Hipshot string retainer

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by madjazzbass, Apr 22, 2021.

  1. madjazzbass

    madjazzbass Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    This is the one and only "mod" I've done to my 55-02; having to go underneath the original bridge every time may not seem like a big deal to most, but it was annoying to me AND this retainer makes changing strings faster ... and I think it also looks cooler :woot: ; other than that, this Bass is Amazing! (Top pic is the original retainer) 20210421_234220.jpg 20210422_010532.jpg
    Geri O, JimmyM, Vinny_G and 1 other person like this.
  2. Allotabass1


    Dec 20, 2019
    What model retainer is it ? Hipshot?
    Also, does it line up with the existing screw holes ?
  3. Allotabass1


    Dec 20, 2019
    I'm glad I sold the bass before I got a response.
    That was a close one.
    staurosjohn likes this.
  4. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Very nice!

  5. Clark Westfield

    Clark Westfield Floyd Pepper is my mentor!

    Jan 30, 2012
    Central New Jersey
    That B string looks close to the hold down screw.

    is it touching?
  6. macribas

    macribas Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2009
    Cedar Park, TX
    Looking at the pics, the holes do not align.
  7. Lownote38


    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    I honestly don't like either string retainer. The first one bugs me because cheap 60's basses from Japan had that type of string retainer (bar with two screws). For the cost of Lakland basses, there should be a better string retainer, or a design that doesn't require one.
    The second retainer (Hipshot) just doesn't fit this bass correctly. It's a much better design than the original, but obviously can't be placed correctly on this bass.