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By Brian Arnold on Monday, August 26, 2019
Edited on Tuesday, August 27, 2019

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Plays Upright Bass, Double Bass, String Bass, 8 String Bass, 6-String Electric Guitar, 4 String Bass, 6-String Acoustic Guitar, 5 String Bass
I've never been a fan of LCD tuners, even though they have more advanced software and are far more economical and appropriate for working-musicians in small club settings than the larger mechanical tuners. However, there is just no substitute for an old-fashioned Strobe Wheel tuner for accuracy, versatility, and ease of use. I've been using genuine strobe wheels since the '60s, and the AutoStrobe 490-ST combines some of the best features of the modern digital devices with the precise mechanical function of the original analog units.

At first, I did not like the glaringly-bright orange backlight for the strobe display, so I sent it back to the factory for some modification. At the suggestion of Customer Service Representative Sue Haslam, they installed red LEDs and a brightness control, which makes my unit far more versatile and comfortable to gaze at for long periods in subdued ambient lighting, like in a studio, and bright enough to read in a sun-filled room when the need arises. It ...

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By Robert Mccollum on Monday, March 18, 2019

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The Music Doctor, Professional Tuner, 35 yrs. I have just purchased my second 490ST. The stretch tuning options of this unit have greatly increased my accuracy and saved countless hours of time.

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By Peter Saunders on Friday, December 21, 2018

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This tuner absolutely lives up to it’s Legendary reputation. Very pleased to own the Peterson 490-ST.

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By Jim May on Sunday, October 7, 2018
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Plays Dobro® / Resonator Guitar
Reliable and dependable to provide stable tuning.

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