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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!

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 Aaron Belka on Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Edited on Tuesday, September 20, 2022

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Plays 5 String Bass, 4 String Bass, 6-String Acoustic Guitar, 6-String Electric Guitar
I love this tuner. My guitars are always perfectly in tune on a professional level. The best thing about this tuner is, not only can you tune or do intonation with precision and perfection, it is also so much more than just a standard tuner. Metronome features are amazing. Pitch tuning in crazy ranges. I love all the Stroboplus HDC has to offer. I will never go back to using any other type of tuner. Truly amazing and very impressed.

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By Marty May on Wednesday, June 29, 2022
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If making a tuner / metronome purchase, it has to be this product! Excellent......

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By Peter Poyser on Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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Before I purchased the product I raised a support ticket to ask a question. Customer service speedily answered within hours with comprehensively clear details. Service these days doesn't get any better than this. On receiving the tuner/metronome it was clear from the excellent quality and presentation of the packaging alone that Peterson is a truly Class Act as companies go, and that ethos appears throughout the whole operation.

That Class Act is reflected in the product which is nothing short of superb, very well designed and extremely high in quality, versatilely packed with endless useful features. Despite that it is extremely easy to understand and use in practise, though reading the manuals and watching the many helpful videos is well worth the time taken and well rewards the trouble it takes.

To be honest, I have very many different, esteemed brands of tuners, most of which indicate flatness or sharpness with an arrow and they are fine as far as they go. The Peterson Strobe tu ...

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By Francois Ouellette on Thursday, April 14, 2022

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Plays 6 String Lap Steel, Mandolin, Dobro® / Resonator Guitar, Ukulele, Tenor Ukulele, Octave Mandolin, 6-String Electric Guitar, 6-String Acoustic Guitar
My old HD did not work well and I figured it would not be worth sending it for repairs, so I bought the new HDC model. It has the same features as its predecessor and now includes the metronome, more memory and "sweetenings", a timer (useful to time songs or sessions) and a better user interface. The presets are gone, but the unit remembers the most recent sweetenings used. The color is fun! You can assign a color to each sweetening and you can see which instrument it is for when you select it. The battery lasts for many hours before needing a recharge. The online editor works better with this model than the older one. A bit pricey but hey, this is a serious tuner! On my old one, the selector knob sort of deteriorated over time, not sure if this one will have the same problem. So far soo good.

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By Mr. William Johnson on Thursday, March 24, 2022

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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar, 6-String Acoustic Guitar, 4 String Bass
Works fantastically and is dead accurate. The metronome is great, and I even like the sound.

Great product, a bit pricey, just what I would expect from Peterson!

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By Lamar Posey on Sunday, March 20, 2022

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Plays 10 String Pedal Steel Guitar, 6-String Electric Guitar, 5 String Bass
I’ve been having trouble getting my pedal steel in good tune. This thing is awesome. I have never been able to get everything right on pitch but the StroboPlus HDC is really accurate and the metronome is unbelievable. I’ve bought a lot of products trying to get my sound just right and this has got to be the best investment I have made. Thanks for creating awesome products!

Charles Lamar Posey
Baton Rouge, LA

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By Giuseppe Tamai on Tuesday, March 1, 2022

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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar, 6-String Acoustic Guitar
The old one was already the best tuner but the HDC it's amazing !! And the metronome too!

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By Martin Pfau on Monday, January 31, 2022

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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar, 6-String Acoustic Guitar
Everything is fine with the tuner and metronome.

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Anonymous on Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar, 6-String Acoustic Guitar
This is a great metronome and tuner. I use it to tune guitars and feel like I get better in tune with this. I originally got this because I needed a new tuner, but use the metronome all the time. The metronome is the best one I have ever used. The programmability and the number of settings make it really versatile. Because you can program a meter map, I'll use it for some period music with changing meter. Programming directly or using the computer app is really intuitive. Best part is you can change the colors- I gave each common meter a color in the pre-sets. I got the case too to protect it while carrying it around. I'm glad I got it.

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By Marc Autran on Friday, January 14, 2022

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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar, 6-String Acoustic Guitar
Well thought, super accurate, easy to read and operate, useful in all its functions - tuner, metronome, i'm happy with it and trying to make the most of it.

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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 1.0.20

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

StroboPLUS HDC Version 1.0.16

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 8:00:00 PM EST

  • In tuner mode, default auto-off time-out changed from 2 minutes to 10 minutes
  • 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

$14.99

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.
  • 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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