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Hipshot D-Tuner.

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by edgaroviz, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. edgaroviz


    Aug 8, 2011
    I was looking through the Hipshot website to look for the drop D tuner, then I saw there are 2 options, and I don't know which I need.
    I have a MM Stingray 4 string, and the options are "bass of treble side" and "lever actions: double action, or standard"?

    About the D tuner itself, is good, the string won't get out of tune? I found myself tuning the bass every hour, so I looked into it.
  2. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    Good product. The double-action lever is a recent option - it allows you two stops, so you could drop your E down to D, and then from there down to C (for instance).

    Bass or treble side - should be self-explanatory. I don't have a MM, but a quick perusal of their website shows that you'll want the BT1.

    When tuning the extender, Hipshot recommends a particular method - namely, tune the E a few cents flat, then flip the lever to D, check tuning, and then when you flip the lever back up to E, the E should now be in tune. I believe this is due to the slight amount of friction present at the nut. Once that's done, though, you're good.
  3. Stealth


    Feb 5, 2008
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Double-action lever? If Michael Manring gets wind of it he'll raise the bar of alternate-tuning bass-playing. AGAIN. :D
  4. edgaroviz


    Aug 8, 2011
    Sorry for what might me a dumb question, but I need the "bass" option, right?
  5. Yep, bass side.
    Unless you want to drop tune the G.
    I went nuts and put six of them on a wishbass.
    Took a bit of work to tweak the throw off levers, but I managed to jam them all on and make it functional.
    Heavy as all heck, but functional!
  6. ThudThudThud


    Jun 4, 2010
    LOL! Each string capable of three notes? I can't even do the math on that for combinations, let alone play it.

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