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SteveR.
post Mar 16 2004, 07:25 AM
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Is this strobostomp visible in the dark and does it have a mute output like a Fender PT -10?
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post Mar 16 2004, 09:33 AM
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Steve,
you think we would build a stage tuner that couldn't be seen in the dark blink.gif

The StroboStomp has about the brightest LCD screen available (like a small TV screen). Heres what it looked like on a try-out at the House of Blues in Chicago last weekend with Keb' Mo', LIGHTS OUT!!!...



Convinced smile.gif ?

Heres what it looks like in broad daylight



As for being able to mute, absolutely. Not only that but the built-in active DI mutes as well.
If you disable the DI, it's true bypass (the first ever real true bypass tuner!)

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post Mar 16 2004, 10:06 AM
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WOW! This thing is totally tits. Very cool. Not available until the due date huh? I can't wait. I guess I will be putting off some other toys for awhile. Is this thing pretty rugged? Do you need someone to test it out? I can volunteer.
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post Mar 16 2004, 10:49 AM
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Steve,

Is it rugged you ask???

We wanted to make sure as well.



Notice the ribs on the side wall of the strobostomp, the arched top that surrounds the stomp switch, and the framing of the display.

With it's aluminum die-cast housing, the strobostomp was ergonomically designed to handle as much weight as you can put on it without ever worrying about the LCD screen or stomp switch!

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post Mar 16 2004, 02:04 PM
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I'll bet that thing eats a battery a minute. Does the lighted screen turn off when not in use?
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post Mar 16 2004, 02:30 PM
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Hey Steve,
the Strobostomp is the first real 100% true bypass tuner, so when you bypass it, not only is your signal path free of any contact with the tuner electronics, the StroboStomp is also shut off electrically.

So if you take 20 seconds each time you tune, you'll get 1000 tunings out of it on battery alone. If you tune 20 times a gig, you'll still get about 50 gigs out of it.

If you're a bassist or an acoustic guitar player and you want to use the built-in DI as well as the tuner, it must stay on all the time, so in that case it would last as long as an average digital delay pedal on a single 9V battery.

Even after the battery is dead, it still lets your signal through and even mutes!



If you use a 9V adapter with the StroboStomp, you can daisy-chain your other pedals from the 'Stomp's 9VDC output.

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post Mar 16 2004, 05:41 PM
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It looks like the daisy chain feature allows for use of a standard 9v plug. Is that the case? Will Peterson be selling these cables? Are you going to be selling the tuner with the tread marks?
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post Mar 16 2004, 11:46 PM
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The user manual has been added to Strobostomp.com.
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post Mar 17 2004, 12:13 PM
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It looks like the daisy chain feature allows for use of a standard 9v plug. Is that the case?

Yes
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Will Peterson be selling these cables?

We don't plan to, you can already buy a daisychain cable at any good guitar store.
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Are you going to be selling the tuner with the tread marks?

Maybe a custom version with Pirelli tread marks (just kidding wink.gif )

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post Mar 17 2004, 01:16 PM
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(Converted Post)
Originally posted by John Norris
We don't plan to, you can already buy a daisychain cable at any good guitar store.


That's good to hear. I always thought it was a crock that the TU-2 Tuner required a proprietary cable that you had to buy from them. A lot of folks thing that the TU-2 is some sort of pedal powering device and don't realize that all it does was pass along power from the AC adapter.
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post Mar 17 2004, 01:47 PM
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I think you can get a daisy chain cable for less than $10...



If you have a lot of pedals to power, simply buy another daisychain and plug it into the socket of the first cable - done!

Just make sure that your power supply can handle the total pedal power draw.

Regulated power supplies suitable for the StroboStomp would be:

Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 (Eight isolated 9VDC 100mA regulated outputs)

Visual Sound 1-Spot (9V fully regulated output)

Carl Martin Big John 9v Power Supply (Seven 9VDC outputs 600mA total, it has the best name of the lot !)

Godlyke PA9 Power All (9V 800mA regulated output)

b@ss PSA120 adapter (9V 200mA regulated) Do not use the b@ss ACA120 Unregulated power supply!

Mutec RLD120 (9V 200mA regulated) Not sure whether this one has a standard barrel plug or not.

Morley Power Supply (9V 300mA Regulated) Not sure whether this one has a standard barrel plug or not.

b@ss ACA, Danelectro DA1, Radioshack, etc., do not have a voltage regulator and are not suitable.

As always with any pedal, be careful - check voltage (9V or 12VDC regulated) & polarity (positive barrel-negative inner sleeve) first and don't overload the power supply's ampere rating by daisy chaining too many pedals from a single supply.

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post Jul 28 2004, 12:44 PM
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What are some of the differences between the Peterson VS-II and the StroboStomp?
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John Norris
post Jul 28 2004, 01:39 PM
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Hi Darren,
I've copied the info from one of the many posts asking this question.

The StroboStomp has the following features not found on the VS-II:
1. 100% True Bypass switching & mute (that means all, yes ALL other tuners regardless of make or model - rack, pedal or handheld) will affect your tone EXCEPT the StroboStomp!
2. Built-in Active DI (also muteable!)
3. 4 Optimized Buzz Feiten settings
4. Drop Tuning to 4 semitones
5. Peterson 12-String Preset
6. 9V operation and 9V output to other pedals (this baby also works on anything from 7V to 12VDC as long as the power is regulated, all other tuners fry!
7. Die-Cast aluminum construction

The VS-II has the following features not found on the StroboStomp:

1. E9 Preset for pedal steel guitar
2. C6 Preset for pedal steel guitar
3. Presets for Just Major, 1/4 Comma Meantone, Pythagorean, Werckmeister III, Kirnberger III, Young & Kellner.
4. Passive Tone Generator
5. Tune/Adjust parameters simultaneously (Roadies, techs and luthiers take note!)
6. Built-in Mic
7. Adjustable Backlight
8. Rubber protective boot
9. 3VDC adapter included

The StroboStomp offers the following features not found on any other pedal tuners:

1. 100% True Bypass (after you've upgraded to Motherbucker SuperDuper® pickups, exotic wood and the Class A amp with cascading triple preamps and 6L6s, ask yourself what that tone-sucking non-true-bypass tuner is still doing on your pedal board biggrin.gif !
2. Ten preset tuning temperaments (All other pedals are limited to one - standard Equal temperament)
3. Accuracy to 0.1 cent (30 times as accurate as the leading competitor)
Duh??? A tuner's job is to be accurate, otherwise its an expensive mute switch, get real cool.gif !
The StroboStomp is accurate enough to do intonation, no other tuner pedal can match it!
4. Real Time (not "sample & average") operation. Want immediate tracking? Then forget everything else, this is the only one.
5. Optimized Buzz Feiten settings
6. Programmability (two 13-tone user programmable temperaments) Insurance against the future smile.gif
7. Built-in DI
8. Recessed Stomp Switch Have you seen the tests? Click here
9. Value for money (its a programmable tuner, true bypass loop box and an active DI in one unit)
10.Space saver (see 9.)
11.Style & good looks biggrin.gif !

John N.

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post Oct 21 2004, 04:58 PM
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John Norris, Thanks for showing the tuner in both light and dark situations. My big question/concern is this:
I play outdoor gigs sometimes in direct sunlight and my current stompbox tuner with it's red lighted display just disappears when sunlight hits it. It's a real problem for me. This is not a make or break issue but I'm wondering if I would be able to read the Strobostomp in broad daylight from a standing position. Your picture appears to be a closeup. Thanks for your help. I can't wait to get one.
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post Oct 22 2004, 07:04 AM
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Hi,
there is a big difference between a simple LED and a good backlit LCD display, once the LEDs light output is matched or overwhelmed by a strong light source like sunlight, it is no longer visible as an indicator.
The LCDs backlight suffers the same fate under those conditions, but unlike the LED, its actual display has contrasting areas which remain visible regardless of ambient light.
So on open air stages, the StroboStomp remains easily readable after LED tuners have given up the ghost.If you check the post which lists the reviews, you will notice that StroboStomp owners are confirming this.
Among the design team here at Peterson are people who spent many years on stage (indoors and outdoors), so this was one of the things we checked very early on.


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post Oct 22 2004, 11:19 AM
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John, That's great. It looks like you guys did your homework.
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post Apr 20 2005, 08:54 AM
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[QUOTE=Converted Post]Originally posted by John Norris

[QUOTE=Converted Post]It looks like the daisy chain feature allows for use of a standard 9v plug. Is that the case?[/QUOTE]
(quote)Yes
[quote]Will Peterson be selling these cables?[/QUOTE]
(quote)We don't plan to, you can already buy a daisychain cable at any good guitar store.
John N.

My turn to ask a stupid question. If I plug a daisy chain cable into the input jack of the StroboStomp and procede with that cable to my next device, when exactly does the 9v output on the StroboStomp come into play. For myself, having only one other pedal to power, a single 9v patch cable would be tidier and make more sense (if available).
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post Apr 20 2005, 09:52 AM
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Godlyke makes a single "jumper" DC cable that would suit:
http://www.godlyke.com/product.asp?item=124

John N.
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post Apr 20 2005, 10:36 AM
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(Converted Post)
Originally posted by John Norris

Godlyke makes a single "jumper" DC cable that would suit:
http://www.godlyke.com/product.asp?item=124

John N.



Much thanks. I've been doing a little head scratching over this. I should add that I consider the StroboStomp among the coolest peices of gear I own.
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post Jul 21 2005, 02:17 PM
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Hi,
I was wondering if the Strobostomp could be used with the Peterson TP-1 Clip-On Pickup? I need a tuner for acoustic and electric, I'm trying to decide between the SS and the VS-2.

Thanks you,
Mike
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post Jul 21 2005, 04:54 PM
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Hi Mike,
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I was wondering if the Strobostomp could be used with the Peterson TP-1 Clip-On Pickup?

Yes it can.

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post Jul 22 2005, 03:07 PM
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Thank you John!


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Originally posted by John Norris

Hi Mike,
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I was wondering if the Strobostomp could be used with the Peterson TP-1 Clip-On Pickup?

Yes it can.

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post Jul 25 2005, 04:51 AM
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Hi Mr. Norris,

ich bin's andy setter, ich würde dich gerne mal erreichen bezüglich peterson strobe tuner für Gotthard, ich arbeite fest für die band und die techniker und leo leoni(git) interessieren sich für die tuner!

gruss andy
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post Jul 25 2005, 03:15 PM
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Hallo Andi,
alter Bock - hab' dich eine mail geschickt.

John N.
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post Oct 16 2006, 05:25 PM
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As to compatible 9 volt power supplies, would the iSpot work?
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post Oct 16 2006, 05:30 PM
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Ah, I made a typo. It's the visual sound 1 spot 9 volt power supply I was asking about.
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post Oct 17 2006, 06:17 AM
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Hi,

yes, the Visual Sound 1-Spot will do. Here is a list of the specifications and other power supplies.
the StroboStomp requires a power supply with the following features:
9VDC
Regulated
Center neg
At least 85mA (the number you see on the base is what the StroboStomp draws from a given supply)

Regulated power supplies suitable for the StroboStomp would be:

Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 (Eight isolated 9VDC 100mA regulated outputs)

Visual Sound 1-Spot (9V fully regulated output)

Carl Martin Big John 9v Power Supply (Seven 9VDC outputs 600mA total)

Godlyke PA9 Power All (9V 800mA regulated output)

b@ss PSA120 adapter (9V 200mA regulated) Do not use the b@ss ACA120 Unregulated power supply!

Mutec RLD120 (9V 200mA regulated) Not sure whether this one has a standard barrel plug or not.

Morley Power Supply (9V 300mA Regulated) Not sure whether this one has a standard barrel plug or not.

b@ss ACA, Danelectro DA1, Radioshack, etc., do not have a voltage regulator and are not suitable.

As always with any pedal, be careful - check voltage (9V or 12VDC regulated) & polarity (positive barrel-negative inner sleeve) first and don't overload the power supply's ampere rating by daisy chaining too many pedals from a single supply.

Sue
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post Aug 16 2007, 12:46 PM
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I have 2 issues. I recently got a one spot. when i plug it in, I get a serious buzz and the tuner display flips between a# and Bb. I also have a problem with the DI. it sends too much signal through and distorts. the 1/4" outpur is fine. it is just the DI out. is there a fx for these?
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post Aug 16 2007, 12:58 PM
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I would first try another power supply, to see where the buzz is coming from, tuner or power supply. The DI signal should be attenuated where you plug it in, most mixing consoles have an input gain control and a pad button, rotate the gain pot counter clockwise until the distortion disappears, if its still there, hit the pad button.

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post Aug 16 2007, 10:01 PM
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I tried the power supply in another active direct box and it was completely quiet. I also did the things you suggest with the trim and pad and still get distortion.

Other than these two issues, I love this pedal. I just need it to act right.
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post Aug 17 2007, 09:22 AM
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Please send it along with with your name address & phone number to us at:

Peterson Electro-Musical Products, Inc.
Attn: Tech East
11601 S. Mayfield Ave.
Alsip, IL 60803

We will repair and return it to you.

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post Mar 3 2008, 09:02 AM
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Where is the best place to clip a TP-2 on an acoustic guitar (Headstock or sound hole)?
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post Mar 3 2008, 04:07 PM
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The best place for the TP-2 is where there is vibration, trace your finger around the headstock while playing a note to locate the best position for it.

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Thanks
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