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Hip shot de-tuner swap

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Fletz, Feb 16, 2013.


  1. Fletz

    Fletz

    Jan 16, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hartke artist
    I am capable of the following repairs on my basses:
    Setup
    Bridge swap
    Pickup installation
    And that's about it

    I have a tony franklin fretless and expect to receive my tony franklin fretted today. As you may or may not know, for some strange reason the tony fretless has the de-tuner on it but the fretted does not. I am much more likely to use drop d on the fretted than the fretless. Is this a difficult swap to make? Any tips?
     
  2. friskinator

    friskinator Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Maryland
    It's easy. If you need directions, go to Hipshot's website. Shouldn't take more than a few minutes.
     
  3. Fletz

    Fletz

    Jan 16, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hartke artist
    Did it. Simple. Only question: seems like the de-tuner post is a smidge shorter than the others. Normal?
     
  4. BBox Bass

    BBox Bass Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2011
    NW Pennsylvania
    Yes, it's normal. I own 5 of them and they all have slightly shorter posts.
     
  5. Pirate Captain

    Pirate Captain Elitist Jazz Snob ********

    Dec 22, 2016
    Shelter Island, NY USA
    it's technically not "shorter" it's just that the mechanism pulls more of the post to the back side (at least to my eye)
     
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  6. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    Yes there are two plates on the back, accounting for the 'shortness'.
     
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