Re: New Technolgy
I doubt it anytime soon... A guitar string requires much less force to tune it, therefore it can be done with small electric motors. However, drums, on which any given set can contain anywhere from 60 to 160 (maybe even more?) lugs, most of which take a bit of force to turn (much more than that of turning guitar tuning knobs, especially if you're tuning a drum high, such as a snare or high tom). A kind of electronic tuner for a drumset would be FAR too complicated and costly. For now, we'll just have to use our ears (or drum dial? anyone?), and take 30 minutes to tune. It's part of our job as drummers.