As a enthusiast guitarist, a device like the Roadie proved a godsend, an automatic tuner that took away the pains of that initial start. I first used the Roadie 2 a few years back, and was much surprised at incredibly versatile it was. It’s still an essential part of my gear, so it’s great to hear that Band Industries is now coming up with a new version. Oh, and before we get into more details, two things. The Roadie 2 automatic guitar tuner in 2017 was the most funded music accessory in the history of crowdfunding. And best of all, Band Industries is based out of Beirut and Seattle!
Band Industries announced the Roadie 3 on Kickstarter on May 20th, ahead of being made available to the wider public. And aptly enough, they made a huge splash. In the first 10 mins of launch, they hit their funding goal of $40,000 and the momentum continued reaching $210,000 in just 24hrs!
So how is the Roadie 3 different? The Roadie 3 automatic tuner has a motor twice as fast as Roadie 2, reaching a speed of 120 RPM. Built on next generation vibration detection and delivers improved tuning accuracy and enhanced noise immunity, the Roadie 3 will allow any musician to tune almost any instrument with geared pegs in just seconds. This includes electric, acoustic, classical and steel guitars, 7, 8 and 12-string guitars, ukuleles, banjos, mandolins, and more, with the exception of the electric bass which can be tuned using Roadie Bass. Beyond making standard tuning more efficient through its redesigned navigation, Roadie 3 gives users the ability to easily explore alternate tunings. It comes with as many as 100 built-in tunings and the possibility to even create your own. String changes have also been upgraded, with Roadie 3 now able to wind your new string to tension then tune it up all in one smooth step.
Band Industries is offering Roadie 3 at a Super Early Bird discounted price for those who pledge their support through the Kickstarter campaign in the first few hours.
To get your Roadie 3, go to Band Industries Kickstarter page here.