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    Help setting up a D-tuna

    Ok, so I've followed all the instructions in my Wolfgang manuel, but I still can't get my d-tuna to work right. I adjusted the set screw on it in the "E" position, but when it's in the "D" position, it's still out of tune. It's always in tune in the "E" position, but never in tune when the d-tuna is out. What should I do?

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    I'm pretty sure you are supposed to adjust the set-screw in the D position, not the E. When in standard tuning, the D-Tuna has no effect whatsoever, it is exerting pressure on nothing. When you engage it into the D position, that is when it is doing something, therefore the only time that the set-screw would be adjusting anything.

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    Nope, it says in the Wolfgang manuel to adjust the set screw in the "E" position. I'm looking at it right now.

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    Re-tune the guitar with the D-tuna out in the D position. Set the Floyd's fine tuner screw to make sure you are dead on D. Remember you want to have it where the Floyd finer tuner is barely pressing down on the string holder screw, otherwise the D-Tuna is hard to push and pull out. Next push the D-Tuna back in and check where the E is. Then adjust the set screw to fine tune the E.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncbuckeye3
    I'm pretty sure you are supposed to adjust the set-screw in the D position, not the E. When in standard tuning, the D-Tuna has no effect whatsoever, it is exerting pressure on nothing. When you engage it into the D position, that is when it is doing something, therefore the only time that the set-screw would be adjusting anything.
    Actually you have it reversed, all the pressure is being exerted when you push the D-Tuna back in and you're on E. When it's out, you're exerting no pressure on the Floyd.
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    make sure that the bridge is level if the bridge is tilted at all the Dtuna won't work right, look at the guitar from the side and make the bridge level with the body of the guitar,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett
    Re-tune the guitar with the D-tuna out in the D position. Set the fine Floyd's fine tuner screw to make sure you are dead on D. Remember you want to have it where the Floyd finer tuner is barely pressing down on the string holder screw, otherwise the D-Tuna is hard to push and pull out. Next push the D-Tuna back in and check where the E is. Then adjust the set screw to fine tune the E.
    Thanks for your help, Brett. I still have a little problem though. I adjusted the set screw to fine tune the E and everything, but then when I pulled the D-tuna out to check the tuning in the D position, it's still out of tune. What should I try now?

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    It should not be going out of tune. Are you sure the bridge is flush to the guitar, you can't pull it up can you?

    Also check to make sure you have the string locked down in the saddle tightly enough.
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    This may be stupid...but is the guitar intonated properly? It's very difficult to keep anything tuned if the intonation is out of whack.

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    The intonation shouldn't matter whichever position the D-Tuna is in...

    One trick I learned with mine is that I deliberately tune the D a little flat because when I tighten the nut at the top of the neck, it tends to go a hair sharp. When you tighten the nut, recheck the tuning of the D before pushing in the D-Tuna to adjust the E...
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