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EVH D-Tuna Drop D Tuning System   

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The Eddie Van Halen D-Tuna is a drop D tuning system designed to adapt to a double-locking tremolo such as a Floyd Rose or Floyd Rose-licensed trem. ...Click To Read More About This Product

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An easy way to drop from E to D and back without unclamping!

The Eddie Van Halen D-Tuna is a drop D tuning system designed to adapt to a double-locking tremolo such as a Floyd Rose or Floyd Rose-licensed trem. A low-profile, double-locking tremolo may require modification. The EVH D-Tuna attaches to the low-E string saddle-locking screw. Once in place and set, all you do is slide the mechanism”in for E, out for D.


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4.6

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It Does Work

I installed the D-Tuna with a Tremsetter instead of blocking the trem from pulling up. I am happy with it and I can make it go from E to D tuning and back fairly...Read complete review

I installed the D-Tuna with a Tremsetter instead of blocking the trem from pulling up. I am happy with it and I can make it go from E to D tuning and back fairly quickly and stay in tune very well for the most part and I am a perfectionist when it comes to tuning also. Although, I do have to position it just right and even rotate it sometimes to get it back in good tune when going from D back to E. Maybe I'm not doing the setup adjustments correctly (the directions are only OK) but it seems as though after you setup the fine tuner adjustment for E then when you push the it in to go to E-tuning, that the D-Tuna actually only gets wedged to a point in the slope of the thing itself under the fine tuner adjustment screw rather than going completely under it so it doesn't always get wedged at exactly the same spot and sometimes requires that I do it a couple times and even rotate it a little sometimes to get it back correct tuning. There is a little set screw adjustment with the included allen key that I don't really see the point for because it seems to only lock the D-Tuna to the long string-locking screw and if you tighten it then the D-Tuna wouldn't move and then wouldn't serve any purpose. This is all only as near as I can figure because the directions don't really say a whole lot and I could use a little more information about the use and setup. Overall, I can make it work and stay in good tune with a slight adjustment of the fine tuners only every once in a while after using it. I am happy with it and it seems pretty durable.

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Piece of junk, don't waste your time.

This thing is a joke. Disrupts the tuning of the entire guitar. Installed exactly as directed onto a Floyd Rose system, and when engaged changed the tuning of every string.

This thing is a joke. Disrupts the tuning of the entire guitar. Installed exactly as directed onto a Floyd Rose system, and when engaged changed the tuning of every string.

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5.0

D-Tuna

By Bobby

from Lubbock

I just got this system yesterday and it took me about 5 min to install the D-Tuna..it would be ideal to go ahead and change out your strings..i got lucky on this when i installed it i only had 3 springs on my floyd system located in the back of my guitar so it would be the idea to have all 5 springs installed so you wont go sharp when you drop D... overal good system way to go Eddie

 
5.0

Works Great!

By Jeff

from Petersburg, IL

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I love this thing, and am amazed at the ingenuity behind the design. It works exactly as described. I block my Floyd Rose as required. I do miss doing whammy bar pullups, but the extra sustain I get from having the Floyd blocked, and the convenience of drop-D tuning more than makes up for it!

 
5.0

It works perfect - (Please Read)

By 5150 MAN

from Michigan

The EVH D-Tuna is an awsome Gadget, but if it doesnt put your E to a perfect D (which will happen) you just need to tune the floyds fine tuner a little bit. The idea of D-Tuna is to successfuly tune from E to D without unclaimping the nut. And it also wont work with a floating tremelo(that you can pull up on), so wou will have to block the tremelo some how, if not - the whole guitar will come out of tune.

 
5.0

Drop D On The Fly:

By Zeeb

from Kansas City, MO

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I installed this on my Sterling AX40 by Music Man, and it works perfectly.... Like many of you, I couldn't get it to work properly at first, but once I did a little research, and really read the instructions, it was a simple install. It's an awesome product that prevents you from having to switch or tune guitars on stage to be in Drop D.

 
5.0

Block The Bridge

By zildjian player

from australia

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I have read a review from Maulsballs, saying once you use it, the rest of your strings go out of tune. Thats because you havent blocked the bridge. Once you have the bridge blocked (so you can't pull up on it) it will work just fine.

 
5.0

It works!

By Don-ipUIJ

from Massachusetts

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It works! I installed mine on my Ibanez, with a floating trem. I also installed a tremsetter, which keeps everything in tune, whether I'm in "E" or "dropped D" tuning. The tremsetter works perfectly, and allows me to still have a full floating trem, for dives, and pulls. I just ordered another d-tuna, and another tremsetter for my other guitar, which is tuned a 1/2 step down. Now I can have four tunings, on 2 guitars, with floating trems. This is great news for a cover tune player!These 2 items can be bit tricky to install and dial in. There was some drilling and metal cutting for the tremsetter. The D-tuna required some routing on my guitar, to make room for it to be installed, and some additional room to allow the trem to be pulled up (but it's a trem that is mounted in a cavity, so your situation might be different).Anyway, both items do work as advertised.

 
5.0

I cant believe it works!

By ThatGuy?

from Seattle Area, WA

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i put one of these on my jackson dinky with a tremol-no installed and it works like a charm great for anyone who hates all the Clamping and Un-clamping that locking trems require.

 
5.0

Excellent! Van Halen is a Genius!

By One Louder

from Myrtle Beach

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Nevermind the previous comments about this thing not working. NOTE: This is NOT for full floating tremolos. IT must be blocked for down only operation to work. It workes rather well then...

 
5.0

It Works!!!

By WolfgangConvert

from Tennessee

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I just bought a '98 Wolfgang with a D-Tuna installed. All I can say is 'wow'! The thing actually works!!! It's great for playing in standard tuning. However, if the mood hits and you want to play some King's X...drop down to D and go for it! Pitch is right on and I have no complaints!

 
5.0

Must Have

By Source Of Conflict

from Bucyrus, Ohio

I have one of these on my "Wolfgang" and it is awesome. I use it to drop from D to C. It's cool when you can change your tuning in the middle of a song. This thing never throws the other five strings out of tune.

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