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Hipshot extender tuner weight

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by JVbass, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. JVbass


    Feb 15, 2009
    Cleveland OH
    Thinking about putting one of these on my Music Man Sterling. Does anyone know if the Hipshot is heavier than the stock Schaller? Thanks!
  2. friskinator

    friskinator Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Yes, they are a bit heavier than the stock tuner.
  3. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    I have a d tuner on all my MMs and I never noticed any weight difference. I'm sure there's a little, but it doesn't cause any neckdive if that's your concern.
  4. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains

    It's definitely a little heavier since it's basically the same tuner with an extra plate and lever added on, but it's not a noticeable difference in the grand scheme of things.
  5. JVbass


    Feb 15, 2009
    Cleveland OH
    Thanks all! Yes, I was concerned that it would introduce neck dive.
  6. cbrophy


    Nov 11, 2009
    Central MA.
  7. Drew71


    Oct 7, 2012
    Don't know if it helps, I just weighed a Fender one 184 grams.
    would have to be close to the MM.
    you could weigh your current machine head & tape some washers or something in place to make up the difference and see what happens.

    Though this is probably over thinking it.

    I hate neck dive, but all my basses do it. :)
  8. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005

    This - I've had 'em on and off a T-bird, Jazz, and P Bass, and never noticed any balance differences as a result...

    - georgestrings
  9. got 'em on most of my basses, non issue.
  10. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Bajo Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    Got one on my MIM Jazz...balances perfectly.