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drop D-tuners

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Berme, Sep 26, 2001.


  1. Berme

    Berme

    May 11, 2001
    Spain
    Is it possible to use two Hipshot D-tuners in adjacent strings (for example, C and F on a 7-string)? I´ve been told that because of the rotating movement of the tuners, these could collide with each other. Can someone with similar experiences say something here? :confused:
     
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Hm, depends of the headstock design of your bass, and the tunings you intend to use.

    Michael Manring has multiple d-tuners on one of his basses, you can try to email him for some advice.
     
  3. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    I have a D-tuner on the B of my 5 and I can see that without serious mods you couldn't attach a second to a string next to it. Tha being said, since the C and F# are on first tuner on each side of the headstock (assuming 4+3 or 3+4 tunersn not 7 inline!! :D ) as long as you can get a d-tuner built for the right side of the headstock it should work. Otherwise you would need a large space between the C and G tuners. Unless of course i have totally misinterpretted this and you do mean the high F and C, in that case you will need a lot of space between the C and F, or some kind of custom setup.

    DingZ2
     
  4. eli

    eli Mad showoff 7-stringer and Wish lover Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    NW suburban Chicago
    Y'know, you sound suspiciously like one o' them GEE-tar tuning guys. I bet you wanna switch back and forth between REAL tuning and fake tuning. I'm right, aren't I? We doun't LIKE yer kind around here, understand?

    :rolleyes: :eek: :D

    Which 7 are we talking about here? There isn't one in your profile. I believe Hipshot makes Gotoh-style (smaller knob) D-tuners, which might work if the 7 in question has larger (Fender-style) tuners... but most 7's don't. If you are talking about a Conklin, they're positioned pretty close... you may have a bit of trouble fitting these things in.

    IF IT IS a Conklin, then try this: Email Bill Conklin at conklin@conklinguitars.com and ask him the question. I would think that he has had this question before. And for an owner, he's actually wonderful about replying to questions like this.
     
  5. Mike Anthony used a Peavey Cirrus 5 with Hipshot D-Tuners on both the B and E strings- see pic
     
  6. Berme

    Berme

    May 11, 2001
    Spain
    ok, thak you all, guys! My luthier for this custom 7-string bass is Jerzy Drozd, so I think emailing Bill Conklin wouldn´t be a good idea. Anyway, I will send Jerzy this info, and maybe he could talk to Michael Manring himself, which will be more suitable for both of us. Hey, Eli, yes, i will be using the guitar tuning at several songs, and only for traditional, repetitive, ultra-fast heavy-metal solos, what´s the matter? :D :p. Now, seriously, i will use this tuning mainly for getting different intervals with the G and high B string, which i find useful with two-handed tapping. Also, with some Bach stuff, a different tuning for some high strings is useful, for example, in Suite 1 prelude, where i will tune the C string as A. Hey, it´s the way i play my own music, just let me keep playing the way I want!;)
     
  7. eli

    eli Mad showoff 7-stringer and Wish lover Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    NW suburban Chicago
  8. Berme

    Berme

    May 11, 2001
    Spain
    hey, that´s what i call the best way of making peace here! Thanks, eli, and be sure i´ll send this to Jerzy soon.