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EVH D-Tuna Drop D Tuning System

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The EVH D-Tuna Drop-D Tuning System gives you the option of instant drop-D tuning on your electric guitar. Endorsed by Eddie van Halen himself, the D...Click To Read More About This Product

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Instant drop-D tuning in an Eddie-endorsed system.

The EVH D-Tuna Drop-D Tuning System gives you the option of instant drop-D tuning on your electric guitar. Endorsed by Eddie van Halen himself, the D-Tuna drop-D system fits on actual Rose-style whammies.


Enhance the darker tones of your axe when you drop-tune to D by ordering this system today.

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EVHD-Tuna Drop D Tuning System
 
4.0

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (10)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Functional (8)
  • Improves sound (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent concept that works!

Step one of the instructions; Block your trem.

This requires an additional product or modification. I used the Tremol-No to block mine and it works flawless! Drop D to standard -...Read complete review

Step one of the instructions; Block your trem.

This requires an additional product or modification. I used the Tremol-No to block mine and it works flawless! Drop D to standard - no problem. Takes about 5 or so minutes to install. Works great - just need to remember to block your trem first.

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Conditionally Works

As stated in some of the other reviews, this product ONLY works if you have another device installed to prevent your trem from increasing pitch. My beef is you won't know that (unless...Read complete review

As stated in some of the other reviews, this product ONLY works if you have another device installed to prevent your trem from increasing pitch. My beef is you won't know that (unless you read these reviews) until you get the product and read the manual. It should state that in the product description. I have a full floating trem and that's what I want, not a half floating trem so, this doesn't work for me.

Again, this will work for you if you install a trem-setter first, or some similar device that will prevent the trem from increasing pitch, if not the other 5 strings will not stay in tune when you actuate the device. Mine will be sitting in the box somewhere collecting dust.
As stated in some of the other reviews, this product ONLY works if you have another device installed to prevent your trem from increasing pitch. My beef is you won't know that (unless you read these reviews) until you get the product and read the manual. It should state that in the product description. I have a full floating trem and that's what I want, not a half floating trem so, this doesn't work for me.

Again, this will work for you if you install a trem-setter first, or some similar device that will prevent the trem from increasing pitch, if not the other 5 strings will not stay in tune when you actuate the device. Mine will be sitting in the box somewhere collecting dust.

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(9 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Conditionally Works

By hh60g_fe

from US

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Comments about EVH D-Tuna Drop D Tuning System:

As stated in some of the other reviews, this product ONLY works if you have another device installed to prevent your trem from increasing pitch. My beef is you won't know that (unless you read these reviews) until you get the product and read the manual. It should state that in the product description. I have a full floating trem and that's what I want, not a half floating trem so, this doesn't work for me.

Again, this will work for you if you install a trem-setter first, or some similar device that will prevent the trem from increasing pitch, if not the other 5 strings will not stay in tune when you actuate the device. Mine will be sitting in the box somewhere collecting dust.
As stated in some of the other reviews, this product ONLY works if you have another device installed to prevent your trem from increasing pitch. My beef is you won't know that (unless you read these reviews) until you get the product and read the manual. It should state that in the product description. I have a full floating trem and that's what I want, not a half floating trem so, this doesn't work for me.

Again, this will work for you if you install a trem-setter first, or some similar device that will prevent the trem from increasing pitch, if not the other 5 strings will not stay in tune when you actuate the device. Mine will be sitting in the box somewhere collecting dust.

(5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love It!

By Martin-YFU2Q

from Canada

Comments about EVH D-Tuna Drop D Tuning System:

To the person who rated this only 1 out of 5 stars you need to do your research before you slag off a perfectly good product. The D-Tuna only works if you have a top mounted Floyd that lowers pitch only and rests on top of the body when not in use, also known as flush mounted. The D-Tuna will NOT work with a Floyd that is setup to float, that is why it didn't work on your PRS SE Torero. Its not the products fault, its your fault for not finding this out. It even tells you this in the product manual.If your Floyd is setup to float you'll first need to block it, something like a Tremol-No works well.I bought a D-Tuna for my EB/MM Axis and its perfect, easily goes from E to D or Eb to Db and back.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent concept that works!

By MikeB 46

from Hebron CT

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  • Functional
  • Good Quality

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      Comments about EVH D-Tuna Drop D Tuning System:

      Step one of the instructions; Block your trem.

      This requires an additional product or modification. I used the Tremol-No to block mine and it works flawless! Drop D to standard - no problem. Takes about 5 or so minutes to install. Works great - just need to remember to block your trem first.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I purchase this item for all of my floyd equipped guitars

      By Smitty Metal

      from Charlotte, NC

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      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

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        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about EVH D-Tuna Drop D Tuning System:

        I am a double locking Floyd guy. I love putting the D-Tuna on my guitars because it gives me the flexibility to switch tunings along with my bandmates' fixed bridges. I set my Floyds up for note lowering only (EVH style) by default, so I avoided most of the problems associated with fully floating bridges. The D-Tuna works great. After activating it one way or the other, I have to fine tune for about 2 seconds. This is totally acceptable for me, even in live situations. Currently playing a set of metal/rock songs in various standard and drop tunings (B-standard 7 string to drop C). Combining the D-Tuna with a Digitech DROP makes it so I can achieve them all with one guitar (always bring a backup). Totally worth it.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Invention

        By TeleClashter65

        from Seattle, WA

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        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality

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            Comments about EVH D-Tuna Drop D Tuning System:

            Installed on my Musicman EVH in minutes after watching how-to video on YouTube. Works very well, although string usually requires minor re-tuning when swiching from D to E (even after making fine adjustment with set screw). It saves a lot of time. Great invention.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Works Well Enough

            By MusicMan89803

            from Aiken, SC

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            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

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                Comments about EVH D-Tuna Drop D Tuning System:

                I have one of these on my EVH Wolfgang Special and installed one on my Charvel So Cal. They work well, but after every string change you can't always get it adjusted just right so you have to use the fine tuner to make up the small difference. Most people don't seem to realize that they're only intended for a single locking (one direction) Floyd Rose. If you look at all of Eddie's guitars, none of them have a two way tremolo. Common sense will prevent unhappy customers.

                (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Tends not to work on Floating Trems

                By dean man-GAm6t

                from chase city, VA

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                • Not Functional

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                  Comments about EVH D-Tuna Drop D Tuning System:

                  I think that this modification could be amazing if it worked correctly. When i installed the D-Tuna, my low e string would only change half of a step in pitch. I followed all the directions and even had a guitar tech work on it for me. He had mentioned they never work for him when he does put them on for customers. Apparently this piece is ment for tremolo systems that are mounted flat against the body of the guitar. So dive only systems. Thats fine, next time EVH, let your customers know that your product is for a specific type of guitar or trem. Not only was there any type of warning that this could happen, the website actually gives advice for floating trems, but to no resolve. Its also extremely overpriced for something i could make in my machine shop for 5% of the price of yours.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  EVH ingenuity at its finest!

                  By Aaron

                  from Aberdeen, WA

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                      Comments about EVH D-Tuna Drop D Tuning System:

                      The EVH d-Tuna is an exemplary little device that does exactly what it's designed to do.

                      Make sure you use a Floyd Rose bridge that is flush mounted - or "blocked" - before you install the d-Tuna. With the push of your thumb, the d-Tuna will raise your lowest string to E or drop it to D effortlessly. Kudos to Edward for being so ingenious; this device has saved me on more than one occasion!

                      I bought a d-Tuna the week it was released and I installed it on my Ernie Ball Music Man EVH signature. That's been likely more than a decade ago, and I've never had a problem. Next week, I'm installing one on my project "Frankenstein" guitar. Ingenious design; exceptional quality: but don't buy it if you want to keep your floating trem!

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Absolutely does what it says!!

                      By 2shred

                      from Northern, IN

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                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
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                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about EVH D-Tuna Drop D Tuning System:

                        The EVH D-Tuna does what it says it does. It took me 5-10 minutes and everything was great. And yes, YOU MUST STABILIZE (BLOCK) THE TREMELO SYSTEM!! Remember, Eddie has his blocked, he designed it for him and now we have it. It is easy to use and it does WORK!! I am in the process of geeking out a Washburn guitar and this was step 2. Step 1 was....yep...blocking the Floyd Rose. Step 3 will be improving the tone control. But I digress. The D-Tuna works if you follow the directions to a 'T' and you should have no problems!!

                        (1 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        not what it seems

                        By Anonymous

                        from Undisclosed

                        Comments about EVH D-Tuna Drop D Tuning System:

                        I own a prs se torero and i wanted to be able to drop tune on it without messing up the floyd rose. this thing claims that you can drop tune and go back to standard but it's not true. You can but it's a hassle getting this thing back and forth because each time you have to fine tune the other strings so in other words you're better off having a back up guitar. this system may work for eddie but he's got a guitar tech that's PAID to do this stuff I don't

                         
                        5.0

                        Great device, but...

                        By ChrisAngela

                        from Port Townsend, WA

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                            Comments about EVH D-Tuna Drop D Tuning System:

                            I've used the EVH D Tuna on a previous guitar with great success, but sadly it will not work with either my Ibanez JS-10 Chrome Boy nor my Ibanez JS-2450 due to the very low in-cavity placement of the Edge Tremolo system.

                             
                            5.0

                            Awesome!

                            By Charlie

                            from Orrington, ME

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                                Comments about EVH D-Tuna Drop D Tuning System:

                                This is an excellent addition to my Music Man. Easy to install and works great!

                                 
                                4.0

                                Finicky to set up but cool

                                By gtiman67

                                from Apopka, Fl

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                                • Functional
                                • Good Quality
                                • Improves Sound

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                                  • Concerts
                                  • Practicing

                                  Comments about EVH D-Tuna Drop D Tuning System:

                                  This was not as straight forward a device I thought it would be!? The trick is Bottom E string is well relaxed broken in and set to D so that it stays in D... But then shoving that Lil sucker up under the Floyd tight until it rings true E hold it there and tighten the tiny Allen screw until it stays in tune in both settings. Not easy

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Would not buy again, does not function right...

                                  By Joe

                                  from Plymouth MA

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                                    • Difficult To Use
                                    • Not Functional
                                    • Poor Quality

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                                      Comments about EVH D-Tuna Drop D Tuning System:

                                      I purchased this for my 91 Dana Scoop w/ its licensed floyd wnd it could not function, when adjusting to the proper settings to allow it to drop, it would become too tigh and i couldn't move the pin to put it back into E. I see this is a common issue but there is no fix for it. Bad product

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Works like a charm

                                      By Super Fleak Guitarist

                                      from Austin, TX

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                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Functional
                                      • Innovative time saver

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                                        • Concerts
                                        • Practicing

                                        Comments about EVH D-Tuna Drop D Tuning System:

                                        What a great idea! I absolutely love the fact that I can now drop D tune and not have to switch out guitars. It saves me from lugging a third guitar to shows. The caveat being that the tremolo can't float, but that's fine for me because I don't pull up on the tremolo much (I can bend notes up with left hand, so I don't need the bridge to do it). Installation was a breeze (though the instructions that come with the d-tuna are not very informative; I watched a youtube video), and the only issue I had initially was that I didn't have the springs tightened down enough when I installed my tremolo stop.

                                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        3.0

                                        didn't work on my old Floyd

                                        By ts

                                        from West Memphis, AR

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                                        Comments about EVH D-Tuna Drop D Tuning System:

                                        Didn't work well on an old Floyd that has rusty saddles that won't move easily up and down. You pull it out, the saddle piece won't go up because it's old and probably needs oil. So, the thing prob works well enough on a brand new bridge. The one thing I didn't like was having to tune your top E to D using the headstock tuner THEN lock the nut and HOPE it STAYED perfectly tuned to D. Mine never does. There's always some little play that makes it go sharp so that's a real pain.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Works great with Floating trems.

                                        By Anonymous

                                        from Undisclosed

                                        Comments about EVH D-Tuna Drop D Tuning System:

                                        People just install a Hipshot tremsetter if you have a Floating trem. Works perfectly.

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Full float FR trem

                                        By zapkat

                                        from Arizona deserts

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                                        Comments about EVH D-Tuna Drop D Tuning System:

                                        I have a Jackson guitar with double lock full float FR trem. Just cut and fit a small block of hard wood to block the trem. from raising the pich, And jaming the D-tuna into the guitar body. Atatche to tone block with Double Sided tape. Set up the D-tuna as per instructions. It works great and staies in tune too!
                                        A little expensive for what you get in the box, But it works great.

                                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        EBMM Axis Tribute

                                        By Paul Crandall

                                        from Rochester NY

                                        Comments about EVH D-Tuna Drop D Tuning System:

                                        It does exactly what it's designed to do. You may have to tweak it a little as your strings stretch out. It's installed worked perfectly on every standard floyd bridge I've used except the new style EBMM floyd. The D-Tuna seems to sit pretty close to the body of the tribute Axis. However, this is a design issue with the new style EBMM floyd, not the design of the D-Tuna.

                                        *The following applies only to the new style EBMM floyd bridge: With a few adjustments you can get it to work properly. You must use the long screw provided in the kit. You must also back out the fine tuner screw out completely so the locking screw rests against the base plate instead of the fine tuner screw. I used needle nose pliers to back the screw out. Use a cloth to protect the fine tuner so you don't scratch or mar it. Work slow so you don't strip the threads out. Once that is done, install the D-Tuna like normal.
                                        Drop D on a Floyd without unclamping....nothing else to explain.
                                        Very solid and well built.
                                        A little expensive in my opinion, but anything with EVH on it will be. It's the right tool for the job.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Big Booming Sound

                                        By Guitar Jammer

                                        from OK

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                                        Comments about EVH D-Tuna Drop D Tuning System:

                                        I have had this product for a while on an EVH Charvel Art Series Guitar and LOVE IT!!!It is a breeze to switch back and forth I have not had any tuning problems from using it. I am going to get another-one and put in on my Custom Made Wyane Guitar(hand made by Wayne Charvel) ITS THAT GOOD!!!!

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