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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...Read More

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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
 
3.8

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

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    (1)

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    (4)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Functional (7)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), 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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4.0

Finicky to set up but cool

By Gtiman67

from Apopka, Fl

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • 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

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    1.0

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

    By Joe

    from Plymouth MA

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use
      • Not Functional
      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

        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

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        5.0

        I purchase this item for all of my floyd equipped guitars

        By Smitty Metal

        from Charlotte, NC

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        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.

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          5.0

          Works like a charm

          By Swagger Guitarist

          from Austin, TX

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Innovative time saver

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • 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.

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            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.

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                1.0

                Tends not to work on Floating Trems

                By dean man-GAm6t

                from chase city, VA

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                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.

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                  3.0

                  didn't work on my old Floyd

                  By ts

                  from West Memphis, AR

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  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.

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                  4.0

                  Works Well Enough

                  By MusicMan89803

                  from Aiken, SC

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

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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.

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                      5.0

                      EVH ingenuity at its finest!

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                      By Aaron-9r2kP

                      from Aberdeen, WA

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

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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!

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                          5.0

                          Absolutely does what it says!!

                          By 2shred

                          from Northern, IN

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                          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!!

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