I took my custom champagne-sparkle Telecaster electric guitar to a party last weekend full of local musicians. I'm used to people ogling the paint job, but this time they were ogling the back of the headstock, and for a good reason. I had just installed the TronicalTune, an automated robotic tuning system.
There were a lot of "ahs" and "that's so cool!" comments as I pushed a couple of buttons and the tuners started spinning around on their own, like little magic silver dervishes. The tiny motors make a satisfying whirring noise, but the device also works surprisingly well. It puts your guitar into your choice of 18 different tunings, from standard to whatever your imagination can come up with.… Read more