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SO In Tune
11 October 2018
Have tried them all. Boss TU-2, Polytune, Snark, every kind of clip-on, tuning fork, those things you blow into. The lot.
And my ears, of course. But everyone's got different ears, and some are better than others. And tuning in a noisy place when the rest of the band are tuning around you and you're trying to introduce a song ain't always that great. And if you've ever tried using a Boss pedal at a brightly lit festival you'll realise that even the best visual tuners have limitations.
Roadie 2 swerves right past all that. It takes five minutes to get used to. It takes around 30 seconds to tune a guitar. Maybe a tad longer if you're going from Standard to DADGAD and you need to dial in the tuning first. A few extra seconds if you've just added a capo (gosh. It knows about capos too). It's got lights for dark places, and noises for bright places.
And it's SO in tune. every time.
The only limitation appears to be the need to start from the bottom string and work up. That probably adds a few seconds that aren't always necessary. Though this thing is so clever it always finds some strings that need a tweak.
I've got one criticism, that doesn't mean I'm giving it less than five stars. It'd be nice to get one in a metal case. Looking at it, that doesn't seem impossible, for the main body of the unit. They can consider this a pre-order if they ever figure out how to do that.