If You’re Guitarist, Take a Look at This Nifty Gadget

It’s called Roadie.  It’s a little box that slips over your guitar’s tuning pegs.  Once connected to your phone it tunes your guitar all by itself.  And for a projected $79 USD, why wouldn’t you want one?

More at TechCrunch.  Thanks to Jeff for the link.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “If You’re Guitarist, Take a Look at This Nifty Gadget

  • May 7, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Tuning is only a problem for those who haven’t been playing guitar for very long, and using your fingers to turn the pegs is not something that needs solving. The other problem is that tuning is relative to the other strings, so if change to an alternate tuning you usually have to pass through each string a couple times because of neck tension. As a seasoned guitar player if I would be much more inclined to shell out $299 for Tronical’s solution… much more useful for working guitar players who need to change tuning quickly between songs. http://www.tronical.com

  • May 7, 2014 at 11:14 am

    I agree with Dan . Only useful for beginners if them. learning to tune and the feel is an important skill for a beginner I think. The tronical solution or Gibsons Mini e tune are much better solutions for a working musician.


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