#1
So I scored a Tropical Dean over the weekend from a local pawn shop that someone dropped a Floyd into. It has a Dtuna on it, but it never drops the E to D accurately. I have the Floyd set up properly, but I don't see how I can set up the Dtuna... I was assuming that you do it through the tiny Allen screw on the side of it, but it looks like a setscrew to take it off with. Any help?

And before anyone says something about the Floyd not set up right.... it is. I'm not Floyd-tarded
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#2
is it a floating Floyd?
cuz if it is, the Dtuna will throw off the rest of the strings tension
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Quote by rock.meet Slash
is it a floating Floyd?
cuz if it is, the Dtuna will throw off the rest of the strings tension

Is there any other kind?
The D-tuna is made to drop the tuning without throwing off the tension.
#4
All floyd roses are floating trems.... As for on topic, I suggest looking up the d-tuna's company site and look for either a help faq or a customer service number. Beyond that, I can't help you much. Good luck though, and nice find!
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#5
Quote by HighPotency
Is there any other kind?
The D-tuna is made to drop the tuning without throwing off the tension.


only if the Dtuna is on a guitar with a non-floating Floyd...
its pretty confusing advertising if you ask me lol
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Quote by theacousticpunk
All floyd roses are floating trems.... As for on topic, I suggest looking up the d-tuna's company site and look for either a help faq or a customer service number. Beyond that, I can't help you much. Good luck though, and nice find!


you can lay the Floyd flat against the body, i believe its called blocking, but the Floyd has to be "blocked" in order for the Dtuna to work
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Quote by rock.meet Slash
only if the Dtuna is on a guitar with a non-floating Floyd...
its pretty confusing advertising if you ask me lol

Ah i just read up on their website. So you have to block it or put in a tremsetter... which pretty much means the dtuna is there just for convenience? Hm.

For TS: www.dtuna.com
#8
Lol yea it's a set up as a full-floating trem. It doesn't throw the other strings outta whack, it just doesn't want to drop the E to D in correct tuning. It doesn't even drop the tuning the same every time either lol, like it'll be a few cents off one time, and the next time it'll be 30 cents off
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Quote by HighPotency
Is there any other kind?
The D-tuna is made to drop the tuning without throwing off the tension.


yes, you can set up a floyd not to float if it's not recessed, and the d-tuna won't work properly unless the trem is set up not to float.

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All floyd roses are floating trems....


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Quote by theacousticpunk
All floyd roses are floating trems


Really? Then what the hell you call this?



Quote by HighPotency
Is there any other kind?
The D-tuna is made to drop the tuning without throwing off the tension.


It will throw off the tuning, you either got a block the Floyd with a device like the tremel-no or have it flush mounted like mine in the picture. The old school way


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Quote by HighPotency
Is there any other kind?
The D-tuna is made to drop the tuning without throwing off the tension.

No, it's not. The D-Tuna is made to drop the tuning on a non-recessed, non-floating Floyd so it won't affect the other strings.
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#14
Now thats a cool Tele!
Got anymore pictures?
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#15
The D'tuna was origionally designed for EVH, who was rather famous for flush-mounting his floyd.
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#16
Wait can you just put the tension on the floyd on full if you have it flush mounted? So it would almost be like a fender trem?

Also, as far as I know, the d tuna is just an extended fine tuner. Its not really meant to keep the other strings in tune, because it can't. It doesn't touch them, and of course lowering the e string with affect the others.

But what I'm saying that its only purpose is to extend the amount you can screw out of the floyd on the e string.