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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 | Peterson Strobe Tuners

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 | Peterson Strobe Tuners

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
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.
BRT
Peterson Sweetened tuning for baritone guitars.
7ST
Peterson Sweetened tuning for seven string guitars.
BAS
Designed for use with basses tuned to standard EADG. The strings are adjusted to allow for deflection by varying amounts according to the gauge of the string in each case.
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
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.
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 acount 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.
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.

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.
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
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.
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 | Peterson Strobe Tuners

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 | Peterson Strobe Tuners

METRONOME UPGRADE

Need A Tuner + Metronome Combo?

IMMEDIATE INSTALLATION | Peterson Strobe Tuners

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 | Peterson Strobe Tuners

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 | Peterson Strobe Tuners

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)

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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Which Peterson products work with Peterson Connect?

Currently, the StroboPLUS HD, StroboClip HD and the Stomp Classic Pedal Tuner / Active DI are compatible with Peterson Connect.

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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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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 or from your local dealer. Cases are available for the AutoStrobe™ line and the VS-1, VS-2, and V-SAM tuners. The StroboClip and StroboPLUS come with packaging that has been designed to protect your tuner.

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StroboPLUS HD Version 1.1.12

Thursday, May 4, 2017 3:01:00 PM EDT

  • Various bug fixes and performace improvements.

StroboPLUS HD Version 1.1.11

Sunday, March 5, 2017 8:45:00 AM EST

  • Fixes Connectivity Issue on Windows & Linux machines.
  • Required for Chrome Peterson Connect v1.2.0 and up.

StroboPLUS HD Version 1.1.10

Monday, December 5, 2016 10:45:00 AM EST

  • Adds / Corrects offsets to BFB Sweetener for 5, 6 & 7 string Buzz Feiten Bass.
  • Other minor bug fixes.

StroboPLUS HD Version 1.1.9

Monday, March 14, 2016 5:04:00 PM EDT

  • Fixes a bug that affects Accent Patterns for Metronome Upgrade.
  • Other minor bug fixes.

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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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Swivel Mount for StroboPlus HD

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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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 Need A Tuner AND Metronome Combo?   The StroboPlus can be upgraded to include our popular metronome, the BodyBeat Sync®. | Peterson Strobe Tuners

StroboPLUS HD Metronome Upgrade

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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. After purchase, this item will install automatically the next time you update your StroboPLUS HD with the use of Peterson Connect for Google Chrome. Read more about Peterson Connect for Google Chrome here: Peterson Connect
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USB AC Adapter/Charger

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

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