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By Andrew Ruggles on Saturday, February 3, 2018

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Plays 6-String Acoustic Guitar
I am excited to own the gold standard in tuning. When you own a Peterson tuner you own a quality machine that performs to its reputation. The auto-select and manual-select options for notes is a great feature to meet any need. Also the metronome on the 590--heard by built in speaker or headphone input-- makes this machine a musician's one stop shop for practice and performance. If you want accuracy, quality and consistency for your instrument you need a Peterson!

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By Gilbert Spain on Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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This is a great tuner, worth every penny!!

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By Nathan on Monday, January 21, 2013

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First, let me state that I am not a piano tuner. I'm a pianist, and I'm very fussy about the piano that I play being in tune. I have a tuning hammer and some mutes and know enough to get myself in trouble. Prior to using the auto-strobe, I could never have successfully tuned a piano on my own. Now the review: I was first introduced to the Autostrobe tuner by the owner of a local piano store. He used one of these tuners to tune the pianos he delivered. As soon as I watched him fly through a piano with his tuner (faster than I had ever seen anyone tune a piano before) I knew that I had to have one for myself. I knew enough about tuning pianos to touch up unison notes and replace the occasional broken string, but I don't have the experience or know-how to get a temperament right or tune a whole piano. With the autostrobe tuner, I can now tune a whole piano with minimal frustration. It may not be a perfect job, but that's not the fault of the machine - it's me that's the problem. This litt ...

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By secchmin on Tuesday, April 15, 2008
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I bought my Peterson 590 AutoStrobe awhile back to update my piano tuning business to a more mordern (now digital) strobe with some of the newer bells & whistles that are available now-a-days.I have a Conn Strobotuner ST-6 tube type '60's model,And the Conn Strobotuner ST-11 solid state '70's models. So my compairisons are based on 45 years of piano experiance. The Conn ST-11 improved over the previous ST-6&8 tube type of course ,with no warm up time & lighter weight ,but,same basic controls .This new Peterson 590 AutoStrobe Has all of those older controls but , in easier acsess (once you get used to where they are) . The manuel is pretty easy to understand and apply . I expected more presets (tempers and possibly the strech tunings pre-programed) in this "Model 590" but you are limited to the 8 basic temperments.A couple are usefull for the guitar but,really useless for modern piano tuning.The Auto feature will not be useful at all tuning pianos but,the digital cent adjustment IS more ...

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