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Old 12-08-2004, 04:52 PM
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Boss TU-2 Vs Peterson Strobostomp

Hello,

I would like to know who's of this two tuner are the best and the more easy to use, with a REAL true bypass ( espicially for the Peterson )

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Old 12-08-2004, 05:01 PM
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I used to have TU-2's on my pedalboards, and now have Strobostomps. True bypass, incredibly accurate, and the tempered guitar setting really sweetens the sound. HIGHLY recommended!
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Old 12-08-2004, 05:11 PM
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The Strobstomp is better in every way, in fact it's the best portable tuner you can buy.
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Old 12-08-2004, 05:31 PM
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I have found the Strobo much better at tracking and holding notes than the TU-2. It also strikes me as being a hell of a lot more sensitive and thus accurate. Despite that, I found it easier to tune with. It's also more reliable as the TU-2s I had which both went haywire on a regular basis.

The extra options like the sweetening are also excellent.

Satan only knows why so many twits at HC give the TU-2 perfect 10's...not even close.
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Old 12-08-2004, 06:50 PM
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The strobe simulation is just a better technology-much quicker to respond to changes in tuning and possible by watching the movement of adjacent bars to get accurate tuning quicker...
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Old 12-08-2004, 07:36 PM
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The difference is about $100 (but worth it)
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Old 12-08-2004, 08:28 PM
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The Tu2 - I'd rather tune by ear. Inaccurate and inconsistent from one to another.

The Peterson is the best, but I get by with my Korg DT7 just fine.
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Old 12-08-2004, 08:46 PM
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That's like a pea shooter vs. a .57 Magnum.

No contest.

Peterson (no relation!) made a better mousetrap. In every way.
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Old 12-08-2004, 08:49 PM
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The StroboStomp is easier to see in daylight, easier to use, and 30 times as accurate as the TU-2.
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Old 12-09-2004, 11:01 AM
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I have them both.. the Strobostomp is a much better tuner, in all ways and especially during gigs. The guitar tempered setting is fast, clearly visible in all kinds of lighting and just out and out works great. If you can afford it, its the way to go if you need one for gigging purposes.

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Old 12-09-2004, 11:11 AM
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The TU-2 is not what I'd consider an accurate tuner.

Hit an open sixth string and tune it until the TU-2 said you've nailed down an 'E'.

Now do the same with the first string.

Now hit the 5th fret harmonic on the sixth string, followed by the open 1st string.

The two strings are not in tune!

I haven't tried the strobo, but I'd be shocked if it displayed these issues. Personally, I'm thinking of getting a tuning fork and just using my ears to stretch tune.

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Old 12-09-2004, 11:49 AM
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If you can hear 12 overtones at the same time, you might be able to tune by ear better than you can with a Strobostomp. I have both tuners mentioned and the Peterson is significantly better. I offer a slightly different feeling on it though. Since the TU-2 is less accurate and doesn't "hear" as much info as the Strobostomp, I take longer to tune. Which makes it a more difficult tuner live, especially when you're tuning in a fast past gig. BUT, I'm rewarded with a much better tuned instrument. Maybe tonight, I’ll do a controlled experiment with both tuners in line.

Using the Buzz system and this tuner is like night and day to my old method. I promise, it's not a placebo, the Strobostomp is much better.
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Old 12-09-2004, 01:09 PM
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Needles and blinking lights seem like a cruel joke now after switching to the Peterson Virtual Strobe technology.

And I can tune up way faster with my Strobostomp, period.
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Old 12-09-2004, 02:47 PM
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A tuner getting this kind of hype is pretty exceptional. That's because the Strobo is, indeed, exceptional. After I saw a friend tune with it I was sold.

Even with accuracy aside it's better because you don't have to hit the string 18 times just to get the unit to track it long enough to get in tune. Once and you're done. And once you've got it locked in it will let you know... none of that bouncing around crap like all other tuners with LEDs and needles.

And if you need true bypass you'd have to buy a loop or A/B box anyway if you bought the TU-2 or other non-Strobo unit. You kinda get what you pay for in this case.
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Old 12-09-2004, 02:55 PM
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Yeah thanks for your comment !

I have order my Peterson Strobostomp this afternoon
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