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Peterson tuners are highly accurate, precise and simple to use, you can tune your violin to perfection if you’ve ever used a tuner of any type before. Many of the world’s top musicians are avid Peterson users, so you’ll be in good company!

Violinists have a love/hate relationship with electronic tuners for good reason, up to now most electronic tuners made have the wrong settings for tuning a violin correctly, the interval spacing between the strings of a violin is slightly wider than electronic tuners indicate, this is astonishingly true even for tuners which are marketed specifically to violinists!

The violin is tuned to the notes G D A E with the lowest open string pitch being G and the highest pitch being E. The intervals G to D, D to A and A to E on a correctly tuned violin are all Perfect Fifth intervals. The interval G to D, D to A and A to E on an electronic tuner are Equally Tempered Fifths, so what does that mean?

The notes that make a perfect fifth interval are in total consonance with one another, there is no oscillation or beating heard when played together. The notes that make up an equally tempered fifth are not in consonance with one another and a slight oscillation or beating will be heard when played together. Equally Tempered fifths are 1.9 cents narrower than perfect fifths and the cumulative error caused by tuning using a tuner without a Violin Sweetener can be as much as six cents in the case of a five string violin, a totally unacceptable result.

So why would a tuner manufacturer make tuners which don’t really tune?

The answer is two-fold:

1. Its cheaper to use a generic “one size fits all” system like Equal Temperament for tuners, specifics pertaining to interval tuning of certain instruments including violin are simply ignored. An unnatural rather than natural tuning is the result.

2. Accuracy is required in order to display multiple types of interval tuning, impossible on a typical low resolution tuner display The result is that violinists don’t like tuners, they tune by ear. Tuning by ear is not a problem when time and ambient noise allows. It is however a problem when working professionally in an orchestra pit, studio or live situation where time is tight, standards exacting and conditions less than optimal.

If you are someone who plays professionally, then tuning will be a consideration and a tuner that works professionally is what you need. Peterson tuners feature the correct interval tuning target displays for violin, just dial in the VLN Sweetener and let the tuner do the work for you!

= Standard Tuning
G4
= G in the 4th octave

Classical Violin

I Play This

Cajun Fiddle

I Play This

Appalachian Fiddle

I Play This

Celtic Violin

I Play This

Scandinavian Violin

I Play This

G3 D4 A4 E5

Standard Orchestral

F3 C4 G4 D5

A3 D4 A4 E5

D Tuning

A3 E4 A4 E5

A3 D4 A4 E5

Oppstilt

A3 D4 A4 E5

Vivaldi

G3 D4 G4 D5

A3 E4 A4 C#5

Calico Tuning

A3 D4 A4 E5

A3 D4 F#4 E5

Huldre

G#3 D#4 A#4 F5

Paganini

G3 D4 A4 G5

D3 D4 A4 D5

Boneparts Retreat

A3 A3 A4 E5

D3 D4 A4 E5

Lausbas

G#3 D4 A4 D#5

Bartók

G3 D4 G4 B4

G3 E4 A4 E5

A3 E4 A4 C#5

Näckastämning

Classical Violin

I Play This

G3 D4 A4 E5

Standard Orchestral

A3 D4 A4 E5

Vivaldi

G#3 D#4 A#4 F5

Paganini

G#3 D4 A4 D#5

Bartók

Cajun Fiddle

I Play This

F3 C4 G4 D5

G3 D4 G4 D5

G3 D4 A4 G5

G3 D4 G4 B4

Appalachian Fiddle

I Play This

A3 D4 A4 E5

D Tuning

A3 E4 A4 C#5

Calico Tuning

D3 D4 A4 D5

Boneparts Retreat

Celtic Violin

I Play This

A3 E4 A4 E5

A3 D4 A4 E5

A3 A3 A4 E5

G3 E4 A4 E5

Scandinavian Violin

I Play This

A3 D4 A4 E5

Oppstilt

A3 D4 F#4 E5

Huldre

D3 D4 A4 E5

Lausbas

A3 E4 A4 C#5

Näckastämning

Unlike other tuners which offer no alternative to generic Equal Temperament, Peterson Tuners contain many choices of “Sweetness“, in other words, several degrees of harmony or consonance in a tuning preset. The Sweetener feature is exclusive to Peterson Tuners and there is one for almost any musical instrument.
In the case of the violin Sweetener (the preset is called VLN), these additional “tweaks” allow the instrument to as only an expertly tuned instrument can. Some call it “voicing” or optimizing the quality of tone produced by the instrument. Using a Sweetener is simple – your Peterson tuner does the work for you.

FDL
Peterson Sweetened Fiddle Tuning
FDL
Peterson Sweetened Fiddle Tuning
FDL
Peterson Sweetened Fiddle Tuning
VIO
Peterson Sweetener for 4-string violin.
VIO5
Peterson Sweetener for 5-string violin.
IVE
Indian Violin Tuning in E
VLN
Peterson Violin Sweetener
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StroboStomp LE

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Featuring the largest tuning display Peterson Tuners has ever incorporated into one of their pedal tuners, the StroboStomp HD boasts a high-definition, LCD screen that incorporates a variable color LED backlight. The user-selectable colors can be used to personalize the tuner or to increase display viewing quality in different levels of ambient lighting depending on the usage environment. The vibrant screen colors can also be assigned to stock or user presets to significantly reduce menu navigation time and increase on-stage tuning confidence at the gig. For tone purists, the StroboStomp HD provides a 100% silent, true-bypass operation mode to keep precious tone safe, as well as, eliminate the often annoying “pop” experienced when engaging such a feature in other products. It uses a unique series of timed relays incorporated within its circuitry to shunt the signal, draining the cause of the popping sound prior to breaking the connection, and effectively shutting the tuner down for direct play through without affecting tone quality. The StroboStomp HD also includes a long-time, user-requested buffered output operation mode that can be user engaged. The buffered mode can be used in or out of monitor mode. It is designed to boost instrument drive to overcome potential tone loss in signal chains that incorporate multiple low-impedance guitar pedals or those that utilize long cable runs. The buffered output modes preserve sonic quality all through the instrument range and keep prized core tone intact. The StroboStomp HD features over 100 exclusive Sweetened Tunings™, as well as, numbered guided tuning presets for a large variety of instruments and playing styles. Sweetened Tunings are exclusive to Peterson tuning products and are designed to help correct inherent tuning issues exhibited by many instruments. The new "Guided Tunings" mode allows the StroboStomp HD to display numeric string values instead of traditional note names making for sure-fire intuitive and rapid re-tuning to any number of open and alternative tunings. The Guided Tuning mode was instituted for beginners who want to experiment with popular alternate tunings, as well as, experienced players who employ multiple tunings in rapid succession. Numerically expressed scales are also included.
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StroboPLUS HDC

$179.99

The StroboPLUS HDC encompasses decades of tuning authority and technology to deliver the ultimate strobe tuner/metronome combo! The StroboPLUS HDC’s 0.1 cent tuning accuracy will tune any instrument with the utmost precision. Featuring a high-definition, multi-color display with variable color LED backlight, the StroboPLUS HDC display can be seen easily across the stage, bench, studio or classroom. Over 200 exclusive Sweetened Tunings® and Guided Tunings on-board accommodate a variety of instruments, temperaments, and musical genres. The highly configurable metronome features precise 0.1 BPM adjustability in eighth notes, quarter notes, dotted quarter notes or half notes, a tempo range of 10-280 BPM, over 100 subdivisions, accent patterns, and polyrhythms. The StroboPLUS HDC can also be used to play thousands of bars of tempo maps, programmable from the Peterson Connect Web App. A single tempo map can play an entire score of meter changes, accent patterns, subdivisions, bar colors, silent bars and gradually curved tempo changes like accelerandos and ritardandos. The StroboPLUS HDC is the perfect tuning, ear training and rhythm tool all in one package!
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 Featuring the largest tuning display Peterson Tuners has ever incorporated into one of their pedal tuners, the StroboStomp HD boasts a high-definition, LCD screen that incorporates a variable color LED backlight. | Peterson Strobe Tuners

StroboStomp HD

$149.00

Featuring the largest tuning display Peterson Tuners has ever incorporated into one of their pedal tuners, the StroboStomp HD boasts a high-definition, LCD screen that incorporates a variable color LED backlight. The user-selectable colors can be used to personalize the tuner or to increase display viewing quality in different levels of ambient lighting depending on the usage environment. The vibrant screen colors can also be assigned to stock or user presets to significantly reduce menu navigation time and increase on-stage tuning confidence at the gig. For tone purists, the StroboStomp HD provides a 100% silent, true-bypass operation mode to keep precious tone safe, as well as, eliminate the often annoying “pop” experienced when engaging such a feature in other products. It uses a unique series of timed relays incorporated within its circuitry to shunt the signal, draining the cause of the popping sound prior to breaking the connection, and effectively shutting the tuner down for direct play through without affecting tone quality. The StroboStomp HD also includes a long-time, user-requested buffered output operation mode that can be user engaged. The buffered mode can be used in or out of monitor mode. It is designed to boost instrument drive to overcome potential tone loss in signal chains that incorporate multiple low-impedance guitar pedals or those that utilize long cable runs. The buffered output modes preserve sonic quality all through the instrument range and keep prized core tone intact. The StroboStomp HD features over 100 exclusive Sweetened Tunings™, as well as, numbered guided tuning presets for a large variety of instruments and playing styles. Sweetened Tunings are exclusive to Peterson tuning products and are designed to help correct inherent tuning issues exhibited by many instruments. The new "Guided Tunings" mode allows the StroboStomp HD to display numeric string values instead of traditional note names making for sure-fire intuitive and rapid re-tuning to any number of open and alternative tunings. The Guided Tuning mode was instituted for beginners who want to experiment with popular alternate tunings, as well as, experienced players who employ multiple tunings in rapid succession. Numerically expressed scales are also included.
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StroboPLUS HD

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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 Body Beat 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!
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Make sure to keep strings in good condition, wipe them down with a cloth after playing and replace them with new strings when they become old or worn. If you break a string while playing or tuning, it often means the strings are at the end of their useful life. Old strings will never hold a tuning. Replace all strings at the same time.

Keep an eye on fine tuners, ensure they are backed off enough to allow immediate adjustment at any time.

Check the tuning pegs to ensure a good friction is maintained between peg and pegbox to anchor the strings at pitch.

Peterson Tuners offer an unparalleled range of adjustability allowing for calibration to historic Early Music concert pitch right up to modern day standards and beyond.

Violins from the 17th and 18th century, particularly those made by Antonio Stradivarius and Guarneri Del Gesu are among the most iconic instruments ever made. Examples include Guarneri’s Vieuxtemps built in 1741 and played by Itzhak Perlman, The Lord Wilton built in 1742 and played by Yehudi Menuhin, Il Cannone and Carrodus violins built from wood from the same tree in 1743 and both played by Paganini, Stradivarius’ Molitor built in 1697 and owned by Napoleon, The Dolphin built in 1714 and played by Jascha Heifetz, The Lipinski built in 1715 and played by Giuseppe Tartini. In contemporary music, L. Shankar, Vassar Clements, Eddie Jobson, Rufus Thibodeaux and others have all contributed to the development of new ideas for the violin.

The Peterson series caters also for the electric violin, offering fast, precise studio-quality tuning with an integrated high quality active muteable DI for stage use. ( Stomp Classic Only )

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Lap Steel Guitar
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Bagpipes
Harp
Violin
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