Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Register
Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Buying a D-Tuna

  1. #1
    Romeo Delight
    Join Date
    10.08.02
    Posts
    99
    Last Online

    12.08.17 @ 06:54 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Buying a D-Tuna

    There are a couple threads on here regarding a manufacturing flaw in the D-Tuna.

    I want to buy one for my strat/floyd.

    Does anyone have any ideas on where to buy one that does not have this flaw?

  2. #2
    Atomic Punk chefcraig's Avatar
    Join Date
    06.01.02
    Location
    A Confederacy of Dunces
    Posts
    19,370
    Last Online

    03.07.10 @ 06:18 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 10 Times in 9 Posts

    Default

    Good luck. Apparently the problem is widespread and the manufacturer has not opted for a recall. You'll find more in the stickied thread about d-tunas.
    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
    George Bernard Shaw

  3. #3
    Eruption LeftyVanHalen's Avatar
    Join Date
    08.24.07
    Posts
    1,158
    Last Online

    08.05.17 @ 01:41 PM
    Likes
    19
    Liked 42 Times in 17 Posts

    Default

    I have a D tuna and no problems. I bought it from Divebomb and he does something to the shaft that makes it smoother.

    Contact Kyle at Divebomb and order one from him. He will take care of you.

  4. #4
    Romeo Delight
    Join Date
    10.08.02
    Posts
    99
    Last Online

    12.08.17 @ 06:54 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LeftyVanHalen View Post
    I have a D tuna and no problems. I bought it from Divebomb and he does something to the shaft that makes it smoother.

    Contact Kyle at Divebomb and order one from him. He will take care of you.
    Thanks!!! I will do that.

  5. #5
    Eruption LeftyVanHalen's Avatar
    Join Date
    08.24.07
    Posts
    1,158
    Last Online

    08.05.17 @ 01:41 PM
    Likes
    19
    Liked 42 Times in 17 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bsm40 View Post
    Thanks!!! I will do that.
    Please make sure you tell him that Leftyvanhalen sent ya!!!

  6. #6
    Forum Frontman
    Join Date
    09.15.06
    Age
    42
    Location
    Minneapolis
    Posts
    6,568
    Last Online

    07.04.16 @ 08:03 PM
    Likes
    3
    Liked 6 Times in 5 Posts

    Default

    I've purchased four new and packaged D-Tunas. Two of them had the flaw.

    No recall, huh?

  7. #7
    Little Dreamer CYMRU629's Avatar
    Join Date
    11.15.07
    Age
    47
    Posts
    18
    Favorite VH Album

    The first 6
    Favorite VH Song

    Any from the First 6
    Last Online

    11.12.08 @ 06:19 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    I gave up on the D-Tuna on my ex-wolfies.
    (Still regret selling them!!)

    After following all the instructions to the letter, they just wouldn't get/hold the tuning, so I either removed them or left them in the "E" setting.
    It's Rock and Roll..enjoy the f*****ing ride!

    Saw The Mighty VH Philly 10/3/07, my 23-year old wish fulfilled!

    Also saw them in Philly MOR 1988..another great show!

  8. #8
    Eruption LeftyVanHalen's Avatar
    Join Date
    08.24.07
    Posts
    1,158
    Last Online

    08.05.17 @ 01:41 PM
    Likes
    19
    Liked 42 Times in 17 Posts

    Default

    The real situation with the D Tuna is that you cant go back and forth from E to D more than once or twice without having to retune.

    The thing is to use the D Tuna on a last song of a set or really for one tune where you want to go to D.

    That's what I do and I rarely use it but it's a nice to have....not a necessity.

    oh, and for $40...you cant go wrong...

  9. #9
    Romeo Delight
    Join Date
    10.08.02
    Posts
    99
    Last Online

    12.08.17 @ 06:54 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LeftyVanHalen View Post
    The real situation with the D Tuna is that you cant go back and forth from E to D more than once or twice without having to retune.

    The thing is to use the D Tuna on a last song of a set or really for one tune where you want to go to D.

    That's what I do and I rarely use it but it's a nice to have....not a necessity.

    oh, and for $40...you cant go wrong...
    my main guitar is a wolf. i never have a problem with mine? i play in a country cover band almost every weekend.

    i play two drop D songs ( here for the party/gretchen wilson and reggae cowboy/bellemy bros ) one in first set, the other in second set. other than messing with the set screw maybe once a year, it works perfectly.

    my wolf is a 1998 model. maybe i just got lucky with my D-tuna?

    oh yea, you wouldn't believe all the country guitar pickers that come and watch me play, and cannot believe the good tone i get out of my wolf on country songs. most country gee-tar pickers around my area play a tele.

    i just love guitar players and their hang-ups about equipment. a guitar is basically some wood, wire, and a coil....nuf said.

    cheers.

  10. #10
    On Fire
    Join Date
    05.02.05
    Posts
    395
    Last Online

    04.26.09 @ 10:15 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    The Tuna on my wolf is perfect, every time. I've had it for quite awhild, since 98 or 99. The one on my Charvel needed some lovin', but it seems to be ok now. I bought it about a year ago. I don't use it too often though, but I use the one on the wolf all the time.

  11. #11
    Forum Frontman
    Join Date
    09.15.06
    Age
    42
    Location
    Minneapolis
    Posts
    6,568
    Last Online

    07.04.16 @ 08:03 PM
    Likes
    3
    Liked 6 Times in 5 Posts

    Default

    In having owned 21 Wolfgangs over the years, I never once had a problem with the D-Tunas functioning properly on them. On a few models the bridge seemed to move slightly when the D-Tuna was shifted to the 'D' position, thus making the other strings go sharp a little; to date I have yet to find the solution. The D-Tuna problems I've had came from newly purchased, packaged D-Tunas.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Anyone use a D-Tuna?
    By JWR in forum Guitar Room
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 07.25.17, 03:08 PM
  2. I need D tuna help!
    By Dave King in forum Guitar Room
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03.11.05, 02:08 PM
  3. D-Tuna Help
    By SuckaInA3Piece in forum Guitar Room
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11.22.02, 04:28 AM
  4. D Tuna
    By SgtSchultz in forum Guitar Room
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01.16.02, 12:19 PM
  5. EVH D-Tuna
    By EddieLoki in forum Guitar Room
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11.26.01, 05:56 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •