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    Just got my Wolf. I'm having trouble with the Dtuner. I have read the Dtuner thread, & have done everything suggested there, but---it still goes sharp almost to F. What am I not doing right?

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    Did you tune it to D with the tuner pulled out? Sounds like you tuned it to E.
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    First, try yelling at it really loud. Then, if that doesn't work, kick some stuff around (not your kids, and your wife only if she's got it coming). Next, punch a wall really hard. If the damn thing still doesn't tune properly, curl up in a fetal position in the corner of the darkest room of your house and cry for about an hour.

    If none of that solves the problem, I'll be damned if I can tell you how to fix it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewThomas.net View Post
    First, try yelling at it really loud. Then, if that doesn't work, kick some stuff around (not your kids, and your wife only if she's got it coming). Next, punch a wall really hard. If the damn thing still doesn't tune properly, curl up in a fetal position in the corner of the darkest room of your house and cry for about an hour.

    If none of that solves the problem, I'll be damned if I can tell you how to fix it.
    Also tried kicking my dog, but that didn't help either

    but any ho, I was tuning to D, & I have the little set screw loosened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kissmyace View Post
    Also tried kicking my dog, but that didn't help either

    but any ho, I was tuning to D, & I have the little set screw loosened.
    Turn the set screw in just enough until you feel some very slight resistance. Then unlock the locking nuts and tune the entire guitar to A440 with the D-Tuna in the OUT position ('D' position). When all is perfectly tuned, slide the D-Tuna in and see how close it is to 'E'. If it's sharp, loosen the set screw; if it's flat, tighten the set screw. Adjust the set screw until the 'E' is perfectly tuned. Repeat the process once more until both the 'D' and 'E' are perfectly in tune. *Remember: Don't ever adjust the set screw when the D-Tuna is in the 'D' position--only when it's in the 'E' position.* Then tighten the locking nuts down and go through the same process one to three times more (with the locking nuts locked down). If the D-Tuna is still not performing correctly, check to see that the tremolo is sitting perfectly flat against the body and that the trem springs have enough "pull" to them.

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    Still no luck, so I took it apart. The screw does not fit in the groove, like in the thread above. I'll clean it out tommorow. Wouldn't have thought this would have been an issue on a stock one. Is the stock Detuna labeled EVH? Mine is.
    Thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kissmyace View Post
    Still no luck, so I took it apart. The screw does not fit in the groove, like in the thread above. I'll clean it out tommorow. Wouldn't have thought this would have been an issue on a stock one. Is the stock Detuna labeled EVH? Mine is.
    Thanks for the help.
    Your D-Tuna must have been added as a replacement. Wolfgangs from Peavey came without the EVH logo. All were made by the same vender, though; the difference being Peavey always did a check to make sure they were working correctly.

    So that's ANOTHER bad D-Tuna from AP International.

    Follow the instructions in the sticky thread for some simple routing out of the cylinder, and you should be able to get it working properly.

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    also you want to make sure you set the intonation to the d and not the e. this will make a difference also. slight but i made that mistake the first time.

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    That was the problem!! Ground it out at work, got home, installed it, tuned up in 5 seconds. Now for some serious noise!!

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    It seriously pisses me off how many of these D-Tunas there are that are showing up bad. For $40 (or so) one could and should expect the manufacturer to have all quality issues covered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewThomas.net View Post
    First, try yelling at it really loud. Then, if that doesn't work, kick some stuff around (not your kids, and your wife only if she's got it coming). Next, punch a wall really hard. If the damn thing still doesn't tune properly, curl up in a fetal position in the corner of the darkest room of your house and cry for about an hour.

    If none of that solves the problem, I'll be damned if I can tell you how to fix it.
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