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Lebanon’s Roadie Tuner: A Great Tool For Guitarists

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Roadie Tuner is a device created by Lebanese entrepreneurs (Bassam Jalgha and Hassane Slaibi) and manufactured in China. The device is fixed on a guitar’s tuning knob and using bluetooth technology, the guitarist can read on his smartphone the sound as a string is plucked. According to Jalgha, “it is three times more accurate than what the human ear can distinguish in terms of frequency.”

The Roadie Tuner app is already available on iOS and the device will sell for $79 on their Kickstarter platform, and $69 for earlybirds, and should be delivered in six months.

If you are interested in reading more about it, check it out [Here].

Best of luck to both Bassam and Hassane!

Designed for guitars, or any similar stringed instrument, the handheld tuner works by fixing to a guitar’s tuning knob. Using Bluetooth technology, a user’s smartphone reads the sound as a string is plucked and the device’s motor turns the knob to the right tuning, which, Jalgha explains, is “three times more accurate than what the human ear can distinguish in terms of frequency.

The team will spend the next few months in the U.S. demonstrating the product at tradeshows – including CES in Las Vegas and The NAMM Show – and pitching in Silicon Valley, before returning to build their company between Lebanon and China. They are also currently securing new distribution channels and retail partners in the U.S.

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Thanks Abir!

Giveaway: 6 Tickets To The Red Bull SoundClash in Lebanon

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The Red Bull SoundClash is a week away and I’ve got 6 tickets to give away to 3 lucky readers. The event will take place at the Forum De Beyrouth featuring Mashrou’ Leila vs. Who Killed Bruce Lee, who will be on two opposing stages fighting for the same crowd through 6 crazy rounds.

All you have to do to get in the draw is leave a comment and mention a song for one of the two bands on this post. The competition ends tomorrow morning at 9:00am.

See you all there!

Red Bull SoundClash is a once-in-a-lifetime musical collaboration that brings two bands with different sounds, styles, and influences together. The event will feature two opposing stages, and six rounds that are guaranteed to showcase the bands in a way that you’ve never seen. Fighting for the same crowd, the bands will explore different genres and sounds, highlighting the skill set needed to keep you up on your feet. Electro Indie Pop to Arab Rock and Reggae, prepare to get Funked up, & Folk-ed out of your mind… Let the clash of sounds begin.

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NB: You need to put your proper email in the email field while commenting since winner will be contacted by email. You can only comment once, anyone caught commenting more than once will get disqualified.

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There’s someone (Lebanese) you should recognize in this video clip.

PS: Mute the audio on YouTube when watching the video because the song is obnoxious (and the video clip hilarious but not in a good way).