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EVH D-Tuna Drop D Tuning System  

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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 13 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (4)
  • Functional (4)
  • Good quality (4)

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      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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      3.0

      didn't work on my old Floyd

      By ts

      from West Memphis, AR

      About Me Professional Musician

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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.

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            4.0

            Works Well Enough

            By MusicMan89803

            from Aiken, SC

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            • 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.

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                5.0

                EVH ingenuity at its finest!

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

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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!!

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                      4.0

                      Excellent concept that works!

                      By Mike-83ucQ

                      from Undisclosed

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                      • Easy To Use
                      • 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.

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                          (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Conditionally Works

                          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.

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                          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.

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                          4.0

                          Full float FR trem

                          By zapkat

                          from Arizona deserts

                          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.

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                          5.0

                          Big Booming Sound

                          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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                          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.

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