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Holo
post Jul 27 2007, 03:22 AM
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Hi

Now, I may be doing something really stupid but I'm having
problems getting the acoustic tuning pickup (TP-II) working
on the stroboflip. All the other functions seem to work fine.

When I try to tune using the pickup (attached to a classical/
steel string guitar and a violin) I cannot get a usable response
from the stroboflip. It stays showing the G/G# type display
that you get when there is not a decent signal. Occasionally
it will change to another note if the string is struck hard but
it will not stay on that note for long. I've tried various
positions to attach the clip to on the instruments but with the
same results.

I can tune the instruments fine using the built-in mic and I've
tuned my electric guitar and also acoustic guitar with piezo
pickups (both using a cable). So I don't think it's the
stroboflip box.

Is there something obvious that I've missed?

Thanks,

Niall.
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Sue
post Jul 27 2007, 08:18 AM
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Hi Holo,

Are you using the AC adapter or batteries? If you are using the AC adapter please try it with batteries to see if that makes a difference. If it works with batteries, are you in a location where you are not using the 3rd prong of the adapter?

-Sue
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Holo
post Jul 30 2007, 02:47 AM
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Hi Sue,

Thanks for getting back to me. I've just used the batteries
and that's made all the difference. I'm in the UK but the
tuner came from mainland Europe so yeh, I'm using an adapter
which misses out the earth prong.

If I get a 3rd party adapter (matching the 5V 200mA+ specs)
with the earth prong, will this make the difference as well?

Thanks again,

Niall.
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Sue
post Jul 30 2007, 07:40 AM
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Hi Niall,

Yes, a grounded adapter will make the difference.

Regards,
Sue
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Nico Sabatini
post Sep 11 2007, 05:15 PM
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Hi,

I have the same problem as Niall. Both the internal microphone and the clip-on pickup provided only work when the Stroboflip is powered by batteries. They do NOT work with the PSU supplied. I am based in the UK and the third prong of the PSU that came with is made of plastic. Have I got two mutually incompatible accessories in the same package? If how are Peterson going to rectify this? I'm not planning to use batteries and I need to tune acoustic intruments, and the Stroboflip package seemed the perfect solution. Thanks, Nico
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Sue
post Sep 12 2007, 06:12 AM
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Hi Nico,

I will email you to determine if you received the wrong power supply with your Flip. We do have dedicated UK power supplies.

Sue
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Nico Sabatini
post Sep 12 2007, 04:01 PM
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Hi SUe,

Yes I do. I bought the tuner from a well known UK dealer (stringsdirect.co.uk) and it came with a standard UK plug. Hower, the centre-pin is made of plastic, so I assue it's not grounded. Was that a mistake? I guess that's what is stopping the pickup and microphone working with the PSU?

Thanks in advance for your help with a very, very frustrating problem.

Nico
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