Peterson StroboPlus HD Strobe Tuner - Handheld (Discontinued)

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93 out of 100. Incorporating 550+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$150
Peterson StroboPlus HD Strobe Tuner

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 93/100 is based on analysis of 550+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

Gearank High Notes

The StroboPlus HD is Peterson's handheld tuner that brings with it the brand's reputation for accuracy and reliability.

Aside from its profile, another important distinction of the StroboPlus HD is its built-in microphone, which makes it a viable tuner even for acoustic instruments that do not have a pickup.

While most musicians usually stick with western temperament tuning, this tuner comes preloaded with alternative temperaments for those who want to experiment.

It also comes with multiple "sweetened" tunings. To give you more room for playing around with different tunings, the StroboPlus HD has 99 preset locations for saving your settings.

Finally, it runs on a USB-rechargeable Li-Ion battery.

Specifications:

  • Tuning Accuracy: ±0.1 cent
  • Tuning Range: C0 - A#8
  • Reference Pitch: Concert A = 390Hz-490Hz
  • Tuning Modes: 92 (Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Sitar, Harp, Orchestral etc.)
  • Display: LCD screen with LED backlight
  • Bypass: Not Mentioned
  • Power Supply: 9V Battery Included, Optional 9V DC Power Supply
  • Battery Life: Up to 30 Hours (Alkaline)
  • Dimensions: 5.25" (133 mm) x 4.25" (108 mm) x 1.5" (38 mm)
  • Weight: 10.56 oz (299 g)

Pros
One user summarized his experience of the StroboPlus HD as money well spent, and this is a common theme among owners. Given its many features, multi-preset saving and loading plus multi-temperament option, versatility is obviously its main strength, and this is reflected in reviews. And this is also the reason why many consider the StroboPlus HD handheld as a good buy even with its premium price tag. Multi-instrumentalists are impressed at how good this works with different instruments, while pros are convinced with its accuracy and good display.

Cons
There are a few who comment that controls take a bit of getting used to, while some complain about the price tag.

Overall
Even with its premium price tag, those who have invested in the Peterson StroboPlus HD Handheld are pleased with their purchase. Worth checking out if you're into playing different tunings and instruments.

Unfortunately this is no longer available new in stores, however there are highly rated alternatives which you can see in our guide to The Best Guitar Tuners.

About the Author

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He's written about and researched music gear for many years, while also serving as a music director at his local church, in addition to teaching guitar, bass and mentoring young musicians.