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    Default D-tuna headaches ?

    These little devices are cool - when they work as advertised ...
    Frankly , I'm getting sick and tired of the hassle with some of them .

    The little fine tuner screw in a bitch to get back in , if you accidentally loosen it too far and pop it out . Plus the allen key easily gets stripped and rendered useless . Not to mention the occasional tuning stability issues and rattles .

    The idea is great , and when they are dialed in right , the D-tunas are cool .
    Sometimes seems like more hassle than they're worth . I'm considering taking them off all my guitars and just tuning the old fashioned way . Leaving enough room on the low E fine tuner to drop down a whole step ...

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    Some times they need to be filed out where the bolt goes through it to get a smooth operation.
    I've never had much trouble with em after initial set up. But I rarely use them any way.
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    I don't have any problems with mine, on 3 different guitars.

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    That allen wrench is a cheep pos. I've got five guitars with a D-tuner. Plus one still in the box. After initial set up they all work perfectly. Assuming the guitar is tuned properly. I kept my Kramer 5150 old school, no D-tuner. Just set it up with enough room to back the Floyd screw out for D. I have noticed the old after market ones don't seem as nice as the ones that come on Peavey and EVH guitars. After market seem thinner and the chrome is slicker and shinier. I haven't seen one in years so maybe they are all the same now.

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    I took the D-tuna off of my Axis as I have to agree with AFU. The aftermarket D-tuna's seem different and are problematic. They work well on the Peavey's and EVH's but not others. I'm happier now that my Axis is back to normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drolaw View Post
    I took the D-tuna off of my Axis as I have to agree with AFU. The aftermarket D-tuna's seem different and are problematic. They work well on the Peavey's and EVH's but not others. I'm happier now that my Axis is back to normal.
    I'd posted these years ago, but you can see just how bad the extended screw gouges, at least on the aftermarket ones.
    For the record, I was never hard on them, and even lubricated the units, but they still gouged to the point of not even being able to slide them out properly. Too many rough burrs inside the cylinder, the the fine adjustment screw would also vibrate around, plus the tip was also too sharp.
    Here's shots of the unit apart. The center one shows the poor finishing inside the D-Tuna body/cylinder at the inside taper.



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    The one on my first year quilt Wolf has been great since day one...

    I took my black aftermarket one that I bought for my Jet City build off the first time I changed strings because it was so bad.
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