A few months ago I reviewed a Legacy Diamond model guitar for Mixdown Magazine, and it came with a very cool feature I hadn’t seen before: an N-Tune on-board chromatic tuner built into one of the volume pots.
This is such a great idea that I can’t believe it’s not standard equipment on most guitars. However, for any players who find the display a little hard to see because their picking hand gets in the way, N-Tune has introduced the Artist Series (endorsed by Ben Bridwell and Band of Horses), which takes the same basic technology and places it within a toggle switch instead. That keeps it much more within your eyeline when tuning, and you don’t have to keep lifting up your hand to check it when making minute adjustments.
Here’s their press release.
Zero Crossing Inc, makers of the innovative N-Tune on-board chromatic guitar and bass tuner, is proud to announce the addition of a special “Artist Series” Edition onboard tuner into its aftermarket product line. This model, previously only available to professional artists and through direct sales to manufacturers, will now be available to the general public through authorized retail outlets.
The new “Artist Series” on-board tuner offers a highly accurate, low profile design, which fits perfectly around a standard three-way toggle switch (rather than beneath the volume or tone knob, like the regular N-Tune models). The kit includes both black and creme colored tuning rings, a specially designed 3-way toggle switch, and a 500k potentiometer that can be easily installed with standard soldering tools. The “Artist Series” onboard tuner retails for $100.00.
N-Tune has chosen lead singer/guitarist Ben Bridwell of the group “Band of Horses”, as its first featured artist. “The N-Tune tuner is amazing!” said Bridwell. “I can easily get back in tune mid-song if something gets knocked out of tune on stage during a performance. It puts tuning convenience at my fingertips anytime, anywhere. I am thrilled to be working with N-Tune as its introductory artist to launch this terrific product.”
We are thrilled to have Ben as the first artist to represent our new Artist Series version of N-Tune,” explained Zero Crossing Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Philip C. Sudore. “Ben’s guitar playing is very unique and innovative.”
For more about Ben Bridwell and Band of Horses, go to: bandofhorses.com.
For more information, visit their web site at http://www.n-tune.com/.