I was in a store recently where the guy demoed the newest "robot" Gibson... Here's what bugged me.
I can tune the guitar in less time, and better, than that technology did.
Thousands of happy customers disagree, and thousands more tried to out-tune the Min-ETune at MusikMesse and they all lost. I think the guy demoing it for you must not have known how to use it properly. I can go from a whole step down to standard pitch in about 3-4 seconds on the Min-ETune. I'd like to see you do that with your hands.
The new tuning system looks great
And weighs less than a set of Grovers!
I asked 15 guitarists last week why they don't play in open tunings and all of them said it takes too long to get into a different tuning. Every one of them. I'm serious.
If you could be in ANY tuning you want in a matter of seconds, would you play around with open tunings more?
Would it inspire your songwriting?
Do you play in a cover band and hate taking 3-5 guitars a night....some of which only get used for one song in a non-standard tuning?
Yes, the early Robots weren't perfect, but it was a great starting point and launching pad for the Min-ETune.
All of my Robots work perfectly, and all of my friends that own them have no complaints either.