Eddie Van Halen EVH® D-Tuna® Install on Wolfgang Electric Guitar Tutorial
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EVH® D-Tuna® Instructions
Stabilize the bridge. You need to "block" the bridge so it doesn't pull back. Use a tremolo stopper, shim or wedge on the block of the bridge in the tremolo cavity. Make it fit snugly against the base plate is level with the body and can't pull back. Note: If your bridge is flush mounted, skip this step.
Remove the string locking screw from the Low-E saddle on the bridge. Replace it with one of the two D-Tuner locking screws provided, the spring assembly and the EVH D-tuna. If your saddle is closer to the bridge pickup, use the longer screw. Lock the E string in place with the D-Tuna in the "out" position (the D position). IMPORTANT: Turning counterclockwise, back the fine tuner on the tremolo all the way out, so it just touches the long screw.
Tune the E string to D at the headstock. Stretch the string, re-tune and lock the string at the nut. Fine tune the E-string to D with the fine tuner on the bridge. Push the D-tuna in. Fine tune to E with the set screw adjuster on the D-tuner.
- Don't over tighten the fine tuner on the bridge. Keep it "backed off" as much as possible. Use the headstock tuner for any major tuning before you lock the string at the nut.
- To help stabilize new strings, stretch them by physically pulling on them or use a product like a String-Stretcha.
- When sliding the EVH D-Tuna back and forth, push the unit down (towards the body) to take the tension off.