Hipshots and Detuning

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by TaySte_2000, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    I hope this is the right forum.

    I have an idea for a mod on a bass. I want to add hipshots to both the tuning keys and the bridge but I want the tuning keys to be able to go from E to low B and the bridge on to go E to A (forth above) I was wondering is it possible to get hipshots that can detune this much of a step?

    I'm also presumming that this will need to be done on a graphite neck bass.

    So all in all i'm thinking of gettting a 5 string bass doing this mod so the standard tuning will be EADGC then it can drop to BEADG or tune up to ADGCF so I will have the range of a seven string on a five string. Kind of a hyperbass but not.

    If I wanted this set up would there be a preference in the bass neck material (so as not to snap off if I were to leave it in ADGCF for a couple of weeks). What about stings as well?

    Thanks for any help available
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    I have a D.Tuner, they can reach down to B, but the string gets ver floppy.