Peterson StroboStomp Virtual Strobe Tuner / Active DI
Peterson StroboStomp Virtual Strobe Tuner / Active DI

StroboStomp Virtual Strobe Tuner / Active DI, Accordatore from Peterson.

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ibanez4life SZ! 08/04/2011

Peterson StroboStomp Virtual Strobe Tuner / Active DI : Recensione di ibanez4life SZ! (content in English)

"A Great tuner, though the accuracy is not quite necessary 'live'"

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For a long time now, Peterson has led the market as the source for accurate tuning, producing strobe tuners in many forms. The Strobostomp provides Peterson’s virtual strobe tuning in pedal format, for those wanting the extreme accuracy the units provide at their feet.

The Strobostomp provides +/- 0.1 cent accuracy, which is nearly 30 times the accuracy of your standard tuner, such as the Boss TU-2. The tuner is also programmable for custom tunings of your choice, and also offers ‘sweetened’ tunings, with Peterson pre-programmed offsets to make the guitar sound more in tune across the range. You will find numerous of these for specific applications. Those that are curious and venturous can even program their own offsets and use them.

The digital display on the Peterson is very well lit, which makes it very easy to see on a dark stage. Outside, in bright sunlight though, the display becomes much harder to see. The unit is built with plastic casing and jacks. Though I never had a problem with this, as I am quite careful with my pedals, others complained of these being a failure point in the unit, which is part of the reason for the unit’s V-II iteration.

For recording/setup use, where the utmost accuracy is necessary, I highly recommend this tuner. For live use, on the other hand, I found the accuracy a bit of a hindrance, as the additional accuracy was not entirely necessary, and made tuning take a bit longer. If you only need a tuner on the board for live use, you can get away with a cheaper alternative, such as the Korg Pitchblack.