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    Default Whatever Happened with the Drop-To-Hell (D2H) Tailpiece

    Is it still being worked on? Been a while since I even thought about it.

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    I haven't heard any more news about it . Not recently .
    Pretty sure I saw it on the guitar Ed used for "As Is" , in that GW issue after the last album came out . I'd like to know what the story is too ...
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    I too was intrigued by this, but it seems to have never really taken flight. I think it was used for As Is too, but I'm not sure. To my understanding (and I could be wrong) As Is is tuned to drop-D but one half-step sharp of standard. That said, I'm not sure of the necessity for using the D2H bridge for that song. Either way, I always thought it was a cool idea even though I personally wouldn't have much use for it.

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    There where some pics of it on a EVH Wolf from the 2012 tour. Eddie took it on the road with him but never used it.
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    Was supposed to be released January 2009, according to evhgear site...

    http://www.evhgear.com/news/2011/08/...-guitar-world/


    I seem to recall they even had a product page for it at some point, right?

    EDIT: no, it was this on the EVH page...


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    Quote Originally Posted by AFU View Post
    Ahh, yes. I remember wanting that exact same set up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AsIs View Post
    Was supposed to be released January 2009, according to evhgear site...

    http://www.evhgear.com/news/2011/08/...-guitar-world/


    I seem to recall they even had a product page for it at some point, right?

    EDIT: no, it was this on the EVH page...

    I seem to remember being able to click on the D2H pic and it linked to a description page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evhintexas View Post
    There where some pics of it on a EVH Wolf from the 2012 tour. Eddie took it on the road with him but never used it.
    He may have used it ...
    There was a soundcheck clip floating around from the 2012 tour . Ed , Al and Wolf played "As Is" and "Light Up the Sky" - I believe .

    Too bad they weren't incorporated into the set list that time , but I'd think that Eddie had a fully functional version of the D2H tailpiece with him . I'd be curious as to whether or not it will be available down the line ?
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    don't know if it's true, but one guy I was speaking to on another forum who seemed to have some inside knowledge, said that the main issue was that the original design was as a retrofit to carved top guitars, specifically for hardtail WG, but also for Les Paul style guitars, but as they tend to have some inconsistency even within a certain manufacturer, they could not make the original specs work properly for the mechanical action without some degree of interference with the mechanism and the guitar's top.
    However, my thinking is they could easily make something work for a Tune o Matic or Bad Ass wrap around style bridge equipped flat top guitar, such as the WG special, an SG.....whatever.
    At least if in fact there is truth to what he said. Maybe they feel it wouldn't be worth the cost of design/manufacture for the out the door installed lower priced EVH models. Not sure...but there would definitely be a healthy aftermarket demand I'm thinking.
    Look at the new FRX retrofit model. They've gotten a huge response from the initial PR from players who want a trem, but don't want to adversely modify their guitar affecting the value.
    Sure the D2H is probably not as sought after a mod in functionality as a trem would be, but there is some serious merit to a device that could quickly and accurately change tuning at the flip of a lever. From what I know, you have the potential to alter multiple string's tuning with the device, which has gotta appeal to players in a live setting without having to change guitars for songs with alternate or even an open tuning which would appeal to players who maybe have slide tunes in their set.

 

 

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