Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The poor man's Robot?

I saw the new N-Tune on-board tuner referred to as "the poor man's robot" today on message board. I thought it was just funny enough to warrant a post on a genuinely cool idea for a piece of gear (if it works). So, i'm looking for some comments on this one people- have you tried it? No? If so, how was it?

Here's a little info for the curious:

N-Tune is a convenient solution for fast, accurate guitar tuning. Whether you're in the studio, on stage, or just practicing, simply pull your guitar's volume knob and use N-Tune's super-bright display to silently tune up in seconds. Then push it back down to play - with perfect tone, thanks to N-Tune's true bypass design. N-Tune can be easily installed in most electric guitars using standard soldering tools. For guitars with single coil pickups, the 250k ohm (Fender*-style) kit is recommended. For guitars with humbucking pickups, the 500k ohm (Gibson*-style) kit is recommended. Each kit comes with multiple colored tuning rings specifically designed to give you a perfect color match to your guitar s existing volume knob and trim. Best of all, no permanent modification of your guitar is required!

N-Tune Onboard Chromatic Electric Guitar Tuner Features:

· True bypass design preserves your instrument's original tone
· Fast, accurate tuning, built right into your guitar
· Pull your volume knob to tune up silently; push knob back down to play
· Installs in your guitar using standard soldering tools - no drilling or permanent modification required
· Fender*-style package (for use in guitars with single coil pickups) includes white, black, cream and parchment-colored tuning rings and a 250k ohm pot
· Gibson*-style package (for use in guitars with humbucking pickups) includes black and cream-colored tuning rings and a 500k ohm pot

* Fender is a trademark of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. Gibson is a trademark of Gibson Musical Instruments. Neither company is in any way affiliated with the N-Tune product or Zero Crossing Inc.

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