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    I'm kind of tossed up between the Turbo Tuner and something by Peterson, anything out there that you like better or anything about either of these two that you don't like? I like the idea of something that I can do intonation with and am interested in tempered or sweetened tuning even though I am not that up to speed on it.
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    To my understanding, the Boss TU-2 stomp box is pretty much the industry standard. My $40 Rocktron pedal tuner works just fine for me though
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    • #3
      I like my Peterson StroboStomp a lot, but you should be aware that the Petersons have some quirks. I would recommend against them for stage use; the strobe display can sometimes be a little hard to read as it bounces around, not what one would want onstage, I would guess. The StroboStomp can have a lot of trouble resolving the signal from the high E--you have to turn the volume all the way up and use the neck pickup to get a reading. I would strongly recommend against a Peterson if your guitar has only a bridge pickup (assuming that this problem with the high E is an issue with the Peterson design, rather than just a quirk of the particular unit I have). The accuracy is great, but it does come at the cost of more cumbersome operation.

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      • #4
        To my understanding, the Boss TU-2 stomp box is pretty much the industry standard. My $40 Rocktron pedal tuner works just fine for me though


        I used a Conn Strob Tunner for Years and Years, then everyone started going with the Stomp Box Tuners. I added the Boss TU-2 to my pedal board. It's been pretty cool to be able to tune inbetween songs without having to, un-plug and plug into the Strobe.
        It is finiky sometimes, and I havn't figured out the whys yet.

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        • #5
          I been using a Fender PT-100 for a couple years now without a issue. The Strobes are great for home though like the Peterson? Great Strobe. But for my signal path the Fender is great. I see it very well and its acurate.
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            • #7
              My $19 Berringer pedal tuner works great for a cheap one. It does eat a 9volt every third gig, though.

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              • #8
                +1 on the tu-2
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                  • #10
                    +1 on the tu-2


                    +2, never had an issue with my tu-2.

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                    • #11


                      This is the one that I am leaning towards. http://www.turbo-tuner.com/

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                      • #12
                        How about the Pewaves JPT-10, anyone tried one of those out? I can't seem to find any real specs on it.

                        It also appears that the turbo tuner is the only 'true' strobe tuner; the others are virtual strobe tuners. What the difference is I have no idea.
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                        • #13
                          I use a Peterson VS-1 all the time while gigging and it works great. It also is accurate enough to set intonation. It works just fine on a bridge pickup. In fact, it seems to work best on the bridge pickups of my strat and 335s. I can see it just fine on stage. The newer ones with the blue lighting are even brighter. I have no complaints with it other than it's a bit big.

                          I bought it before they came out with the Strobostomp, and it does not have a hardwired bypass. I use a Morley ABY if I'm playing outdoors so I can tune silently and quickly between songs if needed. I don't bother when playing indoors because my guitars stay in tune just fine and I check them between sets.

                          I would not hesitate to buy a Strobostomp or VS tuner. I don't know anything about the competing tuner shown above, though.

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                          • #14
                            i <3 my strobostomp.
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