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Hipshot extender tuner weight

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by JVbass, Nov 30, 2012.


  1. JVbass

    JVbass Supporting Member

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    Thinking about putting one of these on my Music Man Sterling. Does anyone know if the Hipshot is heavier than the stock Schaller? Thanks!
     
  2. friskinator

    friskinator Supporting Member

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    Yes, they are a bit heavier than the stock tuner.
     
  3. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

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    I have a d tuner on all my MMs and I never noticed any weight difference. I'm sure there's a little, but it doesn't cause any neckdive if that's your concern.
     
  4. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    +1.

    It's definitely a little heavier since it's basically the same tuner with an extra plate and lever added on, but it's not a noticeable difference in the grand scheme of things.
     
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  6. JVbass

    JVbass Supporting Member

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    Thanks all! Yes, I was concerned that it would introduce neck dive.
     
  7. cbrophy

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  8. Drew71

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    Don't know if it helps, I just weighed a Fender one 184 grams.
    would have to be close to the MM.
    you could weigh your current machine head & tape some washers or something in place to make up the difference and see what happens.

    Though this is probably over thinking it.

    I hate neck dive, but all my basses do it. :)
     
  9. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

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    This - I've had 'em on and off a T-bird, Jazz, and P Bass, and never noticed any balance differences as a result...


    - georgestrings
     
  10. bassmeknik

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    got 'em on most of my basses, non issue.
     
  11. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 EBMM Nut Supporting Member

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    Got one on my MIM Jazz...balances perfectly.
     

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