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Your personal roadie
30 August 2017
Although a few in the guitaring community cry foul over such technical wizadry as the Roadie Tuner, it really is very cool. Learning to tune by ear is a nice thing, but its inexact and something few people do (just look at the number of tuner pedals on the market). Tuning up fast and accurate is a far more appealing option.
The Roadie Tuner works with the Roadie app (on iOS and Android). You must first calibrate the device to work with your guitar. This is easy enough to do, though I will offer these tips, for acoustic guitars try setting the "quiet" level all the way left (its most sensitive). For electric guitars this isn't too much of an issue as the device comes with a guitar jack adapter.
After this initial calibration you're all set to go round each string and tune in quickly, and most importantly, accurately at any time. Re-stringing in particular is faster than ever. This is because of the Roadie's wind/unwind function for quick stringing, coupled with its fast tuning.
The Roadie works with bluetooth. A notoriously flaky thing, but as the device doesn't need to "pair" to connect, it works much smoother than I thought.
The only downside I can see for the Roadie is the need for the app. I believe the Roadie 2 is in the works to operate without the need of the app, but in the meantime its necessary. Its not too much of an issue as I normally have my phone near me, plus the app does allow you to save different tunings.
I'm very happy with the Roadie. I had some communication with Band Industries and they were very helpful with my query. I will keep an eye out for the Roadie 2 on Amazon.