HISTORY AND IDEA
The idea for Gibson’s revolutionary Robot Guitar auto-tuning system came to Chris Adams in a fit of frustration. Aggravated that he couldn’t keep his guitar in tune and that he was spending so much time trying to, the twenty-something turned to the Internet to see if there were any automatic tuning systems on the market. Dissatisfied with what he found, he imagined a system that would automatically tune a guitar in no-time-flat. That got him thinking about other possibilities; a system that could switch effortlessly between multiple tunings, keep a guitar perfectly intonated, and even change strings for you.
“I wanted to create something that would respect the tonal concept of the instrument without changing it, but there was so much new technology that had to be developed to make it what it is today,” Adams explains. In 2005, Adams opened his Hamburg, Germany-based company Tronical, and began getting the word out about his invention. Not long after Adams announced satisfied “I haven’t met anybody who doesn’t love it. This is a dream for guitar players. They don’t have to think about tuning anymore. Many artists have told me that having this makes them so relaxed because they know that, no matter what, they will be in tune. If you are more relaxed, you have a better performance. You can be more creative.”
Tronical System is suitable for all type of guitar and it can be used for both the beginner and the professional. It takes less than 2 minutes to tune a guitar.
Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins isnloving it. Matt Bellamy of Muse uses it for some time. Uli Jon Roth, former guitarist of Scorpions can not do without it. Steve Lukather adores it and Pete Townshend wants to learn more. And this is just the beginning.