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Hipshot Ultralite question

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by deckard, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. deckard


    Apr 4, 2003
    Looking at the bass head from the back, re: the Phillips-head screw in the center of the gear wheel that holds the gear wheel in,

    how tight should this screw be?

  2. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician, and Contractor to Club Bass and Guitar - Toronto
    Tight enough to hold the gear on. It doesn't do anything else.
  3. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Use only a finger and thumb on the screwdriver and tighten it up with medium pressure. Using only two digits will ensure its tight but not so much that it may bind and not turn smoothly. Regular maintenance a couple times a year, more if needed.
  4. deckard


    Apr 4, 2003
    Ok! Let's hear it for Canada!! :)

    Thanks much to both of you guys!!
  5. deckard


    Apr 4, 2003
    I also sent a query to Hipshot and Bill Woolery was kind enough to reply:

    "The screw should snugged completely down, and we usually use a little Loctite to keep it from backing out."

    Thanks to Bill and Hipshot, too!

  6. nervous

    nervous Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2010
    Beautiful Central, NY
    They are fine folks.