Peterson tuners have been trusted by industry professionals for over six decades. Their consistent quality and performance have made them the go-to brand for musicians, technicians, and students alike.
Richard H. Peterson was born in Chicago and developed an early interest in mechanical devices with an especial affinity towards radios and vacuum tube circuits. After serving in the United States Army as a radio operator, he decided to build organs. After many years of developing organs - electronic and otherwise - Peterson turned his attention to tuners and in the mind 1950s introduced the Model 150 and the Model 200 tuners. These initial designs were intended to tune Peterson's organs but quickly led to innovations like the Model 70. The Model 70, introduced in 1964, was the first handheld, battery operated tuner that was commercially available.
In 1968, one of Peterson's most well-liked inventions was developed. The Model 400 was the first strobe tuner and set the precedent for many tuners to follow. The strobe tuners underwent many changes and developments and in 2001 the Model VS-1 Virtual Strobe Tuner became the first in a line of handheld, portable tuners. The Woodwind and Brasswind offers a wide selection of strobe tuners like the StroboClip SC-1 Clip-On Strobe Tuner. This small, high-tech tuner is perfectly matched to a wide variety of wind instruments. It features Sweetened Tunings, eastern temperament presets, adjustable key systems, and a real-time display.
Another popular item is the R490 8-Octave AutoStrobe Rackmount Tuner. This tuner allows for automatic, hands-free note selection which precisely and easefully adjusts the instruments. Its real-time display of intonation helps the musician to follow along. In addition to tuners, Peterson also has metronomes and other valuable accessories. Whatever your level of expertise, fine tune your instruments with Peterson tuners.