I'm thinking of a pedal tuner.. Peterson, Boss??

jazzygeoff

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I have a TC Electronics G-Major rack unit which has a tuner built in but I maybe forced to utilize it elsewhere in my rig where I may not be able to get that quick visual.

For years I've used a Boss tu-12 with a Whirlwind A/B box I'm thinking that I'd like to upgrade to a pedal tuner instead, to take up less real estate on the pedal board.

So it looks like either the Boss TU-2 or the Peterson VSS StroboStomp.

I don't need any special tunings or do any tempered tuning ala Buzz Feiten etc.

Is the Peterson worth the $80+ retail over the Boss? Which has the easier display to see while gigging? Does the Boss have a real tone suck vs the Peterson's true bypass?

Thanks in advance,

Jazzy
 

Moe45673

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I use the peterson SS. Does everything the boss does times a million.

Display is easy as a fat chick to see as well. Go for it
 
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there's another thread on this that you might want to check out too....but I'm glad I switched to the Strobostomp
 

GCDEF

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I'm very happy with the TU-2. Never used the Peterson. Doesn't seem to affect tone to me. The display is easy to read indoors, but as with most pedals, gets pretty tough if bright sunlight is shining on it.
 

rawkguitarist

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Originally posted by jazzygeoff

Is the Peterson worth the $80+ retail over the Boss?

Very much so! I used a TU-2 for many years. It's on my home pedal board. I have to constantly retune at home cause you have to check it several times, IT IS A COMPROMISE.

I wish I had a second Strobostomp...

It's not a placebo...
 

Moe45673

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Originally posted by GCDEF
I'm very happy with the TU-2. Never used the Peterson.
Not to start a fight, but you'll hear 99% of people who prefer the TU-2 say this. I guarantee that once you try the peterson you'll love it. Definitely worth the 80 extra dollars
 

jazzygeoff

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Originally posted by Moe45673
I use the peterson SS. Does everything the boss does times a million.

Display is easy as a fat chick to see as well. Go for it
Go for what? "the fat chick?" :D

Thanks everybody for the info. I haven't checked out either unit yet as I'm still stuck in TU-12 land. Santa Claus is coming to town I guess he is going to be bringing me the peterson SS! :)
 

Jon C

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I definitely think it was worth the $$... I still have my Boss tuners sitting here but that's all they do.


Jon:D
 

jazzygeoff

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I just did a quick and dirty search about the Boss TU2 vs The Strobostomp and came up with this gem...

https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/107514&highlight=peterson+strobostomp

This thread tells of displays and jacks crapping out on the SS. Have these issues been resolved by Peterson? My gigging requires my stuff to be stone reliable and if the SS is not close to 100% reliable I'll shy away...


Can some of you comment on this thread?
 

gomez1856

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I feel that my strobostomp is built like a mac truck. I've not had a single issue with in in almost 2 years. I gig with it regularly just toss it in a bag with other cables and stuff, as it's the only pedal I use.

No quality issues here at all.

Rick
 

rawkguitarist

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You get a large enough sample, there's going to be some people with problems. Every manufactured good has some failures, that's a fact.

BUT, I gig several times each week and I'm not the least bit concerned. I will say that in the modern gigging format, there is nothing better, period!! I have just as much confidence in my SS as any of my other high end pedals.
 

jlagrassa

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If you can afford it go with the Strobostomp, It really is worth the extra cash. If your budget is tight check out the Korg DT-10 its more accurate than the Boss!
 




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