Could the next-gen Roadie 3 automatic guitar tuner be the fastest way to tune your guitar?

(Image credit: Band Industries)

Band Industries has announced a Kickstarter campaign for its latest automatic guitar tuner, the Roadie 3.

The new tuner follows the 2017 release of Roadie 2, which was, according to the company, the most funded music accessory in the history of crowdfunding.

The updated Roadie 3 features a motor twice as fast as its predecessor, reaching a speed of 120 RPM.

It’s built on next-generation vibration detection and, according to Band Industries,  “delivers improved tuning accuracy and enhanced noise immunity”.

Additionally, Roadie 3 allows musicians to tune almost any instrument with geared pegs in seconds (electric basses can be tuned using Roadie Bass).

The unit also comes with as many as 100 built-in tunings and the ability to create your own alternate tunings.

String changes have also been upgraded, with Roadie 3 able to wind new strings to tension and tune them in one step.

Other new features include a more compact design, a larger, full-color high-resolution display screen with a 135 x 240 pixel matrix, increased visibility and dynamic display of the strings’ frequency, and a vibrating metronome.

Band Industries is offering Roadie 3 at a “super early bird” discounted price of $89, available only to those who pledge their support through the Kickstarter campaign in the first few hours.

For more information on the Roadie 3, which has already surpassed its pledge goal, head over to Band Industries’ official Kickstarter page.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.