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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!

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.

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.

Default

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

Guitar & Bass

GTR
Designed for use with guitars tuned to standard EADGBE.
ACU
Designed for use with acoustic guitars tuned to standard EADGBE.
dAd
Peterson Sweetened tuning for acoustic guitar
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 and BEADG.
BSn
Guided Tuning for Bass
GTn
Guided Tuning for 6 & 7 string guitars

Buzz Feiten

bFE
Buzz Feiten Tuning System for electric guitar
bFb
Buzz Feiten Tuning System for electric bass guitar
bFA
Buzz Feiten Tuning System for acoustic guitar
BF12
Buzz Feiten Tuning System for 12 String Guitar

Steel Guitar

SE9
Peterson Pedal Steel Guitar Sweetened Tuning for 10 string pedal steel in E9 tuning.
SP9
Peterson Pedal Steel Guitar Sweetened Tuning for lever and pedal settings in E9 tuning.
SC6
Peterson Pedal Steel Guitar Sweetened Tuning for 10 string pedal steel in C6 tuning.
SP6
Peterson Pedal Steel Guitar Sweetened Tuning for 10 string pedal steel in C6 tuning.
OE9
Peterson E9 Pedal Steel Guitar Sweetened Tuning for the Open Strings
OP9
Peterson E9 Pedal Steel Guitar Sweetened Tuning for the Pedals & Levers
EM9
Peterson Emmons Style E9 Sweetener for pedal steel guitar.
EP9
Peterson Emmons Style E9 Sweetener for pedal steel guitar.
EM6
Peterson Emmons Style C6 Sweetener for pedal steel guitar.
EP6
Peterson Emmons Style C6 Sweetener for pedal 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.
U12
Peterson Pedal Steel Guitar Sweetened Tuning for 12 string universal pedal steel guitar in E9/B6 tuning.
P12
Peterson Sweetened Tuning for 12 string universal pedal steel guitar in E9/B6 tuning.
LA6
Peterson A6 Sweetener for Lap Steel Guitar.
LC6
Peterson C6 Sweetener for Lap Steel Guitar.

Bluegrass

dBO
Peterson Combination Sweetened Tuning for Dobro
dBH
Peterson Combination Sweetened Tuning for Dobro
bJO
Peterson Sweetened Tuning for 5 String Banjo
MAN
Peterson Mandolin Family Sweetener

Misc. Instruments

TbO
Peterson Tenor Banjo Sweetener
ORG
Organ in Standard Equal Temperament.

Orchestral

VLN
Peterson Violin Sweetener
VLA
Peterson Viola Sweetener
CLO
Peterson Cello Sweetener
HRN
Peterson Brass & Woodwind Sweetener.
TYM
Preset for tympani tuning.

Harp

HP1
Peterson Pedal Harp Sweetener
HP2
Peterson Lever Harp Sweetener
HP3
Peterson Pedal Harp Sweetener
HP4
Peterson Lever Harp Sweetener

Keyboard / Stretch Tunings

MBA
Peterson Marimba Sweetener
VIB
Peterson Xylophone Sweetener
RHO
Rhodes Electric Piano stretch tuning.
SMG
Acoustic Grand Piano
UPR
Acoustic Upright Piano

Harmonica

OMB
Original Marine Band Tuning for Harmonica
MMB
Modern Marine Band Tuning for Harmonica
MSR
MS Richter Tuning for Harmonica
S20
1896 Marine Band/Special 20 Tuning for Harmonica
MSM
MS Models Tuning for Harmonica
CYT
Country Tuning for Harmonica
NMT
Natural Minor Tuning for Harmonica
HMT
Harmonic Minor Tuning for Harmonica
GMT
Golden Melody Tuning for Harmonica .
CMT
Chromatics Tuning for Harmonica

Accordion

AW+
Accordion Tuning 'Wet' Sharp.
AW0
Accordion Tuning 'Wet' Zero.
AW-
Accordion Tuning 'Wet' Flat.
AM+
Accordion Tuning 'Medium' Sharp.
AM0
Accordion Tuning 'Medium' Zero.
AM-
Accordion Tuning 'Medium' Flat.
AD+
Accordion Tuning 'Dry' Sharp.
AD0
Accordion Tuning 'Dry' Zero.
AD-
Accordion Tuning 'Dry' Flat.
CAJ
Accordion Tuning - Cajun style in C -

Historic Temperaments

LUT
Peterson Sweetened Tuning for Lute & Viols
JMI
Just Major Intonation
JME
Just Minor Intonation
PYT
Pythagorean Intonation with A base
4MT
1/4 Comma Meantone
6MT
One Sixth Comma Meantone Temperament
KRN
Kirnberger III Temperament
WK3
Werckmeister III
YNG
Young Temperament with A base
KLN
Kellner
VAL
Vallotti Temperament with an A base.
RAM
Rameau Temperament

World

UKE
Peterson Ukulele Sweetener
SIT
Sitar (pure intervals)
OUD
Oud (pure intervals).
GHB
Traditional Great Highland bagpipe tuning.
UIL
Uilleann Pipes Tuning.
RAS
Maqam Rast
SUZ
Maqam Suznak
NAI
Maqam Nairuz
AFP
African Pentatonic tuning
SDO
Slendro - Indonesian Gamelan tuning
PLG
Pelog - Indonesian Gamelan tuning

Compare to Sweetened Tunings offered in other products.

Power Supply: USB Wall Charger (Not Inc.)

Note Range: C0 - A#8

Note Selection: Automatic Or Manual

DI: No

Firmware Updateable: Yes

Peterson Connect Compatible: Yes

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)

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By Dr. Diana Sorrentino on Sunday, April 25, 2021

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Plays Classical Violin

By Edward Logan on Wednesday, March 17, 2021
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I am An Organbuilder and Peterson make great organ part as well as Tuner. I love this tuner

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By Dusty Elmer on Saturday, March 6, 2021

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Plays 10 String Pedal Steel Guitar, Mandolin, 6-String Acoustic Guitar, 6-String Electric Guitar, Dobro® / Resonator Guitar, 5-String Banjo
The absolute best for getting an instrument in tune. I mainly use this for my pedal steel, and with the built-in sweeteners I can get my PSG in perfect tune. I’ve also used it on my Dobro and Telecaster and I can honestly say that they’ve never been in better tune. You cannot go wrong with one of these.

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By Darryl Durrett on Friday, February 26, 2021

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I am only beginning to explore the full features of this tuner but so far tuning my acoustics are as simple as just turning on the unit and tuning up. I also have the strobe feature and look forward to applying it in future practices and sessions. I have the clip-on tuner and an older V-SAM tuner and they all are excellent devices. No other tuners come close.

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By Michael Foster on Friday, February 26, 2021

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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar, 6-String Acoustic Guitar, 4 String Bass, 5 String Bass, 6 String Bass

By Mark A. Burdette on Thursday, February 25, 2021

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Plays 6-String Acoustic Guitar, 4 String Bass, 6 String Lap Steel, 6-String Electric Guitar
Great product. Very accurate and easy to operate without any issues. Use it daily. Now I am spoiled.

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By Timothy Rogers on Saturday, February 20, 2021

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Plays 10 String Pedal Steel Guitar, 4 String Bass, 6-String Acoustic Guitar, 6-String Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Dobro® / Resonator Guitar, 5-String Banjo, 6 String Lap Steel, 8 String Lap Steel, Octave Mandolin, 10 String Lap Steel

By Christopher Wilson on Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar, 6-String Acoustic Guitar
The Stroboplus HD is a fantastic tuner for my guitar workbench. Makes setting intonation a breeze! :-D

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By Jef Theysmeyer on Tuesday, February 16, 2021

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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar, 6-String Acoustic Guitar, 4 String Bass
Very nice and capable tuner. Easy to use out of the box.

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By Sergio De Armas Jr on Monday, February 15, 2021

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Plays 4 String Bass, 6-String Electric Guitar, 5 String Bass
I'm really pleased with every aspect of this tuner. Its size all of its function build quality I really have no negative things to say. 100% satisfied with my purchase. Looking forward to adding metronome to it and using using it to practice. Great unit!!

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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 StroboPLUS 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 StroboPLUS 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 StroboPLUS 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 StroboPLUS HD offers 92 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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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.

StroboPLUS HD Version 1.1.7

Friday, September 4, 2015 3:08:00 PM EDT

  • Various offsets for Accordion Sweeteners have been corrected.

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StroboPLUS HD Tempo Map Loader
OSx Utility for transferring Tempo Maps to the Metronome Upgrade for StroboPLUS HD.
StroboPLUS HD Tempo Map Loader
Windows Utility for transferring Tempo Maps to the Metronome Upgrade for StroboPLUS HD.
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Windows EXE for building, editing and exporting Tempo Map Files
 StroboPlus Li-ion battery 1000MAH 3. | Peterson Strobe Tuners

StroboPLUS HD Replacement Battery

$26.99

StroboPlus Li-ion battery 1000MAH 3.7V
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 Complete assembly for mounting the StroboPlus HD to a mic stand, music stand, or pedal steel leg. | Peterson Strobe Tuners

StroboPlus HD Pitch Holder Assembly

$34.95

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 Body BeatSync metronome.
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 Swivel Mount for attaching StroboPlus HD to Pitch Holder clamp. | Peterson Strobe Tuners

Swivel Mount for StroboPlus HD

$14.99

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

StroboPLUS HD Metronome Upgrade

$29.99

Need A Tuner AND Metronome Combo? The StroboPlus can be upgraded to include our popular metronome, the Body Beat Sync®. The same metronome engine can be available in the StroboPlus HD complete with the vibe ouput! (Vibe Clip™ optional.) Optional Body Beat 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 Body Beat 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 Charger for: - Body Beat Sync® metronome. | Peterson Strobe Tuners

USB AC Adapter/Charger

$14.99

USB Charger for: - Body Beat Sync® metronome. - StroboPlus HD 5V/.5A
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 The Peterson TP-3 Clip-On Tuning Pickup includes a more sensitive piezo pickup than any previous model to improve the signal transmission of your acoustic instrument into your tuner. | Peterson Strobe Tuners

TP-3 Clip-On Pickup

$16.95

The Peterson TP-3 Clip-On Tuning Pickup includes a more sensitive piezo pickup than any previous model to improve the signal transmission of your acoustic instrument into your tuner. The larger opening can now accommodate even the most challenging placement. Higher gripping tension ensures that the TP-3 stays in place without damaging your instrument. Use with any instrument and any tuner. Totally isolate your instrument from any other sound in the room, permitting confident tuning even in the noisiest environments Clips onto the lead pipe, barrel of a flute, or any round tubing on horns with no marring to the instrument Jaws feature padded ends to clip on the bell of the horn of brass instruments or various parts of a stringed instrument. No batteries required. 1/4" input jack is compatible with many instrument tuners. Long, heavy-duty cord with strain relief for added durability and longer life. The perfect accessory when used with original Peterson tuning hardware.
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 Remote Vibrating Clip for:  • BB-1 Body Beat Metronome  • BBS-1 Body Beat Sync  • StroboPlus HD  Color is white. | Peterson Strobe Tuners

Body Beat Vibe Clip

$19.95

Remote Vibrating Clip for: • BB-1 Body Beat Metronome • BBS-1 Body Beat Sync • StroboPlus HD Color is white.
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 Pitch Holder™ mounting bracket for the:  • StroboPlus HD  • StroboFlip tuner  • BBS-1 Body Beat Sync. | Peterson Strobe Tuners

Pitch Holder

$29.99

Pitch Holder™ mounting bracket for the: • StroboPlus HD • StroboFlip tuner • BBS-1 Body Beat Sync
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