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  • Jeff
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    The sweetened tunings are definitely something, IMO. I’ve got the Stroboclip as well, and with my acoustic tuned to Eb with the sweetened tuning, it sounds amazing.

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  • Bloody_Inferno
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    The multiple colour choices are a compelling argument. I wouldn't be surprised if I keep the Turbo in the studio or home setup, and just get another Strobo Stomp for the gigging rigs.

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  • Chris
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    Originally posted by Jeff View Post
    The Turbo display doesn't look as pretty and colorful, therefore the win is obviously the Peterson.

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  • Nemesis9K
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    I only have the peterson and I love it. I considered the Sonic Research as well but I dont think you can go wrong with either. I remember pulling the peterson out of the box thinking it felt like the iphone of tuners. Just slick and very cutting edge feeling.

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  • Jeff
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    The Turbo display doesn't look as pretty and colorful, therefore the win is obviously the Peterson.

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  • JJ Rodriguez
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    Yeah I have a turbo tuner thats just used for setups, any other time I just use the tuner on the Axe. Close enough, and I don't want to spend 20 minutes getting my guitar perfectly in tune

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  • Bloody_Inferno
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    NTD x 2: A Tale Of Two Tuners

    So I bought this...

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    ...and this.

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    I'm in the process of restructuring my rigs, and I'm leaning right in the strobe direction. The Boss TU2 has served me well in the years and the Polytune is nice, but a good shake up is good too.

    As for which is better... they both put up a decent fight. The Sonic Research is much simpler to use and gets right to the point with it's options. It's true bypass, but you can set it to 'always on' via hidden switch inside. As this will be in used with the rigs with a tuner channel, true bypass is moot for me here, and the pedal will be always on anyway. It's also frighteningly accurate... perhaps too accurate to the point where I had to tap out trying to making the strobe reading completely still. Guitars will never be in 'perfect' tune and even the manual says that a trying is futile and getting it to close mili cents is enough in tune. That does however make it ideal for DIY tech setups, or in the studio where tuning is paramount. It's an older unit but it still works great and still remains a top tier tuner beating out most of its competition to a pulp.

    But in the Peterson corner, the Strobo Stomp is a new big bright eyed face in the ring. And that face can change to multiple colours and bright and clear at any angle. So presentation is a strong asset here (set mine to green). And since my bass rig is still in series setup affair (12 pedals), the buffer on the Stomp helps a lot, and the default always on is nifty to have. Just use the switch or my volume pedal to mute. There's also a mega ton of sweetener tuning options that are nice bling accessories but ultimately moot since even with the similar options on the Turbo, I just stick with chromatic anyway. As for actual tuning tracking, it's not as fast or accurate as the Turbo, but again, it's splitting hairs. It still dead on precise and I'm still in tune. It's not like anyone will heckle you for being a quarter mili cent flat, unless you're some cork sniffing wanker, or you're actually badly out of tune. If anything, the Strobo Stomp is ideal for live use since no matter where you are on the stage, you can see that bright screen clearly.

    So in the end, those are the strengths and weaknesses of each tuner contender for my upcoming grimy basement knife fight.





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