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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 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.
CLA
Peterson Classical Guitar Sweetener
BRT
Peterson Sweetened tuning for baritone guitars.
FLA
Peterson Flamenco Por Arriba
7ST
Peterson Sweetened tuning for seven string guitars.
FLM
Peterson Flamenco Por Medio
bAS
Designed for use with basses tuned to standard EADG and BEADG.
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
Guided Tuning for Bass
GTn
Guided Tuning for 6 & 7 string guitars
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
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
bF7
Buzz Feiten Tuning System for 7-String electric guitars
bFN
Buzz Feiten Tuning System for classical guitar
MTb
Buzz Feiten Tuning System for Michael Tobias Design (MTD) 4 & 5 String Bass
MT6
Buzz Feiten Tuning System for Michael Tobias Design (MTD) 6 string Bass
MT7
Buzz Feiten Tuning System for Michael Tobias Design (MTD) 7 String Bass

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.
SPK
Sneaky Pete Kleinow's B6 Pedal Steel Tuning - Eight String Pedal Steel Guitar
LE6
Peterson E6 Sweetened Tuning for Lap Steel Guitar
LE7
Peterson E7 Sweetener for Lap Steel Guitar
E13
Peterson Lap Steel Sweetener
PE9
Peterson SE9 & SP9 Sweetener Combo - Jeff Newman's E9 settings complete
JDA
JayDee Maness Tuning
MA9
Jody Camerons MSA Sweetened E9
O12
Re-imagined Universal 12 String Pedal Steel Guitar Sweetened Tuning
X12
Re-imagined Universal 12 String Pedal Steel Guitar Sweetened Tuning .

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
FDL
Peterson Sweetened Fiddle Tuning
AUL
Mike Auldridge's Resophonic Guitar Tuning

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
DBB
Peterson Sweetener for Contrabass/Double Bass/String Bass/Upright Bass
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
CP6
Yamaha CP-60 Electric Upright Piano Stretch Table
CP7
Yamaha CP-70 Electric Grand Piano Stretch Tuning Table
CP8
Yamaha CP-80 Electric Grand Stretch Table

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 -
HSW
-Half Swing- by Stéphane Llorente.
SWI
-Swing- by Stéphane Llorente.
AMS
-American Smooth- by Stéphane Llorente.
AME
- American - by Stéphane Llorente. .
CEL
-Celeste- by Stéphane Llorente.
MUP
-Musette for Two or Three Voices- by Stéphane Llorente.
MUM
-Musette for Two or Three Voices- by Stéphane Llorente.
ECO
14 Button English Concertina

Historic Temperaments

JMI
Just Major Intonation
JME
Just Minor Intonation
PYT
Pythagorean Intonation with A base
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
LEH
Dr. Bradley Lehman's interpretation of Bach's temperament
3MT
1/3rd Comma Meantone
4MT
1/4 Comma Meantone
5MT
1/5th Comma Meantone
6MT
One Sixth Comma Meantone Temperament
7MT
1/7th Comma Meantone - Range A0 to C8
LNV
1/4 Comma Meantone with all accidentals.
GAM
Viola Da Gamba (also good for lute)
LUT
Peterson Sweetened Tuning for Lute & Viols

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
AH1
Sweetened Tuning for Chromatic Autoharp
AH2
Sweetened Tuning for Chromatic Autoharp
IVE
Indian Violin Tuning in E
SRU
22 Note Sruti Scale
HR1
Sweetened Tuning for Hardanger Fiddle
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
E Standard Tuning - for 6, 7, 8 & 9-String Guitar
EFS
E Flat Standard Tuning - for 6, 7, 8 & 9-String Guitar
dS
D Standard - for 6, 7, 8 & 9-String Guitar
CSS
C Sharp Standard/D Flat Standard Tuning
CS
C Standard Tuning - for 6, 7, 8 & 9-String Guitar
bS
B Standard Tuning for 6, 7, 8 & 9-String Guitar
bFS
B Flat Standard Tuning - for 6, 7, 8 & 9-String Guitar
AS
A Standard Tuning - for 6, 7, 8 & 9-String Guitar
AFS
A Flat Standard Tuning - for 6, 7, 8 & 9-String Guitar
GS
G Standard Tuning - for 6, 7, 8 & 9-String Guitar
FSS
F Sharp Standard Tuning - for 6, 7, 8 & 9-String Guitar
FS
F Standard Tuning for 6, 7, 8 & 9-String Guitar
BVI
Fender Bass VI Tuning
BT1
Baritone Guitar (B Standard Tuning)
BT2
Baritone Guitar (A Standard Tuning)
TRZ
Terz Guitar Tuning

Guided Drop Tunings ( String Numbers )

DD
Drop D Tuning - for 6 String Guitar
ddd
Double Drop D Tuning - for 6 String Guitar
dCS
Drop C Sharp Tuning - for 6 String Guitar
dC
Drop C Tuning - for 6 String Guitar
db
Drop B Tuning - for 6 String Guitar
dBF
Drop B Flat Tuning - for 6 String Guitar
dA
Drop A Tuning - for 6 String Guitar
dA7
Drop A Tuning - for 7 string guitar
dAF
Drop A Flat Tuning - for 6 String Guitar
dG
Drop G Tuning - for 6 String Guitar
dFS
Drop F Sharp Tuning - for 6 String Guitar
dF
Drop F Tuning - for 6 String Guitar
dE
Drop E Tuning - for 6 String Guitar
dE8
Drop E Tuning - for 8 String Guitar
b7S
Baritone Tuning - for 7 String Guitar
A7S
Alt Drop A Baritone Tuning - for 7 String Guitar

Guided Open Tunings ( String Numbers )

OPC
Open C Tuning - for 6 String Guitar
OPD
Open D Tuning - for 6 String Guitar
OPE
Open E Tuning - for 6 String Guitar
OPF
Open F Tuning - for 6 String Guitar
OPG
Open G Tuning - for 6 String Guitar
OPA
Open A Tuning - for 6 String Guitar
OPB
Open B Tuning - for 6 String Guitar

Guided Minor/Crossnote Tunings ( String Numbers )

OCM
Open C Minor Tuning - for 6 String Guitar
ODM
Open D Minor Tuning - for 6 String Guitar
OEM
Open E Minor Tuning - for 6 String Guitar
OFM
Open F Minor Tuning - for 6 String Guitar
OGM
Open G Minor Tuning - for 6 String Guitar
OAM
Open A Minor Tuning - for 6 String Guitar
OBM
Open B Minor Tuning - for 6 String Guitar

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

A19
19EDO - 19-Tone Equally Divided Octave
A24
24EDO - 24-Tone Equal Temperament
A31
31EDO - 31-Tone Equal Temperament
A53
53EDO - 53-Tone Equal Temperament
QRT
Quartertones
BPE
BohlenPierce Scale

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 Gary OKeefe on Wednesday, November 24, 2021

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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar
I have the HD also and a StroboSTOMP Stomp Classic on my pedal board. This StroboPLUS HDC is a great tuner. If your setting up Guitars or any instrument this tuner is a must have. The sweetened tunings that come with it can come in handy. You can create your own if you need to and switch back and forth quickly and easily.
Many tuners have a strobe mode, this does not make that tuner a strobe tuner.
The best thing you can do is to do a little research to understand how electronic tuners work so that you can truly appreciate the difference. But, you don't need to either. Just use it and you wont want to go back.

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By Perry Dimarco on Friday, November 19, 2021
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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar, Ukulele
This is my review after just 90 minutes of using this very cool and extraordinary tuner. But I have to say, I was not at all surprised that this would be as good as my Strobe HD pedal. It's pretty much the same thing but in a handheld unit.
What can I say, Peterson just knows how to make tuners. When that's all you really do, you better be good at it or you're just wasting your time.
I love the size and ruggedness of this tuner. Yes, it's plastic but is well made and I take good care of my stuff so I expect it to last longer than me!
I love it and the only thing I could ask for is that the metronome volume to be a little louder. But that might be me. I'm getting old and my hearing isn't what it used to be! And I just wish it came with a case.

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By Markham E Sarty on Saturday, November 13, 2021

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This is a great item.

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By Angel L. Rodriguez-alcalde on Tuesday, November 9, 2021

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By Alan Harwood on Monday, November 8, 2021

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For years I've been frustrated that I can't intonate my guitars satisfactorily. I've tried all kinds of tuners and none seem to have the stability or accuracy to do the job properly. This one is by far the most expensive I've considered but out of desperation I took the plunge and hey presto, it works! I've now set up three electrics - Fender USA Strat with trem, Fender Tele and Gibson Les Paul. All set up perfectly and years of frustration washed away in minutes - it's very quick and easy to use right out of the box. The online interface takes a bit of getting used to and I haven't tried (or needed) to create any custom tunings as I've found the inbuilt collection is all and far more than I need; almost every instrument is catered for. This is a well engineered product and looks like it is made to last. I particularly like the inbuilt rechargeable but replaceable battery. So, is it worth the price? ABSOLUTELY YES in my opinion!

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By Jose Jaime Ocampo on Sunday, November 7, 2021

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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar, 6-String Acoustic Guitar, 4 String Bass, 10 String Pedal Steel Guitar
Love mine, customer service is on point, thank you!

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Anonymous on Monday, November 1, 2021

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

By Clement Burgevin on Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar, 6-String Acoustic Guitar, 4 String Bass, Mandolin, Dobro® / Resonator Guitar, 5-String Banjo, Ukulele, 5 String Bass, Upright Bass, Tenor Ukulele, 6 String Lap Steel, 6 String Bass, Double Bass
Très facile à prendre en main et à utiliser, d'une précision extrême ; la Rolls des accordeurs.

1 étoile en moins car dommage de ne pas avoir gardé le modèle sans métronome ; si nous n'avons pas l'utilité de celui-ci, nous payons plus cher pour rien.

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By Martijn Van Breugel on Sunday, October 24, 2021

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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar, 6-String Acoustic Guitar
Never going back to chromatic.
Going to complete the series with the strobe clip on as well.

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By James Key on Friday, October 22, 2021

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Plays Mandolin, 4 String Bass, 6-String Acoustic Guitar, 6-String Electric Guitar, 5 String Bass, Octave Mandolin, Mandocello, Scandinavian Violin

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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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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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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StroboPLUS HDC Version 1.0.15

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 7:48:00 AM EST

  • Metronome now supports setting tempo in Eighth notes, Dotted Quarter notes and Half notes rather than ONLY Quarter notes per minute
  • Defaults to Dotted Quarter notes per minute when meter is adjusted to 3/8, 6/8, 9/8, 12/8 etc
  • Various Bug Fixes & Improvements in addition to updates included in Firmware Version 1.0.14

StroboPLUS HDC Version 1.0.14

Friday, October 1, 2021 11:23:00 AM EDT

  • Fixes battery level meter - was showing lower than the actual battery level
  • Auto-Power OFF disabled when in Timer Mode
  • Additional Accent Patterns in Metronome for 13/x to 17/x meters
  • Alternate Accent Pattern selections save with Metronome Preset
  • Shows Tempo Map name with Metronome Preset
  • Various Bug Fixes and Improvements

StroboPLUS HDC Version 1.0.13

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 8:00:00 AM EDT

  • Various Bug Fixes
  • Fixes Battery Level Indicator

StroboPLUS HDC Version 1.0.12

Saturday, June 19, 2021 4:53:00 PM EDT

  • First Official Production Release

StroboPLUS HDC Version 1.0.11

Saturday, June 12, 2021 5:53:00 PM EDT

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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.
  • Lightweight, semi-rigid design
  • Durable and long wearing
  • Weather resistant material - NOT waterproof
  • Decorative Peterson logo on case lid
  • Foam insert is removable
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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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 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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 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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 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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