This week’s featured piece of gear is the Roadie guitar tuner! Launched in 2013 and garnering worldwide attention and accolades, the Roadie automatically tunes your strings for you! When placed on the tuning peg, the Roadie will listen to the vibrations of your guitar string, analyze its pitch, and automatically turn the peg to get your string into perfect tune!
The new version, Roadie 3, is currently being launched on KickStarter. Its added features include the ability to restring fresh strings, over 100 built-in tunings and space to save your own custom tunings, a compact new design that fits comfortably in your hand or pocket, and a front-facing screen that’s always visible while tuning (previous versions relied on an app). It can tune almost all instruments with geared pegs in just seconds, including electric guitars, acoustic guitars, classical guitars with nylon strings, pedal steel guitars, ukuleles, mandolins, banjos, and even violins!
Check the first video below for an example of how the Roadie 2, and check the bottom video for the new features of the Roadie 3!
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