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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.

Pure Buffer Mode Operation | Peterson Strobe Tuners

Pure Buffer Mode Operation

Does your love for effect-driven musical chaos require a massive pedal board? Need that XL cable for jumping off the stack during your face melting solo?

No problem.

The StroboStomp HD features a PURE buffer mode to preserve the sonic clarity of your axe while enabling you to run a collection of pedals and long cable lengths without compromise.

100% Pop-less True Bypass | Peterson Strobe Tuners

100% Pop-less True Bypass

We've redesigned and greatly improved the way incoming signal was handled in true-bypass mode to deliver a perfectly silent experience when muting your signal.

A dual relay circuit effectively bleeds out any incoming signal before powering the tuner down resulting in a silent transition without affecting tone quality.

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.
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.
CLA
Peterson Classical Sweetener
FLA
Peterson Flamenco Por Arriba
FLM
Peterson Flamenco Por Medio
BRT
Peterson Sweetened tuning for baritone guitars.
7ST
Peterson Sweetened tuning for seven string guitars.
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.
EVH
Eddie van Halen Tuning
TH1
Thidell Guitar Formula 1 Open Strings 6 String Guitar.
TB1
Thidell Formula 1 for True Temperament Bass
TLT
Thidell Formula 1 Low Tune
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).
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).
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).
bFN
Buzz Feiten Tuning System - Nylon
MTb
Michael Tobias Design (MTD) Bass Tuning & Intonation Offsets for 4 & 5 String Bass - EADG & BEADG
MT6
Michael Tobias Design (MTD) Bass Tuning & Intonation Offsets for 6 String Bass - BEADGC
MT7
Michael Tobias Design (MTD) Bass Tuning & Intonation Offsets for 7 String Bass - BEADGCF

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.
SH9
Sid Hudson's Sweetened Tuning for 10 string pedal steel in E9 tuning.
SH6
Sid Hudson's Sweetened Tuning for 10 string pedal steel in C6 tuning.
SPK
Sneaky Pete Kleinow B6 Pedal Steel Tuning - Eight String Pedal Steel Guitar
LA6
A6 settings for lap steel guitar.
LC6
C6 settings for lap steel guitar.
LE6
Peterson Lap Steel Sweetener 3 - Six & Eight String Lap Steel Guitar
LE7
Peterson Lap Steel Sweetener 4 - Six & Eight String Lap Steel Guitar
E13
Peterson Lap Steel Sweetener 5 - Six & Eight String 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.
FDL
Perfect 5th intervals for 4 and 5 string fiddle.
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.
TbO
Compensates for string deflection taking into account the different scale length and lower pitched tuning for 4 string tenor banjo.
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.

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.

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.

Harp

HP2
Peterson Lever Harp Stretch Sweetener for 36 string harp.

Historic Temperaments

JMI
Just Major Intonation
JME
Just Minor Intonation
6MT
One Sixth Comma Meantone 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).

Guided Standard Tunings ( String Numbers )

STD
Standard Tuning for 6, 7, 8 & 9-string guitars - C#1, F#1, B1, E2, A2, D3, G3, B3, E4
EFS
E Flat Standard - C1, F1, A#1, D#2, G#2, C#3, F#3, A#3, D#4
dS
D Standard - B0, E1, A1, D2, G2, C3, F3, A3, D4
CSS
C Sharp Standard - A#0, D#1, G#1, C#2, F#2, B2, E3, G#3, C#4
CS
C Standard - A0, D1, G1, C2, F2, A#2, D#3, G3, C4
bS
B Standard - G#0, C#1, F#1, B2, E2, A2, D3, F#3, B3
bFS
B Flat Standard - G0, C1, F1, A#1, D#2, G#2, C#3, F3, A#3
AS
A Standard - F#0, B0, E1, A1, D2, G2, C3, E3, A3
AFS
A Flat Standard - F0, A#0, D#1, G#1, C#2, F#2, B2, D#3, G#3
GS
G Standard - E0, A0, D1, G1, C2, F2, A#2, D3, G3
FSS
F# Standard - D#0, G#0, C#1, F#1, B1, E2, A2, C#3, F#3
FS
F Standard D0, G0, C1, F1, A#1, D#2, G#2, C3, F3
BVI
Bass VI - E1, A1, D2, G2, B2, E3
BT1
Baritone Guitar (B Standard) - B1, E2, A2, D3, F#3, B3
BT2
Baritone Guitar (A Standard) - A1, D2, G2, C3, E3, A3
TRZ
Terz Guitar - G3, C3, F3, A#3, D4, G4

Guided Drop Tunings ( String Numbers )

DD
Drop D Tuning - D2, A2, D3, G3, B3, E4
ddd
Double Drop D Tuning - D2, A2, D3, G3, B3, D4
dCS
Drop C# Tuning - C#2, G#2, C#3, F#3, A#3, D#4
dC
Drop C Tuning - C2, G2, C3, F3, A3, D4
db
Drop B Tuning - B1, F#2, B2, E3, G#3, C#4
dBF
Drop Bb Tuning - A#1, F2, A#2, D#3, G3, C4
dA
Drop A Tuning - A1, E2, A2, D3, F#3, B3
dA7
Drop A Tuning for 7 string guitar - A1, E2, A2, D3, G3, B3, E4
dAF
Drop Ab Tuning - G#1, D#2, G#2, C#3, F3, A#3
dG
Drop G Tuning - G1, D2, G2, C3, E3, A3
dFS
Drop F# Tuning - F#1, C#2, F#2, B2, D#3, G#3
dF
Drop F Tuning - F1, C2, F2, A#2, D3, G3
dE
Drop E Tuning - E1, B1, E2, A2, C#3, F#3
dE8
Drop E Tuning for 8 String guitar - E1, B1, E2, A2, D3, G3, B3, E4
b7S
Baritone Tuning for 7 String (strings 2-7 are standard for 7 str. newbies) - B1, E2, A2, D3, F#3, B3, E4
A7S
Alt Drop A Baritone Tuning for 7 String - A1, E2, A2, D3, F#3, B3, E4

Guided Open Tunings ( String Numbers )

OPC
Open C - C2, G2, C3, G3, C4, E4
OPD
Open D - D2, A2, D3, F#3, A3, D4
OPE
Open E - E2, B2, E3, G#3, B3, E4
OPF
Open F - C2, F2, C3, F3, A3, C4
OPG
Open G - D2, G2, D3, G3, B3, D4
OPA
Open A - E2, A2, E3, A3, C#4, E4
OPB
Open B - B1, F#2, B2, F#3, B3, D#4

Guided Minor/Crossnote Tunings ( String Numbers )

OCM
Open C Minor - C2, G2, C3, G3, C4, D#4
ODM
Open D Minor - D2, A2, D3, F3, A3, D4
OEM
Open E Minor - E2, B2, E3, G3, B3, E4
OFM
Open F Minor - F2, A2, C3, F3, C4, F4
OGM
Open G Minor - D2, G2, D3, G3, A#3, D4
OAM
Open A Minor - E2, A2, E3, A3, C4, E4
OBM
Open B Minor - B1, F#2, D3, F#3, B3, D4

Guided Alternative Tunings ( String Numbers )

DAD
DADGAD Tuning - D2, A2, D3, G3, A3, D4
SUS
Gsus Tuning - D2, G2, C3, G3, C4, D4
b75
B Minor 7th Augmented 5th Tuning - A#1, G#2, C#3, F#3, G#3, C#4
NSH
Nashville Tuning E3, A3, D4, G4, B3, E4
432
Standard Tuning at 432Hz - E2, A2, D3, G3, B3, E4 minus 31.8 cents

Guided Artist Tunings ( String Numbers )

JMH
Jimi Hendrix (E Flat Standard) - D#2, G#2, C#3, F#3, A#3, D#4
IOM
Tony Iommi (C# Standard) - C#2, F#2, B2, E3, G#3, C#4
MAH
Machine Head (Alt Drop B) - B1, F#2, B2, E3, G#3, B3
JPP
Jimmy Page (C6) - C2, A2, C3, G3, C4, E4
NYT
Neil Young (Double Drop D) - D2, A2, D3, G3, B3, D4
KRG
Keith Richards (Open G) - D2, G2, D3, G3, B3, D4
SKA
Slipknot (Drop A) - A1, E2, A2, D3, F#3, B3
JNI
Joni Mitchell (Open D) - D2, A2, D3, F#3, A3, D4
JWd
Johnny Winter (D Standard) D2, G2, C3, F3, A3, D4
SBJ
James Taylor (Standard with offsets) - E2, A2, D3, G3, B3, E4
BKT
Curtis Mayfield (Black Key Tuning) - F#2, A#2, C#3, F#3, A#3, F#4
NST
Robert Fripp (New Standard Tuning) C2, G2, D3, A3, E4, G4
NdC
Nick Drake (Open Cadd4) - C2, G2, C3, F3, C4, E4
AKT
Albert King - C2, B2, E3, F#3, B3, E4
MAR
Johnny Marr (F# Standard - Capo +2) - F#2, B2, E3, A3, C#4, F#4
d50
Dimebag Darrell (D Standard -50 cents) - D2, G2, C3, F3, A3, D4
I-A
Mattias 'IA' Eklundh (C#sus4) - C#2, G#2, C#3, F#3, G#3, C#4
SJd
Skip James (Open D Minor) - D2, A2, D3, F3, A3, D4
KKS
Slayer (E Flat Standard) - D#2, G#2, C#3, F#3, A#3, D#4
MST
Mastodon - A1, G2, C3, F3, A3, D4
COB
Children of Bodom (Drop C) - C2, G2, C3, F3, A3, D4
AAB
Johan Söderberg - Amon Amarth (B Standard) - B1, E2, A2, D3, F#3, B3

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We All See Color Differently | Peterson Strobe Tuners

We All See Color Differently

The LCD display on the StroboStomp HD is easy to see in bright lighting condtions but the LED backlight color is user-adjustable to suit your particular viewing preference.

Globally change the display color for all functions or choose to associate colors with specific tunings for easy and quick identification at the gig.

Create custom colors on Peterson Connect™ or use any of the 10 preset colors to organize your preset tuning list.

Power Supply: Optional (9VDC Negative Center Pin)

DI: No

Peterson Connect Compatible: Yes

Note Range: C0 - A#8

Note Selection: Automatic

Firmware Updateable: Yes

Guided Tunings: Yes

Multi-Color Display: Yes

Buffered Mode: Yes

True Bypass: Yes

Form Factor: Pedal / Floor

Accuracy: 0.1 Cents

Display Type: LCD w/ LED Backlight

Display Resolution: 417 Segments

Construction: Stainless Steel

Product Dimensions LxWxH: 129mm x 66mm x 54mm ( with switch )

Product Weight: .875lb (14oz)

USB Port: Yes

USB Type: Micro

Rechargeable: No

Battery Type: 9V (Included)

Power: 9VDC 85mA (Nominal)

Built-In Microphone: No

Built-In Speaker: No

Headphone Jack: No

Inputs: 1/4" Mono

Outputs: 1/4" Mono

Mute-able Output: Yes

Concert A Range: 390Hz to 490Hz

Transposition Range: -6 to +5

Frequency Response Range: 16.35Hz to 7302Hz

Warranty: 3 Years

Sweetened Tunings: Over 60

User Presets: Unlimited

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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 is my ’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 , 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 offers unique and very accurate “tweaks” which often make all the difference, try it!

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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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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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Is there a carrying case available?

We have carrying cases available that are very useful if you will be frequently traveling with your Peterson tuner. You may purchase your case directly from us at Peterson. Cases are available for the AutoStrobe™ line and the StroboClip HD. The StroboPLUS HD comes with packaging that has been designed to protect your tuner.

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