Up to 15% off select gear >> Shop Now
Looking for Coupons?Call us 800-449-9128 Hablamos Español  
MF MD HG01 4th of July Call & Save 06-26-17
EVH Logo
SKU 
#430690 000229000

EVH D-Tuna Drop D Tuning System  Chrome

  • Write a Review

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

CHOOSE STYLE:

Chrome  
  • Black

    $49.99 Best Seller

    In stock

    { "name": "Black", "status": "instock", "statusText": "In stock", "inventoryText": "In Stock & Ready To Ship", "inventoryKey": "in_stock", "price": 49.99, "isOnSale": false, "easyPayOptions":"0,0,300003,6 Months Promotional Financing,12/31/2100,null,49.99,false", "msrp": 59.95, "salePrice": 49.99, "listPrice": 49.99, "isPriceDrop": false, "promos":["freeShipping","topRated","topSeller","guarantee"], "warranty": false, "freeWarrantyAvail": false, "sku": "site1sku430690000001000", "displaySku": "430690 000001000", "serialized": false, "stickerUrl":"http://www.musiciansfriend.com/static/mf/stickers/best-seller.png", "stickerDesc":"Best Seller!", "stickerDisplayText":"Best Seller", "shipsFree":true, "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7/430690000001000_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "freeGiftWarning":false, "freeGiftWarningTips":"", "isShipsInternational": false, "pdpLoyaltyPoints":"400", "pdpLoyaltyPointsMultiplier":"1", "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
  • Chrome

    $39.95 Best Seller

    In stock

    { "name": "Chrome", "status": "instock", "statusText": "In stock", "inventoryText": "In Stock & Ready To Ship", "inventoryKey": "in_stock", "price": 39.95, "isOnSale": false, "easyPayOptions":"0,0,300003,6 Months Promotional Financing,12/31/2100,null,39.95,false", "msrp": 59.95, "salePrice": 39.95, "listPrice": 39.95, "isPriceDrop": false, "promos":["freeShipping","topRated","topSeller","guarantee"], "warranty": false, "freeWarrantyAvail": false, "sku": "site1sku430690000229000", "displaySku": "430690 000229000", "serialized": false, "stickerUrl":"http://www.musiciansfriend.com/static/mf/stickers/best-seller.png", "stickerDesc":"Best Seller!", "stickerDisplayText":"Best Seller", "shipsFree":true, "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7/430690000229000_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "freeGiftWarning":false, "freeGiftWarningTips":"", "isShipsInternational": false, "pdpLoyaltyPoints":"320", "pdpLoyaltyPointsMultiplier":"1", "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }

CHOOSE YOUR EXACT INSTRUMENT

  • Shipping (48 Contiguous U.S. States)
    FREE
  • Your Price :
    $3995.00
  Add to Cart
Add to Wish List

Earn up to 400 reward points.

See All EVH Bridges & Tailpieces for Guitars
OVERVIEW

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.

Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
EVHD-Tuna Drop D Tuning System
 
3.9

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Functional (8)
  • Improves sound (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), 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.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

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.

Reviewed by 20 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

(9 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Conditionally Works

By hh60g_fe

from US

See all my reviews

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

About Me Experienced

See all my reviews

Ask me a question

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      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

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • 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

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            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

            About Me Professional Musician

            See all my reviews

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                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

                About Me Experienced

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Good Quality

                Cons

                • Not Functional

                Best Uses

                  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-9r2kP

                  from Aberdeen, WA

                  About Me Experienced

                  See all my reviews

                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      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

                      About Me Experienced

                      See all my reviews

                      Ask me a question

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality
                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • 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

                        Displaying reviews 1-10

                        Back to top

                        Previous | Next »

                        You are changing the Ship-To country.

                        Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.