Guitar tuner pedals. They are a must have for any pedalboard. But, which one is the best. In this post, I share the 3 main reasons why I think the Peterson StroboStomp HD is a worthy investment. This pedal is an absolute gem and for good reason. Specifically, there are 3 main reasons why I love it and I'll share those with you now.
1. The Display
For starters, the big and bright display is wonderful. I'm in the process of learning some new chords and having this thing in always on mode with the ability to see the chords and notes I am playing with the large display is truly helpful.
When I compare it something like by BOSS TU-3 where the screen is small and hard to read, it makes a radical difference when practicing anything. Let's talk about that display a bit more. The high-definition, LCD screen is completely customizable and there are a great selection of display colors to choose from making it feel truly your own. It seems so simple, but this is probably one of my favorite features about the pedal.
So, we've talked about the display. Let's talk about Point #2 - True-Bypass and Buffered Options
2. True-Bypass and Buffered
For tone purists, the StroboStomp HD provides a 100% silent, true-bypass operation mode to keep your tone as pure as possible. Plus, the annoying "pop" from some pedals has been completely eliminated. And, if you like the a buffered output operation mode that is available as well. This mode is great for preserving your tone especially if you use things like long cables.
A great display, true-bypass, and buffered options. Let's talk about another one of my favorite things about this pedal.
3. Sweetened Tunings
The StroboStomp HD offers over 100 exclusive Sweetened Tunings and Guided Tunings. Right now, I am loving the GTR or Guitar tuning option which is part of the Sweetened Tunings. It's fantastic for me since I have been playing on my Telecaster a lot these past few weeks. It has three saddles which can be problematic at times and this tuning option ensures better accuracy.
And, as mentioned earlier, Guided Tunings are also available. I haven't used this a ton, but if you are looking to experiment with alternate turnings, the guided option is perfect for that scenario.
So there you have it. With the Peterson StroboStomp HD, you get an amazing customizable display, true-bypass and buffered options, and Peterson's exclusive Sweetened Tunings and Guided Tunings as well.
Is it worth the slightly higher price tag of $139 compared to most guitar tuner pedals that are $99 or less. I think so. No regrets over here.
What about you? What's your favorite tuner? Leave your thoughts in the comments below and I'll catch you in the next one.
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