Looking for tips from anyone that has been using this setup because it's a tricky wicket to get dialed in.
This is the process I had to go through to get the D-Tuna to work properly.
1) Install Tremol-No and get the trem balanced at standard E tuning with the nut unlocked.
2) Lock the Tremol-No into dive only mode.
3) Tune to drop D
4) Since I have never had a locking nut "lock" without adjusting the pitch, I have to "guess" at the tuning so that when it locks down it's as close to "D" as possible.
5) Lock the nut
6) Engage the D-Tuna and fine tune it to E
So this all works well and good, but if I engage the D-Tuna so that it's in E and then set the tremol-no to free float the tensions are off and the tuning isn't right. Theoretically it should be since it's all still E tuning.
I'm thinking it's going to be damn near impossible to get these to both work exactly the as they should and still be able to go back and forth. I only have a couple songs in the live show where I need to raise the pitch using the whammy bar, but I would love to get to the point where I dont need to switch guitars mid set.
So a couple questions:
1) Has anyone gotten these two to work reliably together and allow the Tremol-No to free float and then lock it into dive only and drop D tune?
2) Anyone have any suggestions for what I can tweak so that when I lock the nut down it doesn't vary the pitch so much? Currently working with a San Dimas and a Floyd. But I have had this problem with every Ibanez or other locking nut I have ever owned.
For number 2, with a properly set up floyd the change in pitch should be pretty minimal, if any.
How high is your string retainer bar, behind the nut?