StroboPLUS HD

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Sweeteners

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The Peterson StroboPlus HD (SP-1) is THE premier desktop digital tuner on the market! Equally as comfortable on a tech’s workbench as it is in a player’s guitar case, this tuner, with all of its features, is no exception to Peterson’s reputation for being THE most accurate in the industry — don’t let its demure palm size fool you! Players of both acoustic and electric instruments can rest assured— a built-in electret condenser microphone and ¼” input jack provide excellent connectivity. Gone are the days of having to carry extra batteries and tripping over power cables during a performance! This tuner is rechargeable via computer bus or outlet power, and its large, circular screen is easily viewed in both the darkest and brightest environmental conditions.

Features such as Auto Off, easy menu navigation, tripod mounting capability, over 90 of our Sweetened Tunings, tone generation ability via built in speaker, and a headphone output jack round out the package. Finally, future-proof updating and parameter editing is made possible by the tuner’s unobtrusive side-mounted USB jack. And for those feeling exceptionally adventurous, this tuner can be upgraded to also feature our super flexible BodyBeat metronome option, along with both audible AND tactile mode operation. Hear the beat or feel it…the power is in your hands. This tuner is fit for the most discerning of players and technicians for sure!

DEPENDABLE TUNING RESULTS

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

Tuning with the StroboPlus HD not only allows your instrument to sound its best, but helps ensure that it stays that way while 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.

REAL-TIME TUNING RESPONSE

Extreme accuracy can’t be efficiently conveyed with a needle or LED type display.

The scrolling image of the Virtual Strobe™ display is driven by the input signal in real-time. Its speed of movement is in direct correlation to the distance from the target pitch.

Unlike LED or needle tuners, there isn't integrated circuitry present to make an "in tune/out of tune" decision. You, as the user, exclusively makes that call.

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.
BRT
Peterson Sweetened tuning for baritone guitars.
7ST
Peterson Sweetened tuning for seven string guitars.
BAS
Peterson Sweetened tuning for bass guitar when playing with acoustic piano.
BSn
Displays string numbers instead of note names for 4 and 5 & 6 string bass guitars 543210 instead of BEADGC).
GTn
Displays string numbers instead of note names for 6 & 7 string guitars (7654321 instead of BEADGBE).

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).
BF12
Tuning offsets for 12 string 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

SE9
Peterson Pedal Steel Guitar Sweetened Tuning for 10 string pedal steel in E9 tuning. This is based on Jeff Newman's later system where the E strings are sharp of concert pitch.
SP9
Peterson Pedal Steel Guitar Sweetened Tuning for lever and pedal settings in E9 tuning. Use in conjunction with SE9 preset for open strings.
SC6
Peterson Pedal Steel Guitar Sweetened Tuning for 10 string pedal steel in C6 tuning. This is based on Jeff Newman's system (www.jeffran.com)
SP6
Peterson Pedal Steel Guitar Sweetened Tuning for lever and pedal settings in C6 tuning. Use in conjunction with SC6 preset for open strings.
OE9
Peterson Pedal Steel Guitar Sweetened Tuning for 10 String pedal steel in E9 tuning. This is based on Jeff Newman's earlier system where the E strings are at concert pitch.
OP9
Peterson Pedal Steel Guitar Sweetened Tuning for lever and pedal settings in E9 tuning. Use in conjunction with 0E9 preset for open strings based on Jeff Newman's system.
EM9
Peterson Emmons Style E9 Sweetener for pedal steel guitar. This contains the offsets for the open strings for E9 tuning.
EP9
Peterson Emmons Style E9 Sweetener for pedal steel guitar. This contains the pedal and lever offsets for E9 tuning
EM6
Peterson Emmons Style C6 Sweetener for pedal steel guitar. This contains the offsets for the open strings for C6 tuning.
EP6
Peterson Emmons Style C6 Sweetener for pedal steel guitar. This contains the pedal and lever offsets for C6 tuning
U12
Peterson Pedal Steel Guitar Sweetened Tuning for 12 string universal pedal steel guitar in E9/B6 tuning. This contains the offsets for the open strings based on Jeff Newman's system.
P12
Peterson Pedal Steel Guitar Sweetened Tuning for 12 string universal pedal steel guitar in E9/B6 tuning. This contains the offsets for the pedals and levers based on Jeff Newman's system, use in conjunction with U12 preset for open strings.
LA6
A6 settings for lap steel guitar.
LC6
C6 settings for lap steel guitar.
SH6
Sid Hudson's Sweetened Tuning for 10 string pedal steel in C6 tuning.
SH9
Sid Hudson's Sweetened Tuning for 10 string pedal steel in E9 tuning.

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.
TBO
Sweetened tuning for 4 string tenor banjo.
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.
TYM
Preset for tympani tuning. Strobe speed has been reduced for clarity.

Harp

HP1
Peterson Pedal Harp Stretch Sweetener for 47 string harp.
HP2
Peterson Lever Harp Stretch Sweetener for 36 string harp.
HP3
Peterson Pedal Harp Stretch Sweetener for 47 string harp. This is a milder stretch than HP1.

Keyboard

MBA
Peterson Marimba Stretch Sweetener intended for monitoring the instrument's condition, for correct bar re-tuning and regulation, consult the instrument's manufacturer.
VIB
Peterson Xylophone Stretch Sweetener intended for monitoring the instrument's condition, for correct bar re-tuning and regulation, consult the instrument manufacturer.
RHO
Rhodes Electric Piano stretch tuning.
SMG
Acoustic Grand Piano (SMGD). Stretched tuning for acoustic grand piano.
UPR
Acoustic Upright Piano (UPRT). Stretched tuning for acoustic upright piano.
ORG
Organ in Standard Equal Temperament.

Harmonica

OMB
Original Marine Band Tuning for Harmonica in C
MMB
Modern Marine Band Tuning for Harmonica in C
MSR
MS Richter Tuning for Harmonica in C
S20
1896 Marine Band/Special 20 Tuning for Harmonica in C.
MSM
MS Models Tuning for Harmonica in C.
CYT
Country Tuning for Harmonica in C.
NMT
Natural Minor Tuning for Harmonica in C.
HMT
Harmonic Minor Tuning for Harmonica in C
GMT
Golden Melody Tuning for Harmonica in C.
CMT
Chromatics Tuning for Harmonica.

Accordion

AW+
Accordion Tuning 'Wet' Sharp. This setting is for the sharp set of reeds in a 3 reed block situation. For best results, use in conjunction with AW0 and AW
AW0
Accordion Tuning 'Wet' Zero. This setting is for the neutral set of reeds in a 3 reed block situation. For best results, use in conjunction with AW+ and AW-
AW-
Accordion Tuning 'Wet' Flat. This setting is for the flat set of reeds in a 3 reed block situation. For best results, use in conjunction with AW0 and AW+.
AM+
Accordion Tuning 'Medium' Sharp. This setting is for the sharp set of reeds in a 3 reed block situation. For best results, use in conjunction with AM0 and AM-
AM0
Accordion Tuning 'Medium' Zero. This setting is for the neutral set of reeds in a 3 reed block situation. For best results, use in conjunction with AM+ and AM-.
AM-
Accordion Tuning 'Medium' Flat. This setting is for the flat set of reeds in a 3 reed block situation. For best results, use in conjunction with AM0 and AW+
AD+
Accordion Tuning 'Dry' Sharp. This setting is for the sharp set of reeds in a 3 reed block situation. For best results, use in conjunction with AD0 and AD-.
AD0
Accordion Tuning 'Dry' Zero. This setting is for the neutral set of reeds in a 3 reed block situation. For best results, use in conjunction with AD+ and AD-
AD-
Accordion Tuning 'Dry' Flat. This setting is for the flat set of reeds in a 3 reed block situation. For best results, use in conjunction with AD0 and AD+.
CAJ
Accordion Tuning Cajun style in C - optimized third & fifth intervals.

Historic Temperaments

JMI
Just Major Intonation
JME
Just Minor Intonation
PYT
Pythagorean Temperament
4MT
Quarter Comma Meantone Temperament
6MT
One Sixth Comma Meantone Temperament
KRN
Kirnberger III Temperament
WK3
Werckmeister III Temperament
YNG
Young Temperament
KLN
Kellner Temperament
VAL
Vallotti Temperament
RAM
Rameau Temperament

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.
AFP
African Pentatonic tuning (GABDF)
SDO
Slendro for Indonesian Gamelan tuning in altered C#, D#, F#, A#, B
PLG
Pelog for Indonesian Gamelan tuning in altered D#, E, F#, G#, A#, B, C

Compare to Sweetened Tunings offered in other products.

HIGHLY VERSATILE

With over 90 preset Sweetened Tunings on-board, the StroboPlus HD is the most versatile tuner we have ever designed.

Multiple Sweetened Tuning presets cover a wide variety of electric and acoustic instruments.

USB control allows users to configure and update their StroboPlus HD for a personal tuning experience.

METRONOME UPGRADE

Need A Tuner + Metronome Combo?

IMMEDIATE INSTALLATION

The StroboPlus HD can be upgraded to include the metronome engine of the popular BodyBeat Sync. A simple and quick installation adds the metronome feature in seconds.

Add the optional Vibe Clip™ for a tactile feel or when the audible click of a metronome is not desired.

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HIGH RESOLUTION DISPLAY

It’s more than just large and easy-to-read.

The massive 512-pixel strobe display of the StroboPlus HD delivers a smooth, real-time response to even the minutest of tuning changes like no other display can.

FUTURE-PROOF BY DESIGN

The Peterson Connect™ application for Google Chrome (Windows/OS X) provides a simple method to configure your StroboPlus HD and program your own Sweeteners. It's free and easy to use.

Each time you connect your tuner to your computer, Peterson Connect will check for any changes that have been made to the profile for your product.

The StroboPlus HD is future-proof by means of firmware updates keeping it up-to-date with future models.

Power Supply: USB Wall Charger (Not Inc.)

Peterson Connect Compatible: Yes

Note Range: C0 - A#8

Note Selection: Automatic Or Manual

DI: No

Form Factor: Desktop / Benchtop

Accuracy: 0.1 Cents

Display Type: LCD

Display Resolution: 512 Segments ( 256 per row )

Construction: ABS Plastic

Product Dimensions LxWxH: 5.5" x 4.25" x 1.5"

Product Weight: 0.66 lbs

USB Port: Yes

USB Type: Micro

Rechargeable: Yes

Battery Type: Lithium Ion (Included)

Power: AC ( USB ) 5V 500 mA

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Built-In Speaker: Yes

Volume Control: Yes

Headphone Jack: Yes

Metronome: Optional Upgrade

Inputs: 1/4" Mono

Outputs: 1/4" Mono (thru), 3.5mm Headphone, Vibe Clip

Mute-able Output: No

Tone Generator: Yes (C1 - G9)

Concert A Range: 390Hz to 490Hz

Global Cent Offset Range: +/- 50 cents

Transposition Range: -6 to +5

Frequency Response Range: 16.35Hz - 7302Hz

Warranty: 1 year

Sweetened Tunings: 92

User Presets: 10 Locations

Historic Temperaments: Yes (See List Above)

StroboPLUS firmware update hangs on Windows machine.

When you initiate a firmware update for your StroboPLUS, the device is switched into UPDATE mode. Windows sees update mode as a NEW usb device and will take its time installing drivers. Once this is done, your firmware will download and install. The firmware updater will then attempt to reboot your device. If your StroboPLUS does not reboot, you can disconnect the USB cable turn it off and plug it back in.

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I've purchased the metronome upgrade. How do I install it?

Installing your purchased metronome requires USB communication with your StroboPLUS via the Peterson Connect add-on for Google Chrome.

Click here to read more about Peterson Connect.

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I've installed Peterson Connect for Google Chrome. My device is plugged in, but it says 'No Device Detected'

For Peterson Connect to detect your device, your operating system needs to first install drivers and mount the USB device. This can take a few minutes on a Windows machine, and a few seconds on Mac. If your operating system is not aware of a connected device, Peterson Connect will not be able to detect it.

If your system is not detecting the USB device, it is either an issue with the cable, USB port ( on the device or computer ) or a problem with the device itself.

Here's how to check if Mac OS X detects your Peterson Device.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203001

Click the USB tab. ( Press Command 'R' to refresh the USB list if you've connected since opening the System Report )

Windows users can locate the StroboPLUS HD in the device manager under Sound, Video and Game Controllers, and the Stomp Classic as a standard HID compliant device under Human Interface Devices

Some Windows users have found that connecting to a different USB port solves the problem. Windows will install new drivers for each USB port.

Peterson Connect for Google Chrome and OSx versions lower than 10.8 may or may not function properly. Due to these operating systems no longer being distributed, Peterson can not properly test for 100% compatibility. The legacy stand-alone desktop application however, was tested on these platforms when it was initally released and is still compatible for firmware update operations.

Download the dmg file from this link, open and drag all contents of the package to your applications folder.

http://www.petersontuners.com/firmware/PetersonConnect_1_0_3.dmg

Upon connecting your device with the USB cable you should see a product logo and icon. Don't worry about the 'Account Settings' on the desktop app. Any firmware updates will show up under 'Updates'

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I charge my StroboPLUS battery to full but it switches to one bar when I disconnect.

Some of the latest run of StroboPLUS tuners ( May/June 2015 ) may incorrectly read the remaining battery life. Our engineers are working on a firmware update to address it. Your battery is actually charging to full in an hour or two but when you unplug, the software doesn't read the remaining battery life correctly. Other than the incorrect graphic, your StroboPLUS will work normally and the battery will last as long as any other StroboPLUS. We will send an email to all registered users when a new firmware update is ready.

Update: July 9, 2015 - This issue has been resolved as of firmware update 1.1.6.

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When I try to add Peterson Connect to Chrome, I get an error saying that it can only be installed on "Authorized Websites".

This issue is being investigated with Google. You CAN install Peterson Connect directly from the chrome web store by clicking here:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/peterson-connect/mffhhaifabclddphdclombeoejfdiaoe

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StroboPLUS HD Version 1.1.6

Thursday, July 9, 2015 10:00:00 AM EDT

  • Fixes an incorrect battery level reading that occurs on units from a recent production run. ( June 2015 ) Otherwise, it is the same as 1.1.4.
  • Update will reset custom configurations but you will be prompted to reinstall your saved configuration immediately after update.

StroboPLUS HD Version 1.1.4

Monday, June 15, 2015 1:31:00 PM EDT

  • The time required for holding the power button in order to shut down has been reduced from 2 seconds to: 1.5 seconds or 0.8 seconds if no edit menus are active.
  • Pressing the select button ( pushing in on encoder wheel ) will increment through each of the parameters until the parameter you want to edit is blinking, then edit the value by rotating the select knob. Some users found this easier than turning the encoder wheel to select a parameter to edit. Both ways work for backward compatibility.
  • Bug fix: If “Preset” was the last selection in Strobe-Tune or Audio-Tune modes, then when first entering Metronome mode, the BPM menu was not locked in the edit menu, as it is supposed to be.

StroboPLUS HD Version 1.1.3

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 9:47:00 AM EDT

  • Bug fix for metronome upgrade only. The tempo menu will now properly start after a power cycle in either the TENTHS or UNITS menu, based on how it was last used.
  • Fixes a bug that first appeared in versions 1.1.0 to 1.1.2 that did not correctly apply offsets to more than one of the same note in the same octave. Versions 1.0.9 and previous did not have this bug and worked correctly.

StroboPLUS HD Version 1.1.2

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 1:16:00 PM EDT

  • Various Bug Fixes
  • Corrected offsets for the LA6 sweetener.

StroboPLUS HD Version 1.1.1

Monday, April 7, 2014 9:42:00 AM EDT

  • There are two additional pedal steel guitar Sweeteners added. SH6 & SH9 - Sid Hudson’s settings for E9 and C6.
  • Sweetener value shows for the indicated preset, while selecting a preset.
  • Version 1.1.1 was released concurrently with version 1.1.0 and contains all features from version 1.1.0 listed below.

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Swivel Mount for StroboPlus HD

$14.99

Swivel Mount for attaching StroboPlus HD to Pitch Holder clamp. Designed for mounting to a mic stand, music stand, or pedal steel leg. Can also be used with the BodyBeatSync metronome.

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StroboPlus HD Pitch Holder Assembly

$34.95

Click image to view larger. Complete assembly for mounting the StroboPlus HD to a mic stand, music stand, or pedal steel leg. The Pitch Holder clamp and swivel mount are included. Can also be used with the BodyBeatSync metronome.

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Pitch Holder

$29.99

Pitch Holder™ mounting bracket for the: • StroboPlus HD • StroboFlip tuner • BBS-1 Body Beat Sync

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StroboPlus HD Metronome Upgrade

$39.99

Need A Tuner AND Metronome Combo? The StroboPlus can be upgraded to include our popular metronome, the BodyBeat Sync®. The same metronome engine can be available in the StroboPlus HD complete with the vibe ouput! (Vibe Clip™ optional.) 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 280 BPM 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) • Store up to 99 presets of all settings • Encoder dial for quick entry of values • Practice patterns for Latin music and dance steps Note: The StroboPlus will not feature the wireless synchronizing capability of the BodyBeat Sync.

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USB AC Adapter/Charger

$14.99

USB Charger for: - BodyBeat Sync® metronome. - StroboPlus HD 5V/.5A

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BodyBeat Vibe Clip

$19.95

Remote Vibrating Clip for: • BB-1 BodyBeat Metronome • BBS-1 BodyBeat Sync • StroboPlus HD Color is white.

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