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Picked this up over the weekend:



A Peterson Strobe Tuner 420. Old, but in great working shape and recently serviced by the fine folks at Peterson.

I've owned the iStrobe app and have used the handheld digital Strobe tuners before, but mechanical nature of this makes it a different beast altogether. Does what a tuner's supposed to do (read: works), it's kinda fun to use and looks sexy on my work bench. :yesway:
 

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Flicking the switch and hearing the whirring on one of those brings back many school band room memories.
 

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That would look great alongside a couple of old big-box EHX Big Muffs, Small Clones, and Small Stones, as well as a Peavey Mark IV :yesway:
 

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Flicking the switch and hearing the whirring on one of those brings back many school band room memories.
:agreed:

I used to love using these in marching band and stuff, they're so cool. And man, are they accurate.
 

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That is awesome Randy. I'd like to borrow that for about a week and get all my guitars in PERFECT order please. :lol:
 

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So badass. The model name is also hilarious. I assume this comes from a time before companies knew naming something with that numeric designation was just asking for trouble.

Is the tuning accuracy blazing fast? The aesthetics on that thing smoke modern tuners.
 

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Nice score. It's shame what this thing is going to do to your sanity when you use it to try and intonate with it.

JESUS H CHRIST! I'M A 1/64TH OF A CENT SHARP!!!!! FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Wirelessly posted :)yesway:)

Life tip: don't use it with Floyds if you have OCD.
 

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it's the first time I see something like that...sooo,that's how they used to be? :eek:
Yep. People who wanted to REALLY know if they were in tune used one of these things, the rest used tuning forks, pitch pipes, the closest piano, or tuned by ear.
 
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