What power supplies can be used with my Peterson Pedal Tuner? ( StroboStomp 1 & 2, Stomp Classic & StroboStomp HD )

9VDC - Regulated - Center negative - At least 85mA

Partial list of regulated power supplies:

  • Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 (Eight isolated 9VDC 100mA regulated outputs)
  • Dunlop DCB-10 DC Brick (10 outputs)
  • Visual Sound 1-Spot (9V fully regulated output)
  • Carl Martin Big John 9v Power Supply (Seven 9VDC outputs 600mA total)
  • Sanyo Pedal Juice
  • T-Rex Fuel Tank
  • Godlyke PA9 Power All (9V 800mA regulated output)
  • Boss PSA120 adapter (9V 200mA regulated)
DO NOT use the Boss ACA120 Unregulated power supply! Boss ACA, Danelectro DA1, RadioShack, etc., do not have a voltage regulator and are not suitable.

As always with any pedal, be careful - check voltage ( 9V regulated ) & polarity (positive barrel-negative inner sleeve) first and don't overload the power supply's ampere rating by daisy chaining too many pedals from a single supply.

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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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How do I install my StroboStomp HD screen protector?

Once installed, your StroboStomp HD screen protector will be un-noticeable and provide a factory-fit appearance.

To apply your StroboStomp HD screen protector:
  1. DRY FIT: Without removing the backing to the screen protector, lay it over the StroboStomp HD display to dry fit the protector. The protector should sit precisely over the existing display opening.
  2. CLEAN: Use the wet alcohol pad (green package) to clean the StroboStomp HD screen paying special attention to the corners of the display.
  3. POLISH: Use the cheesecloth (orange colored) to LIGHTLY polish the display and remove any leftover streaks from the wet pad.
  4. REMOVE: Making sure the StroboStomp HD display is clean and lint-free, remove the backing from the screen protector and take precaution to not touch the exposed side.
  5. POSITION: Position the screen protector starting in one corner of the StroboStomp HD display and SLOWLY lay it on to the screen. You can lightly adjust any positioning at this time to make sure it is centered on the display. If you see large air pockets, lift the protector up and re-lay it.
  6. PRESS: Lightly press the protector starting from the corner you began with working towards the opposite end to remove any air pockets out from under the screen.

TIPS:

  • If you do not lay it correctly the first time, it can be lifted and re-applied a few times before the undercoating starts to break down. Use a toothpick, fingernail, or credit card edge to get under one corner of the protector to slowly lift it up.
  • Any lint that is trapped under the protector can be removed by washing the protector in a mild dish detergent. Make sure it is completely dry before trying to re-apply.
  • A credit card edge - wrapped with the provided polishing cloth - can be used to help work out any air bubbles.
  • Make sure your installation environment is not excessively dusty to avoid issues.

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Peterson Connect does not detect my StroboStomp HD 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

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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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Does my tuner require calibration?

Generally, your tuner 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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What is my StroboStomp HD’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 StroboStomp HD, 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 StroboStomp HD offers Over 135 unique and very accurate “tweaks” which often make all the difference, try it!

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What is a Guided Tuning?

Guided Tuning is a new feature in tuners, it allows the user to tune to specified tunings, be they dropped, open, alternative etc. without having to know the correct note names. The tuner replaces the note name with a string number which the user simply uses as a guide while adjusting the pitch of the string so that the string number displayed on the tuner matches the string number being plucked.

The result is an accurately tuned guitar tuned to the required alternative tuning.

Using Peterson Guided Tuning, it is not only possible to try out new tunings without any other reference whatsoever, it is also entirely possible for someone with no previous musical experience at all to consistently, accurately and easily tune a 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9-string guitar to any tuning.

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Some 'velcro' does not stick well to the bottom of my StroboStomp HD

This is a common issue for guitar pedals. The silicone rubber base at the bottom of the pedal can prevent some standard brands of 'velcro' from adhering properly.

To help, the rubber pad can be cleaned thoroughly with isopropyl alcohol and let dry. Then, use a heavy-duty (or industrial) hook and loop type fastener. We recommend 3M Dual Lock tape. Let the tape cure at least 4 hours before trying to pull it for maximum adhesion.

As a last resort, the rubber bottom can be removed. Store it in the box with the serial label for future reference.

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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. Cases are available for the AutoStrobe™ line and the StroboClip HD. The StroboPLUS HD comes with packaging that has been designed to protect your tuner.

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Which Peterson products work with Peterson Connect?

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

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I often tune my acoustic instrument in a loud environment. What's available to help with that?

When tuning an acoustic instrument in an environment where you cannot control the background noise, like at a gig or loud band hall, a vibration pickup is a very nice alternative to using the built-in microphone.

For instruments with a flat resonating surface, you can use a suction cup tuning pickup to reduce ambient noise interference.

A Peterson TP-3 clip-on tuning pickup is a very versatile device that can be clipped onto any portion of the instrument that vibrates, such as the headstock of a guitar or the bell or lead pipe of a horn.

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How accurate is my StroboStomp HD?

Your StroboStomp HD is accurate to 0.1 cent (1/1000th of a semitone). It’s important to note, that unlike other tuners which list the detection accuracy as the main specification, the StroboStomp HD detection AND display accuracy is 0.1 cent due to its high definition display which is the highest of any tuner on the market.

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How do I send my product in for repair?

If you need to send your tuner in for repair, please open a support ticket.

All products returned for service must have a support ticket number on the outside of the box as well as on the accompanying paperwork on the inside of the box. If you have not registered your tuner, you must do so before returning it. Include a description of your problem. Please be specific about the type of malfunction as well as the conditions under which it occurs.

There is a minimum charge of $70.00 US plus a shipping charge for all Peterson tuners received (unless subject to Peterson warranty). Payment options include C.O.D., VISA, MasterCard, and Discover Card.

NOTE: For international (non-USA) repairs and for all Conn tuner repairs, a different procedure may apply. If you would like an advance estimate for service, you must include a request in writing with the tuner you ship.

Contact and Shipping Details:

For service of Peterson tuners:

Peterson Electro-Musical Products, Inc. 11601 South Mayfield Ave. Alsip, IL 60803 USA

TEL: 708-388-3311 (ext. 143) FAX: 708-388-3341

Email: techwest@petersonemp.com

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What should I do if my new Peterson product doesn't seem to work properly?

If you've first tried all of the solutions offered here, please contact Peterson directly. It is important that you do NOT return the product to the store in which you purchased it without Peterson instructing you to do so. If your unit is problematic, we would like to limit the chances of another customer purchasing the returned unit. Always arrange for product service or replacement directly with Peterson.

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What is the range of Hz calibration or Concert A calibration of my StroboStomp HD?

The Hz calibration range of your StroboStomp HD is 390Hz to 490Hz. The default setting is Concert A 440Hz.

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How do I find out how far out of tune my guitar is in cents?

Pluck a string and adjust the cent value by simply adjusting the cent control until the strobe image is stationary (only fluctuating around a fixed position and not shifting in one direction over time). In this case, you are tuning the tuner to the instrument. When the image comes to rest, the accompanying numeric cent display indicates the distance from 00.0 cents.

The following video shows this process using a StroboPLUS HD.

Measuring a pitch in cents.

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StroboStomp HD Version 1.0.29

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 6:08:00 PM EST

  • Slows the flash speed of parameters, making them easier to select and read
  • Various Bug Fixes and Improvements

StroboStomp HD Version 1.0.28

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 12:29:00 PM EDT

  • Various Bug Fixes & Improvements
  • Faster un-mute in Buffer and Monitor modes

StroboStomp HD Version 1.0.27

Monday, January 27, 2020 10:53:00 AM EST

  • Various Bug Fixes & Improvements

StroboStomp HD Version 1.0.26

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:52:00 AM EST

  • Various Bug Fixes
  • Settings Screen Timeout Increased

StroboStomp HD Version 1.0.25

Thursday, October 3, 2019 5:37:00 PM EDT

  • Various Bug Fixes & Improvements

StroboStomp HD Version 1.0.24

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 2:00:00 PM EDT

  • Various Bug Fixes

StroboStomp HD Version 1.0.23

Friday, June 28, 2019 9:00:00 AM EDT

  • Production Release
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