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Hipshot User/Abuser?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by tplyons, Nov 10, 2003.


  1. All the time! One on every bass and guitar!

    2 vote(s)
    22.2%
  2. Only on every bass! Guitars aren't worth the cash!

    3 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. Only if they were cheaper than $75!

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  4. Not worth the time or effort...E is low enough or I'll use a tuner.

    3 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Well, since they're release in 1982, Billy Sheehan has been abusing Hipshot Xtenders, and since I could afford them, so have I. How many of you out there swear by Hipshots and why?

    I know I'm always bouncing from D to E and can't bear the fact that I may have to use a tuner. Honestly, I just love the growl of the low D on my Stingray so I tend to abuse it :)
     
  2. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    My Hohner has a detunable bridge. Same idea.
     
  3. NV43345

    NV43345

    Apr 1, 2003
    Billy is the one that turned me onto them, I had one installed on this Hamer in 1986.I love the sound of the low "D".
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  4. Mike A

    Mike A Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2002
    Kentucky
    My band plays two songs in drop D tuning.
    I have a hipshot for that reason. Otherwise, I don't use it at all.... and never abuse it. Bought it used for $45.
     
  5. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    Are they that accurate?? I can stomp the tuner and tune E-D in about 5 seconds. My other strings rarely go out of tune.
     
  6. my geetar player uses a detuner (not hipshot, i'm not sure what brand it is) to drop from his C# tuning down to B. i'm always on B.
     
  7. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Pffft!! That's why I bought a 5 string! Can't stand detuners!
     
  8. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    I have one installed. I rarely use it but it's nice to know it's there.