tronical min-etune v gforce option

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  1. fgevans

    fgevans Member

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    i am interested in getting a guitar with such a set up. Now i can either go the route of buying a low end gibson with one ie a studio etc or buy a set for either my strat plus or a tokai les paul i have.

    Does anyone know whether the new gforce system is actually identical to the tronical unit (but has newer firmware ) or are the 2 systems - mintune and gforce different in some way ie newer hardware.

    also is there any way of updating the firmware of the tronical system.

    Also i note the 2015 gibsons have a brass nut which is meant to assist the tuning system - does the fact that i have a LSR roller nut on my strat plus mean that i should get this similar advantage

    also does this work ok with a strat or will i need to block it off
     
  2. LunarSF

    LunarSF Supporting Member

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    I just got an email today that there is a Tronical "Plus" system out now, so there is your upgrade. If you bought the previous Tronical model, as I did, they are offering a $99 upgrade. That seems to be their upgrade method.
    I believe they are the same company providing the technology to Gibson.
     
  3. XISTH

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    As I understand it

    Min-ETune (on 2014 Gibsons) is the same as the Tronical Tune
    G-Force (on 2015 Gibsons) is the same as the Tronical Tune Plus

    The new (Plus) version has twice as many user-defined tuning spaces and twice as many presets. It now allows for 'low tuning' modes (i.e. down to a low C or B etc), a capo mode which adjusts for the tuning distortions you get from using a capo, another mode that corrects for 'approximate' user tunings, and one more that allows you to tune to an out-of-tune instrument like an old piano. It's also supposed to be faster.

    http://www.tronical.com/uploads/manual-2.33.pdf
     
  4. XISTH

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    BTW - I don't know the answer to your Strat LSR question, my Les Paul has a conventional (i.e. non metal) nut.

    If you're into alternate tunings, or want to use them more and switch quickly and effortlessly between them then this is a fantastic, and discreet, innovation.

    Ignore the haters - they are Luddites (with sundials, horses & carts and smoke signal communications, presumably!)

    FWIW I've played for 40 years and can tune a guitar (almost) perfectly be ear when necessary, but I really like this gadget.
     
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  5. Florian Späth

    Florian Späth Member

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    Can I replace a Gibson gforce with normal tuners?
     

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