BRIAN "HEAD" WELCH
"I love Ibanez, I've been with Ibanez for a long time. A couple key people that we worked with for a lot of years left. They were great, but I figured 'you know what? I feel like that since that feels different over there and new, I just want to try something new.'
So I went to ESP. It's funny because I think Munky brought it up, the ESP thing, so it's his fault.
Did they approach you?
No, I approached them: I was working with Nick Raskulinecz on our latest album. Me and Munky and him were doing guitars and talking... and what I was wanting was the EverTune.
There's all kinds of different possibilities that I had, but they told me that ESP were the forerunners with the EverTune. So I just called them up and I heard great things, they have a great reputation. So I just talked about everything and this is what we came up with. It's got the EverTune on there, some Fishman pickups and it's just a really cool guitar.
Dude, and it just doesn't go out of tune, man. EverTune is amazing. I love it, it's changed my life."
quoted from interview with Guitar Interactive Magazine
"The first time I came across EverTune was when I was making a record with Rise Against. The dudes in that band have EverTunes on all of their guitars. I didn’t think much about it at first. It was just about the songwriting and the creative process for a couple of weeks.
Then we started to record guitars, and I noticed that we weren’t spending any time tuning. I looked at Tim and said, ‘What’s going on with this bridge?’ During the course of making a record, tuning guitars and basses can eat up hours of studio time. And, it’s really taxing on your ears, to be cranking away and doing a guitar take and then all of a sudden you have to stop and hear the sound of tuning. It hit me: ‘Oh my god! We’re not doing any of that. This is amazing.’ I really started to get into it.
I watched Zack restring his guitar one day and I started to get really fascinated by the EverTune bridge. I started to understand the concept, because it’s almost like a weird magic trick if you don’t know what’s happening. I think it’s an amazing tool and I’m backing it 100%"
(Rush, Alice in Chains, Korn, etc, etc, etc)
Out of all the guitars that you have, why did you choose your EverTune-equipped Knaggs signature model to play for the Super Bowl?
When you are doing a live broadcast show, the last thing you want to be concerned with is making sure you stay in tune.
Gear gets pushed into place at the last second. My tech had to check the rig. It’s such a relief to know that my guitar is perfectly in tune no matter what. It can be bumped, humidity changes.... none of that will knock me out of tune.
The other added benefit is my guitar plays chords all the way up the neck in perfect tune.
2021 Super Bowl 'TikTok Tailgate' Performance
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The only thing better than being mentioned by Steve Stevens in his Big 5 for Premier Guitar is getting the #1 spot! Check out his great EverTune explanation and demo!
Here are two great players, Pete Thorn and Steve Stevens, talking guitars, amps, and the revolutionary EverTune bridge. Steve also shows how he likes to set his EverTune's bend sensitivity.
"I'm not sure if I'm OCD in the clinical sense, but it's the small things that will piss me off... and tuning is not a small thing.
Typically, as a singer, if things aren't resonating perfectly in tune, I have a hard time maintaining my own pitch or just getting my mind off the fact that 'oh fuck, I'm out of tune'.
EverTune solves that."
THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT
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"The EverTune bridge is such a cool innovative product.
In the 20+ years I've been with ESP, I have not seen anything come along that was this revolutionary, so it's a big deal. It's a really cool sleek looking bridge, if you look at it, you wouldn't really know that there's all this cool crazy technology going on under the hood.
It's all mechanical, which is really why I like it. And it works.
The additional benefits of the EverTune bridge is accurate intonation over the entire fingerboard. When strings loosen or stretch, it's all compensated by the EverTune bridge and it stays in perfect tune. Temperature and humidity also can affect any guitar, your neck may bow or back-bow, if you're in a cold or hot room, the EverTune will always be compensating against that and will keep your guitar in tune at all times."
VP of Product Development,
ESP Guitar Company
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EverTune Featured Artists Crystal Lake are a Japanese metalcore band from Tokyo.Formed in 2002, the band showcases the intense guitar work of Yudai Miyamoto + Shinya Hori.
To record and perform their powerful brand of metal, Yudai and Shinya rely on EverTune-equipped ESP E-II Horizon and Edwards E-SN-24 7-strings.
Yudai answered the following questions:
When did you start using EverTune?
I started using EverTune in 2017.
Talk about the E-II Horizon NT-7 guitar you play. What do you like about it?
I chose this guitar because EverTune was built-in. The model is based on the traditional Horizon design from ESP, but this one has a thicker body because of the size of the EverTune. That thick body is mechanically stronger and has more resonance.
What’s your favorite EverTune anecdote from the studio or on tour?
For me the tuning and pitch stabilization are the biggest weapons for our music. In our show, we are always conscious of conveying energy and passion through the guitar sound.
No matter how intense my moves or my playing are, EverTune keeps providing stable tuning and pitch. Even after I stage dive or jump during performance, the guitar stays as if you just tuned up. I was really surprised that it was the same even after throwing the guitar! [Laughs.]
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"Before I started using Evertune, I would constantly be worried about tuning when playing live!
If my guitar took the slightest knock, I would be running back to stick my ear against my cab to hear it properly, or to the tuning pedal if I had the luxury of time to do that. I would be hesitant about going in the crowd if I there was an important guitar based section of a song coming up etc.
Now though, I can literally do anything I want.
For example, when crowd surfing, I often just give my guitar away to the audience to hold while I get myself turned the right way up or just to focus on getting myself back to the stage.
Then I just chuck the strap back over my shoulder and start playing again with complete confidence that it will be in tune.
It’s an extremely liberating experience."
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"Evertune keeps our guitars in tune, which frees a lot of time to be more creative and worry less about the technical aspects. Yes, it is a nerdy musician thing, but it helps us deliver the best performance we can in the studio and live."
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"It's voodoo technology. For us, it works. Once you set it, it's done. I don't tune once during our set. It's amazing."
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Matthew Kiichi Heafy
"The Evertune is an advancement in the guitar that I never imagined previously could be possible. Having recorded 7 albums in the past with Trivium - I can say that historically - having to constantly tune guitars during tracking is what would always slow down workflow and stifle the vibe.
When going into recording our 8th album, our producer Josh Wilbur suggested that I install Evertune bridges on my guitars to stabilize intonation and eliminate having to tune entirely.
I did not believe him at first.
After outfitting my guitars, our entire album's rhythm guitars were done in two short days. Typically an album takes about 5 days with tuning and intonation adjustment.
It's not much of an adjustment either; in fact, I find that with the Evertune, I can finally pick freely. I was able to pick harder than ever, and really dig into the guitar with the bridges. On our latest record, you can hear that - you can hear the intensity of the right hand because I was free from worrying about striking a note too far out of pitch.
I am hooked, I'm not going back to conventional bridges in-studio, or on-tour. I feel like I'm finally playing more like me than ever."
"EverTune Bridge on the guitar part --- will NOT go out of tune. XLNT!"
(photographed by Larry Dimarzio)
"Perhaps not entirely obvious in my music, but the guitar is my main instrument - and this beauty is what I gravitate toward almost every time I play.
And for all the guitar geeks out there: it's an alder body with a maple/rosewood 24-3/4" conversion neck - both from Warmoth, Sperzel tuners, a DiMarzio 'Chopper T' bridge pickup and a rather lovely sounding 'The Mule' from Bare Knuckles Pickups in the neck position.
The icing on the cake though is the Evertune bridge which I absolutely love, it's really addictive once you get used to having one and it keeps the guitar in tune no matter the circumstances.
So there you have it..."
What After This?
"Just wanted to say I absolutely love your product. I’ll never own another guitar without it.
The bridge works better than expected. I can’t wait for what you come out with next. Bass, Acoustic, Whammy, Drop D. Whatever it is sign me up.
Thank you so much. Genius idea and perfect implementation.
"There is no tone loss here for those peeps that think there is tone loss!"
Greg Gallo Project
"From the moment that we installed the first EverTune Bridge for our customer Chris Harness of Bloodshot, we have been absolutely obsessed and haven’t looked back.
EverTune bridges do everything they say they’ll do and more. They are a must have for studios and stage performers alike!
As a luthier and repair shop in the “live music capital of the world”, Austin, TX, we are held to very high standards by musicians with discriminating taste, in a highly competitive market. The name Mythic Guitar Company has become synonymous with quality. Our customers trust that we use only the highest quality parts on their guitars. That is why we choose EverTune.
Mitch Berry, Owner
It is for this reason that we are proud and honored that EverTune has brought us into their extended family of Certified Installers in the U.S. We know that EverTune delivers on their promises, which in turn allows us to do the same!
Thank you EverTune!"
Mythic Guitar Company
“It all started with my first guitar, a Les Paul. I always had tuning issues with it. Over time, I was getting obsessed with tuning and it started affecting how I play and practice. I was more into tuning than in playing. And when I played, I was always trying to hear if the guitar is still in tune than listening to my actual playing.
Also, I would resist to bend in a certain situation knowing that eventually the guitar will get out of tune. When practicing it was just annoying but live it was really stressful. It affected my learning and slowed down my progress as a musician."
"When I first heard about EverTune, I could not believe it. I thought it was fake. But, I asked my luthier if he had heard about that system. And he confirmed that it worked. So, I decided to give it a try."
"His name is Laurent Rufi of LRG Guitares (lrg-guitares.ch). He did a great job and spent hours on that project."
"I could not be happier. It really works. It’s all mechanic (no batteries). It’s fantastic. I can spend my whole concentration on the music, not on tuning. It’s a game changer. Especially live, it's a relief. I do not have to worry if the guitar is in tune or not because it is.
When others have to tune between songs, I am always ready. I am playing with more confidence and determination. I bend more and better. I am improving faster my guitar playing. The system is worth every cent.
I was so happy how the system worked on the LP, that I had also my Tele and Strat equipped with EverTune.
"I love this Tele, it is my main guitar now. I love the shape, the look and how it feels. And it’s so simple. Love it. Since I am also playing in a (hard) rock cover band I changed the pickups to humbuckers, SD Hot Rails, sound great. I reversed the control plate, so now the volume pot is close to my right hand and easier to access when playing. It’s the perfect guitar for me and always stays in tune."
"Even if you need to put a capo on (which does not happen often but sometimes) it stays in tune. Also when you need to go to drop D for a few songs, it can easily be done lowering just the low E string (you loose the benefit of ET on this string but keep it on all other strings). Once I tried to go drop D on a strat (without ET) it took me several minutes to retune all the strings. With ET this is much faster."
"The Evertune Bridge System is an evolutionary revolution of science & technology that allows all guitarists the freedom and privilege to always be in tune & in perfect intonation.
On stage or in the studio for pros & beginners this bridge is not only sleek but very functional. Makes guitar playing fun without the worry of going out of tune. 🤘 😈 🤘
Thank you Cosmos & Herbert for all your support! A Big Mahalo to the Evertune gang and all you Evertune players out there in the world!!!"
Guitars are delicate, temperamental pieces of wood. They’ve got their good days, where they stay in tune and sound great, and then they’ve got their bad days, where they have “fret buzz” , bad intonation and ultimately, they sound like shit.
Even the most top-end guitars are bound to be all out of whack once in a while, especially if they’re in a trailer on the road, subjected to varying weather conditions.
Since I started using the Evertune bridge a few years ago, I haven’t had to deal with any of that bullshit.
Hell, some nights I forget to check my tuning before I hit the stage. Not once, ever, has my guitar been out of tune in the middle of a show, after I set it where I want it.
There is nothing on the market like this. I can assure you that it will save you time, and improve your playing. You won’t be disappointed.”
"I have been using the EverTune bridge on my two 39 Custom Guitars since 2013 and still using them for all of my live performances.
Always in tune no matter how hard my picking and riffing is.
My band, Karma Violens, has shared the stage with significant bands such as Amon Amarth, Fear Factory, The Black Dahlia Murder, Heaven Shall Burn, Arch Enemy, Rotting Christ, Septic Flesh, The Ocean, Darkest Hour etc., but the highlight was to open the mighty Judas Priest, Whitesnake, Opeth and Firewind at a major festival. So EverTune is my only choice.
Besides the live performances, as a guitarist I want my recordings to be perfect in tune. Thatʼs why I use the EverTune bridge on all “Karma Violens” albums. "
"There is no way of playing without EverTune for me now. No EverTune, no life!”
Crystal Lake website
"Trying out my new partscaster with Evertune I installed myself! :D
Absolutely love it!
An old trusted Fender neck (refretted with stainless steel frets), a Northwest body and Irongear Steam Hammer pickups. They are THE tightest pickups I know, right now I'm putting them in all my guitars. I prefer them above a bunch of different Duncans, Dimarzios and EMGs I've tried throughout the years."
FEBRUARY 2017: "I'll be the first to admit, I didn't give ESP Guitars the credit they deserve. This guitar rivals my #lespaul and #sg in tone and playability and the #evertune bridge is revolutionary. Welcome to the family."
UPDATED MARCH 2018: "My new Telecaster has arrived. I got my first Evertune guitar about a year ago after battling tuning issues on stage for years. Long story short, I dont plan on buying another non-Evertune guitar. The hype is real."
"Since I started to play guitar, I've always been very attentive to the intonation and tuning of my Instrument. I tried different setups, various bridges and systems but I never felt satisfied. When you're on stage, delivering a performance worthy of note is difficult if you don't feel safe at most.
I've always had this insane fear of not being granted. With EverTune, my problem are gone. When it's set-up properly, this innovative bridge gives a flawless performance with your sound, intonation and tuning.
The various settings that can be applied on the EverTune make it the most promising of flat mount bridges in the world. Try it and you will never go back!"
guitar by RUFINI FINE INSTRUMENTS
"I love guitars. Especially @balaguerguitars with @evertune."
Producer Mixer Engineer Composer
"To be honest with you, the Evertune system was a bit baffling at first. I was skeptical to say the least.
What I came to learn during the process of tracking guitars for our upcoming album was mind blowing to say the least. Not only does the Evertune system greatly increase the efficiency whilst in the studio, it allows the player to well, just play. That is where this system shines. As a guitar player and song writer, my main concerns are playing well and crafting a well structured piece of music. The Evertune allows just that. It eliminates any and all concerns over tonal issues brought about by tuning and intonation problems. To say that I’m stoked about my Evertunes is an understatement.
If you haven’t tried the Evertune, I strongly encourage you do. You won’t be disappointed."
Lamb of God
"Tuning and intonation issues is always a common problem during a guitar recording session. Evertune is without any doubt the one and only solution to this!!
The Washburn Evertuned guitars are my go to instruments for recording and allow me and any other Artist i am working with, to focus only on performance and nothing else. Magic happens when inspiration hits your door and last thing you want, is an out of tune instrument.
Evertune equals Forever In Tune. Literally outstanding!"
Artist, Producer, Engineer
(Stone Cold Dead, Grindhouse Studios Athens)
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