Peterson StroboClip Clip On Tuner Reviews4.3/5.0 based on 28 customer reviews
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from Etowah, NC
May 13, 2013Music Background:
Songwriter, guitar player
Great clip on tunerAfter going thru various inexpensive tuners I finally settled on the Peterson. I now own two of them. I use their Sweetened tunings.
A note on customer service: my clip on broke during a long distance move and Peterson replaced it for free. Very nice folks to deal with.
Great tuner, great company, very satisfied.
from United States
November 1, 2012Music Background:
Hobbyist mandolin player for 56 years
Good Service Good ProductThank you for your recommendation on an electronic tuner. This is the best tuner I have ever used and I am very pleased with it. It is quick and easy to tune my mandoline.
from Bethesda, MD
October 16, 2012Music Background:
Hack Hard Rock Axeman
REALLY in Tune!This thing not only looks great, it is head and shoulders above any other tuner I have used (Korg, etc.). The display is very easy to read. The "sweetening" feature is amazing. Chords ring out lke never before, with great note clarity. I have used this now on three electrics (PRS, Stat, Les Paul) and my Breedlove acoustic. All sound AMAZING.
July 27, 2012
very accurateIf you want to realy be in tune this is the tuner for you. I was amazed by how accurate this thing is, if 1/10 of a cent is to much than nothing will satisfy you. It is tough, very easy to tune other instruments besides guitar, and you don't have to pluck strings over and over to get it to register. I would defiantly replace if lost or stolen. Defiantly a must for any guitar player. It will make you play better.
from Long Island, NY
May 28, 2012Music Background:
Guitarist & Recording Engineer mostly my own stuff these days
Want a clip on tuner: Just Get It!I have a little collection of tuners including other Petersonís. And got this one basically for convince the idea just leaving it clipped on to the headstock during recording/tracking and reference it between takes and it does this well, so well I find Iím using it all of the time with all of my guitars. Like any other Peterson accurate to .010 of a cent and tracks just as fast (or at least to me) as my Peterson Flip tuner.
from Seatte, WA
January 26, 2012Music Background:
Hobbyist, over 30 yrs of playing, always a student
Buy this!Much easier and more accurate than a plug-in tuner. The G string temper is a great feature.
from Washington, DC
January 19, 2012Music Background:
Guitarist, Live Sound Engineer
I will never be without oneI just got this tuner today and I'm seriously blown away by it. I had used a friend's and just had to have one of my own.
The built-in tempered tunings are invaluable and beyond that the device is incredibly accurate on both my electric and acoustic guitars.
I will be using this both in live and recording applications. If I ever lose it, I will buy another one instantly.
from St. Augustine, FL
January 13, 2012Music Background:
Exactly What I NeededI have been using a Peterson StroboStomp on stage and in the studio for several years now. I never have to worry about whether or not I am in tune because the sweetened settings allow me to dial my guitar in perfectly every time even when the room is loud and I can't hear. So you could say I didn't really need this. But the StroboClip is still a major upgrade because I now have the luxury of having a Peterson with me wherever I am. Even in a venue where I'm using the house PA and I'm trying to keep things as simple as possible. Or just hanging out with other musician friends.
My loyalty to Peterson is a given. If you don't have one of their tuners, I believe you owe it to yourself to jump in and buy one. There's enough to worry about on stage. With a Peterson, there will be no question that you are dead on. And, at this price point, the StroboClip may be just the ticket.
from Carrollton, OH
January 2, 2012Music Background:
Recording Artist, Musician
The Peterson StroboclipJust as I expected, the Peterson Stroboclip was a wise choice for use as my primary headstock tuner. Since I'm familiar with the Peterson Tuner I use for my pedal steel guitar, and how well it has performed for me over the years, I had no problem selecting the Stroboclip for use with my other string instruments. I like the quality design and functional capabilities of the the Stroboclip. It looks good enough not to hide behind your tuning keys. There's nothing like a well tuned string instrument, and this Peterson tuner helps me meet that requirement.
from Solon, Oh
July 18, 2011Music Background:
Guitarist, Teacher, and Pro Musician.
Small and AccurateI wanted something small and accurate as my Peterson VS-1 tuner. I am very satisfied. Thank you for a job well done.
March 15, 2011Music Background:
Exceptional accuracy for multi-instrument performersWorks exceptionally and can be easily switched between acoustic instruments. Much more accurate than most other tuners. Even works accurately in noisy rooms. Buy this and get rid of your pedal.
February 13, 2011Music Background:
50 years of fret calluses and pick burn
Wonderful and then someEvery bit as good as the earlier reviews. I can't image now why anyone would buy as "regular" tuner. I really can't. Buy this thing. Just buy it.
from Mesa, AZ
August 21, 2010Music Background:
Worth waiting for!!The strobo clip was well worth waiting for!! It rivals the accuracy of my Peterson VS-II but is way more conveniant. The sweetened presets are awesome and the tuner is simple to use. It comes in a great box that will protect your tuner on the road..Thanks for a great product Peterson Tuners!!!
from New Mexico
April 3, 2013Music Background:
40 years as a guitarist, 20 years as guitar instructor
Great Tuner, But...I love the accuracy of this tuner. The only problem is that one of my guitars is an Ovation Al DiMeola model and the tuner clip does does not fit very well on the carved headstock. Not a tuner problem, but a guitar design issue. If you own an Ovation, think twice before getting a clip-on tuner.
from KY, USA
November 23, 2012Music Background:
part time performing musician
Sturdy and accurate, this is the ne.I invested in the Peterson StroboClip when my nice-yet-plastic Snark broke. It's smooth and accurate and seems very solidly built. I'm probably going to use it instead of my Sonic Research stompbox or acoustic gigs. I think this is one of those items which, if you're even considering buying one, you should just go ahead and get it and enjoy.
from Spokane Valley, Washington
October 30, 2012Music Background:
Peterson StroboClipI now have two ST's...they are accurate, light, easy to see on stage. I have no need for my pedal tuner anymore. The accuracy is incredible! I check my tuning more than I should. Over the weekend, I checked as we were all tuning...I was still well within ear , and only slightly off on the machine. This thing gets so close to perfect, even "regular" drift is within close. I haven't regreted buying the second tuner even more than the first...doo dah...
April 16, 2012Music Background:
The one to haveAccurate, quick, tempered tuning. If you play acoustic finger style, this is the one to have.
Broke the first one in the guitar case. Disappointed in the durability. But it was my fault for putting too much in the case.
from Beaumont, Texas
March 13, 2012Music Background:
Recording Engineer, Composer/Arranger, Pro Musician
Peterson StroboclipExcellent and well worth the money. I have been playing long enough where the only tuner available was a pitch fork. Having gone thru several the genesis of tuners, this is the best I have ever used. After backing a vocalist at church, one of the comments received was how good the harmonics of my guitar sounded. Certainly a testament to the Sweetened tunings provided by the StroboClip.
from Baltimore, MD USA
February 8, 2012Music Background:
Sound Engineer, Guitarist
Fantastic little tuner!This is one of the most reliable tuners out there. It can get a little confusing when exploring the different tuning options that it offers...I just use the basic setting and, like all Peterson's, it works great!
from San Francisco
June 8, 2011Music Background:
Strobo ClipAs a fiddler, this is a wonderful tuner. I own the much more expensive Strobo Flip, and find this one to be more useful in actual practice. since violins are often VERY expensive, it is important that It clips gently & firmly to the scroll without leaving any marks at all. As a tuner for my fiddle it is pretty flawless, and I keep it on all the time as a fairly constant reference. I'd like to use it to assure that my fingered notes are accurate within the key in which I am playing, but I have been cautioned that even with the sweetenings (which are also wonderful), checking tuning is a more involved process than just setting it and forgetting it, especially if the song you are playing has key shifts. I showed it to my teacher, who showed me how even with the correct sweetenings, it could easily be telling me I was playing a true G when it was actually a few cents off. On the plus side, Peterson staff are incredible about answering questions, and I suspect if I choose to dig into this some more that they will be able to help. In short, I love it and would not trade it for any other tuner.
from midwest US
November 1, 2010Music Background:
Righteous TunerStruggled a moment as I got used to the idea of a strobe tuner, never having used one. But then, no problem, and though my ear isn't the best, felt that I could hear the improved accuracy. But the sweetened tunings are why I am taking the time to write this. THIS I could hear. I know tuning the guitar, like a piano, is a compromise. These sweetened tunings really paid off for me, immediately, I didn't realize I could sound this "in tune". Buy it, before the price goes up, would be my advice. Thanks for reading
from Kalamazoo, MI USA
July 18, 2012Music Background:
Excellent TunerThe Stroboclip is very accurate, and the "sweetened" tunings
seem to work well. If you are not used to Peterson strobe tuners,
they can take some getting used to, but the improvement to your
instrument is well worth it. I would give it five stars except the power
button is a little finicky, not always easy to engage.
from Bel Air, MD USA
January 2, 2012Music Background:
long time hobbyist, former gigging semi-pro
More expensive than most, but worth itI've tried several of the clip-on tuners. The Peterson is one of the most expensive, but it's also the best - the display is clear and steady, the pitch recognition is fast, and it's very accurate (as are all Peterson tuners.) You pay more, but you get more. It also seems to be sturdier than the others I've tried, although you probably don't want to drop it very often. I have one of the big Peterson tuners ($200+) and I find myself using the StroboClip most of the time now.
September 6, 2011
Works greatVery happy with this tuner. I also have a full size Peterson Strobe tuner (the LCD flip model, not the old-school strobe light) and love the sweetened tunings on it. Now I've got the same thing in a much more portable and easy to use package.
from Oakhurst, CA USA
January 7, 2013Music Background:
Artist, Writer, Band.
An Okay Tuner.I herd this tuner was a great tuner so i decided to buy my self one and give it a shot. so i purchased one about 2 weeks ago and it tunes the guitar well when it works. i clip it to the headstock but it is so glitchy with my guitars. some strings work and the other strings go nuts no matter how sensative i am with it or careful. my low e practicly never works but the other strings besides g and e work. have not tried replacing the batterys yet mabye that is my problem but when i first got the tuner it did this.. im hoping soon it will work soon after a bit of messing around. build quality is great! super cool tuner! i wish it would just work descent for me. Over all. Okay tuner.. quite a bit annoying for me to use.. ( my snark worked better for me ) but great build quality and great idea!
from Boise, ID
May 18, 2012Music Background:
Professional spender of money on music equipment.
Good electronics, poor plasticI must say that the strobe technology is AWESOME. I have a very twitchy guitar that I can only get in tune with a strobe. But....the unit articulates on 3 swivels, and the display head fell off in my hand today after about 2 weeks of occasional use. Because of the way the 3 joints swivel, it is possible that I put a bit of untoward pressure in the wrong axis, but I was by no means rough on the unit. I have been informed by a friend who works in a music store that this is a problem with clip-on tuners in general and many people opt for the mic/plug-in types for this reason after experiencing these failures. However, I simply epoxied the head back on and still have 2 axes of freedom (plus clip angle), and the unit is completely usable.
from Brooklyn, United States
February 26, 2012
Doesn't power itself down when not being used.I don't own a Snark tuner, but I've used one a few times. I didn't find it to be inaccurate. I have found the Peterson to be wonderfully accurate.
There's a million special features in here that I don't use. One feature I could use- an automatic power-down. In the couple months that I have owned this, I've had to buy two new batteries (which are $6 a pop) because I didn't double check to make sure I turned off the battery, or it turned on when bumped.
Should I be mad because I didn't double-check the power down? Well, to may way of thinking, there are far more important things for me to be thinking about when I'm playing than "Did I double check and make sure my tuner is off?" Maybe you disagree.
It's a shame though- I have the first Strobostomp pedal (great DI!), so I was a little surprised that they didn't think of this.
from Brooklyn, United States
April 11, 2012
Works great, if you don't mind changing the $5 battery once a weekI love peterson's floor tuner, but this clip tuner does not automatically power down if unused- or more importantly, accidentally turned on. Which it tends to do, even when stored in it's attractive aluminum box.
I have gone through 3 batteries with this thing now, and maybe used to a couple dozen times.
I just bought a Snark, which is a third of the price, and if the one that my friend has is any indication, runs forever on one battery.
I had assumed that the Peterson would be better, somehow- I guess the extra $40 is for all of the fancy weird tuning modes that I never used.