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Since 1948, Peterson Strobe Tuners have defined the standard in tuning accuracy. 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!

ULTRA-HIGH TUNING RESOLUTION | Peterson Strobe Tuners

ULTRA-HIGH TUNING RESOLUTION

All Peterson products provide guaranteed tuning results to within +/-0.1 cent (1/1000th of a fret or semitone).

The StroboPLUS HDC employs Peterson's proprietary Strobo Tuning Technology to tune your instrument to an ultra-high degree of accuracy.

This level of accuracy is an industry benchmark and what has made Peterson the choice of professionals around the globe for over 70 years.

REAL-TIME TUNING RESPONSE | Peterson Strobe Tuners

REAL-TIME TUNING RESPONSE

The StroboPLUS HDC's Virtual Strobe display is DIRECTLY driven by the input signal. That means you'll see the attack, sustain, and the decay of the note being tuned - all in real-time.

Its speed of movement is in direct correlation to the distance from the target pitch and the display doesn't exhibit the often found jerky motion found in needle or LED-based tuners.

You can literally watch the strobe bands settle as you pull that note into the target pitch!

METRONOME INCLUDED | Peterson Strobe Tuners

METRONOME INCLUDED

The StroboPLUS HDC includes the most innovative and versatile metronome as a standard feature.

Hundreds of subdivision combinations, accent patterns, polyrhythms, and user-imagined tempo maps are at your disposal.

Tactile feedback is also available with the use of an optional BodyBeat Vibe Clip.

Loads of Sweetened Tunings and More | Peterson Strobe Tuners

Loads of Sweetened Tunings and More

The StroboPLUS HDC comes with over 180 factory preset Sweetened Tunings that cover a wide variety of electric and acoustic instruments. Sweetened Tunings address the specific inharmonicities of the selected instruments to optimize their tuning.

Also included standard are a collection of guided tunings that include popular drop, alternate, artist-specific, and standard string number tunings.

Native compatibility with Peterson Connect allows users to configure and update their StroboPLUS HDC for a personal tuning experience.

PETERSON CONNECT ENABLED | Peterson Strobe Tuners

PETERSON CONNECT ENABLED

The Peterson Connect application for Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge (Windows/OS X) and Chromium browsers provides a simple method to configure and customize your StroboPLUS HDC. Create your own sweeteners, navigate the user tuning trading post, or arrange preset tunings before the gig.

Tempo Maps can also be loaded to the StroboPLUS HDC via Peterson Connect for practicing musical scores - complete with tempo changes!

Peterson Connect is also the hub for updating firmware ensuring that it remains up-to-date with any future software upgrades.

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
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.
BSn
Displays string numbers instead of note names for 4 and 5 & 6 string bass guitars ( 54321 instead of BEADG ).
GTn
Displays string numbers instead of note names for 6 & 7 string guitars (7654321 instead of BEADGBE).
TH1
Thidell Guitar Formula 1 Open Strings 6 String Guitar.
CLA
Peterson Classical Sweetener
FLA
Peterson Flamenco Por Arriba
FLM
Peterson Flamenco Por Medio
EVH
Eddie van Halen Tuning
TB1
Thidell Formula 1 for True Temperament Bass
TLT
Thidell Formula 1 Low Tune
TTC
True Temperament Chromatic Scale offsets.
TT7
True Temperament offsets for 7 string guitar.
TT8
True Temperament offsets for 8 string guitar.

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).
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.
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.
SPK
Sneaky Pete Kleinow B6 Pedal Steel Tuning - Eight String Pedal 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
PE9
Jeff Newman settings complete - including all open string pedal and lever offsets. P for pedal. L for lever and 0 for open. Some of these notes are very close together so it may take some time to get used to targeting a specific note.
JDA
JayDee Tunin
MA9
Jody Camerons MSA Sweetened E9
O12
Re-imagined Universal 12 String Pedal Steel Guitar Sweetened Tuning for open strings modelled after 0E9 - E's at zero cents. To be used with X12 Sweetener for pedal and lever settings.
X12
Re-imagined Universal 12 String Pedal Steel Guitar Sweetened Tuning for pedals and levers modelled after PE9. To be used with O12 Sweetener for open strings.

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.
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.
FDL
Perfect 5th intervals for 4 and 5 string fiddle.
AUL
Mike Auldridge's resophonic guitar tuning with his signature detuned B strings. This tuning works for 6 string GBDGBD, EBDGBD or 8 string EGBDEGBD

Misc. Instruments

TBO
Compensates for string deflection taking into account the different scale length and lower pitched tuning for 4 string tenor banjo.
ORG
Organ in Standard Equal Temperament.

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.
DBB
Sweetener for Contrabass/Double Bass in perfect fourth intervals - 2 cents narrower than ET

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.
HP4
Peterson Lever Harps Stretch Sweetener For 41 String Harp E1 to C7.

Keyboard / Stretch Tunings

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.
CP8
Yamaha CP-80 Electric Grand Stretch Table
CP6
Yamaha CP-60 Electric Upright Piano Stretch Table
CP7
Yamaha CP-70 Electric Grand Piano Stretch Tuning Table

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.
HSW
-Half Swing- by Stéphane Llorente. Two rows of reeds, one tuned to Equal temperament (EQU), the other tuned to this Sweetener (HSW) produces a tremolo of 16.25 BPM in the bass to 106.67 BPM in the treble. Range is C3 to G7.
SWI
-Swing- by Stéphane Llorente. Two rows of reeds, one tuned to Equal temperament (EQU), the other tuned to this Sweetener (SWI) produces a tremolo of 26.25 BPM in the bass to 145 BPM in the treble. Range is C3 to G7.
AMS
-American Smooth- by Stéphane Llorente. Two rows of reeds, one tuned to Equal temperament (EQU), the other tuned to this Sweetener (AMS) produces a tremolo of 41.25 BPM in the bass to 260 BPM in the treble. Range is C3 to G7.
AME
- American - by Stéphane Llorente. Two rows of reeds, one tuned to Equal temperament (EQU), the other tuned to this Sweetener (AME) produces a tremolo of 47 BPM in the bass to 312 BPM in the treble. Range is C3 to G7.
CEL
-Celeste- by Stéphane Llorente. Two rows of reeds, one tuned to Equal temperament (EQU), the other tuned to this Sweetener (CEL) produces a tremolo of 76.38 BPM in the bass to 1000 BPM in the treble. Range is from C3 to G7.
MUP
-Musette for Two or Three Voices- by Stéphane Llorente. Three rows of reeds, one tuned to Equal temperament (EQU), a second tuned to this Sweetener (MUP) & a third tuned to MUM produces a tremolo of 127.97 to 1509.47 BPM (C3 to G7).
MUM
-Musette for Two or Three Voices- by Stéphane Llorente. Three rows of reeds, one tuned to Equal temperament (EQU), a second tuned to this Sweetener (MUM) & a third tuned to MUP produces a tremolo of 127.97 to 1509.47 BPM (C3 to G7).
ECO
15-Tone/Octave C-rooted A-based 1/5th Comma Meantone for 14 Button English Concertina - C, C#, Db, D, D#, Eb, E, F, F#, G, G#, Ab, A, Bb, B. Range A0 to A7

Historic Temperaments

LUT
15-Tone/Octave C-rooted A-based 1/6th Comma Meantone for Lute - C, C#, Db, D, D#, Eb, E, F, F#, G, G#, Ab, A, Bb, B. Range A0 to A7
JMI
Just Major Intonation
JME
Just Minor Intonation
PYT
Pythagorean Intonation with A base
4MT
1/4 Comma Meantone
6MT
1/6th Comma Meantone - A-based
KRN
Kirnberger
WK3
Werckmeister III
YNG
Young Temperament with A base
KLN
Kellner
VAL
Vallotti Temperament with an A base.
RAM
Rameau Temperament
GAM
15-Tone/Octave C-rooted A-based 1/6th Comma Meantone for Viols - C, C#, Db, D, D#, Eb, E, F, F#, G, G#, Ab, A, Bb, B. Range A0 to A7
5MT
15-Tone/Octave C-rooted A-based 1/5th Comma Meantone - C, C#, Db, D, D#, Eb, E, F, F#, G, G#, Ab, A, Bb, B. Range A0 to A7
LNV
15-Tone/Octave C-rooted A-based 1/4 Comma Meantone for Lute & Viols - C, C#, Db, D, D#, Eb, E, F, F#, G, G#, Ab, A, Bb, B. Range A0 to A7
7MT
1/7th Comma Meantone - Range A0 to C8
LEH
Dr. Bradley Lehman's interpretation of Bach's temperament
3MT
1/3rd Comma Meantone

World

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.
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
AH1
Sweetened Tuning for Chromatic Autoharp in the keys of Bb, F, C, G, D & A with C as root.
AH2
Sweetened Tuning for Chromatic Autoharp in the keys of Bb, F, C, G, D & A with G as root.
IVE
Indian Violin Tuning in E - Perfect Fourth & Fifths: Low Sa = E Low Pa = B Sa = E Pa = B
SRU
22-tone/Octave Indian Sruti - Notes numbered from C=01
HR1
Sweetened Tuning for Hardanger Fiddle - Oppstillt with Just-tuned intervals - Open Strings B3, E4, B4 & F#5. Resonant Strings C#4, E4, F#4, G#4 & B4
NSP
Northumbrian Smallpipes in F+ tuning with Just intervals. Note names are transposed so that an F will display as G, C is displayed as D etc. as is traditional for Northumbrian Smallpipes. Re-tune any accompanying instruments by +20 cents.

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
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
CS
C Standard - A0, D1, G1, C2, F2, A#2, D#3, G3, C4

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

Microtonal

BPE
Equal-tempered Bohlen–Pierce with A3 at 440Hz. Note name U is actually J. Warning- names have no relation to standard 12-tone notes.
A19
19EDO/ 19 Tone Equal Temperament - A-Based - Octave Repeating. Notes are displayed as C, C#, Db, D, D#, Eb, E, E#, F, F#, Gb, G, G#, Ab, A, A#, Bb, B, Cb. Range: C2 to A6 A4 = 440Hz
A24
24EDO/ 24Tone Equal Temperament - Equally tempered quarter tones. A-based - Range C2 to A5 - Notes are numbered 00 to 24 per octave
A53
53EDO - 53 Tone Equal Temperament - A-Based with 22.6 cent intervals. Range - A4 to A5 - Notes are numbered 00 to 53.
A31
31EDO - 31 Tone Equal Temperament - A-Based with 38.7 cent intervals - Octave Repeating. Range = E3 to A5 - Notes are numbered 01 to 31 for each octave starting from A (Note #01) at 0 cents (Concert Pitch).
QRT
Quarter Tones in Equal Temperament. The quarter tone notes are displayed as

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

Set Timer / Stop Watch: Yes

Tempo Range: 10-280 Quarter Notes per Minute

Tempo Increment: 0.1 Quarter Notes per Minute

Tempo / Rhythm Maps: 10 Locations

Accent Patterns: Over 50

Subdivisions: Over 100

Beats Per Measure: 1-19

Beat Values: 2, 4, 8, 16

Polyrhythms: Element 1 / Element 2 ( 1 - 19 each )

Peterson Connect Compatible: Yes

Form Factor: Desktop / Benchtop

Accuracy: 0.1 Cents

Display Type: Variable Backlight Color 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: Included

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: 2 years

Sweetened Tunings: 219

User Presets: Tuner - Unlimited / Metronome 100

Historic Temperaments: Yes (See List Above)

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By Brian Todd on Saturday, November 26, 2022

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Anonymous on Friday, November 25, 2022

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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar, 6-String Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, 4 String Bass, Dobro® / Resonator Guitar, Ukulele, Upright Bass, 6 String Lap Steel, 8 String Lap Steel, 12 String Pedal Steel Guitar, Double Bass, 8 String Pedal Steel Guitar, Long-Necked Banjo, 10 String Lap Steel
Support could not be better!

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By Jeffrey Walker on Wednesday, November 23, 2022

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On the recommendation of the Vice President of Reuter Organs I purchased this tuner prior to a complete tuning of a four-manual 73-rank Schantz pipe organ. Truly an outstanding machine! The strobe function was very useful in the 16' and 8' octaves, particularly when the "tuning stop" was a bit distant. That the tuner can produce sound clear up to the top of a 2' stop was tremendously helpful. Those last few notes can be difficult to hear when tuning to the octave below. Tuning a unison to the machine was very easy and accurate. Being able to adjust pitch in tenths of a herz is extremely important in organ tuning. It simply has everything I could want for organ tuning.

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By László Öveges on Tuesday, November 22, 2022

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By Martin Lynn Wolfe on Saturday, November 12, 2022

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Plays Dobro® / Resonator Guitar
More than met my expectations. The ability to add sweeteners for each type of guitar that I use really sets this apart from any others and gives each instrument the tone they were intended to have. I can switch from a dobro dedicated sweetener to open D tuning dedicated sweetener with the turn of a dial. Great investment especially if you play in different tunings.

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By Fredrick Valdez on Sunday, November 6, 2022

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Plays 4 String Bass
The Stroboplus HDC is more then I expected. It's a tuner, metronome and a timer, plus much more. This product is Amazing and I couldn't have asked for a better product from Peterson. I am One Happy customer. Thanks for making a Great product!

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By René Král on Friday, November 4, 2022

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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar, 6-String Acoustic Guitar, 4 String Bass
It’s just simply perfect.

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By Richard Peruggi on Sunday, October 30, 2022

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By Alex Loomis on Sunday, October 23, 2022

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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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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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What is my StroboPLUS HDC’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 HDC, 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 HDC offers 219 unique and very accurate “tweaks” which often make all the difference, try it!

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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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StroboPLUS HDC Version 1.0.21

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 2:00:00 PM EDT

  • Various Bug Fixes and Improvements

StroboPLUS HDC Version 1.0.20

Friday, April 8, 2022 12:16:00 PM EDT

  • Various Bug Fixes and Improvements

StroboPLUS HDC Version 1.0.19

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 11:16:00 AM EST

  • Changes how various parameters are adjusted
  • Tempo, Concert A, Cents and Timer adjust in whole units rather than tenths
  • Holding IN on the encoder while turning increments in tenths
  • Holding Parameter Button while turning changes Tempo Beat Value in Metronome Mode

StroboPLUS HDC Version 1.0.18

Friday, February 4, 2022 2:24:00 PM EST

  • Fixes auto-off in metronome mode
  • Various Bug Fixes and Improvements

StroboPLUS HDC Version 1.0.17

Monday, January 24, 2022 1:24:00 PM EST

  • Metronome: Increases allowed number of tempo maps from 10 to 100
  • Various Bug Fixes and Improvements

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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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 USB Charger for: - Body Beat Sync® metronome. | Peterson Strobe Tuners

USB AC Adapter/Charger

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USB Charger for: - Body Beat Sync® metronome. - StroboPlus HD 5V/.5A
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 Swivel Mount for attaching StroboPlus HD to Pitch Holder clamp. | Peterson Strobe Tuners

Swivel Mount for StroboPlus HD/HDC

$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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 Complete assembly for mounting the StroboPlus HD to a mic stand, music stand, or pedal steel leg. | Peterson Strobe Tuners

StroboPlus HD/HDC 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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 Protect your StroboPLUS HD or StroboPLUS HDC from harm with this thermoformed EVA foam series case from Peterson. | Peterson Strobe Tuners

StroboPLUS HD/HDC Case

$29.99

Protect your StroboPLUS HD or StroboPLUS HDC from harm with this thermoformed EVA foam series case from Peterson. This case offers serious protection for the StroboPLUS series tuners and makes transporting them both convenient and comfortable. Accurately sized to keep the StroboPLUS firmly in place. Easily keep your charging cable and wall adaptor with your tuner between gigs. Built-in foam cut-out slot will keep your charging/data cable in place. The inside mesh pocket can accommodate packs of strings or guitar picks to keep handy with your tuner. An easy-glide zipper keeps the case closed during transport. RECOMMENDATION: When adding items to inner pocket, please insert the tuner with the display side down for maximum screen protection.
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  • Durable and long wearing
  • Weather resistant material - NOT waterproof
  • Decorative Peterson logo on case lid
  • Foam insert is removable
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