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    Default Changing & Tuning low E on a D-tuner

    How the hell are you meant to do this? I assume you tune the string to D and then do something to raise the pitch to E and lock it in place?

    No idea how to do any of it - just got a small bag of tiny allen keys and fuck all else.The instructions on the EVH page don't seem to help, either.

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    I tune the string to D with the D-tuna pulled out. Then I lock the nut, push the D-tuna in, and check the intonation of the string and adjust the little set screw on the side until it's an in-tune E.

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    It is kind of different with the d-tuna.
    1. obviously you remove the existing string.
    2. To do this loosen the bolt on the nut, I actually take the keeper for the E/A strings completely off.
    3. Loosen the e string with the tuning peg completely
    4. Loosen the set screw in the saddle on the bridge (don't lose the little spacer in there
    5. Take the string off
    6. I run the string through the tuning peg with the ball end at the head of the neck
    7. Stick the non-ball end in the saddle of the bridge
    8. Tighten the set screw on the bridge (DO NOT over tighten)
    9. Extend the d-tuna to the drop down position (D is standard tuning)
    10. Adjust your fine tuner to just hit the shaft of the set screw in the bridge
    11. Wrap the string on the tuning peg - I go just under 1 full wrap
    12. Tune the string to D
    13. Tighten the bolt on the nut - DO NOT over tighten
    14. Use the fine tuner to get perfectly in tune to D - if you go sharp after tightening the bolt on the nut then your guide rail is set too high
    15. Push the d-tuna in - will take the string to E
    16 If you are not perfectly in E there is a very fine adjusting allen bolt on the side of the d-tuna - use that to get to E
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlofeldsCat View Post
    How the hell are you meant to do this? I assume you tune the string to D and then do something to raise the pitch to E and lock it in place?

    No idea how to do any of it - just got a small bag of tiny allen keys and fuck all else.The instructions on the EVH page don't seem to help, either.
    There are instructions printed on the inside (pun? LOL) of the D-tuna package, which I found were pretty straight forward. There's also some good tutorials on YT.

    Trust me though - be careful with the tiny intonation/tuning screw on the D-tuna itself!!! They come out very easily, are easily lost, and are a bitch to get back in properly! I've cross threaded more than one, trying to get them back in place.
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    We've seen the new red D-Tuna listed at the VH Store.
    Just wondering if we'll be offered the titanium one Ed supposedly uses?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RRvh1 View Post
    We've seen the new red D-Tuna listed at the VH Store.
    Just wondering if we'll be offered the titanium one Ed supposedly uses?
    Yep! For the low price of $151.50! http://www.dtuna.com/titanium.php

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