StroboClip HD

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The Peterson StroboClip HD™ (SC-HD) has the same tenth-of-a-cent accuracy as all Peterson Strobe Tuners. This versatile tuner comes complete with a bright high-definition screen, over 50 Sweetened™ tunings, alternate temperaments for a vast array of string and wind instruments, and soft rubber-lined jaws to protect your instrument's finish while offering a firm grip for maximum signal tracking.

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The jaw of the StroboClip HD is greater than 1" (25.4mm) to accommodate a variety of instruments and mounting locations.

Early music and orchestral instruments can be tuned with ease.

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EASY TO USE IN THE DARK

Our improved design raises the power button for instant identification on a dark stage and the positive-click, tactile buttons take the guesswork out of changing settings on the fly.

Confidently perform touch-up tuning quickly between songs and save valuable seconds during the gig.

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With rock-solid tracking down to 16Hz, tuning that low B will never be a problem.

There is no more need for 12th fret tuning to get low notes to register or trying to decipher an erratic tuning display.

The StroboClip HD will always deliver a smooth tuning response and convey even the most minute changes in pitch in real-time allowing users to get in tune faster using the highest resolution in tuning accuracy.

Default

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

Guitar & Bass

GTR
Designed for use with guitars tuned to standard EADGBE. The strings are adjusted to allow for deflection by varying amounts according to the gauge of the string in each case. This improves and helps counter the often problematic “unwound 3rd string” problem on short scale electric guitars such as Les Pauls and the three saddle compromise on Telecasters.
ACU
Designed for use with acoustic guitars tuned to standard EADGBE. The strings are adjusted to allow for deflection by varying amounts according to the gauge of the string in each case. The guitar is sweetened in the same way as if tuned by the ear of an experienced musician such as James Taylor who uses these settings.
bAS
The BAS Sweetener is designed for use with basses tuned to standard EADG. The strings are adjusted to take into account ensemble playing which includes a stretch tuned piano.
12S
Peterson Sweetened tuning for 12 string guitars with regard to the string courses.
dAd
Peterson Sweetened tuning for acoustic guitar in modal DADGAD tuning with optimized fifths.
7ST
Peterson Sweetened tuning for seven string guitars.
GTn
Displays string numbers instead of note names for 6 & 7 string guitars (7654321 instead of BEADGBE).
BSn
Displays string numbers instead of note names for 4 and 5 & 6 string bass guitars ( 54321 instead of BEADG ).
BRT
Peterson Sweetened tuning for baritone guitars.

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).
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).
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).
bF7
Tuning and intonation offsets for 7-String electric guitars equipped with the Buzz Feiten Tuning System. (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
Compensates by making the thirds pure. This makes the sweetest sound, especially with long sustained chords where not using a Sweetener can grate on the ears due to an Equally Tempered third.
dBH
Major thirds in all three tunings are lowered slightly from Equal temperament, but not entirely beatless. This Sweetener is useful in band settings where instruments with fixed intonation are present.
bJO
Counters the typical sharp B string which is encountered when tuning a 5-string banjo without compensation with an ordinary tuner. The B is sweetened in the same way as a banjo tuned by the ear of an experienced musician.
MAN
This sweetener was developed for the mandolin, mandola and mandocello. Using it will result in perfectly tuned and voiced unison string pairs. Detuning in instruments with multiple string courses, as opposed to single strings, is much less pleasing to even the most untrained ear because both chords and melody lines are affected. The MAN setting can be used for 8-string mandolins, including Gibson Styles A and F as well as the Weber A and F series.
TbO
Compensates for string deflection taking into account the different scale length and lower pitched tuning for 4 string tenor banjo.
FDL
Perfect 5th intervals for 4 and 5 string fiddle.

Misc. Stringed

UKE
The UKE Sweetener is designed for use with Concert type ukulele. UKE uses cent offsets to allow for the typical string deflection which is encountered when playing the instrument and takes scale length and intervals into account.. The tuning is sweetened in the same way as a ukulele tuned by the ear of an experienced musician.
LUT
Lute & Viols (17 tone 1/6th Comma Meantone with all enharmonic notes).

Orchestral

VLN
Open strings tuned in perfect fifth intervals. Both four (GDAE) and five string (CGDAE) violins are catered for within this one tuning preset.
VLA
Results in open strings tuned in perfect fifth intervals. Both four (CGDA) and five string (CGDAE) violas are catered for within the one tuning preset.
CLO
Results in open strings tuned in perfect fifth intervals. Both four (CGDA) and five string (CGDAE) cellos are catered for within the one tuning preset.
HRN
Brass & Woodwind, Just Intonation perfect fifth, fourth major and minor third intervals for every key.

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.
GHb
Traditional tempered scale for chanter and drones with an A root for Great Highland bagpipe tuning.
UIL
Pure intervals with a D root for Uilleann pipe tuning.
OUd
Oud (pure intervals).
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.
SDO
Slendro for Indonesian Gamelan tuning in altered C#, D#, F#, A#, B
AFP
African Pentatonic tuning (GABDF)
PLG
Pelog for Indonesian Gamelan tuning in altered D#, E, F#, G#, A#, B, C

Compare to Sweetened Tunings offered in other products.

Peterson Connect Compatible: Yes

Note Range: C0 - B6

Note Selection: Automatic

DI: No

Firmware Updateable: Yes

Form Factor: Clip-On

Accuracy: 0.1 Cents

Display Type: LCD

Display Resolution: 192 Segments (96 per row )

Construction: Plastic

Product Dimensions LxWxH: 1.75" x 2.4" x 1.2"

Product Weight: 1.6oz

USB Port: Yes

USB Type: Micro

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: 390Hz to 490Hz

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

Frequency Response Range: 16Hz -1975Hz

Warranty: 2 years

Sweetened Tunings: 50

Historic Temperaments: 11

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By Jose Trevino on Sunday, August 9, 2020
Edited on Sunday, August 9, 2020

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Plays 5 String Bass
I absolutely love this tuner . TBH, I had never heard of Peterson until about a month ago . Started looking up some info online and was very intrigued . Pulled the trigger and cannot be happier . This thing dials in my 5 string bass like nobody’s business . Sturdy, easy to update, very accurate , and all the options you could need for various formats . Highly recommend !

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By Jordan A. Zylak on Sunday, August 9, 2020
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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar, 4 String Bass, Mandolin, 6-String Acoustic Guitar, 10 String Pedal Steel Guitar, Ukulele, 5-String Banjo, Dobro® / Resonator Guitar, Upright Bass, Tenor Ukulele, 6 String Lap Steel

By Steven Brija on Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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Plays Upright Bass, Double Bass, Contrabass
Excellent tuner for a variety of uses, but I am disappointed that the Just Intonation option does not allow you to pick a key, or there is no indication of what key we are in. For my purposes, I manually set up D Major Just Intonation using the website.

Honestly the only thing I needed was the just intonation as a clip on tuner, so it did that well.

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By Wim Engelen on Monday, August 3, 2020

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Plays 6-String Acoustic Guitar

By Javier Janaid on Sunday, August 2, 2020

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Plays 6 String Bass
I´m a Peterson user for years (JanAid Guitars). I just tried with this stroboclip HD. I´m a bass player (E-A-D-G-C and B-E-A-D-G). That small thing works quite well. I really love it and I just order another one (I´m using 2 or 3 basses on the stage). It´s so precise, can be seen perfectly in the dark...Quality is so good, as you can expect from this brand. I have the pedal too( and of course the big old one in my workshop), but I´m not using it anymore on the stage, only in my recording studio, because I really trust the StroboclipHD. I tried with different instruments in my workshop: result are so good. Some little problems with the bass low B string , and E and B strings on the 24 fret (can catch the armonic but not the note wich can be a little problem for me because I do the intonation with the notes ,not with the open string armonic...).
Thank you so much, you have earned my trust.
Javier JanAid

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By Paul Smith on Thursday, July 30, 2020

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Plays 4 String Bass, 5 String Bass
The best tuner I have owned.

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By gary moore on Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar, 6-String Acoustic Guitar, 4 String Bass, Ukulele
I love the "sweetened" tunings. I have tried them on my electric and acoustic guitars. I use the DADGAD tuning and it really does make a difference in how in tune the guitar sounds. Same can be said for the Acoustic tuning. I also use the Uke tuning and I can say that they really make a difference in how in tune the instruments sound. I bought my Stroboclip HD tuners a couple of years ago when the firmware version was 1.04. At the time, my one "knock" on the Stroboclip was that it took a couple of seconds to turn on. I just upgraded to version 1.06 and the Stroboclip now comes on very quickly. If Peterson offers them on sale again, I will definitely buy another one.

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By Philip Thomas on Monday, July 27, 2020

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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar

By Allen Hardesty on Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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Plays 6-String Acoustic Guitar, 6 String Lap Steel, Dobro® / Resonator Guitar
Ease of use, precision turning, plus sweeteners; what's not to love?

Highly recommended.

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By Michael Dene on Monday, July 13, 2020
Edited on Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar, Mandolin, 6-String Acoustic Guitar, 10 String Pedal Steel Guitar, Dobro® / Resonator Guitar, 5-String Banjo, Ukulele, Tenor Ukulele
What it does , it does brilliantly.
And now it becomes a very useful accessory for those of us who also have bought the StroboPlusHD, because we can now download all the extra tunings (eg Pedal Steel E9 and C6) that come with the StroboPlusHD. For general use, both at home and peforming, the StroboPlusHD is still heads up the best, but this makes it very convenient for the odd gig where leaving expensive gear unattended is a worry. Now it can fit safely in a pocket. Thanks Peterson Tuners. A good product gets even better.

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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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Peterson Connect does not detect my StroboClip HD in Linux environment.

Chrome needs access to /dev/hidraw*, so either set "chmod a+rw /dev/hidraw*" or start chrome as root with the --no-sandbox option

*Some Ubuntu based distros do not allow running Chrome as root with the --no-sandbox option enabled. -Running as root without --no-sandbox is not supported. See https://crbug.com/638180. You can however run Chromium as a normal user and invoke that option.

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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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What is my StroboClip HD’s Sweetened Tunings feature all about?

A Sweetener is a set of cent offsets or a deviation from generic Equal Temperament interval spacing traditionally used in tuning. Tuners made by Peterson, including the StroboClip HD, contain many choices of “Sweetness“, in other words, several presets with differing interval spacing relevant to the instrument being tuned. If you’ve never been happy with how your instrument tunes up with your present tuner, a Sweetener could be just the thing to change that without any modifications whatsoever. The StroboClip HD offers 50 unique and very accurate “tweaks” which often make all the difference, try it!

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Does my tuner require calibration?

Generally, your tuner will not require calibration and should remain perfectly accurate if it has not been damaged.

Unlike more modern Peterson strobes, legacy models such as the Peterson 400, 420, 450 and 700 do require occasional calibration.

If you require service, please open a support ticket and return the tuner for repair.

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StroboClip HD Version 1.0.6

Monday, April 27, 2020 9:16:00 AM EDT

  • Various Bug Fixes & Improvements

StroboClip HD Version 1.0.5

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 3:00:00 PM EST

  • Optimized startup time by 80%.
  • Start tuning more quickly than prior versions.
  • Various bug fixes and performance improvements.

StroboClip HD Version 1.0.4

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 12:56:00 PM EDT

  • Various bug fixes and performance improvements.

StroboClip HD Version 1.0.3

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 11:07:00 AM EDT

  • Two separate button combinations to power-on. This avoids accidental power-on.
  • MENU/POWER button pressed only, PLUS and MINUS must not be pressed.
  • Both PLUS and MINUS pressed, MENU must not be pressed.

StroboClip HD Version 1.0.2

Monday, May 1, 2017 9:48:00 AM EDT

  • Various bug fixes and performace improvements.

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 Protect your StroboClip HD while traveling to and from your gigs! This semi-rigid, custom EVA molded case is soft but durable and features a zippered flap top, pouch for additional accessories, and an embossed Peterson logo. | Peterson Strobe Tuners

StroboClip HD Protective Case

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Protect your StroboClip HD while traveling to and from your gigs! This semi-rigid, custom EVA molded case is soft but durable and features a zippered flap top, pouch for additional accessories, and an embossed Peterson logo. Size: 9cm x 6cm x 4cm. (This case is NOT compatible with the original StroboClip model.)
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