Peterson StroboStomp HD Tuner Pedal Review (June 2024)


Last updated on June 14, 2024 3:54 pm Details


In this review post, we’re going to be discussing the Peterson StroboStomp HD Guitar Tuner, including an overview of its unique features.

Product Description

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 the 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, as well as, experienced players who employ multiple tunings in rapid succession. Numerically expressed scales are also included.

Product Features

  • True bypass
  • Weight: 397 g
  • Input (6.3 mm jack)
  • Output (6.3 mm jack)
  • With a large HD display
  • Display: HD color display
  • Current consumption: 85 mA
  • Footswitch: On / Off / Mute
  • Calibration: A = 391 Hz to 490 Hz
  • True Strobe with ± 0.1 cent accuracy
  • Dimensions (W * D * H): 66 * 129 * 54 mm
  • Switch: Menu up/down & +/-; LED: Tuner On
  • Power supply: 9 V battery or 9 V DC power adapter
  • Save different tunings in different colors to easily recall them
  • Exact-fitting hook-and-loop pad for fixing on the board included
  • Over 100 sweetened tunings with USB connection for custom tuning
  • Power adapter connector (female connector: 5.5 x 2.1 mm, negative polarity inside)

Pros & Cons


  • Solid build quality
  • Very dependable
  • Positive customer testimonials
  • Value for money
  • Fantastic display
  • Precise tuning
  • Huge menu of presets
  • Customization is galore
  • Terrific sound quality


  • Quite pricey for a simple tuning solution.

Peterson StroboStomp HD Tuner Pedal Demo

Our Verdict

The StroboStomp HD’s main attraction is its huge, high-definition LCD screen, which has a variable-color LED backlight and can be seen in direct sunshine or stage lighting. True or buffered bypass, 100’sweetened’ tunings, USB connectivity, and 0.1-cent tuning accuracy are among the several features. We love the flexibility to save tunings to different colors, as well as the fact that the pedal auto-orders presets based on your most often used settings. Peterson’s iStroboSoft already scores high on our list of the finest guitar tuners, thus we expect its pedal version to join it soon.

Where to Buy

The best place to buy this product has to be Amazon, due to their competitive pricing and fantastic customer service.

Peterson StroboStomp HD Guitar Tuner (403884)

as of May 24, 2024 1:38 am

Pricing History

Price History for Peterson StroboStomp HD Guitar Tuner (403884)


Current Price $132.00 May 24, 2024
Highest Price $133.00 November 16, 2023
Lowest Price $131.00 December 21, 2023
Since November 16, 2023

Last price changes

$132.00 December 29, 2023
$131.00 December 21, 2023
$133.00 November 16, 2023

Last updated on May 24, 2024 1:38 am

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Additional information

Item Weight

13.9 ounces

Product Dimensions

5 x 2.6 x 2.1 inches

Item model number



1 9V batteries required. (included)

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Date First Available

March 20, 2019

Color Name


Hardware Interface

Micro USB Type A

Material Type



One size

Battery type



9 Volts


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