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Post by 9am53 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:10 am

I like dropping down to D for songs like lay it down, but would like to be able to get back up to standard without swapping guitars, does the D tuna work? does it work with licensed floyds?

also, does it only work if the tremolo is blocked?
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Post by sixstring » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:17 am

The trem has to be blocked or flush mount.
Dropping the E to D causes the other strings to go sharp.
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Post by 9am53 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:19 am

ok cool, thats what I figured. Not interested.

I guess I just need more guitars
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Post by sixstring » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:42 am

9am53 wrote:ok cool, thats what I figured. Not interested.

I guess I just need more guitars
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Post by 9am53 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:48 am

I'm gonna go pick up that kramer condor thing next week...so I guess not!
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Post by _xxx_ » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:01 am

It can be made to kinda work with a floyting setup, but then you need a strong tremsetter like this double-spring Ibanez part:

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Or you can use two regular tremsetters. You have to set them really stiff and use heavier trem springs (like 3 Gotoh ones) to get the neutral point stable enough for the D-tuna to work. Using the floyd will of course require much more effort then.

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Post by lespauled » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:48 pm

A tremol-no will allow you to get in and out of a locked state in a quick turn of a thumb screw ( https://www.musiciansfriend.com/accesso ... mall-clamp )
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Post by sixstring » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:11 pm

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But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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Post by 9am53 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:38 pm

thats hilarious!
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Post by KickstartMyHeart » Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:11 am

That is how Stefano solved this problem. Pretty nifty. You can fit a spring in there to prevent it from making noise when it´s not engaged :headbang .

The only problem with it is that you have to be 100 per cent true with your screw holes bc there´s nothing to compensate failures.
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