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    PING Floyd Rose/ EVH Dtuna problems

    First of all, I don't think I am having "the usual" problem that people have when installing this device.

    I attempted to install an EVH Dtuna on my PING Floyd Rose (from AXcessories) last night, but the low-E saddle "bottoms out" on the bridge plate before it will let me bring the E up to pitch with the Dtuna set screw. Seems like the saddles on my Axis and my Wolfgang have "beveled" bottoms which prevent this by allowing the saddle screw to have more "travel", but the Ping saddles are perfectly flat.

    Yes, the bridge IS "blocked" against the top of the guitar, and the fine tuner for the low-E is backed all the way out.
    Last edited by s6275; 02.19.07 at 05:44 AM.

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    I'm having a hard time visualizing this.

    Have you adjusted the saddles for intonation since installing the Ping?
    I've used the D-Tuna/Ping combination on a couple guitars with no problems, so I know they're compatable.

    If you can, post a pic and I'll try to help.

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    I have 2 guitars with ping's on them and I'm having the same problem. I even bought some Floyd Rose Saddle Shims to try to fix the problem but I still can't get the d-tuna to work correctly. I considering ripping the ping out and getting the original floyd instead.

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    The only difference in the "Original" and the "Ping" that I'm aware of is that the Ping has a brass block.
    Other than that, I don't believe there is any other difference.

    Again, I'm having a hard time visualizing exactly what the problem is, but have you adjusted the saddles on the Ping for intonation?
    If not, do so and you may find you have more room.

    Honestly ... without pics, I'm just guessing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino5150 View Post
    Honestly ... without pics, I'm just guessing.
    As are the rest of us. See about posting some pics, and I bet we can get to the bottom of it quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s6275 View Post
    First of all, I don't think I am having "the usual" problem that people have when installing this device.

    I attempted to install an EVH Dtuna on my PING Floyd Rose (from AXcessories) last night, but the low-E saddle "bottoms out" on the bridge plate before it will let me bring the E up to pitch with the Dtuna set screw. Seems like the saddles on my Axis and my Wolfgang have "beveled" bottoms which prevent this by allowing the saddle screw to have more "travel", but the Ping saddles are perfectly flat.

    Yes, the bridge IS "blocked" against the top of the guitar, and the fine tuner for the low-E is backed all the way out.

    I'll second or third that I cannot for the life of me understand what your describing, so a picture would be good or email it to one of us if you can't post it.

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    I'll try to get some pictures up later this week. The Ping has been intonated, and the saddle for the low E is set with the screw in the second hole, with the saddle locked with that screw right in the middle of the adjustment slot.

    The screw that runs through the Dtuna has very little travel before it bottoms out on the bridge, and it definitely won't allow me to push the Dtuna into E-position and then use the set screw to tune it to E.

    Like I said, I'll try to get some pics up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s6275 View Post
    I'll try to get some pictures up later this week. The Ping has been intonated, and the saddle for the low E is set with the screw in the second hole, with the saddle locked with that screw right in the middle of the adjustment slot.

    The screw that runs through the Dtuna has very little travel before it bottoms out on the bridge, and it definitely won't allow me to push the Dtuna into E-position and then use the set screw to tune it to E.

    Like I said, I'll try to get some pics up.
    Much better description ...
    By chance, is your Floyd recessed?

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    The guitar is routed for a recessed Floyd, but I have brought the bridge up to the level it would be if it was sitting on top. Also, I have blocked it so it won't pull up. It is carefully adjusted to be parallel to the top of the guitar.

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    Received a reply from a Floyd Rose tech on this issue, who suggested slightly grinding the bottom of the saddle. I did, and in about 5 minutes with the bench grinder, the problem seems to be solved. Yet another horrifying home guitar repair completed.

 

 

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