StroboClip

Overview

Specifications

Sweeteners

Support

The Peterson StroboClip™ (SC-1) has the same tenth-of-a-cent accuracy as its big brother models. This versatile tuner comes complete with a bright high-definition screen, 28 Sweetened™ tunings, alternate temperaments for a vast array of string and wind instruments, a stainless steel chassis to withstand life on the road, a carbon-fiber hinge/stem/clip construction to ensure you a worry-free performance, a metal carrying case for safekeeping, and soft rubber-lined jaws to protect your instrument's finish while offering a firm grip for maximum signal tracking.

Also, our exclusive “Sustain Mode” feature allows longer note-on-screen viewing time when tuning short-voiced instruments. The note is captured and displayed on screen until the next time a note is sounded—perfect for instruments like banjo and other similar instruments that have percussive, brief, and transient sound signatures!

PROVEN TUNING TECHNOLOGY

The legendary ease and precision of a spinning wheel strobe tuner can be employed with the StroboClip™.

UNMATCHED ACCURACY

All Peterson products provide guaranteed tuning results to within +/-0.1 cent. That is 1/1000th of a fret!

Tuning with the StroboClip™. allows your instrument to sound its best and helps ensure its tuning stays true during playing.

This level of accuracy is the highest in the industry and what has made Peterson the choice of professionals around the globe for over 65 years.

SOLID DESIGN

The StroboClip is encased in a stainless-steel shell to help it withstand the rigors of the road. Carbon-fiber construction of the hinge, stem, and clip help ensure a long and worry-free product life.

Default

EQU
Standard tuning temperament suitable for regular or alternate tuning, 100 cent intervals - no Sweetening.

Guitar & Bass

GTR
Peterson Exclusive Sweetened tuning for guitar, especially good for guitars with three saddle bridges and short-scale electric guitars.
ACU
Peterson Sweetened tuning for acoustic guitar in standard tuning. Compensates for string deflection caused by fretting and capo use.
dAd
Peterson Sweetened tuning for acoustic guitar in modal DADGAD tuning with optimized fifths.
12S
Peterson Sweetened tuning for 12 string guitars with regard to the string courses.
12U
Peterson Sweetened tuning for 12 string guitars with regard to the string courses.
bAS
Peterson Sweetened tuning for bass guitar when playing with acoustic piano.

Buzz Feiten

bFE
Tuning and intonation offsets for electric guitars equipped with the Buzz Feiten Tuning System. (Buzz Feiten Tuning System is a registered trademark of Buzz Feiten Design).
bFb
Tuning and intonation offsets for electric bass guitars equipped with the Buzz Feiten Tuning System. (Buzz Feiten Tuning System is a registered trademark of Buzz Feiten Design).
bFA
Tuning offsets for acoustic guitars equipped with the Buzz Feiten Tuning System*. For Buzz Feiten Acoustic intonation work, a Peterson AutoStrobe 490 is recommended. (*Buzz Feiten Tuning System is a registered trademark of Buzz Feiten Design).

Steel Guitar

LA6
A6 settings for lap steel guitar.
LC6
C6 settings for lap steel guitar.

Bluegrass

dbO
Pure tuning for open A, D and G tunings for Dobro**/Resonator guitars. The major thirds in each tuning will be beatless perfect intervals. (**Dobro is a registered trademark of Gibson Guitar Corp.
bJO
Peterson Sweetened tuning for 5 string banjo in G tuning, sweetens the major third B string.
MAN
Sweetened tuning for mandolin, mandola & mandocello, string deflection offsets.
dbH
Half-tempered tuning for open A, D and G tuning for Dobro** & Resonator guitars. (**Dobro is a registered trademark of Gibson Guitar Corp.

Misc. Stringed

UKE
Ukulele, string deflection offsets.
LUT
Lute & Viols (17 tone 1/6th Comma Meantone with all enharmonic notes).

Orchestral

VLN
Perfect 5th intervals for 4 and 5 string violin.
VLA
Perfect 5th intervals for viola.
CLO
Perfect 5th intervals for cello.
HRN
Brass & Woodwind, Just Intonation perfect fifth, fourth major and minor third intervals for every key.

World

SIT
Sitar (pure intervals). Just Intonation in the key of C and C#, to tune in C#, use a Transpose value of +1.
OUd
Oud (pure intervals).
GHb
Great Highland Bagpipes. Traditional tempered scale for chanter & drones with an A root. Determine and adjust required concert pitch first before use.
UIL
Uilleann Pipes - pure intervals with a D root.
RAS
Optimized Peterson settings for Maqam Rast traditional Arabic temperament.
SUZ
Optimized Peterson settings for Maqam Suznak traditional Arabic temperament.
NAI
Optimized Peterson settings for Maqam Nairuz traditional Arabic temperament.

Compare to Sweetened Tunings offered in other products.

SWEETENED TUNINGS STANDARD

Sweetened Tunings are optimized offsets that when applied to a particular instrument help combat the bland tone equal temperament tuning provides.

The StroboClip features presets for a variety of acoustic instruments most notably banjo, Dobro, mandolin, electric/acoustic guitar, bass and many more!

Support for Buzz Feiten equipped instruments is also included.

INNOVATIVE SUSTAIN MODE

The SUS (SUStained tuning mode) is an exclusive feature of the StroboClip.

Switching the StroboClip from NOR(mal) mode to SUS(tained) mode will hold the display of your tuning image for approximately 3 seconds.

The SUStain mode is particularly useful for instruments which have a very short voice or a quick decay such as banjo or mandolin.

Peterson Connect Compatible: No

Note Range: C0 - A#8

Note Selection: Automatic

DI: No

Form Factor: Clip-On

Accuracy: 0.1 Cents

Display Type: LCD

Display Resolution: 128 Segments (64 per row )

Construction: Stainless Steel & Carbon Fiber

Product Dimensions LxWxH: 2.25" x 2.25" x 3"

Product Weight: 0.2lbs

USB Port: No

Rechargeable: No

Battery Type: 1- CR2032 (Included)

Built-In Microphone: No Microphone - Piezo Pick-up

Built-In Speaker: No

Volume Control: No

Headphone Jack: No

Tone Generator: No

Concert A Range: 400Hz to 490Hz

Transposition Range: -4 to + 7 and C,F,Bb, Eb Keys

Frequency Response Range: 16.35Hz - 7302Hz

Warranty: 1 year

Sweetened Tunings: 29

Historic Temperaments: Equal Only

Is the accuracy the same for all Peterson tuners?

Yes, the accuracy is within 0.1 cents (1/1000 of one semitone) as with all Peterson Strobe Tuners. An important thing to note is that Peterson Strobe Tuners have ultra high definition displays, so not only are they highly accurate in detecting a note but they have the ability to display that accuracy. Other products claim accuracy but do not have the high definition screen to display the level of accuracy in which they claim. If you cannot see the accuracy, it is of little value. Only Peterson provides High Definition Strobe Tuning.

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Where is the best place to clip the StroboClip on my instrument?

Naturally, that varies with the instrument. No two pieces of wood are the same, but for most guitars it is best clipped on the headstock. For any instrument, you'll want to clip the StroboClip at the point in which the instrument vibrates the most. For orchestral strings it is often clipped onto the bridge of instruments like bass, and onto the pegbox for instruments like the violin. On wind instruments, the bell or the barrel is best. However, the vibration is normally strong enough almost anywhere on the instrument.

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How do I read a strobe display?

Basically, the strobe image appears to travel to the left if your instrument is flat of the desired pitch and to the right if it is sharp. On earlier models such as the StroboStomp 1, StroboStomp 2, VS-1, VS-II and V-SAM, the strobe image travels upward if your instrument is sharp and downward if your instrument is flat of the desired pitch.

Adjust your instrument until the pattern is as close to still as possible. Strobe displays are 'real-time' and extremely high definition. They require very precise tuning adjustments to stop the display because the frequency/pitch of any instrument is never totally stable.

You'll quickly learn to read the display, make the most precise adjustments and appreciate the high resolution that only a Peterson provides.

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What should I do if my new Peterson product doesn't seem to work properly?

If you've first tried all of the solutions offered here, please contact Peterson directly. It is important that you do NOT return the product to the store in which you purchased it without Peterson instructing you to do so. If your unit is problematic, we would like to limit the chances of another customer purchasing the returned unit. Always arrange for product service or replacement directly with Peterson.

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What is the difference between Drop/Capo and Key?

Drop Tuning refers to the re-naming of notes when changing the tuning to a lower pitch one half step or more down on guitar or bass.

To aid musicians not familiar with note names outside the standard EADG(BE) or whatever the original tuning is, choosing -1, -2 etc. will cause the instrument to be lowered in pitch by one, two half steps etc. without the original note names being changed. Any Sweetener settings chosen in conjunction with a drop tuning setting are preserved and applied to the correct strings.

Capo Tuning refers to raising the pitch by means of a Capo d'Astro. To aid musicians not familiar with note names outside the standard EADG(BE) or whatever the original tuning is, choosing +1, +2 etc. will cause the instrument to be raised in pitch by one, two half steps etc. when the capo is applied to the first, second fret etc. without the original note names being changed.

The alternate Key settings are used for instruments played in a key other than the key of C. The note display will change so the proper note for those instruments will be shown. Common examples would be Saxophone (Eb), Trumpet (Bb) and French Horn (F).

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