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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: 100 Locations ( memory dependent )

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: USB-C ( Micro pre 2023 )

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 Troy on Monday, June 24, 2024

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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar, 6-String Acoustic Guitar, 4 String Bass, 10 String Pedal Steel Guitar, Ukulele, 5-String Banjo
I purchased the strobo+HDC primarily for Pedal Steel guitar tuning and practice. I used the tuner to calculate all my offsets and created some sweetened tunings for my guitar specifically. This thing is crazy accurite. Now i can tune up in a noisy environment with 0 Hassel and it is absolutely bang on . I love that you can customize the color for each tuning and the display is huge. The time generator is super handy for accuracy training and the built in metronome has more features than i can comprehend. I have the strobo clip hd as well and when the power switch broke I received amazing support from this company. Being from rural Canada that means everything. Buy Peterson with confidence, you'll be in tune and you'll be Happy. Awesome products and awesome family run company.

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By David on Friday, June 7, 2024

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Plays Mandolin, Ukulele, 6 String Lap Steel, 6-String Electric Guitar, 6-String Acoustic Guitar
I've used their clip-on tuner for a number of years now and have always been impressed by the accuracy, so I decided to look into their strobo tuner. What really caught my attention were the tempo maps. I play multi-sectional music and have always wanted a tool to create tempo maps for long extended pieces. The ability to create the map and download it onto the metronome has turned out to be a real plus. The web interface works quite well. So far amazingly good!

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By Eric Westphal on Monday, June 3, 2024

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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar, 6-String Acoustic Guitar, 4 String Bass
I mainly bought this for the very precise strobe tuning capability, but I now use it for the metronome and timer even more than for the tuner! I really appreciate a well thought out design, and Peterson has really hit the ball out of the park with this one.

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By Ross Ardill on Saturday, May 18, 2024

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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar, 6-String Acoustic Guitar
Excellent! Peterson make the most accurate reliable tuners on the market and the customer service is outstanding. The metronome feature is a great bonus and great to be able to change the colour.

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By John Petteford on Saturday, April 27, 2024

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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar, 6-String Acoustic Guitar, 4 String Bass
This one’s great. The whole design and set up and layout are easy to understand. I was surprised how easy the metronome is to use… I haven’t used one in a while but this one got me back to it, and enjoying it.
I have two clip-ons and a Stomp HD. I love the accuracy and the sweetened tunings. Thank you

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By Robert Piskor on Monday, April 8, 2024

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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar
Excellent tuner and metronome, would have given five stars if it were more reasonably priced.

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By Erica Krause on Sunday, March 3, 2024

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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar
One of the most phenomenal tuner/metronome out there plus the color customization is great as well. I would highly recommend this to others and even to beginner musicians because of how accurate it is and the easy way to read the screen makes it the best in my opinion. Hands down the best you can get and love using it.

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By Kevin O'Donnell on Sunday, March 3, 2024

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Absolutely the best, and most extensive tuner you could ever wish for! The variety of sweeteners available is incredible - there is something for everyone! Customization with the metronome is fantastic, and the addition of being able to use colour cues at meter changes on the HDC in tempo maps is amazing.

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By Rob on Monday, February 26, 2024

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Plays 4 String Bass, 5 String Bass
I bought their guitar-headstock tuner to start, but when it broke I decided to step up to this one. (Peterson was NOT at fault. I stepped right on it and crushed it...) I love this thing. It is insanely accurate - the sweetened tunings are cool, too. The Metronome is right on the money. I haven't figured out how to set tempo maps and the like... mostly because I've only gotten to work with it for an hour so far. I'd highly recommend it to anyone. The fact that it's USB chargeable is a really nice touch.

I love the preset-function. I can easily tell what is coming up even if I can't see it very well. All in all a great tuner *AND* metronome.

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By Dr Bogdán Ghermán on Friday, February 16, 2024

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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar, 6-String Acoustic Guitar, 4 String Bass
Dear Peterson Team,

Thank you for creating such a great product, I really enjoy it!

However, I have a few quibbles about the Stroboplus HDC I purchased, there are possible solutions that the Stroboplus HDC already implements, but I did not see them in the manual.


So, here are the things I dislike about the Stroboplus HDC tuner:

1) The tuning mechanism is great, however you could display the measured tuning difference in 0.1 cents or such, on the display as -50.0 and +50.0 cents, it would be awesome to have that capability on top of the stroboscope disks.

2) The metronome and tones are sounding only through the speaker and not through the Guitar Output jack. It could have been useful to be able to synchronize a whole band or record these sounds cleanly (without a mic).

3) All product functionality is NOT available in the device itself, but it requires registration and the use of the website. I know why you did it this way, because otherwise fewer people would register their produ ...

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Does my StroboPLUS HDC require calibration?

Generally, your StroboPLUS HDC 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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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 precise. They require very fine 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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Peterson Connect does not detect my StroboPLUS HDC 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.

Some users have reprted a fix by adding a new udev rule as follows: KERNEL=="hidraw*", SUBSYSTEM=="hidraw", MODE="0664", GROUP="plugdev", ATTRS{idVendor}=="2368", ATTRS{idProduct}=="*SEE BELOW"

* Some Peterson products operate in two different modes with individual product id's for firmware update operations. Multiple rules may need to be created. Here is the list of Peterson USB product ID's

idProduct =

Stomp Classic = 8002
StroboPLUS HD = 0003
StroboPLUS HD Firmware Mode = 8003
StroboClip HD = 8004
StroboStomp HD = 8005
StroboPLUS HDC = 0006
StroboPLUS HDC Firmware Mode = 8006

If there is trouble connecting or reconnecting as a product is switching modes, ex: StroboPLUS HDC product id 0006 to StroboPLUS HDC Firmware Mode 8006 run the command:

"sudo chmod a+rw /dev/hidraw*"

This command will solve any "waiting on user input" or if the update button in Peterson Connect is unresponsive. The command may need to be executed more than once.

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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 Sweeteners, 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.

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StroboPLUS HDC Version 1.0.22

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 7:00:00 PM EDT

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StroboPLUS HDC Version 1.0.21

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

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StroboPLUS HDC Version 1.0.20

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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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