Roadie 3 Automatic Guitar Tuner review

It's super-quick, super-accurate, and the size of a bar of soap... Oh, and you can wind your strings with it, too

Roadie 3 Automatic Guitar Tuner
(Image: © Bands Industries / Roadie Music)

Guitar World Verdict

Because our ears are not always up to the task, the tuner is a guitar case essential, and with its intuitive design and high-speed performance, the Roadie 3 is as good as they come.


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    It's fast and accurate.

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    Works well in high-noise environments.

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    It's got a string-wider and metronome, too.

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    Bright LED display.


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If you dug through my music drawers for a tuning device, you’ll find I have it all: tuning forks and pitch pipes, and every conceivable rack, pedal and headstock tuner under the sun. But if you ask me, the best tuner I own has always been my ears. 

Still, that doesn’t stop me from sniffing out the latest and greatest tuning gadgetry out there, and every so often, I’ll stumble upon a new tuner that I feel is a must-have – whether I need it or not. 

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Paul Riario

Paul Riario has been the tech/gear editor and online video presence for Guitar World for over 25 years. Paul is one of the few gear editors who has actually played and owned nearly all the original gear that most guitarists wax poetically about, and has survived this long by knowing every useless musical tidbit of classic rock, new wave, hair metal, grunge, and alternative genres. When Paul is not riding his road bike at any given moment, he remains a working musician, playing in two bands called SuperTrans Am and Radio Nashville.