Peterson Strobe Tuners close up

Close Up: Peterson Strobe Tuners

Tuning Instruments for Nearly 70 Years: In 1948, Richard Peterson completed development of the earliest Peterson analog tuner, the Model 150, which was marketed after being developed for Mr. Peterson’s own use for tuning organs. His company, originally named Peterson Electro-Musical Products, Inc., went on to develop the world’s first transistor organ, which would be marketed by Gulbransen and help secure that company’s position as a technical leader in the organ field. The first tone generators were created to audibly tune using the tuner as the reference pitch. Branded as “The Sound of Precision,” Peterson offers a wide variety of strobe tuning equipment for various needs today. Chris Labriola from the tuner product development department says, “We provide accuracy anywhere from 10 - 30 times that of our competitors.”

Highly Affordable to the End User: While most strobe tuners can cost several hundred dollars, the $140 Peterson StroboPlus HD is an ultra high-resolution strobe tuner with the company’s largest illuminated display ever featured in a traditional format. Users can chromatically tune any instrument confidently to the most exacting standards or use any of the over 90 exclusive Sweetened Tunings developed and optimized for specific instruments. All instruments can be adjusted a bit differently to account for issues like string deflection and string gauge.

StroboClip HD: Later this spring, Peterson Strobe Tuners will roll out its latest innovation, the StroboClip HD, a powerful upgraded version of its revolutionary StroboClip clip-on tuner, released in 2009. The StroboClip HD will have a street price of $59.99 and is the most affordable strobe tuning product the company has ever manufactured. It features a high definition, true strobe display and over 50 Sweetened Tunings (a Peterson trademark) for supreme accuracy. The SC-HD has the same one tenth-of-a-cent accuracy of all Peterson Strobe Tuners and comes complete with alternate temperaments for a vast array of string and wind instruments, and soft rubber lined jaws to protect your instrument’s finish while offering a firm grip for maximum signal tracking. Other features include a wide viewing angle, increased battery life and a matte black finish.

For more information, visit petersontuners.com.