StroboClip
StroboClip is a great tuner and the Peterson team provides great service!
By Mitchell Young on Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Edited on Tuesday, March 2, 2021
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I bought my StroboClip back in 2012 after I saw one a video of Jake Shimabukuro using one on his ukulele. I looked into it and was drawn to the idea of having a tuner that was more accurate as I hate having out of tune instruments and don’t mind spending the time to dial things in as closely as possible. I immediately purchased one and it delivered exactly as I was hoping for. My ukulele is a 1960’s Martin with friction tuners so tuning accuracy isn’t always the easiest to attain. After using the StroboClip, I was hearing an ukulele more in tune than I have ever had before. I know it may sound like a bunch of bull but the sound of the open 4 ukulele strings when very in tune was very noticeable. The comparable tuners at the time I had were an older Korg tuner and a free guitar tuning app on my cell phone. I liked it so much I purchased another for my dad.

Fast forward to 2021 and it’s still going strong. I recently got a new acoustic guitar and one thing I did notice was that compared to my older acoustic guitar, the ability to pick up notes on the new guitar is much easier for the StroboClip. I don’t know if this has to do with how much vibration is being transferred through the whole neck or if maybe the materials and shape of the headstock are better suited to use with the StroboClip. The tuner still works fine for both, but noticing the difference between the two, I can see how people might think the StroboClip is not quite sensitive enough to pick up the vibrations all the time. I’m not sure how it does on an electric guitar.

Lastly, I just wanted to comment on the great service Peterson team provided me. Last week my StroboClip broke an internal little disk that allows it to rotate on the clip. This is not a normal part to break but considering I’ve been using it for 9 years, I expect the plastics to wear and age over time. On a whim, I reached out to the Peterson team and registered my product to see if they could help me get a part to fix it. After a few messages with John Norris and sending him a picture of the broken piece, I was given the option to send in the tuner or have them send me the part and try and fix it on my own. I opted to try and fix it on my own and in 5 days the new plastic washer had arrived free of charge. I was too impatient to wait to connect with John on instructions so I broke open the tuner and was able to easily install the new washer. Now my StroboClip is back to 100% and I look forward to using for a long time in the future. If I happen to break it for some reason in the future, I would not hesitate to buy the new StroboClip HD.

Thanks again Peterson team! Appreciate the awesome products and support
Mitchell

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