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Hip Shot D-Tuners

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by B8ssMan89, Oct 5, 2004.

  1. How does the drop D one work?
    Is it like you slip a switch and it drops D by itslef or what?
    cause I wanna get one for my new bass... whatever that may be
  2. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    It relieves a certain amount of tension on the E string to tune down to D. It's just like detuning it normally, except you just flick a switch.
  3. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    I have one and its great. It still takes a lot of adjustments to get it just right but its really sweet.
  4. I also have one on my thru neck spector and they kick ass! You dont always have to tune them to D though, i've had mine in drop A. That was funnnnnn.
  5. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    You must be using a heavy E string. I'm surprised that the Hipshot is able to go from an E all the way down to an A. Been a while since I had one, but I thought C was as far as you could go. Guess you learn something new every day.
  6. It did sound incredibly wobbly and weird, but I kidna liekd the effect. I think it might be a medium light string, so it isn't clear at all at that pitch, it just shakes the room a little, if ya get me.