Steel Guitar News February 11. 2013

This is Vic Lawson. The news this week is that the new Peterson tuners will finally be here just in time for Valentine’s Day. So guys, tell your wives and girlfriends to call us for a gift card or to place an order. They will be priced at $156.99 which includes the leg clamp. The tuner by itself will be $119.

We have been told we are the first dealer getting these tuners. We were emailed the following description from Peterson.

The Peterson StroboPlus HD™ is an ultra high-resolution strobe tuner with our largest illuminated display ever featured in a traditional strobe format. Chromatically tune any instrument confidently to the exacting standards that experienced musicians demand or use any of the over 90 exclusive Sweetened Tunings™ that are developed and optimized for your specific instrument. Use the built-in mic, plug in or use a clip-on pickup to tune your instruments quickly with its smooth, real-time display or program your custom tunings using our *PetersonConnect™ online utility.

Via a simple firmware update, the StroboPlus can be upgraded to include our popular metronome, the BodyBeat Sync®. The same metronome engine can be available in the StroboPlus HD complete with the vibe ouput! (Vibe Clip™ optional.)

PetersonConnect is a new way to configure your Peterson products and program your own tunings. Simply download the free PetersonConnect program and register your tuner. Each time you connect your tuner to your computer, it will check to see if there are any firmware updates that are needed for your product and also find any configuration changes, new tunings, or sweeteners that you have added to the profile for your product.

The PetersonConnect tool allows you to easily alter the settings you want to appear on your tuner. You can create your own tunings and sweeteners as well as synchronize the settings between multiple Peterson tuning equipment that supports PetersonConnect. (PetersonConnect is not currently available but will be online soon.)

On another note, let me tell you about what we do to every guitar here at Steel Guitar Nashville before a guitar is put on the floor and internet for sale.

Although we can’t take the time to de-rod every guitar, we start with a thorough cleaning. We cut the strings off and use a mild cleaner to get the majority of the dirt off. Then we use a special cleaner for the changer and get all the built up grime out of it. Next we lubricate the changer with the proper lubricant.

Continuing, we oil the rollers with a light oil and free any sticky ones. We polish the end plates, necks, pedal bar etc. and polish the mica or lacquer with the proper product for the finish. We string up the guitars with new strings and after the guitar is clean, our main focus is the mechanics.

We make sure everything is adjusted correctly, i.e. stops, ratios, half stops, splits and so on. Any problems found are fixed. Any parts that need replacing are replaced. We want you to be able to buy a guitar from us and be confident that it works and performs the way it should.

We get quite a few guitars for repair that players have purchased elsewhere and we end up fixing other people’s messes. We hope you’ll keep this in mind when looking for a good used guitar. You may find a better price on Ebay, but may end up spending more overall if you have to send it to us to be brought up to standard.

For everyone curious about Bobbe’s health, he is doing well. He does have minor surgery scheduled this week which is expected to help a lot. Bobbe is focusing on his health and determined to come back as strong as ever.

I’m glad to say we are now a Telonics dealer so we will be able to serve your needs with their products. We have had many inquiries about their pickups and volume pedals and it’s our desire to be able to provide what the steel guitar community wants. Telonics is known for high-end pro-audio gear. www.tpa-az/page2.html

Steel Guitar Nashville
123 Mid Town Court
Hendersonville, TN. 37075
(615) 822-5555
Open 9AM – 4PM Monday – Friday
Closed Saturday and Sunday

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