HELP - Hipshot Extender installation question

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by David Sutkin, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. David Sutkin

    David Sutkin Schroeder Cabs and Maruszczyk bass artist Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2017
    Brooklyn, NY
    Hey all,

    I could use some help installing a Hipshot Extender on the headstock of my Fender bass. The bass already has Hipshot ultralite machines on them.

    This is what I ordered from Hipshot:

    HE6 - 1/2" Ultraliteā„¢ Bass Xtender

    I can't seem to figure out the installation .... Shouldn't there be a mounting plate with this? How do I mount this?!

    Ugh, I feel like such a noob ...

    here's a pic of what my bass currently has .... and the piece I got to install.

    What's confusing me is there is no wide, square plate attached to the detuner.

    Can someone shed some light on this please?

    Thanks

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  2. ctmullins

    ctmullins Dominated Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    You do not have Hipshot UltraLites installed on your bass. You have Hipshot HB2s installed. Visit this page to learn more: Bass Tuning Machines

    You can install your detuner by drilling a single small screw hole for the fixing screw. Or you can exchange it for the HB2 version: BT2 Bass Xtender

    Kudos for posting photos though; they make the nature of your problem quite clear! :thumbsup:
     
  3. David Sutkin

    David Sutkin Schroeder Cabs and Maruszczyk bass artist Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2017
    Brooklyn, NY
    Thank you both very much, I really appreciate you taking the time to help me.
     
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  4. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    Contact Hipshot and tell them you bought the wrong model. Theyll likely send you a replacement if you send the wrong one back. They're really great at doung things like that for the customer.
     
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