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Hipshot roll call

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by steve4765630, May 12, 2006.


  1. steve4765630

    steve4765630

    Feb 27, 2006
    So, how many of you have hipshots on your basses? I have used them for years. I have 1 on my Warrior 6 string fretless in case I NEED an A. Just installed one on my EBMM 4 as well. I think they are a great invention. How about you?
     
  2. Smallequestrian

    Smallequestrian Rock and/or Roll

    Jul 6, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Beta Tester: Source Audio
    I recently put one on my Bongo. Easy enough to install, does exactly what it is supposed to do. No complaints here, especially since I got it cheap. I bought it used and the guy said it was for MM, but it seems like I might have the wrong model, because the stem is longer on the hipshot than the other tuners on the Bongo. Not a big deal though actually.

    Here is a pic.
    DSCN0330.
     
  3. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    I have one on each of my current four-strings, and my Elrick fretless four that should be delivered at the end of the month will have four-one on each tuning peg, like the Zon Hyperbass series II has.
     
  4. bassjigga

    bassjigga

    Aug 6, 2003
    Good move. Elrick is probably one of the few headstocks big enough and shaped right to fit 4 of them.
     
  5. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Actually, Rob has had to modify the headstock shape a bit to fit them on. Hipshots need a lot of room to work, and even Rob's nice 2x2 design needs more room to fit four on. I'm not sure even what it looks like yet- I imagine it'll just be the height of a five-string headtock (and a bit wider) on a four-string neck. Joe Zon even has to modify the Hipshots himself and make the flipper shaft shorter in order to fit four on his headstocks, and his headstocks are already really tall and wide.
     
  6. bassjigga

    bassjigga

    Aug 6, 2003
    Yeah I knew Zon modified the hipshots. Cool deal on the Elrick. Is he also modifying them or just changing the head and using standard ones?
     
  7. Bennet Pullen

    Bennet Pullen

    Aug 31, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    I've got one on my Roscoe skb-3006, gotta love the low A baby.
     
  8. i got one on my saratoga. i love it.

    smallequestrian: the stem on my xtender key is longer than my normal ultralites as well. i think this is just how the 2 models are made and theres nothing that can be done about it. it hasnt really bothered me a whole bunch.
     
  9. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    HI

    I always install one on any four string I buy. Dont leave home without it!!

    Rob
     
  10. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    Hipshot is company which makes a number of instrument hardware products. But, from the tone of your post, I'm guessing you mean the detuner?

    I've got Hipshot ultralight tuners on my warmoth, a Hipshot bridge on my Czech MTD, & I think my Lakland has thier ultralights, too.

    Not a single detuner, tho. One on my 4 string warmoth might be called for.
     
  11. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Have one on every four string I own and one on my #1 acoustic guitar.
     
  12. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    I'm pretty sure he's just modifying the headstock.
     
  13. I have had two different basses with hipshots installed. I love how it functions and it works well, but call me crazy it seems like the tension on my E string is a little looser feeling when itÂ’s not down tuned to a D. Has anyone else experience this? On the last one I got I put it on, tried my bass and then change it back to the original. The tension got tighter with the original?
     
  14. I've got one on my fretted 4 string, came in real handy during the musicals and stuff I was playing during my high school days. Now I don't use it as much since I have a 6 string.

    On another note, does anyone have a Hipshot A-series bridge?
    I'm wondering how they feel/sound/play. I'm thinking of re-doing my 4 string and putting one of those on there.
     
  15. dannoman

    dannoman Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2004
    I have one on my Yamaha Attitude... I love it!!!!!
     
  16. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    Philadelphia
    My current band plays a lot in E flat and D, so I've installed the detuners on all my fretted basses. If I start using the fretless a lot in the band, it will get one too.
     
  17. Sound Chaser

    Sound Chaser

    Mar 19, 2005
    Lockport, NY
    With my Kubicki Ex-Factor, I don't need one.

    Kubicki007.

    Open D, without changing the position of the other notes.

    /thread
     
  18. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Hipshot Exterders can change from down just a half-step to Eb all the way down to B.

    "thread reopens"
     
  19. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    My Kubicki has a D-Clip, can I join in? :)
     
  20. No!

    I have one along with a set of ultralites on my warwick. I love it. And btw--I didn't need to change the angle of my tuners to make it fit on the 'wick's small headstock. It just barelty fits on though.
    -Alex
     

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