective measure of how far off you are, but it is quite good enough for monitoring your intonation while playing. This slight disadvantage is trivial compared to the prompt response. For critical intonation setup of instruments, you can get a digital readout of your deviation in cents, though it is a bit more cumbersome than the vernier dial on a Regular Peterson Strobe tuner.

    Be aware you must have a computer or buy the charger to use this device. It would have been nice if the charger were included, not just the USB cable.

    In general I dislike any toggle function, and this unit has several, including on/off. Unless there is a sound source, there is no way to know if the unit is on. But the automatic shutoff and rechargeable battery prevent this from being a severe problem.

    VS

    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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    (16 of 19 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.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Must have gear

      By Otto Mechanic

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      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.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Lives up to Perersons reputation

      By Da Bass Lady

      from San Antonio, TX

      About Me Novice

      See all my reviews

      Ask me a question

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Peterson StroboPlus HD:

        May take some getting use to if you are not familiar with strobe tuners but worth the time to learn. Great for Pedal Steel, the manual does not provide much information about the preset tunings only that the are there. However a quick call to Peterson they will email you a detailed booklet. If you plan to order any accessories from Peterson wait until you have your unit in hand, At the time of registration Peterson provides a discount on its accessories

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Essential to learn intonation

        By hizaleus

        from Austintown, OH, with frequent relocation

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast response
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Large Display

        Cons

        • Charger Not Included
        • Needs Computer
        • Some Letters Hard To Read

        Best Uses

        • General Tuning
        • Intonation Practice
        • Intonation Setup
        • Practicing

        Comments about Peterson StroboPlus HD:

        Everyone who plays an instrument where pitch depends on technique, or where tone decays rapidly should have this tuner.

        Purchased for watching my intonation while practicing viola, but excellent for all other uses.

        This has the lightening fast response advertised. Needle readout tuners confuse low volume with flat pitch and respond too slowly to monitor intonation while playing normally. The cheaper clip-on version would probably work as well, but extra weight on the head is the last thing you want on a viola.

        The readout is large enough to be seen at a distance, and self-illuminated so ambient light is not an issue. Some of the letter names are in a font that is confusing, which seems to be a flaw in most tuners -- too creative by half.

        The strobe readout does not give an objective measure of how far off you are, but it is quite good enough for monitoring your intonation while playing. This slight disadvantage is trivial compared to the prompt response. For critical intonation setup of instruments, you can get a digital readout of your deviation in cents, though it is a bit more cumbersome than the vernier dial on a Regular Peterson Strobe tuner.

        Be aware you must have a computer or buy the charger to use this device. It would have been nice if the charger were included, not just the USB cable.

        In general I dislike any toggle function, and this unit has several, including on/off. Unless there is a sound source, there is no way to know if the unit is on. But the automatic shutoff and rechargeable battery prevent this from being a severe problem.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Accurate, versatile tuner

        By Marcel

        from Houston

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use

        Best Uses

          Comments about Peterson StroboPlus HD:

          This is an extremely accurate and versatile tuner. I use it as a work bench tuner for performing setups. The display is very easy to read. I haven't even scratched the surface of the tons of features - probably won't. However, if you want to do precision intonation setting, or want a tuner which is super fast and easy to read for changing strings, etc. on a bench, this is the tuner for you.

          I have no idea what a "sweetener" is but this tuner has them (reading the vague description in the manual left me scratching my head). I tuned using the "guitar" sweetener and couldn't really tell much difference, but I'll look into it more.

          (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.

            (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!

              (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.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Serious tuner

                By jammer321

                from Boulder, Co

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Very Accurate

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bench Tuning

                  Comments about Peterson StroboPlus HD:

                  If you want a real tuner, this is it!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome Product

                  By George

                  from Westfield, MA

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  See all my reviews

                  Ask me a question

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Peterson StroboPlus HD:

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

                    (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    The Peterson StroboPlus HD tuner!

                    By Stan

                    from Wilmington, NC

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Difficult To Use

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Need Peterson Accuracy

                      Comments about Peterson StroboPlus HD:

                      I have two college degrees...and this thing is difficult! First, Peterson quit making the great
                      flip strobe tuner which was easy to operate...and
                      came out with this one...which is difficult! I say,
                      "If it ain't broke...don't fix it!"

                       
                      2.0

                      It's OK except for the metronome extortion part

                      By semka

                      from USA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                      • They extort money for the metronome

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Peterson StroboPlus HD:

                        The tuner works as advertised. However, they are trying to extort additional money from you for turning on the metronome feature that's already built-in. This is the best way to annoy your customers really quick.

                         
                        5.0

                        Purchased to replace a broken tuner, now I'm glad it broke.

                        By Rick

                        from Bixby, OK

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Peterson StroboPlus HD:

                          Replaced previous model Peterson tuner. To me it is more stable, which makes it more accurate.

                           
                          5.0

                          Big, Bright, and Fast!

                          By Stan

                          from Phoenix, AZ

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          See all my reviews

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Convenient
                          • Easy to See
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality
                          • Improves Sound
                          • Well-Built

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Practicing
                            • Studio Work

                            Comments about Peterson StroboPlus HD:

                            Solid product that works fast and well, but would be difficult to use live. There is an alternate stomp-box version designed for live work and I imagine it is just as awesome.

                             
                            4.0

                            It works. It's sensitive.

                            By Jetpowers

                            from NYC

                            About Me Experienced

                            See all my reviews

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Peterson StroboPlus HD:

                                59 y/o playing guitar, some keyboard since my teens. I tune by ear mostly including piano except when the piano is way off as it was this time. The strobe function is dead on to my ear and to counting harmonic beats. On my baby grand, the internal mic picks up most tones cleanly, some trouble in first octave. The optional clip mic was unreliable. Battery is down 50% after full charge and now about 4hrs use.
                                So, the strobe works well. Unit does seem moderately flimsy but won't keep me from recommending it.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Nice Tuner and Display

                                By Deano

                                from New Braunfels, Texas

                                About Me Professional Musician

                                See all my reviews

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Concerts
                                  • Practicing

                                  Comments about Peterson StroboPlus HD:

                                  The revolving display is large enough to visually make a quick determination.
                                  I use this on a tuning bench with bellows to dry-tune concertinas.
                                  The .1cent accuracy really brings out the beauty of the keys
                                  in harmony fashion. The synergy is fantastic, with apparent
                                  increase in volume, or at least better tone for listening.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  nice stsnd

                                  By Deano

                                  from New Braunfels, Texas

                                  About Me Professional Musician

                                  See all my reviews

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Good Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Peterson StroboPlus HD:

                                      use it for concertina playing sitting down

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Great Tuner

                                      By Victory Pete

                                      from RI

                                      About Me Experienced

                                      See all my reviews

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Functional
                                      • Good Quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Peterson StroboPlus HD:

                                          Having had the VSAM for 10 years I thought a new tuner would be nice to have. This new Peterson tuner is great, well thought out and very easy to use. Like all Peterson tuners it is very accurate. You can immediately hear what a perfectly tuned guitar sounds like. I bought the optional metronome software, it works great also.

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          This is a great product, and a great price.

                                          By Don't have a nickname.

                                          from Villa Rica, Georgia

                                          About Me Experienced

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Peterson StroboPlus HD:

                                              I use this to tune my instruments. It is very accurate.

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Cool gear

                                              By Rick

                                              from Houston, Ca

                                              About Me Experienced

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Practicing

                                                Comments about Peterson StroboPlus HD:

                                                Great to jam with

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