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Are Peterson strobe tuners worth the extra $$?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by misterCRUSH, Jan 25, 2021.


  1. misterCRUSH

    misterCRUSH It's all jazz...it's ALL jazz... Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2015
    Arkansas
    Eyeing up one of their strobe tuners and just wondering about accuracy, ease of use, and value for the extra cost. Thanks!!
     
  2. eliascalles

    eliascalles Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2013
    Mexico
    I can't speak to modern peterson strobes (I had a peterson 450 WAY back when) but I can say that the peterson istrobesoft app for the iphone is accurate, easy to use and an every bit worth the minimal cost. cheers
     
  3. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    To me, yes.
     
  4. Rev. Cornelius

    Rev. Cornelius Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2007
    Boston, MA
    Yes, and even more so if you do your own set-ups and intonation.
     
  5. misterCRUSH

    misterCRUSH It's all jazz...it's ALL jazz... Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2015
    Arkansas
    I play fretless, and use a tuner to monitor my stopping points on notes. I'm hoping that this will be more visible and accurate.
     
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  6. Rev. Cornelius

    Rev. Cornelius Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2007
    Boston, MA
    More visible and accurate to a painful degree.
     
  7. ahadl2500

    ahadl2500 Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2003
    Greenwood, IN
    Which strobe tuner from Peterson are you looking at? If it is a pedal one, I actually preferred the Turbo Tuners (ST-300) to the Peterson (Classic) that I owned (mostly due to visibility). Noting that both are better than most other tuning pedals.


    If you are referring to one of the large strobe tuner units, then I have never used one, but know they are insanely accurate.
     
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  8. Stevorebob

    Stevorebob Well... I Am Here, Aren't I? Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Great visibility. Fast. Accurate. Yes they are worth it.
     
  9. MYLOWFREQ

    MYLOWFREQ Supporting Member

    May 13, 2011
    Depends.. Sometimes they're too accurate to be quick enough on stage. They're great for recording and/or adjusting the bass, but for recording I also like to use the tuners built in DAWs.
     
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  10. Queue

    Queue

    Jul 5, 2013
    DC Suburbs, USA
    I really like my StroboClipHD.
     
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  11. wagdog

    wagdog

    Mar 20, 2000
    Der Waffle Haus
    Second the iPhone app. Ten bucks will get you into the world of strobe tuners. Be prepared to live with ‘close enough’.
     
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  12. misterCRUSH

    misterCRUSH It's all jazz...it's ALL jazz... Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2015
    Arkansas
    Peterson StroboClip HD High Definition Clip-on Strobe Tuner | Sweetwater
     
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  13. MD-BassPlayer

    MD-BassPlayer Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    I like the StroboClip HD and I like the iStroboSoft app a lot. For pedals, I like the Sonic Research Turbo Tuners.
     
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  14. theduke1

    theduke1 Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2010
    Manitowoc WI
    I have and love my Sonic Research strobe tuner ST-300
    I also use this when practicing on my fretless
    It helps a lot
    Duke
     
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  15. Obese Chess

    Obese Chess Spicy Big Dad Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2005
    Portland, OR
    I love my StroboStomp. Many people love those as well as the Sonic Research tuners. In any case, yes, I believe they are worth the extra cost - they really aren't that much more expensive than other pedal tuners, in the grand scheme of things.
     
  16. AudioTaper

    AudioTaper Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2018
    I just bought a Strobostomp HD and it's great! Very solidly built, quick to pickup the note.
     

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  17. theduke1

    theduke1 Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2010
    Manitowoc WI
    What he said!
    Duke
     
  18. To me, strobe tuners are definitely worth it. Way easier to use.
    For the same price, id probably look at Turbo Tuners brand over the Peterson brand. I think they're rated to be slightly more accurate.
     
  19. theduke1

    theduke1 Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2010
    Manitowoc WI
    If you play 5 string like I do, this gives the best low B response
    Duke
     
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  20. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    I own two, a VSII and StroboStomp. I did my last set-up with the built-in on my Tech 21 Bass Fly Rig. The VSII is at our rehearsal space, the Strobo is stashed in my file cabinet. One of the more highly-regarded TBers ditched his Petersons and is using the app on his phone.

    Riis
     
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