- Pedal Accessories
- Humidity Care
Featuring the largest tuning display Peterson Tuners has ever incorporated into one of their pedal tuners, the StroboStomp HD boasts a high-definition, LCD screen that incorporates a variable color LED backlight. The user-selectable colors can be used to personalize the tuner or to increase display viewing quality in different levels of ambient lighting depending on the usage environment. The vibrant screen colors can also be assigned to stock or user presets to significantly reduce menu navigation time and increase on-stage tuning confidence at the gig.
For tone purists, the StroboStomp HD provides a 100% silent, true-bypass operation mode to keep precious tone safe, as well as eliminate the often annoying “pop” experienced when engaging such a feature in other products. It uses a unique series of timed relays incorporated within its circuitry to shunt the signal, draining the cause of the popping sound prior to breaking the connection, and effectively shutting the tuner down for direct play through without affecting tone quality.
The StroboStomp HD also includes a long-time, user-requested buffered output operation mode that can be user engaged. The buffered mode can be used in or out of monitor mode. It is designed to boost instrument drive to overcome potential tone loss in signal chains that incorporate multiple low-impedance guitar pedals or those that utilize long cable runs. The buffered output modes preserve sonic quality all through the instrument range and keep prized core tone intact.
The StroboStomp HD features over 100 exclusive Sweetened Tunings™ as well as numbered guided tuning presets for a large variety of instruments and playing styles. Sweetened Tunings are exclusive to Peterson tuning products and are designed to help correct inherent tuning issues exhibited by many instruments. The new "Guided Tunings" mode allows the StroboStomp HD to display numeric string values instead of traditional note names making for sure-fire intuitive and rapid re-tuning to any number of open and alternative tunings. The Guided Tuning mode was instituted for beginners who want to experiment with popular alternate tunings in addition to experienced players who employ multiple tunings in rapid succession. Numerically expressed scales are also included.
Pure Buffer Mode Operation
Does your love for effect-driven musical chaos require a massive pedal board? Need that XL cable for jumping off the stack during your face melting solo?
The StroboStomp HD features a PURE buffer mode to preserve the sonic clarity of your axe while enabling you to run a collection of pedals and long cable lengths without compromise.
100% Pop-less True Bypass
We've redesigned and greatly improved the way incoming signal was handled in true-bypass mode to deliver a perfectly silent experience when muting your signal.
A dual relay circuit effectively bleeds out any incoming signal before powering the tuner down resulting in a silent transition without affecting tone quality.
We All See Color Differently
The LCD display on the StroboStomp HD is easy to see in bright lighting conditions but the LED backlight color is user-adjustable to suit your particular viewing preference.
Globally change the display color for all functions or choose to associate colors with specific tunings for easy and quick identification at the gig.
Create custom colors on Peterson Connect or use any of the 10 preset colors to organize your preset tuning list.
Can We Go Outside and Play Now?
The multi-color display on the StroboStomp HD is easy to see - even in direct sunlight!
The strobe image and note name appear monochromatic in direct sunlight making it very easy to view what is going on with your tuning when playing outdoors.
Tune confidently with the largest strobe and note name pattern ever designed into a pedal tuner.
Easy Access to Performance Modes
You can quickly toggle between 3 unique performance modes with the StroboStomp HD.
Select true bypass mode, buffered output mode, or monitor mode (tuning always visible) by setting the mode switch located in the battery box.
No bottom plate to remove or dip switches to select!
You Have The Power
Power other 9v pedals on your board with the power throughput jack on the StroboStomp HD.
With a standard 85mA current draw (typical), you can confidently power additional effects in your rig using standard 9v power supplies.
Lots of effects? Most daisy-chain power supplies max out at 8 outlets. The StroboStomp HD's dedicated power out jack can be used for a 9th pedal!
- Power Supply: Optional (9VDC Negative Center Pin)
- DI: No
- Peterson Connect Compatible: Yes
- Note Range: C0 - A#8
- Note Selection: Automatic
- Firmware Updateable: Yes
- Guided Tunings: Yes
- Multi-Color Display: Yes
- Buffered Mode: Yes
- True Bypass: Yes
- Form Factor: Pedal / Floor
- Accuracy: 0.1 Cents
- Display Type: LCD w/ LED Backlight
- Display Resolution: 417 Segments
- Construction: Stainless Steel
- Product Dimensions LxWxH: 129mm x 66mm x 54mm ( with switch )
- Product Weight: .875lb (14oz)
- USB Port: Yes
- USB Type: Micro
- Rechargeable: No
- Battery Type: 9V (Included)
- Power: 9VDC 85mA (Nominal)
- Power Out: 9VDC 1A ( 1000mA )
- Built-In Microphone: No
- Built-In Speaker: No
- Headphone Jack: No
- Inputs: 1/4" Mono
- Outputs: 1/4" Mono
- Mute-able Output: Yes
- Concert A Range: 390Hz to 490Hz
- Transposition Range: -6 to +5
- Frequency Response Range: 16.35Hz to 7302Hz
- Warranty: 3 Years
- Sweetened Tunings: Over 135
- User Presets: Unlimited
Acoustic guitars and ukulele are made of wood, and wood is sensitive to changes in climate. Shifts in temperature or relative humidity can affect your instrument in multiple ways, some of which can lead to costly repairs if you’re not careful. Solid woods in particular are especially prone to the effects of climate fluctuation. For example, extended exposure to low relative humidity (below 40% RH) can dry out the wood, causing it to shrink and run the risk of cracking. Similarly, excessive humidity can cause the wood to absorb moisture and swell, potentially causing other problems. Without adequate humidity control (especially in drier local climates), acoustic instruments can crack and their necks can warp, causing problems with fretting, intonation and playability.
So how do you prevent this kind of damage? Easy: by keeping your guitars and ukulele properly humidified (ideally between 40-60% RH). The easiest way to do this is by storing your instruments in a case with a case two-way humidifier inside. A two-way humidifier will slowly absorb or release moisture inside your case, maintaining humidity to help ensure your instrument doesn’t suffer damage. Using a digital hygrometer can help you monitor humidity levels around your instrument.
Symptoms of a dry acoustic instrument:
- Low action. Strings are very close to the fretboard.
- Hump on the fretboard where the neck joins the body.
- Sunken top across the soundboard between bridge and fingerboard.
- The back of instrument looks very flat when it is dried out.
- Sharp fret ends extend beyond the edge of the fretboard.
- The plane of the neck angle on a dry instrument hits above the top of the bridge.
Symptoms of a wet acoustic instrument:
- High action. Strings that are unusually high off the fretboard, making it difficult to play.
- Unusually swollen top
- Unusual warp on the top, back or both at the end-block
- Improper neck angle. Sighting the neck to the bridge, the frets will appear to hit below the bridge.
Using patented technology, the D’Addario Two-Way Humidification System features disposable, moisture-filled packets with a breathable membrane that provides two-way humidity control, meaning it can either release or absorb moisture to consistently maintain a predetermined relative humidity (RH) level of 45-50 percent.
Music Nomad the leader in equipment care products, has developed an easy to use, no mess, and low maintenance Ukulele humidifier. The Humilele rests securely on top of the strings to safely and evenly hydrate your Ukulele to avoid these problems.
Final Notes on Humidity Control
To monitor the amount of humidity your instrument is receiving, we recommend the purchase of a digital hygrometer, a device that gauges and provides a read-out of humidity levels. It can be kept in the room where you store your instruments, or, better yet, in a central location inside the instrument case, preferably Velcro’d to the outside of the accessories compartment (facing the heel). The optimal range for your guitars and ukulele is 45-55% RH.