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Monday, June 16, 2014

EVH D-Tuna by FU-Tone (Review) ...

Reviewed By: Jac Harrison
Purchased from: Manufacturer
Street Price: $51.50 USD + shipping & tax

FU-Tone EVH D-Tuna Upgrade

FU-Tone, formerly known as Floyd Upgrades, is the Manufacturer of aftermarket high-performance guitar parts designed to optimize a guitar's voice, sustain, playability, and tone.

In the words of the manufacturer:
The EVH D-Tuna is a unique patented device that enables players to drop the E to D and back, in an instant. D-Tuna has been standard equipment on Eddie Van Halen's personal guitars as well as signature series locking tremolo-equipped guitars since the early 90's. Since then thousands of D-Tuna's have been sold all over the world.

The installation took an additional 5 minutes while changing the strings. This is a DIY upgrade for even the novice.   

Guitar used: 
BC Rich Gunslinger 

Strings used:
Dark Horse 10-46

To start; I am not a Floyd player and the only thing that I drop is my pick after a few too many drinks, so to properly do this review I used a buddies guitar as the donor that is equipped with a traditional stock Floyd Rose tremolo (that he uses mostly for drop d tuning). The EVH D-Tuna is a straight forward product that enables players to drop the E to D and back, in an instant -- so it all comes down to if it works. Yes, it works 100% of the time without fail. 

A full month after the installation of the D-Tuna on the donor guitar, the guitarist said " The D-Tuna holds both standard and drop D tuning without any problems as long as the main D tuning was done properly prior to locking the nut. All adjustments to the D-Tuna when needed were simple and quick. Overall I am very impressed with the ingenuity and simplicity of the design." - Matt Westlake (guitarist of Floor Thirteen and Escape From Crete)

When it comes to quality products that deliver the results specified by the manufacturer, I have always found that all FU-Tone products delivered the results they claimed. As a self-proclaimed tone chaser, FU-Tone is one of my go to companies for tone enhancing and tuning stability products. Not only do they offer only the highest quality of products that the pros use, but Adam Reiver (CEO and founder of FU-Tone) is a nice guy. 

My advice:
This product is a must have for the guitarist that drops tuning mid set. My advice is buy one for each of your Floyd Rose tremolo equipped guitars. 

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Posted 6/2014
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