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Hipshot Ultra Lite Xtender for Lakland Darryl Jones

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Weedypanther, Feb 13, 2018.


  1. Weedypanther

    Weedypanther

    Dec 24, 2016
    I have a Lakland Skyline Darryl Jones Bass that I'm thinking of putting a Hipshot Xtender on. I usually just tune down during shows, but I'd like to just have that little lever to make it easier. Haha My only issue is I'm not sure if the 1/2" Xtender or the 3/8" will fit the bass. I couldn't find the info anywhere online and I'm not at home to check myself. Can anyone help? Thanks!
     
  2. RBASS930

    RBASS930 Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2005
    New York
    Anyone have this info?
     
  3. DanBass81

    DanBass81

    Mar 26, 2012
    Ireland
    That would be the 1/2" that you'd need from what I can see from this photo
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  4. Weedypanther

    Weedypanther

    Dec 24, 2016
    Thank you so much!
     
  5. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    @Weedypanther One note...on some Skylines, there is a slight issue with the fit. I think the hole in the headstock is drilled with a metric bit, and the outer diameter of the large nut that fits in the hold is English, or something like that.

    The simple version is that the nut may be too large for the hole in the headstock. I have read that Hipshot can provide one of the proper size, but on my 44-60 I just enlarged the hold slightly.
     
  6. RBASS930

    RBASS930 Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2005
    New York
  7. Weedypanther

    Weedypanther

    Dec 24, 2016
    Awesome! Thanks for all the help everyone! I've been meaning to make this mod on my DJ4 for a while, but didn't wanna mess anything up.
     

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