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Peterson AutoStrobe 490 Strobe Tuner

5 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

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Product Description

Product Description

Only Peterson strobe tuners respond at the speed of light to display relative tuning of any audio source to 0.1 of a cent (1/1000 of a semitone) accuracy! With such new AutoStrobe models as the Model 490, students, technicians, and musicians at all levels can utilize automatic (hands-free) note selection for fast, accurate tuning of instruments. This feature also permits real-time display of intonation to improve performance and listening skills while playing. The AutoStrobe 490 is a true mechanical strobe tuner capable of fundamental and overtone display.

From the Manufacturer

Only peterson strobe tuners respond at the speed of light to display relative tuning of any audio source to 0.1 of a cent (1/1000 of a semitone) accuracy. With the new AutoStrobe models such as the Model 490, students, technicians, and musicians at all levels can utilize automatic (hands-free) note selection for fast, accurate tuning of instruments. This feature also permits real-time display of intonation to improve performance and listening skills while playing.

Features

  • NEW! AUTOMATIC NOTE SELECTION
  • NEW! AUTOMATIC IMAGE CLARITY AND CONTRAST CONTROL - internal compensation for optimal viewing over a wide range of source pitch and volume.
  • NEW! IMPROVED CLARITY FOR UPPER AND LOWER REGISTER NOTES - +2/-1 display feature shifts the strobe patterns into more visible middle ranges--bass note patterns can be displayed two octaves higher and treble note patterns can be displayed one octave lower in strobe display.
  • NEW! EASY TRANSPOSITION - strobe patterns appear at the correct note for Bb, F, and Eb instruments.
  • NEW! EXTERNAL INPUT AND THROUGH OUTPUT WITH MUTE - for in-line, silent tuning during performances.

Product Information

Item Weight 12 pounds
Product Dimensions 6.5 x 13.5 x 4 inches
Shipping Weight 10.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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ASIN B0002F6YKS
Item model number 490
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Best Sellers Rank #23,635 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
#172 in Musical Instruments > Instrument Accessories > Guitar & Bass Accessories > Tuners
Date first available at Amazon.com July 16, 2004

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As a musical instrument maker I have several tuning aids which have served me well over the years but I was looking for a device that would recognise more concisely certain notes that other tuners fail to be happy about.
Also I wanted a tuner that would measure harmonic positions within a complex sound. This is at times a tall order but I think the Auto Strobe 490 is achieving this.
My first tuner was a Yamaha PT4 which cost close to $1000 back in 1976.. it was very good but the Peterson Auto strobe is a great improvement... long may it last.
I am a woodwind instrument maker but I also have other types of instruments to tune , Accordion type reeds and some stringed instruments. One feature of this type of tuner is the way it shows the decay of a note. The extreme accuracy may appear to be overkill for musical instrument work but there are times when measuring a pitch to one thousandth of a semitone is usefull.
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Use this Peterson Strobe Tuner in my repair shop for Buzz Feiten guitar retrofits. Need that kind of accuracy for the acoustic and classical guitar retrofits. It is incredibly accurate and easy to use. Also looks inpressive in the shop for customers. Nobody ever argues about intonation settings when I fire this up and plug their guitar in.
Otherwise its really overkill for other applications, and is pretty expensive. I do not recommend it for anyone other than professional repair shop.
For high accuracy at better price, I would recommend the Peterson handheld virtual strobe tuners(if they still are even made), or Stroboflip tuner instead for your home guitar bench setup.
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I bought this tuner to use in tap tuning the mandolins I am building and so I am using only part of it's capabilities and function. That said, it is easy to use and understand and I am quite happy with it. Previously I used Peterson's tuning software, StroboSoft 2.0 but tired of having to bring my computer out to my shop every time I wanted to test something. The 490 starts up in seconds and in combination with the Behringer CS400 compressor and a microphone works flawlessly.
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By Susan Williams on February 25, 2013
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I had a Peterson tuner when I taught, and loved it. They are very dependable, easy to use and accurate.
We are using this tuner with our area community band.
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très bon produit satisfaction totale. Certainement le meilleur du marché. Pour l'heure j'en ai testé plusieurs, il reste le meilleur
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