Perpetual Tuning with EverTune?

Could it be one of the biggest innovation in the guitar field? I do think so because I like the idea of just tuning my guitar when I change the strings… It kinda comforts the lazy dude inside of me. Any guitarist knows that fact: the tuning stability of a guitar is all relative. Obviously, depending on the quality of the guitar the phenomenon will be more or less drastic, but if Galileo was a guitarist, I am pretty sure that on his abjuration day he would have said: And yet it moves!!

The reason for that fact involves multiple factors:

  • Mechanical parts of the guitar: bridge saddles, tuning pegs, nut.
  • The wood of the body, the neck, and the headstock
  • Strings: quality, aging,…
  • Human factors: strings attachment, furious bending,…
  • Environmental conditions: temperature, hygrometry, your kiddo or your cat who made your guitar fall to the ground.

EverTuneNo matter what you do, nothing will prevent it!! If you do not keep your guitar in a regulated storage facility, your guitar will get out of tune. So, you will have to constantly re-tune it. And here comes the brilliant solution from EverTune that you can sum up in one word: Compensation. As you can’t prevent the mechanical parts of the guitar to loosen and lead to a varying strings tension, then all you have to do is keep strings tension constant. And to compensate these tension variations, the technology behind the EverTune involves nothing but 6 springs and a fixed bridge. This is so simple and logic that it is brilliant!!

EverTuneThe pictures on the EverTune website show that the system requires a cavity on the back of the guitar. For that matter, they are announcing that it will be available on select models of electric guitar manufacturers in a first step. Then it will be be available as an installation kit for existing guitars. Even better, they are working to develop a trem system (and I will be curious to see how it goes with a floating bridge), and the same system for bass guitars.

To be followed then… And you can check on evertune.com website to get more details about all this.

Spotted on Crunchgear.

About Sem

I am the founder of Muzicosphere (that also exists in a French version). In 2011, I also created Guitar Fail, the Guitar LOL place to be. And before that I created GAS a GoGo, a gear giveaways blog in French.

4 comments

  1. I’m currious to know what happens when I bend a string… effectively changing the tension of the string. Will the “evertune” adjust the tension, meaning that my bend doesn’t change pitch?? lol

  2. @ Paul: if it does this, I think it would be just the most epic fail ever!! 🙂 Luckily I’m pretty sure that fingers on the fretboard are stronger than springs tension!! I sure hope they are…

  3. @Jipes: Je vois qu’on fait à peu près pareil… Open D et G pour moi aussi. Beaucoup de DADDAD et EBEEBE pour le lapsteel. Par contre j’ose pas encore les accordages exotiques… Un jour peut-être 🙂

  4. Sarssi—>Le seul souçi avec la multiplication des Open tunings c’est que l’on finit par oublier comment on jouait les morceaux que l’on a composé avant ;o) Maintenant je me filme pour pouvoir retrouver les patterns et les positions d’accord !

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