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Most tuning and studio musicians/technicians around the world agree that the Peterson VS-R StroboRack Tuner is the preferred rack mounted digital tuner! This tuner’s cast chassis makes it a workhorse you can count on for performance after performance, and its Neutrik brand connectors assure a rock solid connection every time. Connect your favorite BNC light and latching type foot pedal to enjoy remote muting capabilities as well as rear illumination in even the darkest of environments.

The tuner’s easy-to-read screen also offers customizable text programmability to ready your fans for the main attraction…you! Just add our optional expansion module (the SR-EX Pro Expander) and you will have balanced/unbalanced stereo/mono functionality, channel switching options, and an active D.I. Gone are the days of line lumps and wall warts—this power supply is built right in! Do you only play an acoustic instrument? No problem…we have you covered! There is an integrated, built-in, electret condenser microphone on the front panel. Rack up and join the revolution!

UNMATCHED ACCURACY | Peterson Strobe Tuners

UNMATCHED ACCURACY

Our patented Virtual Strobe Technology doesn't allow an intune/out of tune decision to ever be made electronically. Your eye simply interprets the motion of the pattern as an indication of tuning error relative to the target pitch.

This level of accuracy is the highest in the industry and what has made Peterson the choice of professionals around the globe for over 65 years.

HUGE SWEETENED TUNING LIBRARY | Peterson Strobe Tuners

HUGE SWEETENED TUNING LIBRARY

The StroboRack's tuning library contains a whopping 35 tempered and exclusive Peterson Sweetened tunings.

User-defined presets allow users to create uniquely-named presets for instant recall from the front panel.

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.
G12↑
Peterson Sweetened tuning for 12 string guitars with regard to the string courses.
G12↓
Peterson Sweetened tuning for 12 string guitars with regard to the string courses.
BRT
Peterson Sweetened tuning for baritone guitars.
BAS
Designed for use with basses tuned to standard EADG. The strings are adjusted to allow for deflection by varying amounts according to the gauge of the string in each case.

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).
BFEIN
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).
BFBIN
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).
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).
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).
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).

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.
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)
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.
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.

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.
DBþ
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.

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.

Historic Temperaments

JMA
Just Major Intonation
JMI
Just Minor Intonation
4MT
Quarter Comma Meantone Temperament
6MT
One Sixth Comma Meantone Temperament
PYT
Pythagorean Temperament
WRK
Werckmeister III Temperament
KRN
Kirnberger III Temperament
KLN
Kellner Temperament
YNG
Young Temperament
VAL
Vallotti Temperament
KLN
Kellner Temperament

Compare to Sweetened Tunings offered in other products.

BUILT LIKE A TANK | Peterson Strobe Tuners

BUILT LIKE A TANK

The StroboRack's enclosure is a uniquely cast piece that makes the chassis incredibly strong and impervious to the rigors of the road. All jack sockets are by Neutrik guaranteeing optimal connection quality and long-lasting durability.

SHED SOME LIGHT ON IT | Peterson Strobe Tuners

SHED SOME LIGHT ON IT

The StroboRack supports use of a rear-mounted detachable BNC rack light for patching in gear under low-light conditions.

THE MOST OPTIONS IN ITS CLASS | Peterson Strobe Tuners

THE MOST OPTIONS IN ITS CLASS

The optional StroboRack expansion module allows users to add balanced, stereo and mono input/output jacks to an existing StroboRack enabling use with stereo, hybrid and balanced instrument signals.

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STUDIO READY | Peterson Strobe Tuners

STUDIO READY

An on-board, independent active DI, and footswitch-selectable channel outputs and presets make the StroboRack the logical choice for professional live and studio use.

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Power Supply: Internal (No Wall Wart) IEC

DI: Optional With SR-EX Expander

Peterson Connect Compatible: No

Note Range: C0 to A#8

Note Selection: Automatic Or Manual

Form Factor: Rackmount

Accuracy: 0.1 Cents

Display Type: LCD

Display Resolution: 320 x 64 Matrix

Construction: Die-Cast

Product Dimensions LxWxH: 8" x19" x 1.75"

Product Weight: 8.2 lbs

USB Port: No

Power: 90 ~ 250v ( Auto Switching Supply )

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Built-In Speaker: No

Volume Control: No

Headphone Jack: No

Metronome: No

Inputs: (2) 1/4" Mono, Rear 1/4" Stereo, 1/4" Mute Switch

Outputs: 1/4" Mono, BNC Goose Neck, 1/4" Mono Tone Out

Mute-able Output: Yes

Concert A Range: 390Hz to 490Hz

Global Cent Offset Range: +/- 50 cents

Frequency Response Range: 16.35Hz - 7302Hz

Warranty: 1 Year

Sweetened Tunings: 35

User Presets: 8 Locations

Historic Temperaments: Yes (See List Above)

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By JOEY on Thursday, September 15, 2016
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All guitars that come into my studio go thru this before anything happens. It tunes, it intonates, and you can also put custom logos on it. This thing does so much I dont even know what it does. even some of my friends that have "good ears" have started to come over to use this to intonate their guitars with. buy it with no regrets

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By john bricker on Monday, April 25, 2016
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I owned a Rocktron tuner that was unbearable , and now I own the Peterson Strobe and am very quick to tune both my 12 string and my six string! It is a wonderful tuner worth the price!

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By Steven Gall on Saturday, April 2, 2016
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I play pedal steel guitar and I use a tempered tuning that is impossible to achieve with a stomp box. I'm able to store presets for both necks and all my slide and resonator guitars. Display is visible in bright sunlight for outdoor gigs. Best tuner ever.

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By Bob on Saturday, December 27, 2014
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This is by far the best guitar tuner I have ever owned or used. The build construction and design is awesome. I'm very pleased with it and I have NOT experienced any grounding loop problems at all and it's a very quiet guitar tuner. I don't even know it on. I do buy good guitar amps and not cheap guitar amps that can create noise and grounding loops problems due to poor design. I'm also glad that Peterson decided to use hot glue to stop wires from flopping around. This will insure that the wires will not break due to movement and will ensure many dependable years of use due to using hot glue. I design test programs for electronic devices, cables, etc. and I realize the importance of using hot glue to support and stop wires from flopping around so that wires do not break. That's a very smart move on Peterson's part.

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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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What is my ’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 , 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 offers 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 or from your local dealer. Cases are available for the AutoStrobe™ line and the VS-1, VS-2, and V-SAM tuners. The StroboClip and StroboPLUS come with packaging that has been designed to protect your tuner.

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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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Which Peterson products work with Peterson Connect?

Currently, the StroboPLUS HD, StroboClip HD and the Stomp Classic Pedal Tuner / Active DI are compatible with Peterson Connect.

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 The SR-EX StroboRack Expander Module fits easily in the rear panel of your StroboRack and increases its capabilities far beyond those of any tuner on the market today. | Peterson Strobe Tuners

SR-EX StroboRack Expander

$125.00

The SR-EX StroboRack Expander Module fits easily in the rear panel of your StroboRack and increases its capabilities far beyond those of any tuner on the market today. It’s affordable, takes only a few minutes to install, and it makes tuning all the following instruments possible.
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