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    Intonation / Setup

    I just intonated my Les Paul using a Sabine LED tuner.
    I was pretty pleased with the results.

    I am considering getting a Peterson Strobe tuner because most people recommend this tuner for intonation setups.

    Is the Peterson tuner really that much better for setup?
    Which tuner is better, Strobo flip top or Stomp?

    Thanks for the help, you guys are really knowledgeable.


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    Les Paul Forum Member ampdan's Avatar
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    Re: Intonation / Setup

    I have the Peterson VS1 strobe and it's the best/most accurate tuner i have used. It's great if you want to use alternate tunings also.

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    Re: Intonation / Setup

    i have the peterson strobo stomp i love it. i haven't used it in terms of a set up yet, but it is great highly recommend it.

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    Re: Intonation / Setup

    I've got a V-SAM, it's excellent for set ups (I'm a luthier) but Ithink it would be overkill for everyday use.

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    Re: Intonation / Setup

    Get yourself a Strobostomp. I have a VS1 that's a permanent fixture on my workbench alongside my Fluke DVOM... and I have a Strobostomp that I take when working on away from my workshop.

    Once you get used to the accuracy of strobe tuners like the Petersons, you'd find it hard to go back to a 'conventional' electronic tuner. At least I did. I have a whole assortment of various Korg and Sabine, etc, tuners that are literally gathering dust on a shelf.
    Rick N.

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    Re: Intonation / Setup

    If your truss rod & nut aren't set right , the best tuners
    in the world won't help. Then you still can't go by the tuners themselves .
    It's a give and take choice between each string and the other .

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    Les Paul Forum Member SabuJSE's Avatar
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    Re: Intonation / Setup

    The new Stroboflip I can highly recommend. All the diffferent tunings available, the "sweetned tunings", and it's small size let it fit into a guitar case easily. Not to mention, MUCH more exact intonation.

    Next up - replacing my pedalboard tuner with a strobostomp.

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    Les Paul Forum Member JXG's Avatar
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    Re: Intonation / Setup

    I would worry about the stroboflip, I've broken a few flip design mobile phones dropping them while they're open...

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    Re: Intonation / Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by ampdan View Post
    I have the Peterson VS1 strobe and it's the best/most accurate tuner i have used. It's great if you want to use alternate tunings also.
    +1

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    Les Paul Forum Member TBurst Std's Avatar
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    Re: Intonation / Setup

    I love my Strobostomp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Mark

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    Les Paul Forum Member SabuJSE's Avatar
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    Re: Intonation / Setup

    The stroboflip is pretty sturdy/substantial and will screw in to a mike stand as well with an included adapter.

    Also, the obvious recommendation is not to drop it ;)

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    Re: Intonation / Setup

    I recently acquired a VS-1 for $77US on the 'bay, and like others have said, you'll ditch the other tuners real fast when you witness the accuracy of a Peterson. My buddy has a Strobostomp, and I can't believe all that sophisticated engineering can fit into a pedal!

    Keep on pluckin'
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    Re: Intonation / Setup

    I'm sure this is covered somewhere in this vast forum but is there something about a LP case that when storing the guitar horizontally, causes the (some) strings to be sharp? It never fails.

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    Frickengruvin
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    Re: Intonation / Setup

    I've got the Strobostomp and a vs1. I use use the Strobostomp when playing out, and I use the Vs1 at home. Both are highly recommended and easy to use after you've learned how to use them!

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